Chicago Robotics Invitational

The Chicago Robotics Invitational is a premier FTC off-season event that features the previous competitions field with a slight twist. This year teams will compete in 3v3 matches on a 16×16 field and there are a few new scoring elements that have altered and have been added. 

The event takes place on July 10-11 at Francis W. Parker School in Chicago, IL.

Check their website for information about the format, game rules and application process.

Maryland Tech Invitational

Team applications are now open for the largest, most competitive, international, off-season FTC tournament in the world! 

Teams from regions where the Championship was cancelled or postponed past March 23rd due to the COVID-19 outbreak are encouraged to still apply. In these cases it is vital that you submit a three minute video showing the capabilities of your robot.

When: June 19-21, 2020

Where: Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, MD. 

Spots will be earned through achievements on the playing field during the SKYSTONESM season. Applications will close on March 23, 2020. Come be part of the excitement and compete for cash grants for your team!  

Additional opportunities at the Maryland Tech Invitational (MTI) include the TechAction STEM Exposition and the Intern Recruitment and Networking Program.  

See the MTI website for more details and to apply:

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FTC Jump Start 2019

Jump Start has closed for the 2019/20 Season. New teams can register for the 2019/20 season starting in early May 2019.

Know anyone who might be interested in starting a FIRST Tech Challenge team? Would they like a FREE team registration?

Join the Jump Start program. You can start a team now, without the pressure of competition, and get connected to curriculum, events and other teams in the FIRST Tech Challenge community. And, when you register this year, you’ll get a FREE registration for next year. Visit the FIRST Tech Challenge page and for information.

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