Arizona & New Mexico Championship Results

Arizona & New Mexico Championship Results Congrats to all 48 teams that competed at last weekend's Championship, and a huge thank...

Monday, January 21, 2019

Information for AZ & NM Championship Teams

Information for AZ & NM Championship Teams

Congrats to the teams that have qualified for the AZ & NM Championship! This page will be updated with more information as it becomes available. Please check back frequently. We will also send updates via email. Updated March 13, 2019

We hope you all enjoyed your extra month to work on your robots :) We're ready to have a great event next week!

Schedule for March 22 & 23, 2019
4 pm: Pits open, inspection begins
6 pm: Coach & Driver meetings (Coaches at Grand Canyon, Drivers at Enchantment)
8 pm: Pits close

7 am: Pits open, inspection continues
7:45 a: Judging interviews begin
9:45 a: Opening Ceremony, Qualifying matches begin immediately after
11:45 a: Lunch
12:45 p: Qualifying matches resume
3:00 p: Alliance Selection
3:45 p: Division Playoffs
5:00 p: Championship Playoffs
5:30 p: Awards
6:30 p: Estimated time for event to end

Times subject to change depending on how the day plays out. Judging schedule will be emailed to you and is available under Championship Info. A division list is also available under the Championship info. 

The parking lot right by the Fieldhouse is reserved for volunteers, and available for 10 minutes per team to load into the pits.To get to team check-in, please take the walking path around the building to the east side of the Fieldhouse and enter through the lobby. Teams need to park behind the Cline Library. Please see the map under Championship information. 

AND NOW...The Announcement you've ALL been waiting for...
We're pleased to announce that the Arizona and New Mexico Championship will advance FOUR teams to the FIRST World Championship in Houston April 17-20, 2019! 

That means our guaranteed spots are the Inspire Award Winner, the Captain of the Winning Alliance, the 1st Inspire Award runner up, and the 1st Pick of the Winning Alliance. 

Keep in mind that this is the Winning Alliance for the whole CHAMPIONSHIP - in other words, your alliance has to win your division, and then win two matches against the winning alliance from the other division. Please be sure to prep your team representatives for alliance selection. 

Remember also that the awards are chosen from all 48 competing teams. Each division will have a Judge's Award, but all other awards are chosen from the whole pool of teams, regardless of division. There is only one set of awards, not two. 

Food Drive
We're collecting food to support the Flagstaff Family Food Center. Please rally your team to bring non-perishable food items. The items most needed are: Canned soups, vegetables and fruit, pasta, beans, rice, peanut butter, tuna, and other items with a long shelf-life. CONTEST: The team with the most items donated to student ratio will win a prize! 

Hotel Rates
Flagstaff has LOTS of hotels, but a couple have offered discounted rates for teams. See the list under Championship Information to the right for information on booking.

  • Payment for Championship is due! The Championship entry fee is $225.
  • Pit assignments and a judging schedule will be sent out a few days prior to the Championship. We will make an effort to have teams from the same school near each other in the pits, even if they end up in different divisions. 
  • Tips for traveling in winter weather: Plan extra time before and after the event for travel. Travel during daylight hours whenever possible. Be ready to get to Flagstaff before dark on Friday, or come up Saturday morning, and possibly stay the night on Saturday. 
  • We will advance teams from the Championship directly to the FIRST World Championship in Houston. Start your fundraising efforts early for travel and entry fees. 
Dining - UPDATED
Because NAU is on spring break, the dining on campus is closed on Saturday. Einstein Bros and Starbucks in the Union will be open Friday from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. 

There are numerous easy restaurants within a short drive or even walking distance of the NAU campus. Your best bet is anything along Milton, the main road. Selections include Chick Fil-A, Smash Burger, Burger King, Wendy's, McDonalds, Panda Express, Chipotle, Crystal Creek Sandwiches, Dominos, Chili's, NiMarco's Pizza, Starbucks, Habit Burger....the list goes on! 

Compass Award - Deadline has passed, good luck to all who applied
  • The deadline for submissions was Tuesday, February 19 at Noon! 
Promote Award - Deadline has passed, good luck to all who applied
  • The deadline for submissions was Tuesday, February 19 at Noon! 

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