Tournament registration for NY Excelsior Region teams is open mid-October through February (or until full).

Teams Register Here

Volunteer for our FIRST  Events 

Team Guide 2021-22 (coming in November)

Current Teams List 


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The NY Excelsior (NY EXC) FIRST  Tech Challenge community of teams proudly encompasses all of New York State except New York City and Long Island. So we may best serve our many teams, tournaments are closed to non-NY Excelsior teams.

Registration for Qualifiers will open in mid/end October. Thoroughly review the important details in the document linked above in the "Teams Register Here" button.

NY EXC Region Kick-Offs Sept. 18, 2021 In-person and hybrid kick-offs in the Albany, Peekskill, and Corning areas
Scrimmages TBD Free and fun! Practice for tournaments without the pressure!
Qualifier Dec. 2021 TBD
Qualifier Dec. 2021 TBD
Qualifier Jan. 15, 2022

Peekskill High School, Peekskill, N.Y. (Map)

Qualifier Jan. 2022 Corning-Painted Post High School, Corning, N.Y. (Map)
Qualifier Feb. 2022 TBD
Qualifier Feb. 2022 TBD
Qualifier March 2022 TBD
NY EXC Dean's List Nomination Deadline TBD  
NY EXC Dean's List Interviews (Remote by Video/Phone) Feb./March 2022 NY EXC Interviews will take place on one February weekend via a scheduled video/phone conference. Schedule will be coordinated in the weeks after the nomination deadline.
NY EXC Regional Championship Week hosted by FIRST @ MVCC, Utica, N.Y. March 2022 Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica, N.Y. (Map)


General FIRST  Tech Challenge Event Schedule

7 a.m. — Volunteers Arrive

7-7:30 a.m. — Volunteer Meetings

7:30 a.m. — Teams Arrive and Check-in; Judges Interview Times Given

8-10 a.m. — Team Robot and Field Inspections

7:45-9:45 a.m. — Scheduled Judges' Interviews

9:50 a.m. — Driver's Meeting with the fabulous Head Ref

10:15 a.m. — Opening Ceremony

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — Qualification Matches

12:30-1 p.m. — Lunch Break

1:10-3:30 p.m. — Qualification Matches Continue

3:30 p.m. — Alliance Selection

3:45-5 p.m. — Semi-Final and Elimination Matches

5:15 p.m. — Awards/Closing Ceremony

6 p.m. — Pit Cleanup and Load Out

*Please be aware that tournaments sometimes run long.