San Francisco Regional

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San Francisco Regional March 19 - 22, 2020

Welcome to the official website for the

FIRST Robotics Competition San Francisco Regional!

The San Francisco Regional is graciously hosted by Saint Ignatius College Preparatory High School in beautiful San Francisco.  The excitement begins Friday March 20st and continues through Sunday, March 22nd.  The excitement will be out of this galaxy as FIRST partners with Disney and Lucasfilm, as part of the Star Wars: Force for Change initiative.  Checkout the season teaser below from Mark Hamill.


Don’t miss this free event to watch an intense three-day competition, showcasing robots designed, built, programed, tested and operated by high school teams from all over the world.

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Watch it Live

The San Francisco Regional has 42 high school teams (over 1000 students) from around the world.  Checkout who’s competing this year, view event results, or watch it live here on March 20th – 22nd.


What is The FIRST Robotics Competition?

The FIRST Robotics Competition is the varsity Sport for the Mind™ where everyone can go pro. Teams of high school students must work together with adult mentors to design, build and program complex 125 lb. robots to play a sophisticated field game that changes each year. Under strict rules, limited resources, and an intense 3-month time limit, teams of students are challenged to raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors. It’s as close to real-world engineering as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team. High-school student participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have.”