I want to say thanks to Mark, he quits his day job, moves away from his family into a secluded location with only a hotspot and his high powered laptop to give us the up to the second info on events and team stats…
Holy smokes that went fast. The button appeared right at the hour down to the second. I registered in about 30 seconds flat, without reading anything whatsoever about what I was clicking on. Within 60 seconds, there were already 30 teams registered for Long Beach.
539 teams registered in the first minute
692 by minute 2
766 - minute 3
826 - minute 4
877 - minute 5
904 - minute 6
944 - minute 7
956 - minute 8
977 - minute 9
991 - minute 10
1004 - minute 11
1018 - minute 12
1027 - minute 13
1040 - minute 14
1052 - 15 minute mark
1100 - minute 23
1200 - minute 50
1300 around 1:30
1400 by 2:27pm
1500 around 4:15pm
1600 by 8:00pm on Thursday
1700 at 9:58am on Friday
That’s probably enough of that.
So approximately a third of teams signed up for their favorite event within the first 15 minutes.
We went from 539 teams registering in the first minute to a team every 3 to 5 minutes 24 hours later.
Pittsburgh was the winner, filling within 2 minutes
SBPLI Long Island was runner-up which filled in 7 minutes
Greater Toronto in 8 minutes
Long Beach filled at 24 minutes (to be fair, they filled almost twice as many initial slots as any other event, so they would have been first by registering 39 teams by the 2 minute mark)
North Star took all of 45 minutes
10,000 was booked by the second hour
NE-Granite State booked at 9pm Thursday
NE-WPI lost it’s last slot early Friday morning
That was the high water mark and then it stalls or slows with only small changes.
12 other events, both Regionals and Districts, whittle down over the day into the single digits with Waterloo the closest at 1 open slot.