FIRST competition in N.H. March 3-4


Some 50 teams have registered to participate in the fourth annual Granite State Regional FIRST Robotics Competition, which returns to the Verizon Wireless Arena March 3-4 in Manchester. The event is open to the public. Admission is free and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The Granite State Regional, sponsored by BAE Systems, brings more than 1,500 students and their mentors together in a competition that emphasizes teamwork, innovation and strategy. In early January, teams received a challenge to design, develop and build a robot in six weeks using a common parts list. The robots are then competed in randomly selected alliances, performing a variety of tasks for scoring points. This year's challenge - “AIM HIGH” - has teams competing in three-vs.-three-team alliances within a four-round match. Initial public rounds will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 3. The meet continues at 9 a.m. the following day, with final rounds scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. To learn more about the regional competition and its teams, visit -- NHBR STAFF
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