2019 World Championship – Detroit

Updated 2/8/2019

Every year, FRC’s season culminates in not one but two World Championships. In order to attend, we have to win a place at one of our regionals. We sure hope it happens this year! This information is posted now for families who would like to plan ahead and know a little bit about what will happen IF our team gets a place at Worlds this year.

Event Details Online

  • FRC Championship
    Competing schedule, spectator schedule, FIRST Championship Conferences schedule and more. Note that we would be at the Detroit event.


Tuesday, April 23:

  • 4:30 – Pack bus and hit the road! Stay at hotel along the way.
  • Dinner – pack your own in the shop before you get on the bus.

Wednesday, April 24:

  • 8 am: Depart hotel
  • 12:30 pm: Arrive Detroit for load-in. The rest of the team heads out for lunch on your own (in groups of at least 3)
  • 4-8:30: Practice matches
  • 4-8:30: Conference sessions
  • 6-7: Bring-in dinner from nearby restaurant
  • 8:30: Back to hostel

Thursday, April 25:

  • 7 am: Doors open. Go to pit and secure space in stands
  • 8:30-5 pm: Qualification matches
  • 8:30-4:30: Conference sessions
  • 5-6: Bring in dinner from nearby restaurant
  • 6-7:30: Opening Ceremony
  • 7:30: Back to hostel

Friday, April 26:

  • 7 am: Doors open. Go to pit and secure space in stands
  • 8:30-6:30 pm: Qualification matches
  • 8:30-4:30: Conference sessions
  • 6:45-7:30 Dinner from nearby restaurant
  • 7 pm: Pits close
  • 8: Pick list meeting in hostel

Saturday, April 27

  • 6:45 am: Doors open. Go to pit and secure space in stands
  • 7:30-8:30 Alliance Selection
  • 9:30-12:30: Division playoffs
  • 12:30: Lunch with the team
  • 3-8 pm: Closing ceremony. Takout from restaurant.

Sunday, April 28: Drive home.

Lodging & Food

The team will stay at the a hostel – we’ve reserved the entire place. It is about a 45 minute walk – most people will take the bus to and from the event.


Students who go to the Championship will be expected to contribute $250 (more if you can, less if you can’t) to the trip expenses. The actual cost is around $800/person. Students will help with fundraising efforts to make up the difference. Please turn in your student payments ASAP, absolutely before April 21st.


Students need to get a grade check form signed by every teacher by Tuesday, April 14th.

Packing List (5 days):


  • Every NoMythic t-shirt you have (up to 4) (label with your name.)
  • 3 pairs of pants
  • 5 pairs socks
  • 5 pairs underwear
  • Sleepwear
  • Indoor shoes + outdoor shoes
  • Outerwear in layers – It will likely be warmer in St. Louis. It may rain.
  • Bathing suit (for Tuesday night)
  • Sleeping bag (optional – good if you don’t want to share a bed)


  • Deodorant – stick, not spray, please!
  • Toothbrush/paste – please!
  • Medications
  • Other toiletries, as desired


  • Water bottle!
  • Cash – Small amount of cash for snacks at the convention center.
  • Snacks – there will be some group snacks, but students may prefer to bring their own (way cheaper than the concession stand)
  • Phone + charger
  • Electronics – students may wish to use these on the bus to and from St. Louis. They are not allowed (!) from the moment we arrive in St. Louis until we board the bus to come home!
  • Camera (optional)
  • Umbrella/hat/rain coat
  • Binoculars (for viewing)

***No late night anything allowed – there will be a lights-out time – we need our sleep!


Talk to Toby.