minnesota state high school tournament - may 6, 2023
All FIRST robotics teams in Minnesota are eligible to participate in the 36-team MSHSL State
Tournament held on May 6th, 2023 at Williams Arena on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities
campus. Teams will qualify for the event based on their performance at FIRST regional events,
regardless of the location of those events.
Teams will be charged $750 entrance fee and are responsible for their own transportation, food, and
housing expenses. Please note that unlike other MSHSL activities robotics teams do not pay an annual
registration fee when they register with MSHSL. This entrance fee will be the only MSHSL fee for
Team load-in, pit setup, robot inspection, and field connection testing will occur on Friday, May 6th in
Teams will follow all the rules and guidelines of the FIRST Robotics Competition. Each robot must
pass inspection to compete.
All students eligible for membership on a FIRST Robotics team will be eligible for the State
Tournament. Students must be in Good Standing as defined by MSHSL rules to participate.
Exception: No students in grade 6 or under will be eligible.
All Minnesota robotics teams belong to one of eight geographic regions. The Minnesota Robotics
Coaches Association with approval from MSHSL assigns teams to regions with the goal of creating
meaningful geographic groups with a similar number of teams.
The ERRORS are in Region 3.
State Tournament Qualification
Teams qualify based on their performance at their initial FIRST Robotics Competition regional event.
Teams earn state tournament points as per the table below. State tournament points are based on the
district point system outlined in section 11.8 of the 2023 FRC Game Manual, with some modifications
because teams only earn points for the first event they attend.
Once all regional events have concluded and FIRST in Upper Midwest has calculated state tournament
points the 36 slots available at the MSHSL State Tournament are assigned as follows:
• The two highest ranked in each region will receive an invitation
• The remaining teams receive an invitation in ranking order regardless of region
Many of the point calculations are manual operations. Consequently, there may be errors in point totals.
FIRST in Upper Midwest and MSHSL will make every effort to correct any errors. Questions about
rankings should be sent to StateRankings@mnfirst.org.
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