The 2016 Turkish Robotics Off-Season was held at Ülker Spor ve Etkinlik Salonu on November 19-21, 2016. The game for the event was Rack’N’Roll. The event hosted 44 teams from around Turkey, bringing in again another 19 new schools to the program. It helped us spread the program, bringing the Official Season (2017) team count up to 30 (an increase of 10 from 2016) who all travelled to the U.S. and Canada to compete.
The 2016 Off-Season followed the same format as the 2015 event, with a kickoff (With event space provided free of charge by Şişli Mesleki ve Teknik Anadolu Lisesi), kits for new teams, a 6 week build period, a short break, and a 3-day FIRST® Regional-like competition. Similarly to 2015, there was no official field control system as an older game was being used, and though much smoother than the 2015 event, this event encountered significant obstacles, but overcame them.