FTC League One Results

British Columbia League One was held in the Engineering Lab Wing (ELW) building at the University of Victoria on Sunday November 19.

BC League 1

Rank Team # Team Name QP RP Highest Matches Played
1 3491 FIX IT 8 159 97 5
2 12281 Elgin Robotics 8 151 92 5
3 13549 EMCS Robotics 8 86 84 5
4 11589 Fusion 6 161 97 5
5 13724 BUILD IT 6 96 92 5
6 13459 Gear Girls 4 106 69 5
7 13464 Fission 4 72 36 5
8 12354 Belmont Bytes 2 149 65 5
9 11843 Island Connect Ed 2 112 36 5
10 13505 ROBO 2 100 30 5

QP (Total Qualification Points) – 2 Points for a WIN, 1 Point for a TIE, 0 Points for a LOSS.

RP (Total Ranking Points) – Ranking points are awarded using the losing alliance’s score in each match.

Highest (Highest Match Score) – The highest match score awarded to the team.

Matches Played does not include surrogate matches.

FTC League One

League One will be held in the Engineering Lab Wing (ELW) building at the University of Victoria on Sunday November 19.

All FIRST events are free and open to the public.


10:30   Pits Open
11:30   Robot Inspection Opens
1:00   Matches Start
4:30   Event Ends

See the map showing where you can drop off and where to park.

parking map for event

FIRST Tech Challenge Season

British Columbia is introducing Leagues for the 2017/18 FIRST Tech Challenge season. It means that your team will get more opportunities to play matches with your robot. All teams are encouraged to participate in League events which will be held in November, January and February. The scores from the League events will carry forward to the British Columbia Championships which will be held in February.

At each League event, teams will play up to 5 matches. Scores from a maximum of 10 matches will carry forward to the Championships.

Season Schedule

League One
Nov. 19, 2017 10:30am-4:30pm, more info…
ELW building, University of Victoria

League Two
Wednesday January 24, 2018 4:30 – 7:30
St. Michael’s University School, Victoria

League Three
February 16, 2018 6:00pm – 8:00pm
St. Michael’s University School, Victoria
(priority to teams from outside Victoria)

British Columbia FIRST Tech Challenge Championships
St. Michael’s University School, Victoria
February 17, 2018 8:00am – 5:00pm

Questions and Answers

  1. Why are we introducing Leagues?
    • The primary reason for implementing Leagues is to create more opportunities for Teams to compete with the robots. Leagues encourage teams to learn about the Engineering Design Process by having the opportunity to design, build, test, evaluate, and then start the design cycle again.
    • Leagues should be easier for most students and teams to participate. They require less of a time commitment yet provide unique learning opportunities. Teams can learn from each other as the try new designs and improve their programming skills.
    • Leagues promote community: Teams interact more and develop closer ties.
  2. How do League Rankings Work?
    Teams receive scores for each Match they participate in. Their best 10 scores carry forward to the Championships (automated by the scoring system). All other Match scores for that team are discarded.
  3. Could a team play more than ten matches in League play?
    Teams may play more than ten matches in League play, but no team will have results from more than ten matches included in the team rankings at the start of the Championships.
  4. Do teams hand in their Engineering Notebook at each League event?
    It’s always a good idea to have your Engineering Notebook with your team, but you only need to hand in your Engineering Notebook for judging at the Championships.
  5. If my team misses a League event, can we still compete in the Championships?
    Yes, any team registered in the British Columbia Championships is welcome to compete. Your team will have fewer matches included in rankings at the end of the Qualifying Matches.
  6. What is the difference between a League Event and the Championship Tournament?
    • At League events, teams will have a pit area, go through robot inspections and then start playing matches. Each team should expect to play 5 matches at a League event.
    • At the Championships, all teams will check in and be assigned a pit table. Each team will have an assigned 10 minute Judging Interview in the morning. After Opening Ceremonies, all teams will play in 5 Qualifying matches. The scores of these matches are added to the scores from League Play to rank the teams for Alliance Selection. The top four alliances will play off in the exciting Elimination Matches, followed by Closing Ceremonies and Awards.

Aila Simpson wins a Dean’s List Award in Houston

In an effort to recognize the leadership and dedication of FIRST’s most outstanding FIRST Tech Challenge students, the Kamen family sponsors an Award for selected top students known as the FIRST Dean’s List. Since its introduction in 2010, the FIRST Dean’s List Award has attracted the attention of prestigious colleges and universities who desire to recruit FIRST Dean’s List students.

British Columbia sent two Dean’s List Finalists to the FIRST Championship in Houston:  Clare Feddema and Aila Simpson.
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