- Don’t forget your Safety Glasses! As most of you know, everyone is required to wear Safety Glasses at all times in the Pit area. When you are packing up to go to your Event(s), please remember to pack Safety Glasses for every Student and Mentor who will be in the Pit area (it’s also helpful to pack Safety Glasses for spectators attending on behalf of your team). FIRST has only a limited supply of extra Safety Glasses on hand, so we appreciate your efforts to supply enough Safety Glasses for your entire team!
- Please review the Safety Manual! You can view the Safety Manual here: http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/safety-video-and-manual. It is important that teams obey all safety items, including wearing closed toe shoes, wearing gloves and practicing safe lifting techniques.
- Respect boundaries in the Pit area! Please be respectful of your fellow FRC teams by being aware of how much space your team is using in the Pit area. Per Manual Section 188.8.131.52, every team is usually allocated a 10’x10’x10’ Pit space. Please be conscious of how much space your team is using in order to allow adequate workspace for your neighboring teams, and to ensure overall safety for everyone. We appreciate your Gracious Professionalism™!
- Lost and Found Items: All Lost and Found items get packed on our trucks and come back to FIRST headquarters. All lost item requests will be addressed after the Championship Event (when all trucks are back in Manchester).
- If your team qualifies at a Competition Event to attend the CMP, you will automatically be moved to the CMP Waitlist the Monday following your competition.
- On or before Tuesday @ 5 PM ET following your event, call FIRST Finance to make payment arrangements 1-800-871-8326 ext. 563. Payment arrangements can be made by Check, Credit Card, Purchase Order from school or Commitment Letter from Corporate sponsor. One of these forms must be received by the Tuesday following the qualifying Regional by 5pm ET. Commitment Letters and Purchase Orders must be paid to FIRST by check or credit card prior to Friday, April 13, 2012 for Regional events and Tuesday, April 17, 2012 for District Championship Events.
- IMPORTANT – If you do not register by the Tuesday deadline, your team will be removed from the Waitlist and ineligible to register for the CMP (i.e., your spot will not be held past the Tuesday deadline!).
Please go to the Steele Meetings website at http://www.firstchampionshiphousing.com/ to make your housing arrangements.
IMPORTANT I: Each season there are teams who make CMP hotel arrangements in the hopes they will qualify at a regional event. Teams that do this do so at their own risk. You will be responsible for any cancellation fees incurred per Steele Meetings Policies. If you have any questions, please contact Steele Meetings directly for any further clarification at: firstname.lastname@example.org
IMPORTANT II: DO NOT ship your robot to the CMP event unless you qualify at your regional event, or if your team pre-qualified and is already registered! If your team qualifies at an event, please stop by Pit Admin to receive your shipping documents. Teams not registered for the CMP will be responsible for all costs associated with shipping their robot to and from the CMP. Only teams officially registered to attend the CMP will have their shipments home covered by the FedEx Donation.