BC FTC Championship – February 19, 2017

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The FIRST Tech Challenge BC Championship is a one day event that is held at the University of Victoria, in Victoria, British Columbia. A big Thank You to our event hosts, Science Venture and the Faculty of Engineering.

When: 8:00am – 5:45pm on Feb. 19, 2017
Where: Engineering Lab Wing (ELW) at the University of Victoria, in Victoria, British Columbia

All FIRST events are open and free to the public for viewing.


Each team designs, builds and programs a robot to compete in a robot game. The team is judged on all aspects of the competition. Depending on the judged results, teams win awards in various categories.
More info about FIRST Tech Challenge at: https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/ftc

There will be approximately 12 teams participating and the day will result in the crowning of a British Columbia FTC Champion. This is definitely the time to bring your “A” game, sense of humor, and open mind. Depending on your judged results and robot scores, your team may qualify for the FIRST Championships which will be held in Houston Texas in April 2017 with teams from around the world.

Our tournament is full, and we have a wait list. Thank you for your interest in our event.

Event Schedule

The best time to view the robot matches is in the afternoon.

8:00 am           Registration
8:30 – 10:30    Interviews and Robot Inspection
10:40              Drivers Meeting
11:00              Opening Ceremonies
11:30 – 12:30  Qualifying Matches
12:30 – 1:10   Lunch
1:10 – 3:00    Qualifying Matches
3:10              Alliance Selection
3:30              Elimination Matches
5:00              Closing Ceremonies
5:45              Pits closed and teams depart

The event is at the Engineering Lab Wing (ELW) at UVIC. Parking lot 1 is the closest parking lot and is free on Sunday. There are a few metered and handicapped parking spots in front of ELW. Teams can use the loading zone in front of ELW for unloading/loading their robot and gear and team member drop off or pick up, but space is limited.