Dear FIRST® Robotics Competition Teams,

I am writing to share the hugely disappointing news that, as a result of the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and at the direction of our host, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the New York Tech Valley Regional on March 11-14 has been postponed out of an abundance of caution and with the health and safety of our community in mind. The new dates for the New York Tech Valley Regional have not yet been set.

We recognize that teams have put an enormous amount of work into preparing for this event and we regret having to share such disappointing news. FIRST® team support can help your team identify alternative events and can be reached at customerservice@firstinspires.org.

As Regional Director, this is difficult news for me to share. I was looking forward to seeing you all, watching you compete and hearing your stories of challenges and success. I know that you are frustrated. I know that you have questions. This is a rapidly evolving situation and we are all doing our best to make decisions that are in everyone’s best interest both on and off the field of play. I promise that I will share information with you as it is shared with me.

Keep building. Keep learning. Keep meeting. Keep inspiring.

Best,

Janice Martino Regional Director, FIRST®

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

5:00 PM – 8:00PM
5 Team Reps to Load In & Set Up Pits (sign up required)

Thursday, March 7, 2019

7:45AM
5 Team Reps to Load In
8:30AM
Pits, Machine Shop, Registration & Inspection Open
9:00AM – 11:00AM
Driver’s Meeting, Field Open for Measurement & Calibration
11:00AM – 12:00PM
Lunch
12:00PM – 6:30PM
Practice Matches
8:00PM
Pits & Machine Shop Close

Friday, March 8, 2019

8:00AM
Pits & Machine Shop Open, Doors Open to Public
8:30AM – 9:00AM
Opening Ceremonies
9:00AM – 12:00PM
Qualification Matches
9:00AM – 3:00PM
Scholarship Row
9:00AM – 5:00PM
Sponsors Row
12:00PM – 1:00PM
Lunch
1:00PM – 5:45PM
Qualification Matches
3:30PM – 5:30PM
Invited Guest Event
5:45PM – 6:15PM
Awards Ceremony
6:30PM*
Pits & Machine Shop Close Immediately Following Awards Ceremony
6:30PM – 9:00PM
Team Social

Saturday, March 9, 2019

8:00AM
Pits & Machine Shop Open, Doors Open to Public
8:30AM – 9:00AM
Opening Ceremonies
9:00AM – 12:15PM
Qualification Matches
9:00AM – 1:00PM
Scholarship Row
9:00AM – 1:00PM
Sponsors Row
10:00AM – 12:00PM
Invited Guest Event
12:15PM – 12:30PM
Alliance Selections
12:30PM – 1:30PM
Lunch
1:30PM – 4:30PM
Playoff Matches
4:30PM – 6:00PM
Awards Ceremony
6:30PM
Pits Close
**Schedule subject to change. All times are estimated based on flow of rounds. See Pit Administration table for updated times.
Schedule (2018 Archive)

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