You probably know where I’m going with this…
Just some basic data to get us started. We’re all pretty active on opening day.
As it was last year, it looks like Michigan [strike]and Seattle[/strike] won’t be publishing their team lists right away.
The perennially late event schedule was posted two days before registration opening this year.
69 events comprised of:
- (1) Championship
- (2) FRC Region Championships
- (14) Districts
- (52) Regionals
That’s an estimated 3429 slots, not counting the Region or World Championships. An increase in capacity of 437 over last season.
Last season we had ~242 unclaimed open slots at regional/district events.
To put it in perspective there was a net gain last season of 257 teams. Similar growth this year would give us 293 new teams for those new slots.
According to Bill’s Blog on 9/23/11, 341 FRC teams completed the pre-registration in TIMS almost a week before real registration opens.
A week earlier (9/15) 195 teams had completed pre-registration and 69 rookies had entered the system.
As of Tuesday (9/20) I’ve seen temporary rookie numbers as high as 2012152 (reportedly starting at 2012000), meaning at least 153 rookies are already raring to get going.
What will the lowest rookie team # be?
And the Answer is: rookie team #3925