Tournament registration for NY Excelsior Region teams is open mid-October through February (or until full).
ALL EVENTS IN THE 2021-22 SEASON WILL BE HELD IN-PERSON AND MASKED.
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||Jan. 15, 2022||
Peekskill High School, Peekskill, N.Y. (Map)
|Qualifier||Jan. 2022||Corning-Painted Post High School, Corning, N.Y. (Map)|
|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.