So I’m not sure how this has translated to areas that do not have district events, but as far as I am aware, every district in North America has pivoted to single-day events for covid reasons. Now this on it’s own isn’t really a massive deal, however what stands out to me quite glaringly is that:
Registration costs exactly the same amount for half as much event per team
Furthermore, this announcement went up recently in Ontario:
which essentially drops the price for additional events, to encourage teams to sign up for 3rd and 4th events. I know this was always an option but it seems to take advantage of the fact that many teams feel like they aren’t getting the full “experience” this year and giving them an avenue to do so (but obviously after they fork over more cash)
I wanted to know if anyone knew about why exactly the comps cost exactly the same amount for half as much competition, and if there is any reason behind this other than a cash grab because I can’t help but feel like FIRST is taking advantage of the pandemic to get more money per team while giving each team less event time, and running fewer events total.