Deadlines for FIRST Choice Round 2 Priority List & Missing parts reports/Q&A page/The Compass Alliance/Event Rules/Event Housing & more!
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Deadline Approaching! FIRST® Choice Round 2 Priority List closes at 12 P.M. (noon) Eastern Time today Thursday, January 10. More information can be found on the Kit of Parts page.
Deadline Approaching! The deadline to report parts missing from your Kickoff Kit is 12 P.M. (noon) Eastern Time Friday, January 11. This is a time-limited, one-time-only opportunity. Details on how to complete the missing parts process are here.
The FIRST® Robotics Competition Q&A is now open! Have questions about the Destination: Deep Space presented by The Boeing Company game or Event Rules? Use the Q&A for official answers. Please assign one individual from your team to act as the Team Rules Expert; to access the Q&A system they will need to register an account and enter the access code found on the lead mentors’ Dashboard. This Team Rules Expert should be the only person responsible for posting questions to the Game Q&A Forum.
Before posting a question on the Q&A Forum, we encourage teams to look for the answers to questions first within the 2019 FIRST Robotics Competition Game Manual and Team Updates. You can review these documents on the Game & Season page.   
Supplemental Resources: We partnered with The Compass Alliance to create supplemental resources.  For more details please visit the blog.
Event Rules Manual: We have modified the Event Rules & Expectations page on the FIRST website to hold only the information (non-rules) portion of the Event Experience. We have created a specific Rules Manual, just for the Event Rules themselves. You can find those rules on the Game & Season page, on the Event Experience page, as well as in the Game & Season Manual. Here is a direct link for reference.
Event Housing: While your team is unpacking the kit of parts, make sure to book your housing. Regional and district events start in just eight weeks. Book your team rooms now!
Search the week and name of your event to find guaranteed low rates at FIRST-reviewed and sanctioned hotels close to your event. When you book with FIRST, you and your team will also enjoy special amenities at most hotels including complimentary Wi-Fi, breakfast, and parking.
Mentors—Download Mentor/Coach your Certificate now! January is National Mentoring Month, so a big shout-out to our mentors and coaches! You fuel the mission every day by inspiring and encouraging your teams. The impact FIRST makes is possible because of you. Be sure to download your Mentor Coach Certificate of Appreciation in your FIRST dashboard at Click on your name in the upper right-hand corner and select “Mentor/Coach Certificate” from the drop-down menu. We appreciate you!
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FIRST Alumni Spotlight: We caught up with FIRST Alum David Gomez to learn about his FIRST experience in this Alumni Update. Are you or someone you know a FIRST Alum? Share your story and you may be featured in a future Alumni Spotlight.  
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