Pittsburgh FIRST

2017 FIRST Robotics Competition – Greater Pittsburgh Regional

Experience the excitement – See 40 teams compete in the ultimate Sport for the MindTM.  This year’s game challenge: FIRST STEAMWORKSSM

What a weekend!! Thanks to all volunteers, sponsors, teams, fans – everyone who helped make it a success!

2017 FIRST Robotics Competition – Greater Pittsburgh Regional: March 15-18, 2017

Convocation Center,  California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA  15419

– FREE,Family-friendly, & OPEN to the public – 

If you would like to help plan the 2018 event, contact us – 

Volunteers make FIRST programs possible – Thank you to all of our Volunteers!!

Team List – 2017 Greater Pittsburgh Regional Teams also lists Photo Opportunities

Be an Inspiration: Donate to FIRST in Western & Central PA – Yes, there is still time to be a 2017-Season Sponsor! Ask us about special post-event sponsor recognition opportunities – Donate Online Here, choose “Specific Regional” and enter “Greater Pittsburgh” – or – see other options under “How to Donate” (click for pdf)Thank you! 

An enthusiastic THANK YOU to all of our Sponsors!

Our event was webcast live on twitch.tv – see video from our event here: 3/17/17 Friday – Friday(A-QuadView) – Friday(B-QuadView) – 3/18/17 – Saturday – Saturday(QuadView)

AGENDA – See the Full Schedule

  • Wed, March 15:  Set-up, Teams Load In Robots (6pm-8pm)
  • Thu, March 16: Robot Inspections, Practice Matches
  • Fri, March 17 thru Sat morning, March 18: Qualification Matches
  • Sat afternoon, March 18: Elimination and Finals
  • Awards Ceremonies follow matches on Friday and Saturday

The game challenge: FIRST STEAMWORKSSM 

Event info at www.firstinspires.org


Site Info Document (pdf document includes directions, parking maps, & load-in notes)

Parking Map with notes (visitors, teams, volunteers); ADA Parking

MACHINE SHOPS at Cal U – there will be TWO fully-staffed machine shops a short walk from the arena (no stairs). Maps will be available at pit admin, & also by clicking here.

Team Info Packet & Restaurant List (was not available – if you have items for next year’s packet, please email them to wpafirst@gmail.com)

Box Lunch Order Form – order online directly with Cal U (orders were due 2/24/17).

Hotel Accommodations thru the FIRST Hotel Program

MENTOR LOUNGE – a quiet place with coffee.