2016 FINAL – We try to keep the districts roughly the same size so that the advancement percentage rate is roughly the same… During the final couple of weeks of team registration, we may to further tweak the districts….
2016 Changes from 2015: There will be an East Bay district and it will include San Francisco. Marin county goes back to Capital district.
Silicon Valley district includes these cities in Santa Clara county: San Jose (except The Play Space), Santa Clara, Campbell, Morgan Hill, and all of San Benito, Santa Cruz and Monterey counties.
East Bay district includes these 3 counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Francisco plus “a bit of” San Jose (The Play Space).
Peninsula district includes San Mateo county plus these cities in Santa Clara county: Cupertino, Palo Alto, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Mt. View, Saratoga, Sunnyvale.
Capitol district includes the following counties (not all have registered teams): Alpine, Amador,Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne, Yolo, and Yuba.
Teams are assigned to a home district based on the team’s city listed in the FIRST TIMS database. Each district has their own specific set of qualifiers within that district and all qualifiers in that district advance into a specific District Championship.
During Early Bird registration, teams can only register into a qualifier in their assigned home district. Once General Tournament registration opens, then teams can freely choose to register into any tournament that has space.