Asia Pacific Open Championships 2021

FIRST LEGO League Challenge

& FIRST Tech Challenge

Event Information for Teams

*APOC will be held “remotely” (electronic platforms), rather than in person for 2021.

9, 10, 11 July 2021: FIRST Tech Challenge
(AEST; UTC+10:00h)

23, 24, 25 July 2021: FIRST LEGO League Challenge
(AEST; UTC+10:00h)

All remote event schedules will be facilitated from Sydney, Australia – local time. Please be aware and accepting of this before registering as will affect those participating from different time zones.

Event Contact:

Registration for 2021 APOC FIRST LEGO League Challenge has now concluded.
Team applications for FIRST Tech Challenge teams is now underway. Please see table of information at the bottom of this page.

*One FIRST consent & one MQU consent per paid attendee are to be uploaded to each team’s private Google folder link, along with any materials the team wishes to share with judges.

FIRST LEGO League Challenge Info

  • Overall Event Schedule *Coming Soon
  • Slack: All registered coaches have been added to the APOC Slack channel; if you have not received one, please reach out to as this will be the main line of communication & updates for APOC. It will also be used for “team pits” and activities during the event.
  • A “Box of Fun” will be shipped to each team prior to the competition and will include (for each paid participant): APOC Tee Shirts, commemorative APOC 2021 lapel pins, APOC participation medals, plus all of the supplies needed to participate remotely APOC group extra-curricular activities.
  • Trophies will be shipped separately at the conclusion of the event.

FIRST  Tech Challenge Info

What? Asia Pacific Open Championship for FIRST Tech Challenge
Why? It’s been a tough year around the world. We all need to celebrate and have some fun! So, we’re going to have a remote event that is as close to an in-person event as possible. That means fun, live robot rounds, alliances, judging, and getting to meet amazing people that are all excited about robots and STEM!
Who? 40 FTC teams from around the globe
When? 9-11 July 2021
All dates and times are in Australian Eastern Standard Time
Please take the time difference into account before applying to participate.
Where? Remote event, hosted by Macquarie University in Sydney Australia
Requirements You will need access to a half field for the event and internet access.
Overall Schedule – Day 1 8am – 5pm Judging sessions, Trivia party, Opening Ceremony
Overall Schedule – Day 2 8am – 5pm Qual Robot Rounds, Secondary Judging Sessions, Alliance Selection, Virtual Amazing Race around Sydney
Overall Schedule – Day 3 8am – 4pm Qual Robot Rounds, Alliance Selection, Final Robot Rounds, Closing and Awards. There will be a couple of hours between Alliance Selection and Finals to allow alliances to work on improvements.
Cost $50 per person attending plus flat rate shipping (per team). This should include all students on the team, plus any additional people that would like the swag from the event. Coaches and mentors can register if they would like, but it is not a requirement. Please note that only paid participants will receive t-shirts, etc. Maximum number of attendees per team is 17.
Shipping – International teams $100 per team
Shipping – Australian teams $50 per team
How to apply Google Form –
Important Dates Application deadline: Mon 7 June
Notify teams: Weds 9 June
Payment deadline: Weds 16 June
Robot pic, team pic, release forms: 1 July
Event dates: 9-11 July
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