Registration Open - How are we doing?


#1

Registration opened yesterday. I’m surprised there wasn’t a post about this on CD.

I did a quick count. Looks like there are about 450 teams registered. Is this fast or slow?

I saw some rookie teams as well. Does anyone know what the first rookie team number for this year is?

Detroit is already “sold out.” Great Lakes is nearing capacity.

Are we going to reach 1000 teams this year? Or, will we see the first dip? (BTW, does anyone know how many teams actually participated in last year’s competition?)


#2

Here’s a link to a page that, despite what the header on the page says, lists every team who is registered for an event thus far…it was at 484 when i looked at it…

http://www.usfirst.org/frc/map/FMPro?-db=team%20events.fp5&-lay=web&-format=team_list.htm&event%20year=2004&status=signed%20up&-sortfield=team%20id&-max=all&-find


#3

what’s up with team # 100813. :slight_smile:

I saw it somewhere else while browsing the regionals. Looks like a whoops in the first db. heh :slight_smile:


#4

There was 800 ± 100 teams last year i think.

Note: At 4:50 Central time we have 540 teams registered.

My guess is that we will pass 800 and be close to 1000


#5

It looks like there were 787 teams last year. http://www.usfirst.org/robotics/2003/allteams.htm But it’s wierd, every time I look at that page the number is smaller. I’ve seen it at something like 814.


#6

Registration just hit 700 teams (10/08/03).

http://www.usfirst.org/frc/map/FMPro?-db=team%20events.fp5&-lay=web&-format=team_list.htm&event%20year=2004&status=signed%20up&-sortfield=team%20id&-max=all&-find

New rookies = 1354-1239+1 = 116


#7

*Originally posted by Jack *
**what’s up with team # 100813. :slight_smile:

I saw it somewhere else while browsing the regionals. Looks like a whoops in the first db. heh :slight_smile: **

i think its that teams temporary team number…every team gets one before they get an official one.

and right now…the team count list is 711


#8

As of now 682 teams have signed up for events. 4 events have max (as per shown spots) 3 more less than 10 spots. Events are filling up fast. It will be interesting when things are opened up.


#9

Looks like the number is up to 727.
btw there are 458 open spots and only room for 1185 teams to compete in regionals.

and whats up with Sacramento? are all the California teams going to make it their second choice?


#10

as of today, 10/13/03, there are 742 teams registered for events shown at http://www.usfirst.org/frc/map/FMPro?-db=team%20events.fp5&-lay=web&-format=team_list.htm&event%20year=2004&status=signed%20up&-sortfield=team%20id&-max=all&-find

Lets keep those teams coming!

~Mike


#11

Uh, do you have to put a down-payment in to register? I heard it was $500. If that’s true, then 550’s okay, but that’s all we have for now.


#12

The down-payment to receive the new controller is $500, but its not refundable. You should make sure you’ll be able to pay the $5,000 registration before you make it.


#13

*Originally posted by SarahB *
**The down-payment to receive the new controller is $500, but its not refundable. You should make sure you’ll be able to pay the $5,000 registration before you make it. **

Okey dokey.


#14

I’m pretty sure that as a veteran team you do not have to pay the deposit. Only rookies do.


#15

We (rookie teams) have to pay $500 before we get our Edubot. Other than that its just $5,000 by December 5th.


#16

*Originally posted by skyman9000 *
**I’m pretty sure that as a veteran team you do not have to pay the deposit. Only rookies do. **

You’re right. I had assumed that everyone would need it because they were receiving part of the kit but closer reading reveals that’s not true. There is one exception, however. Teams that didn’t participate last year are getting the full EduBot kit so I would assume they have to pay the deposit as well.


#17

We just registered for the J&J Mid-Atlantic in NJ. There’s 12 spots left there (of 50).


#18

I’m betting that we hit 850 teams this year.


#19

*Originally posted by JosephM *
**I’m betting that we hit 850 teams this year. **

If FIRST’s off-quoted growth continues (40% annually), we should hit 1120. I believe the goal for this year from FIRST was to hit 1000 teams. We may just be able to do it.

Matt


#20

Up to 770 teams.
The first rookie team number this year appears to be 1238, or close to it. They hand out numbers in order, and 1232-1237 are not registered. Starting with 1238, the numbers are contiguous.

Wetzel

Next stop, 1100.