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Week Dates Event Name Venue Address
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March

8-10

FIRST Chesapeake District

Bethesda MD Event

Sponsored by Bechtel

Walt Whitman High School

Bethesda, MD

7100 Whittier Blvd

Bethesda, MD 20817

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Last updated December 11, 2018

Event Description: Free and open to the public! Forty of the best and brightest high school robotics teams will be competing in this two day event. Come out and cheer on your favorite team or learn more about bringing FIRST Robotics programs to your community.

FIRST Robotics Competition is recognized as the premier high school engineering challenge. Teams of students, working closely with teachers and volunteer mentors, have six weeks to conceptualize, design, build, program, modify and test a robot to participate in a competition that changes each year. Every January, FIRST unveils the challenge or “game” at an annual kick-off event that is simulcast to locations around the world.

Following a six-week design and build phase, teams enter two of seven District competitions in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. Teams compete for scores that will earn them a place at the FIRST Chesapeake District Championship. (Winners from FIRST Chesapeake will compete at the FIRST World Championship in Detroit.)

 

Event Information for Teams

Click Here for Team Box Lunch Order Form- TBD

Hotel Info:  Experient Event Housing

*Inclement Weather Policy for all FIRST Chesapeake Events*- Any changes to our event schedule will be determined by the policy of the event venue or hosting school district. Because of this, we recommend that all travelling teams make hotel reservations that are refundable.


 

Tentative Event Schedule
Friday (Day 0)
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Pits Open, Inspection (Teams Only - not open to the public) 
Saturday (Day 1)
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM Pits Open, Practice Rounds, Inspection
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Welcome and Information Tables open
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Opening Ceremonies
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Qualification Matches
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM Qualification Matches
8:00 PM Pits Close
Sunday (Day 2)
8:00 AM Pits Open
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Welcome and Information Tables open
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Opening Ceremonies
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Qualification Matches
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Alliance Selections
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Elimination Tournament
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Awards Ceremony
7:00 PM Pits Close