FTC Championships 2019-20

The British Columbia FIRST Tech Challenge Championships will be held on Friday February 21 and Saturday, February 22, 2020 at St. Michaels University School (3400 Richmond Road, Victoria). Families are welcome to come and watch. The best robot viewing is probably between 2-4pm.

Schedule

Friday
3:00 Doors open for teams
3:30 Team Registration, Robot Inspection, Practice Field
6:00 Event Closes

Saturday
8:00 Doors Open, Team Registration
8:30 Start of Judging and Robot Inspection
11:00 Opening Ceremonies
11:15 Matches
12:15 Lunch
1:00 Matches
3:00 Alliance Selection
3:30 Elimination Matches
5:00 Awards
5:30 Load Out

Teams should plan to arrive at 8:00am to make sure they don’t miss their judging session.

Robot Inspections start at 8:30am. Teams must complete Robot and Field Inspection before they can use the Practice Field.

At this point in the season, some teams may feel like they haven’t done enough or they aren’t ready for Championships. Don’t let your team skip the competition. They may be surprised to realize how much they’ve accomplished. Other teams will help your students if the robot isn’t ready for inspection.

Championships
All teams will play 5 qualifying matches in the morning and early afternoon. Then the teams will be ranked and the top four teams will be the Captains. They get to choose their alliance partners for the Elimination Rounds. After the Elimination Rounds are played, it will be time for the Awards Ceremonies.

Lunch
St. Michaels teams organizing a pizza order or students can bring their own lunch. Just be sure to plan ahead and make sure all team members know the lunch plan. There will be no time for students to leave the event and purchase lunch.

Team Social
The Team Social will be at the Rogers Society Centre ( 765 Rogers Ave, Victoria, BC V8X 5K6 ) starting immediately following the Awards Ceremonies. There will be dinner and games. Teams wanting to catch the last ferry should leave around 8pm. The cost per person is $10. and the money will be collected at Registration.

Parking
Please see the St. Michaels map for parking information. The main entrance is off McRae Avenue. There is visitor parking near the main buildings, and you can also park in the numbered spaces on Saturday.

There is a small drop off area near the gym doors where the event will be held. The entrance for the drop off is from Knight Avenue but space is tight in the drop off area. We recommend you drop off people using the McRae entrance, and only use the Knight Avenue entrance if you have equipment or robots to unload that you don’t want to carry in (it’s not too far). There are one way roads on the campus which mean you can’t get to the drop off area from the McRae entrance.

Questions from Teams with answers, including list of teams at Championships.

Don’t Forget
Battery and phone chargers
Team Roster – students should be registered with FIRST
Team Number and sponsor logos on your robot
Robot plus spare parts, motors, cables, ….
Have a plan for lunch
Safety glasses for team members and mentors

Let us know if you have any questions. Use our Contact form and send it to FIRST Tech Challenge.

St. Michaels University School campus  map