FIRST® in Texas is proud to announce The Texas Cup, an in-person robotics competition to be held the week of June 15th-17th at the Alamodome in San Antonio. Planned with safety in mind, this will be an inclusive opportunity for teams in the Texas and New Mexico district to compete in a format more resembling a standard FIRST® competition season. The FIRST® in Texas staff alongside our incredible volunteers organized by Lucia Sevcik, have been hard at work ensuring the event is carried out with safety as a top priority.

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Health and Safety Measures

This event will be voluntary and will be hosted according to CDC, Texas Health Department, and City of San Antonio guidelines:

  • Teams will be restricted to six in-person students and two mentors.
  • The event floor will be organized to allow participant to maintain safe physical distancing.
  • Teams and Mentors must receive a negative COVID-19 test result within 10 days of attendance to be admitted.
  • Teams and Mentors will be screened for fevers and symptoms prior to entry. Any travel group member unable to enter will result in the entire team being blocked from entry.
  • All students, mentors, volunteers, and staff will be required to wear an approved mask securely over their mouth and nose to be allowed entry to the event.
  • If a team requires a second faculty member due to district policies, accommodations can be made with the event hosts.

These rules and regulations are a precautionary measure to ensure the maximum level of safety for all involved. More information regarding safety and event information, can be found on the Event Info page.

How to Stay Updated

Sign up to receive real time updates from the FIRST in Texas – Texas Cup planning team by texting   JOIN TXCUP to 7262005828 (Message and data rates may apply)

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FIRST in Texas and key volunteers met this evening to discuss the upcoming Texas Cup. We are all excited to bring you this great event in June! #workingtogether #FIRSTTXCUP ...

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Important Dates

FRC Registration Opens:      Mar 15th
FRC Registration Closes:    April 23rd
FRC Payment Deadline:      May 7th*

FTC Payment Deadline:     June 4th*

Division assignments:       June 9th

* teams not paid by due dates are subject to forfeiture

Question and Answers

Q: What is the cost to attend the Texas Cup
A: FRC teams in NM and TX, can register for $2,500.
A: FTC teams in TX, can register for $500 (UIL Only) / $700 (State Champs Only) or $1,000 for both.
A: FIRST Access teams in TX, can register at no charge.

Q: When does registration open?
A: FRC teams in NM and TX can start registering March 15th at midnight.  You are not fully registered until you are in PAID status. FTC teams can start the registration process after being invited through your local Program Delivery Partner. FIRST Access teams registration will open in April.

Q: Is there grants available for teams?
A: In a short answer, yes, but you must meet certain criteria to receive assistance based on requirements of our sponsors. For more information, visit our grants portal.

Q: Is this the State Championship?
A: This is the state championship for FTC and includes teams participating in the University Interscholastic League (UIL) FIRST robotics division for both FTC and FRC.

Q: When is load-in?
A: For FRC teams, load-in is June 14th. For FTC teams, a date will be set soon. Teams will be provided an appointment time for arrival and processing.  This is to avoid any grouping of teams at any time for health and safety.

Q: Are trailers allowed to be parked at the venue?
A: Teams do have the ability to park trailers at the Alamodome for a per day fee, but the Alamodome will not assume any responsibility for them and it is not in an enclosed parking lot. We are looking for options in the area. More info soon about trailers on event info page.

Q: What is the cancellation / refund policy?
A: We published our cancellation and refund policy on March 13, 2021.

Event Schedule

Monday, June 14th
8:00am-10:00pm – FRC Load In/ Final Inspections*

Tuesday, June 15th
8:00am-9:00pm – FIRST® Robotics Competition Qualifications
8:00am-6:00pm – FIRST® Tech Challenge UIL Championship

Wednesday, June 16th
8:00am-9:00pm – FIRST® Robotics Competition Qualifications
8:00am-6:00pm – FIRST® Tech Challenge Qualifications

Thursday, June 17th
8:00am-5:00pm – FIRST® Robotics Competition UIL/Texas Cup Championship
8:00am-5:00pm – FIRST® Tech Challenge State Championship

* schedule is subject to change as needed

This is provided for informational purposes only. This only confirms your team is registered but does not confirm your team has paid and can attend the event.

For more information, please contact [email protected]