Our hearts go out to everyone affected by the awful tornado in Oklahoma yesterday. We have several teams in the area, and our thoughts are with the members of our extended FIRST family as they deal with this terrible tragedy.
Many people are aware there was a scoring error on the Einstein field, but not everyone knows the details. I’d like to explain what happened and our plans to minimize the chance of this happening again.
I have so muchto talk about regarding Championship! I’m going to break this in to two sections – prosand cons. These aren’t comprehensive lists, but are more along the lines of what I consider to be highlights.
There is so much to say about Championship but I only have the energy right now to cover a few items. The week after Championship is one of the few quiet weeks we have at FIRST, so many of us are taking a couple days off to catch up on our rest. After a very full Championship schedule, this break is something all of us – teams, volunteers, and staff – really need!
The first full day of Championship is going great! Matches have started smoothly, teams are flowing through inspection, and you can feel the energy in the air. Since all 400 teams are here, we did not need to change the schedule from the preliminary versions released Monday.