Deadlines!/2019 Motor Controllers and MXP/2019 Virtual Kit/ 2019 FIRST Choice Round 1/Rule Change for the 2020 Season
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Deadlines Approaching! Please be aware of the following deadlines:
  • Payment Deadline: 1st Regional and 1st and 2nd District Event Registration must be secured by 5:00 P.M. ET on November 19. Please view the Pricing Structure and Payment Terms for more details. Please note that the following Districts will have their own payment terms and deadlines: FIRST® Israel, FIRST® Ontario District, and Pacific Northwest District.
  • Kit and Kickoff Selections must be made prior to 12:00 P.M. (noon) ET on November 19. Teams who do not make their selections in the Dashboard will default to having the kit shipped to their location and will incur applicable shipping costs.
  • Event Registration will close on Monday, November 19 at 12:00 P.M. (noon) ET
2019 Motor Controllers and MXP: Read this sneak peek into the 2019 Game Manual to find out what actuator controllers, MXP boards, and motors will be legal this season.
Virtual Kit Detail: Pre-Kickoff vouchers and software tools are now available. More information is on the Kit of Parts page.
2019 FIRST Choice Round 1: Starting at 12:00 P.M. (noon) ET on November 21, 2018, the Lead Coach/Mentor 1 or 2 from eligible teams may peruse FIRST® Choice, populate Priority Lists, and prioritize items for Round 1 (even though FIRST Choice passwords are live today, they won’t be of any use until FIRST Choice opens). To create and submit a Priority List, teams must be registered for an event and the initial event registration fee must be secured. More information is available on the Kit of Parts page.
Rule Change for the 2020 Season: Did you miss our announcement and preview of a change for the 2020 season? Starting with the 2020 FIRST Robotics Competition Season, Stop Build Day will be retired. Check out the full announcement on our Twitch Channel, or read more about it in this blog post: Stop Build Day in 2019 and 2020.
Don’t forget to ask parents to register their students today!
Team rosters must be completed before your team attends their first event. Get started today and learn more about registering youth team members.
Tune into Twitch Weekly: The next episode airs Tuesday, November 20 at 7:00 P.M. ET.
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