2019 Minnesota Robotics Invitational

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2019 Minnesota Robotics Invitational!

October 12th, Roseville, MN

Rule Changes
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The Minnesota Robotics Invitational (MRI) is an off-season FIRST Robotics Competition event, hosted in Roseville, MN. We have a real FIRST field, real FIRST electronics and a trained FTA to run the competition.

The mission of MRI is to host an enjoyable, high quality, and well-organized FIRST Robotics Competition event, bringing together teams from across the Minnesota FIRST community.

The MRI is a family-friendly event that is open for all of the public to attend. Competitors are invited to register by filling out an application to compete. The first 36 Minnesota teams with a paid registration will be the competitors.


Roseville Area High School
1240 West County Road B2, Roseville, MN 55113


The 2019 Minnesota Robotics Invitational has filled it’s registration.

Team NumberTeam Name
876Thunder Robotics
1816The Green Machine
2177The Robettes
2220Blue Twilight
2502Talon Robotics
2532FLASH Power
2606Irish Robotics
2987Rogue Robotics
3100Lightning Turtles
3184Blaze Robotics
3244Granite City Gearheads
3407Wild Cards
3750Gator Robotics
3883Data Bits
4198Waconia RoboCats
4511Power Amplified
4539KAOTIC Robotics
5275T.I.M.E. Bots
5638LQPV Robotics
7028Binary Battalion
7038Pizza Pi's
7068Mechanical MasterMinds


Friday, October 11, 2019

3:00 PM Field setup begins

Saturday, October 12, 2019

7:00 AM Doors Open

8:15 AM Drivers Meeting on the field

8:30 AM Opening Ceremonies

8:45 AM Matches Begin

12:00 NOON Lunch Break

3:15 PM Qualification Matches End / Alliance Selection

3:45 PM Semi-Finals/Finals

4:45 PM Closing Ceremonies

7:00 PM Field is packed, event is over

Rule Changes

There will be some minor rules changes to the 2019 FRC game, FIRST Destination Deep Space.

  • Four teams will be on each alliance in the playoffs.
  • Alliance selection is 1-4, 1-4, 4-1.
  • Alliance captains cannot choose among themselves.  i.e. Number 1 Alliance captain cannot choose Number 2 alliance captain to join the Number 1 Alliance.
  • No extra backup teams are needed, since each alliance has its own backup. There is no requirement to play the backup team.
  • NO TIME OUTS! Since teams have a back-up, there are no time-outs in the finals.
  • Lower seeded alliance must declare robots first.
  • +5 pound weight allowance. All other first robot rules apply. Honor system.
  • For the purposes of training student drive team coaches, an experienced drive team coach will be allowed in the arena with a team’s drive team during a match.
  • Additional gameplay rule changes will be announced closer to the competition.


Congratulations to 2018 MRI Scholarship Winners!

$1000 scholarship sponsored by Power/mation:

Anna Li from Team 2175, the Fighting Calculators who attends the Math and Science Academy.

$500 scholarship sponsored by The Roseville Visitors Association:

Emily Horwath from Team 2052, KnightKrawlers who attends Irondale High School.

$500 scholarship sponsored by The Roseville Visitors Association:

Alex Chatamarinh from Team 3883, Data Bits who attends Park High School.

$500 scholarship sponsored by The Roseville Visitors Association:

Parthiv Krishna from Team 3082, Chicken Bot Pie who attends Minnetonka High School.

Scholarship number and amounts will be updated as we get closer to the 2019 Minnesota Robotics Invitational. 

Scholarships will be awarded to 2020 high school graduates that will be attending college in the fall of 2020. Scholarship applicants must be a member of a team registered for the 2019 Minnesota Robotics Invitational and must also be attending the MRI.

Scholarship Application Link:

2019 Minnesota Robotics Invitational Scholarship Application

Contact Us

MRI questions or to volunteer: arden@


  1. We have a full set of concessions available for purchase (pizza by the slice, hot dogs, nachos, pop, water, coffee, candies).

    We also have Mini-Donuts.

  2. I was wondering if you guys plan on posting a teams list anywhere. I would like to know who is all going. I’m on T2530.

  3. Given MRI has backup robots, will alliance captains be able to assign driver stations similar to the world championship?

  4. Will you be having concessions again this year? And what will be the prices so that we can inform our team.

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