PCH Procter and Gamble Albany Event

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Date(s) - 03/14/2019 - 03/16/2019
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Albany Civic Center



Welcome to the PCH Procter and Gamble FIRST Robotics Qualifier Event held in Albany at the Albany Convention Center.

March 14th – 16th, 2019

Competition Schedule

(Day 0) 3-14-19  Thursday
5:00PM-10:00PM Teams Load-In, Pits Open, Inspection, Practice Rounds**
8:30PM-9:00PM Ref Meeting on Field
(Day 1) 3-15-19  Friday
8:00AM-10:30AM Pits Open, Inspections, Calibration
9:00AM Drivers Meeting on Field
9:30AM Deans List and Chairmans Sign-up*
9:30AM Safety Captains Meeting
10:15AM Proceed to Stands for Opening Ceremonies
10:30AM-11:00AM Opening Ceremonies
11:00AM-1:00PM Qualification Matches
1:00PM-2:00PM Lunch
2:00PM-6:00PM* Qualification Matches
7:00PM Pits Close
(Day 2) 3-16-19 SATURDAY
8:00AM Pits Open
9:00AM-9:30AM Opening Ceremonies
9:30AM-11:30AM Qualification Matches
11:30AM-12:00PM Alliance Selections
12:00PM-1:00PM Lunch
1:00PM-4:00PM* Playoff and Final Rounds
4:15 PM-5:30PM Awards Ceremony
5:30PM Pits Close

Activities Schedule

(Day 1) 3-15-19
9:00AM-4:00PM:  FIRST LEGO League Jr., FIRST Lego League & FIRST Tech Challenge Demonstration
9:00AM-4:00PM:  Sponsor Row Open
11:30PM-1:30PM:  VIP Invited Guest Event
6:00PM-7:30PM:    Team Social

(Day 2) 3-16-19
No Additional Activities Planned

*Schedule subject to change. All times are estimated based on flow of rounds.  **Subject to field availability.  See Pit Administration table for updated times.  Deans List and Chairman sign-ups will occur immediately following match list schedule.

Parking Information

Parking at this venue is free to all participants, guests and spectators.  Please follow signs in parking lot that will direct you to designated areas (trailer and bus parking).

Load In/Out Instructions for Teams

Load In/Out Instructions

Concessions and Food Options

The Albany Civic Center will offer concessions for sale at this event. A menu is being developed and will be updated closer to the event.

There are several restaurant (fast food and sit down) options in Albany.  For a complete listing, visit The Albany Convention and Visitors Bureau at:

No outside food or drink will be permitted in this venue.

Hotel Options

Hotel arrangements can be made through FIRST Event Housing

What to Bring to the Event

  1. Your robot.
  2. Your lock-up form (do not put this in the bag when you seal it during your extra 6 hours of work).
  3. Your team roster.
  4. Your Consent and Release forms. Your team members will sign these on-line.  You will bring a printout that confirms this.  For those associated with your team that have not signed on-line, please print, sign and bring to your first competition of the season.  FIRST Consent and Release Form & Georgia FIRST Consent and Release Form (Will be updated soon)
  5. Items to set up your pit and support your robot during the competition. Pits are 10′ x 10′.
  6. Safety glasses for everyone on your team.
  7. Shoes that are closed toed. No sandals allowed in the pits or near the field.  Make sure your visitors know this.
  8. Extension cords and power strips for your pit.
  9. Your team fact sheet to give to the Game Announcer.
  10. Your team spirit and gracious professionalism.
  11. Your aluminum cans for Recycle for Good.
  12. A ‘verbal thank-you’ for the volunteers when you see them at the events. They are working long hours to make this event happen.

Schedule for Volunteers at the Albany District event (Will be updated soon)


GeorgiaFIRST Consent and Release Form 2019 (this is turned in only once during the season)

Team Fact Sheet

Thank you to the Sponsors of this Event




Team List