Join us October 7, 2023

The Governor’s Cup

Plymouth State University

Teams Register Here

What is The Governor's Cup?

The Governor’s Cup is an elite offseason event welcoming FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) teams from all over the state of New Hampshire to compete for awards and scholarships based on robot performance and judged elements. Started in cooperation with Governor Chris Sununu’s administration in 2018, The Governor’s Cup began as a full day of exhibition and competition. Scholarships will be awarded based on team performance in the competition and individual student nominations by team mentors.

Check back in September for the complete schedule for the Governor’s Cup event. Details are still being defined.

Where and when will The Govenor's Cup be held?

For 2023, Governor’s Cup returns to the ALLWell North Field House on the campus at Plymouth State University, located at 32 N River St, Holderness, NH 03245.

The Governor’s Cup will be held on October 7, 2023, with setup on Friday, October 6. Teams will be able to load in on Friday evening as well.

Which teams will be competing at The Governor's Cup?

131 – CHAOS

138 – Entropy

151 – Tough Techs

166 – Chop Shop

238 – Crusaders

319 – Big Bad Bob

501 – The Powerknights

811 – Wild Cards

1058 – PVC Pirates

1073 – The Force Team  

1247 – Blood, Sweat, and Gears

1307 – Robosaints

1721 – Tidal Force

1729 – Team Inconceivable!

1831 – Screaming Eagles

1922 – Oz-Ram

2342 – Phoenix

3323 – Potential Energy

3467 – Windham Windup 

4546 – Dover Shockwave Robotics

4925 – The Resistance

5813 – Morpheus

6324 – The Blue Devils

6763 – FUSION

7674 – RaiderBots

7907 – Spartan Robotics

7913 – Bear’ly Functioning

8046 – Lakerbots

8708 – 0v3R1y K0Mp13X

8724 – Mayhem

Is there a schedule of events for The Governor's Cup?

Yes, please download and share the schedule with this link: 2023 Governors Cup Schedule

Following is a summary of the schedule. Refer to the download link for full details:

Friday, October 6, 2023 (Setup and Optional Team Load-In)

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm……………..Pits and Inspection Open

Saturday, October 7, 2023 (Competition Day)

8:00 am………………………………Pits and Inspection Open

8:00 am – 9:00 am……………….VIP Reception in the ALLWell North Lobby

9:00 am – 9:30 am……………….Opening Ceremonies

9:30 am – 12:30 pm……………Qualification Round, FLL/FTC Demos, College & University Fair

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm……………Alliance Selections

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm……………..Lunch

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm……………..Final Rounds

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm……………..Awards Ceremony

7:00 pm………………………………Pits Close

Who is eligible to compete for The Governor's Cup?

FIRST Robotics Competition teams from New Hampshire that participated in the 2022/23 FIRST season are eligible to register and compete at the 2023 Governor’s Cup.

What game will teams be playing?

The 2023 Governor’s Cup will feature the 2023 ChargedUp game, allowing our NH FRC teams one more opportunity to play this exciting game and attempt a charging station triple balance!

How do I sign up to volunteer?

Volunteers are the key to every successful FIRST event. We need adults over the age of 18 to fill a wide range of roles at the event, no experience necessary. You’ll get to meet our teams, have a ton of fun, and be spoiled with good food, and a coveted Governor’s Cup T-Shirt!

Sign up to volunteer here

What awards will there be?

Here is a list of the awards that will be awarded:

  • The Governor’s Award – Introduced in 2022, the Governor’s Award is the top award presented at the Governor’s Cup, recognizing the top three teams based on performance on and off the field.
  • We had GP Even When Competing for Scholarships Award – Celebrates outstanding demonstration of FIRST Core Values such as continuous Gracious Professionalism® working together both on and off the playing field.
  • Live Free or Die Safety Award – Celebrates the team that progresses beyond safety fundamentals by using innovative ways to eliminate or protect against hazards.
  • Mill Yard Creativity Award – Celebrates creativity in design, use of a component, or strategy of play.
  • Imagery like the Kanc Award – Celebrates attractiveness in engineering and outstanding visual aesthetic integration of machine and team appearance.
  • First in the Nation Spirit Award – Celebrates extraordinary enthusiasm and spirit through exceptional partnership and teamwork furthering the objectives of FIRST.
  • Winnipesaukee Judges Award – During the course of the competition, the judging panel may decide a team’s unique efforts, performance, or dynamics merit recognition.

Find more information about The Governor’s Cup awards here

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