Update 7/21: Formal event announcement is here in the thread.
The following email was sent to leaders of teams that competed at SCRIW in 2018 or 2019:
Hello, recent SCRIW teams!
It’s been an incredibly challenging year and some change for all of us, and we hope you’ve been staying safe and healthy. Now that FIRST Headquarters has issued some guidance for off-season events, we have some things to announce with regard to the Carolinas’ longest-running off-season competition.
What we are announcing:
- SCRIW X will be held October 23, 2021, at Dreher High School in Columbia, SC if the creek don’t rise. We will be playing INFINITE RECHARGE on an official FIRST Robotics Competition field.
What we are not announcing:
- Pricing. While we don’t run SCRIW to make a ton of money, we do have to make sure it covers the expenses. We’re waiting to hear back on a few big-ticket expenses before announcing our prices for 2021.
- The opening of registration. It doesn’t feel right to make you sign up before you know what you’re paying, so we won’t. Fear not, we still intend to have a solid window of time for everyone to get a chance to register.
- Specifics on changes or restrictions. This year, FIRST is requiring all events using their fields to be approved in advance—and to submit details on their plans to comply with local COVID-19 protocols, youth protection guidelines, and more. We hope the world looks much better come October, but we will make a plan we can live with and ensure it’s approved before sharing with you.
Keep the masks on, get vaccinated if you’re eligible, and we’ll share more information with you when it becomes available.
SCRIW Planning Committee