October 30, 2021

8:00 am - 6:30 pm


The Rah Cha Cha Ruckus is an annual off-season FIRST Robotics Competition event held in Rochester, NY.  With a focus on fun and a Halloween theme, the Ruckus is an exciting event for FIRST teams and community spectators alike.

Please read on for more about what the event has to offer, and look for more specific details in our About Ruckus section. We hope that you will consider joining us for this year's event!

 

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For Teams...

The Ruckus is geared to meet the needs of teams looking for a fun, relaxed competition environment. Our aim is to provide an exciting off-season event experience while keeping the cost of attendance reasonable and manageable for teams. Teams attending Ruckus can look forward to...

  • A one-day offseason competition generally following the same format and rules as last year's FIRST competition.
  • One of the lowest-cost entry fees of any off-season event; 2022 rookie teams compete free and can borrow a veteran team's robot!
  • As a fall-season event, teams can train new drivers and give new team members a chance to see a competition without waiting until March!
  • A large scale venue giving teams full size regional pits and a safe competition environment.
  • A wide-array of unique awards, recognizing both the competition winners and celebrating various other team attributes!

Teams should visit the About Ruckus section for essential event details including the event schedule, rules modifications, event location details, and more! We hope you will consider registering to attend the competition and join us in October for a day of fun competition!

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2021 COVID Update

While most years we welcome the general public to be spectators for a day of fun competition, the 2021 Ruckus will not allow the general public as spectators this year.  This decision has been made to protected the health and safety of our competing teams and volunteers and is based in part on guidance from government officials.  Please see our 2021 COVID Information Page for more details.

We hope to have a webcast available to watch the competition this year (further info to be posted here as the event approaches).

We look forward to welcoming the general public back in 2022!

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