Hello Teams, Congratulations on finishing your 2018 FIRST POWERUP build season! We hope you’ve prepared your video game robots and are ready to defeat the boss at the 2018 Orlando Regional. You’ve bagged and tagged your robots and now it’s time for you to make your final preparations for the 20th Orlando Regional. You are receiving this document/email because your team is registered to attend the FIRST Robotics Competition Orlando Regional on the UCF Campus at the CFE Arena March 8th-10th. We hope that this document will answer many of the questions you have regarding the event, but if you still have questions after reading, please reach out to us. We ask that you read this document in its entirety. While you’ve been preparing your robots to collect power cubes, we have been busy planning the regional and preparing this guide so when you arrive in Orlando you’ll be ready to Play For Real! You may also check for updates on our regional website under the Event Information tab. We strongly recommend you print this guide and bring it with you to the event. The Orlando Regional is happy to introduce a few new activities to our Regional to celebrate our 20 years of history! Every attendee can learn about the last 19 years of the Regional with our History Wall. We will be sharing our first class of Orlando Regional Stellar Alumni. These alumni are shooting starts in the FIRST galaxy with professional success, community involvement, and FIRST involvement. We have other exciting 20th activities that we can’t wait to share with you. The Orlando Regional is happy to have RoboShow, RoboVision, the Hall of Fame, and workshops return this year for our event. Internships are available again this year for a select group of students to gain experience as ambassadors or in the audio-visual field. See our Internship section in the team guide below for more information to relay it to your students! Be sure to check our website and Facebook for information on our regional. We look forward to your arrival and are excited for FIRST POWERUP at the Orlando Regional. Now read on and get ready for the 20th annual Orlando Regional! Good Luck and Go Teams!
Competition Chair, Orlando Regional Competition Co-Chair, Orlando Regional
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Robotics competitions are complex to run, and there are many opportunities for slowdowns. While organizers make every effort to operate on a timely basis, by nature of the event, the schedule is a guide and not a guarantee. Teams receive a welcome packet at check-in. Please review the schedule in this packet, for any updates. In the interest of fairness to all teams, pit closing times will be strictly enforced. Please remember your gracious professionalism and vacate the pits by the closing time (see the schedule; closing time varies by day). Our volunteers cannot leave until after the teams have exited the building, and they need their rest too! Wednesday, March 7th 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM 5 Team Reps to Load In Thursday, March 8th 7:45 AM 8:30 AM 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM 11:00 AM – 12:00PM 12:00 PM – 6:30 PM 8:00 PM Friday, March 9th 7:15 AM 8:00 AM 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
5 Team Reps to Load In Pits, Machine Shop, Registration, and Inspection Open Driver’s Meeting Field Open for Measurement and Calibration Lunch Practice Matches Pits and Machine Shop Close Mentor Meet & Greet Pits and Machine Shop Open Opening Ceremonies Qualification Matches Lunch Qualification Matches Awards Ceremony Pits and Machine Shop Close Immediately Following Awards Ceremony 20th Regional Celebration
Saturday, March 10th 8:00 AM Pits and Machine Shop Open 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Opening Ceremonies 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM Qualification Matches 12:15 PM – 12:30 Alliance Selections PM 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM Final Rounds 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Awards Ceremony 6:30 PM Pits Close Schedule Subject to change. All times are estimated based