Kickoff Info

The Buckeye Regional Planning Committee will hold its annual FIRST Robotics Competition local kickoff event on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at:

Cuyahoga Community College
Manufacturing Technology Center (MTC)
2415 Woodland Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115

For questions or more information, please contact the Kickoff Coordinator,
George Bilokonsky.
Associate Dean
Engineering & Manufacturing
Cuyahoga Communmity College
OFFICE: 216-987-6302
MOBILE: 216-406-8844

Parking is free for the Saturday event. It is recommended to park in Lot 7, adjacent to the Manufacturing Technology Center (MTC) or Lot 1 nearby. Teams picking up Kits of Parts should come prepared with a hand truck to transport the heavy kits to their vehicles.
Map of the Cuyahoga Community College Metro Campus

Team registration is required to attend.

If you would like to view the Live 2018 kickoff on Saturday, January 6th. from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, click HERE.

If you would like to view the Video 'I am FIRST: Inspiring Dreamers', click HERE.

If you would like to view the video 'This isn't a Robot' that was played prior to the 2017 kickoff reveal video, click HERE.

The local kickoff schedule is as follows:*

Saturday, January 5, 2019

  8:30 AM
  9:30 AM   -   10:15 AM
10:15 AM   -   12:00 PM
12:00 PM

  2:00 PM
Doors open
Welcome and guest speakers
FIRST kickoff broadcast
Kit of Parts may be picked up immediately following broadcast
Breakout rooms available for strategy sessions
Event concludes

* Schedule subject to change.


As teams register for the 2019 Kickoff in Cleveland at Cuyahoga Community College, they will appear below

Team Number Team Name Location

Other FIRST Robotics Kickoffs in the State of Ohio - (Some Buckeye Regional teams may be attending these) :

OH-Liberty Township - Lakota East Freshman School (Liberty Township, OH) - Click HERE for more information.

OH-Columbus-Ohio State University Kickoff (Columbus, OH) - Click HERE for more information.