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.
There’s no question that all eyes will be on Einstein next week to make sure we don’t have a repeat of the communications issues we had last year. We’re working hard to make sure things run smoothly. We have several changes already in place and a few more steps we’re taking that I wanted to mention today.