LONE STAR CENTRAL FRC REGIONAL EVENT IS THE FIRST OF TWO EVENTS HAPPENING IN HOUSTON DURING THE 2018 ROBOTICS SEASON

From March 14-17, 44 FRC teams will compete at the Lone Star Central Regional in Houston, TX.

 

LOCATION
Strake Jesuit College Preparatory 8900 Bellaire Blvd., Houston, TX 77036

Lone Star central FRC Regional Schedule

2018 Lone Star Central FRC Regional Public Agenda

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Hotel Info

Lone Star Central Hotel Accomodations

For 2018 Regional and District events you will be booking with the hotel directly. Please use the below information to book your Team’s hotel accommodations. A limited number of rooms are being held per hotel and reservations will be based on availability. If your preferred hotel is not available, please select another hotel.

FIRST® has worked diligently with hotels in each area to establish room blocks for teams that travel to Regional and District events and need affordable, convenient, and safe accommodations during their stay.

If your team is traveling to a Regional event this season, we highly recommend reserving rooms in the official FIRST® housing block. By reserving rooms for your team members in this block, you can rest assured that:

• You will receive an outstanding rate.

• You will have access to amenities not offered to the general public.

• Your hotel has been vetted by FIRST® for convenient access to the event venue, as well as safety.

 

Houston Hilton Galleria Area – 3.3 Miles to Venue

6780 SW Freeway
Houston, TX 77074
713-977-7911

To book your hotel reservations click here. Reservations will be taken up until 3/1/2018.

Rate: $124 plus tax per night
Check-in time: 3:00pm
Check out time: Noon
Complimentary Wifi, parking, and breakfast for up to 4 people per room. Bus Parking available – Please contact the hotel for information.

This contemporary hotel, off Highway 59, is 3.8 miles from the Galleria shopping mall and 9.6 miles from downtown Houston. All rooms offer traditional decor and custom-designed beds, plus flat-screen TVs and free WiFi. Suites add separate living areas and executive rooms grant access to the Executive Lounge’s complimentary breakfast and evening appetizers.

 

Staybridge Suites Houston W – Westchase Area – 1.2 Miles to Venue

9901 United Dr.
Houston, TX 77036
713-774-3000

To book hotel reservations please click here. Reservations will be taken up until 3/6/2018.

Rate: $129 plus tax per night
Check-in time: 3:00pm
Check out time: 11:00am
Complimentary Wifi, parking, and breakfast for up to 4 people per room. Bus Parking available – Please contact the hotel for information.

The new Staybridge Suites Houston Westchase is conveniently located off Sam Houston Tollway West and Bellaire Blvd. The Westchase area has established itself as one of the top corporate locations with National Oilwell Varco, Chevron, Schlumberger, ABB, Jacobs Engineering, and Emerson in our area. Houston Westchase area provides a great convenience to many points of interests around West Houston such as Houston Galleria, City Center, Institute of Chinese Culture and numerous Houston attractions such as the NRG Stadium, Lakewood Church, Downtown Houston, and Houston Museum of Natural Sciences Space Center Houston, Kemah Boardwalk, and Galveston Island are just a short drive away. Take the time to discover the Houston Westchase area. Relax in your own elegant suite featuring stylish décor and amenities, including free wireless high-speed Internet access, executive desk, 37-inch flat panel TVs, full kitchen, and the best night’s sleep you’ve had in weeks. Start your day off on the right note with our Hot Breakfast Buffet or enjoy a Social evening Mon-Wed. Enjoy a swim in our crystal-clear outdoor pool or energize in our Fitness Center. Polish that presentation in the Business Center and we even have a 26 seat meeting room for your professional meeting. The Staybridge Suites Houston Westchase is ready with all you need to make your trip a success

 

Event Location

Strake Jesuit College Preparatory (map)
8900 Bellaire Blvd
Houston, TX 77036
For help with this site, you can:

Call Customer Service toll free at 800-758-5590
International registrants, please call 240-439-2966
E-mail Customer Service at: FIRSTRegionals@experient-inc.com

After you book your hotel reservation(s), any questions about your reservation(s) will have to be directed to the hotel.

 

Lone Star Central Hotels –

For 2018 Regional and District events you will be booking with the hotel directly. Please use the below information to book your Team’s hotel accommodations. A limited number of rooms are being held per hotel and reservations will be based on availability. If your preferred hotel is not available, please select another hotel.

Competing Teams

FIRST in Texas 2018 Lone Star Central FRC Teams List

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Event and Pit Map

FIRST 2018 Lone Star Central FRC Regional Event Map

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FIRST in Texas 2018 FIRST FRC Lone Star Central Regional Pit Map

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Load In

2018 LONE STAR CENTRAL REGIONAL LOAD IN

Robot and Equipment Load-In

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 15, 2018 – 7:45 to 8:30 a.m.

 

Load-in will have Robot Inspectors and Safety Advisors present to monitor safety and to expedite drop-off.

Wednesday, Load-In March 14, 2017

  • Early load-in on Wednesday is available for teams to drop-off bagged robots and equipment in the designated team pit space. Pit Setup –Teams may set up their pit area. No work can be done on the robot. Once the equipment is unloaded teams MUST move their vehicle to a parking space.
  • Five team members will be allowed to bring in the robot and equipment. At least one team member must be an adult mentor, 18 years of age or older and not a high school student. Standard safety rules apply during this time. Teams can make multiple trips to Load In all of their equipment.
  • Load-in is marked on the Strake Jesuit Athletic Complex document. There will also be signage for Load In at the event. Staff will direct you to your pit area and to a robot inspector who will inspect your lock up form. Note – Please remember to bring your robot lock up form with you for load-in.If you do not have your lock up form with you or there is a problem with the lock up form the robot inspector will give you a RED sticker. Place the RED sticker on your team sign located in your pit area. This is to alert robot inspectors that your team needs to have a robot inspector visit your pit area the next morning before the team can open the robot bag.

 

EARLY PIT SET UP – (See below from 2018 Game Manual) Early Pit Setup

At some of the events, the Load In period allows teams to set up their pit area before the event officially starts. If this is the case, it will be indicated on the event’s agenda.

If pit set up is allowed, the following rule applies (in addition to Team Load In and General Pit Rules):

E32. Teams must have their pits in a safe state by the time pits close (even if some tasks are left undone).

E32-1. Only five team members (one of which must be an adult) may be in the pit area and this must be for the purposes of pit set up only.

E32-2. Once pit set-up is complete, or the early Pit Set-up time the evening before pits open to all has ended, team members must immediately leave the pit area

If an event has designated Early Pit Setup times both the evening before and the morning before pits open to all, a team may use both periods to set up its pits, but, per E32-2, must leave once pit set up is complete. Teams can be expected to be asked to leave by event personnel if it is noted that their pit set up is complete and they have not yet left the pit area.

  • Please bring a pit map to see where your team is located. This will help with load in.
 
  • Thursday Morning Option – if you can not do load-in on Wednesday evening then you can unload on Thursday morning from 7:45 to 8:30 a.m. Early Thursday load-in will follow the same instructions as Wednesday load-in. You will need to have Safety Glasses with you.

Restaurants | Grocery | Hardware/Electronics Stores

Lone Star Central Regional 8900 Bellaire Blvd Houston, Tx 77036

Restaurants

Confucius Seafood 8880 Bellaire Blvd #J Houston, Tx 77036 713-271-6888
213Ft

Dim Sum King 9160 Bellaire Blvd #B 77036 713-270-6788
0.3 miles

Pizza Patron 6849 S. Gessner Rd N. Houston, TX 77036 713-772-9191
0.4 miles

McDonald’s 6707 S. Sam Houston Pkway W. Houston, TX 77036 713-772-3332
1.2 miles

Wendy’s 7215 Fondren Rd. Houston, TX 77036 713-777-7036
1.6 miles

Pharmacies

Evergreen Pharmacy 9180 Bellaire Blvd #A Houston, TX 77036 713-541-1234
0.3 miles

SPG Pharmacy 6831 S. Gessner Rd Houston, TX 77036 713-272-6400
0.4 miles

Grocery Stores

FiestaMart 6800 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, TX 77072 281-498-6445 1.2 miles

Shop N Go Food Store 6601 S.GessnerRd.Houston, TX 77036 713-774-1975 0.6 miles

H-E-B 8648 Glenmont Dr. Houston, TX 77036 713-839-8586
2.6 miles

Electronics/Hardware

HomeDepot 8710 Bellaire Blvd Houston, Tx 77036 Houston, TX 77036 713-981-0858 0.2 miles

Best Buy 8210S.Gessner Dr. Houston, TX 77036 713-270-3250        1.6 miles

Cornerstone (Mon. – Sat.) 10100 Beechnut St. Houston, TX 77072 281-564-5201 2.2 miles

 

Pre-Order Meals

Concessions will be sold at the event.