2017 World Championship – St. Louis

Updated 4/23/2017 

Event Details Online

  • FRC Championship
    Competing schedule, spectator schedule, FIRST Championship Conferences schedule and more. Note that we’re at the St. Louis event.


We’re going to Worlds! The teams on the finalist alliance don’t always get to go, but this year, two of the team on the winning alliance had already qualified – leaving a spot for us. We are so glad that this robot and this practiced drive team get the opportunity to go to Worlds. We’re planning to play hard, meet teams from around the world, check out the best robots in the world, and make new friends.


Tuesday, April 25:

  • 4:30 – Pack bus and hit the road! Stay at AmericInn, Coralville, IA.
  • Dinner – pack your own in the shop before you get on the bus. No stops until Coralville.

Wednesday, April 26:

  • 8 am: Depart AmericInn
  • 12:30 pm: Arrive Edward Jones Dome 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 Sauce on the Side
  • 8:30: Back to hotel

Thursday, April 27:

  • 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 Taze
  • 6-7:30: Opening Ceremony
  • 7:30: Back to hotel

Friday, April 28:

  • 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 Sauce on the Side – at hotel
  • 7 pm: Pits close
  • 8: Pick list meeting in hotel

Saturday, April 29

  • 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 – Old Spaghetti Factory
  • 3-8 pm: Closing ceremony. Takout from Planet Sub.

Sunday, April 26: Drive home.

Lodging & Food

The team will stay at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch, which is in walking distance of 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.