FRC

FIRST Robotics Competition

Drivers Meeting – 6pm via Zoom:  REGISTER HERE

If you are not attending, but would like to watch the competition, visit our website starting June 15th for LIVE coverage!

Event Schedule

Monday, June 14, 2021
5:00pm – 10:00pm: Team Load-In – Enter SE Ramp in Lower Dock, Registration & Pits Open
5:00pm – 10:00pm: Practice Field Open, Inspection Starts
5:00pm – 10:00pm: Robot Connection Tests, Field Open for Calibration and Measurement
9:45pm: Practice Field Closes
10:00pm: Pits Close

 

Tuesday, June 15, 2021
7:30am: Team Check-In – Enter SE Ramp in Lower Dock, Pits Open
8:00am – 11:30am: Practice Matches, Practice Field Open
11:30am – 1:00pm: Team Lunch for Lone Star/Bluebonnet Fields Continues

12:40pm – 1:00pm: Open Ceremonies (pre-recorded) prior to Qualification Matches
1:00pm – 6:00pm: Qualification Matches Continues for Lone Star/Bluebonnet Fields
4:00pm – 4:15pm: Volunteer Snack Break
6:00pm – 7:00pm: Pit Time for Teams
7:00pm: Practice Field, Pits Close

 

Wednesday, June 16, 2021
7:30am: Team Check-In – Enter SE Ramp in Lower Dock
8:00am – 11:30am: Qualification Matches, Practice Field Open
11:30am – 1:00pm: Team Lunch for Lone Star/Bluebonnet Fields Continues
1:00pm – 6:00pm: Qualification Matches Continues for Lone Star/Bluebonnet Fields
6:00pm – 7:00pm: Pit Time for Teams
6:00pm: Practice Field Closed
7:00pm: Pits Close

 

Thursday, June 17, 2021
7:30am: Team Check-In – Enter SE Ramp in Lower Dock
8:00am: FRC Alliance Selections
8:30am: Alliance Partner Time
9:00am: Playoff Matches on Lone Star/Bluebonnet Fields
11:30am – 1:00pm: Team Lunch for Lone Star/Bluebonnet Fields Continues
1:00pm – 3:00pm: UIL Awards
1:15pm: Playoff Final Matches on Woodie Field Start
3:15pm: Texas Cup Awards Presented
3:30pm: Pits Close, Teams Load-Out

 

**Schedule subject to change. All times are estimated based on flow of rounds.

We will be live on Twitch.TV with the RoboSports Network (RSN) for June 15 – 17, 2021. If you are unable to join us in person, please plan to watch us online for this great collection of some of the most experienced FIRST Robotics Competition mentors in the world with their match coverage and commentary.

Event Awards for FRC Teams at the Texas Cup

  • Loud ‘n’ Proud Award – Celebrates extraordinary enthusiasm & spirit through gracious professionalism and teamwork
    • Team spirit is consistently displayed through the contest both in attitude and appearance
    • The team displays enthusiasm both for their team and in supporting other teams
    • The team cheers for, not against.
  • Team Choice Award – Celebrates a team for their accomplishments in robot design and strategy
    • Participating teams vote for their favorite design showing both creativity and effectiveness in the game
  • Coolest Play Of The Day – Celebrates a team for their accomplishments in gameplay
    • Participating teams vote for their favorite team based on memorable and exciting gameplay
  • Highest Rookie Seed – This is self explanatory and will be awarded to 2021 FRC Rookie Teams (does not include teams with a number 9000 as they are add on teams)

Each winner will receive a $1,000 team registration grant towards their 2022 season.

FRC Event Q&A:

Q: With registration closed, can we still register?
A: Yes you can, but your slot is not confirmed until payment is received. We are down to a few remaining slots.
Q: Can our school administrators or parents attend?
A: Yes, they are welcome to join us in the 200 level as General Admission. This is a first come, first served opportunity.
Q: What game rules are we using?
A: We are using the rules in the 2021 Infinite Recharge Game Manual. We will be posting any updates for teams here before the event.
Q: What robot inspection form are we using?
A: We are using the the 2020 Infinite Recharge Game Manual. The form can be downloaded from this page for your self inspection before traveling to the Texas Cup.
Q: Will we have robot inspection at the Texas Cup?
A: Yes. We will expect all teams to self inspect (using the official event form above). We will have robot inspectors onsite verifying compliance as in traditional years, but we will not require a BOM (Build of Materials) for this event.
Q: Can we decorate our pit?
A: Please review information on the Event info page.
Q: Can we bring in our own snacks and drinks?
A:The Alamodome will be doing inspections of all bags, crates and cases brought inside. Please review to the Event info page for more information.
Q: When do we get our Division assignments?
A: Division assignments (Lonestar/Bluebonnet) will be posted May 1st, but will finalized before June 10th with any last minute additions.
Q: How are we getting updates during the event?
A: During the event, we will be using SMS messaging to notify teams (by division) on important announcements. You will be able to join those groups upon entry into the Alamodome.  Data rates and surcharges for SMS apply by your carrier.
Q: Will there be a machine shop / parts depot?
A: We will have the NASA Machine Shop for both FTC and FRC teams. We are also having a parts depot for those emergency parts. Same check-out procedures apply as in previous years.

Load-in Schedule - June 14, 2021

Teams are assigned arrival time windows. This will allow us to safely process teams through appropriate social distancing.

5503
GROUP ONE
118
5417
8019
4734
2582
8114
4219
4717
GROUP TWO
148
5986
8055
8177
5613
3310
624
6377
457
GROUP THREE
4206
8598
4364
8515
3847
5829
1296
6800
7506
GROUP FOUR
4063
6180
8610
2969
5572
5411
1477
5414
3834
5052
7616
GROUP FIVE
231
4192
2468
2687
7708
8580
7492
4639
5866
GROUP SIX
8325
4610
6645
5923
5427
3743
5892
9990
5431
6171
GROUP SEVEN
8528
4587
5242
3743
2714
8625
7125
8573
9987
9988
GROUP EIGHT
3481
  • Any teams not listed will be part of Group 8

Group One Arrival Window:
5:00 pm – 5:20 pm

Group Two Arrival Window:
5:35 pm – 5:45 pm

Group Three Arrival Window:
5:50 pm – 6:10 pm

Group Four Arrival Window:
6:15 pm – 6:35 pm

Group Five Arrival Window:
6:40 pm – 7:00 pm

Group Six Arrival Window:
7:05 pm – 7:25 pm

Group Seven Arrival Window:
7:30 pm – 7:50 pm

Group Eight Arrival Window:
8:00 pm – 8:25 pm

Late Arrival Window:
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

These times are provided for planning purposes only and are subject to change as needed or as required due to changes in protocol. Please note that arrival time for teams is from 5:00pm – 10:00pm on June 14, 2021 generally.