FIRST Robotics Competition March 13-16

British Columbia’s first ever FIRST Robotics Competition will be in Victoria at the Save-In Foods Memorial Arena on March 13-16, 2018.

The FIRST Robotics Competition (“FRC”) is a world-wide robotics competition that challenges high school students to work alongside adult mentors to design, build and program a 150 pound robot in just six weeks. Teams work together in alliances to accomplish a new game challenge every year. As important as the robot and the game are, however, the real challenge for FRC teams is to engage in their community to support education, science and technology. For more information, visit: www.firstinspires.org

FRC has been inspiring and challenging people for over 25 years. There are currently more than 3,000 teams and 160 competitions taking place around the world. While BC teams have taken part for almost 15 years, this will be the first competition hosted in British Columbia. Twenty teams from across BC will be joined by teams from Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, California and Mexico as they compete to qualify for the FIRST Championship in Houston, Texas.

Want to attend? 
The general public is encouraged to attend this free, family-friendly event. A schedule is below:

Wednesday, March 14:  
Noon – 6:00 pm (Practice matches only)

Thursday, March 15:
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM          Opening Ceremonies
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM        Qualification Matches
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM        Lunch
1:00 PM – 5:45 PM           Qualification Matches
5:45 PM – 6:30 PM           Awards Ceremony

Friday, March 16:
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM          Opening Ceremonies
9:00 AM – 12:15 PM        Qualification Matches
12:15 PM – 12:30 PM      Alliance Selections
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM        Lunch
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM           Final Rounds
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM           Awards Ceremony

More details, including a team list and live match results can be found at https://www.firstinspires.org/team-event-search/event?id=33129

Want to volunteer? 
FRC relies on volunteer support and there are many volunteer positions available. Register to be a volunteer at www.firstinspires.org/vims. Contact FRC.BC.Volunteers@gmail.com for more info.