In this thread (https://vexforum.com/t/answered-gateway-college-qualification/19440/1) it’s explained that College will probably still be open entry this year, unless too many teams apply. Is there any idea at the moment how many spots there are likely to be? Last year it was 24, will this number be increased for 2012 given the number of new teams that have sprouted up already?
The VEX Robotics Competition World Championship College division will have 36-40 teams this year. Approximately half of those tournament openings are reserved for non-USA teams, and the other half will be available for open registration for USA teams.