2021 Minnesota Robotics Invitational

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2021 Minnesota Robotics Invitational!

October 16th and 17th, Roseville, MN

Mission
Location
Registration
Schedule
Rule Changes
Scholarships
Contact Us


Mission

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 24 Minnesota teams with a paid registration for each day will be the competitors.


Location

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


Registration

Please fill out this registration form. An email will be sent with additional instructions regarding payment of the $250 entry fee.

    Team Name (required)

    FRC Team Number (required)

    High School (required)

    Primary Sponsor

    Web Site Address

    Team Contact Name (required)

    Team Contact Phone Number (required)

    Team Contact Email Address(required)

    Preferred Day to Compete?
    Saturday, October 16thSunday, October 17th

    Is competing on the other day even an option?
    YesNo

    Are you open to competing a second day if needed to fill the field?
    YesNo

    Did you compete at a Regional in 2020?
    YesNo

    Invoice Needed?
    Invoice not neededPlease send Invoice


    Schedule

    Friday, October 15, 2021

    3:00 PM Field setup begins

    Saturday, October 16, 2021

    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 reset for Sunday

    Sunday, October 17, 2021

    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 2020 FRC game, FIRST Infinite Recharge.

    • Four teams will be on each alliance in the playoffs.
    • 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.

    Scholarships

    Congratulations to 2019 MRI Scholarship Winners!

    $1000 scholarship sponsored by Power/mation:

    Nicole Cash from Team 2987, Rogue Robotics who attended Farmington High School.

    $500 scholarship sponsored by The Roseville Visitors Association:

    Poe Shi Hsi from Team 4229, Magnetech who attended Washington Technology Magnet School.

    $500 scholarship sponsored by The Roseville Visitors Association:

    August Thompson from Team 2177, The Robettes who attended Visitation School.

    Scholarship number and amounts will be updated as we get closer to the 2021 Minnesota Robotics Invitational. 

    Scholarships will be awarded to 2022 high school graduates that will be attending college in the fall of 2022. Scholarship applicants must be a member of a team registered for the 2021 Minnesota Robotics Invitational and must also be attending the MRI.

    The scholarship application will be available closer to the MRI and team contacts notified when the application is available.


    Contact Us

    MRI questions or to volunteer: arden@firebears.org

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