Registration 2013


#1

Another season is upon us.
Registration begins September 27 and teams are debating their competition schedules.

Just something to start with, here are a couple of geographical time lapse looks at team growth each year since 1992.
They’re in the form of a 21 year slide show.
Colors change to signify each event structure change, e.g., 1995: added a second event called Nationals, 2009:added the District system.
By the last slide Red is Championship, Blue are Regionals, Yellow are Districts, Green are District Championships, Purple are Teams.
Click through the slides or download and it should run automatically.


#2

Hopefully all the MAR events will be announced/confirmed like, before Wednesday night…

EDIT: Just checked FIRST’s website, the TCNJ district and Bridgewater district are listed!


#3

Nice presentation Mark. :smiley:


#4

This is so great! Thanks for posting.


#5

This is amazing ! Everytime I think about FRC statistics, I always go to the source and verify with Mark McLeod’s stats !


#6

Very cool! I wonder what the map will look like a few years from now…


#7

Initial capacity reached by

  • GSR (23) @ 12:16
  • Boilermaker (30) @12:45
  • Pit (30) @ 1:30
    First 2013 rookie is team 4450 from Olympia, WA

Here’s how the first hour of registration looked.

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#8

On top of things as always, Mark.


#9

Gah! 4 minutes too late!

We’re staying waitlisted. Even if it means FIRST doesn’t recognize us as a team yet. We want in BMR!


#10

Pittsburgh (30) showing full


#11

2:54pm hit 1000 registered teams.
That took a day and a half last season.
We’re 50% over last year at this same time.

The next set of events now approaching initial capacity are:

  • (3 left) WPI Regional
  • (4) SBPLI Regional
  • (7) Waterloo Regional
    *](7) Silicon Valley Regional

#12

Correct me if I’m wrong, but “filled regionals” in the first round are never actually filled, but rather list 60-70 percent of their final capacity.

Also, I have had trouble finding the open registration date… any help?

EDIT: Found all relevant dates for registration. I’ll post them here

All times are at noon
Sept 27: Initial Registration
Oct 1: KOP option opens
Oct 4: Local Kickoff Registration begins
Oct 11: Second District Registration begins
Oct 11: CMP Registration for Pre-Qualified Teams begins
Oct 18: KOP Option closes
Oct 25: CMP Waitlist opens for non-2012 CMP-attending veterans
Oct 25: 2nd Regional Registration begins
Nov. 1: Open Event Registration period begins
Dec 6: All event registration closes
Dec 7: Initial payment due


#13

November 1st

Initial Regional event registration opens at noon Thu, 09/27/2012
Initial District event registration opens at noon Thu, 09/27/2012
Kickoff registration opens at noon Thu, 10/4/2012
Second District event registration opens at noon Thu, 10/11/2012
FIRST Championship registration for pre-qualified teams opens at noon Thu, 10/11/2012
FIRST Championship waitlist registration for veteran teams that DID NOT compete at the 2012 FIRST Championship opens at noon Thu, 10/25/2012
Second Regional event registration opens at noon Thu, 10/25/2012
Unrestricted Regional event registration opens at noon Thu, 11/1/2012

FIRST Championship waitlist registration for veteran teams that DID compete at the 2012 FIRST Championship opens at noon Thu, 11/8/2012
Regional, District and Championship registration closes at noon Thu, 12/6/2012


#14

The date you’re probably looking for is on the Season Calendar: http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/calendar/

Initial capacity usually leaves at least 10 slots, sometimes more if big area growth is anticipated, for rookies who haven’t registered yet.
If the rookies don’t show, then waitlisted teams can get them. Sometimes not enough slots are reserved for rookies and the Regional asks for veteran team to voluntarily transfer elsewhere.


#15

Second Regional registration opens Oct 25, unrestricted opens Nov 1.


#16

We were holding back 10 spots and then today I noticed it was upped to 12, I noticed this on a couple other events as well.


#17

A few more events are approaching Initial Capacity.

  • (1) WPI Regional
  • (1) SBPLI Regional
  • (1) Silicon Valley Regional
  • (6) Waterloo Regional
  • (7) St. Louis Regional
  • (7) Oregon Regional
    *](8) Seattle Regional

#18

I expect we’ll see something rather special happen on that day. :cool:


#19

We were about 15 minutes late too.
Last year it was at least 2-3 days before it reached capacity.


#20

5.88 days.:smiley: