In British Columbia, the 2018/19 FIRST Tech Challenge season uses a League format leading on the the Provincial Championship. It means that your team will get more opportunities to play matches with your robot. All teams are encouraged to participate in two League events which will be held from November to February. The scores from the League events will carry forward to the British Columbia Championship.

New this year, some of the FIRST Tech Challenge events will be held in both the Vancouver area and Victoria.

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

Season Schedule

September – Kick-off

October – Workshops

November to January – League Events

February 23-24 2019 – British Columbia FTC Championship
St. Michael’s University School, Victoria

Questions and Answers

  1. Why are there 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 Championship.
  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 Championship.
  5. If my team misses a League event, can we still compete in the Championship?
    Yes, any team registered in the British Columbia Championship 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.

Announcing FTC Game – ROVER RUCKUS

Join our expedition into the 30th season of FIRST® celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing! Ready your robots to explore uncharted planets in ROVER RUCKUSSM.

In the 2018/2019 FIRST Tech Challenge season, teams will explore STEM concepts through a challenging, and out-of-this-world space-themed game. Prepare to rouse a ruckus and take your team on an adventure when the new season launches this September.

FREE curriculum, FIRST Class, is available to help teams learn the skills needed for FIRST Tech Challenge.

Learn more about participating in the FIRST Tech Challenge in British Columbia.

FIRST Tech Challenge Registration

BC FTC Championship Details

This post contains the details of the 2018 BC FTC Championship on February 17 2018.

Team List
Match Results
Team Rankings after qualifying matches

After the qualifications matches the top four teams were selected as alliance captains. They then choose a team to be their partner. The following four alliances participated in elimination matches.

  1. 417 SKID, 8923 Perpetual Velocity
  2. 7198 Cyborg Ferrets, 10544 Cyber Eagles
  3. 6220 Centripetal, 12598 Green Jelly Beans
  4. 11589 Fusion, 14065 Mathison

Elimination Ladder

Winner is the Red Alliance 1: 417,8923

F RED – Winner SF 1:
Alliance 1: 417,8923
BLUE – Winner SF 2:
Alliance 3: 6220,12598
SF1 RED – Alliance 1: 417,8923 SF2 RED – Alliance 2: 7198,10544
BLUE – Alliance 4: 11589,14065 BLUE – Alliance 3: 6220,12598

FTC Scoring Software © 2017-2018 FIRST®
Elimination Ladder generated at 02/17/18 05:29:59 PM

BC FTC Championship Results

The British Columbia FIRST Tech Challenge Championships were held at St. Michaels University School on Feb. 17, 2018. There were 20 teams from British Columbia, Alberta and Washington State.

All the teams built robots that were fun to watch on the field.

Congratulations to team 6220 Centripetal who won the Inspire Award and will advance to the FIRST Championship in Houston Texas April 18-21 2018. Continue reading “BC FTC Championship Results”

FIRST Tiara Friday

FIRST knows there’s a place for ladies in the STEM field. On Tiara Friday, FIRST participants show their support for women in STEM by wearing Tiaras.

FIRST Tech Challenge League Three in British Columbia was on Friday Feb. 16, and we celebrated Tiara Friday. League 3 results and combined league results are posted here.

Team Members, Coaches and Volunteers, it’s a FIRST tradition. There’s lots of variety in what is a tiara. Some teams get creative! Here are some pics of people on Tiara Friday. Continue reading “FIRST Tiara Friday”

BC FTC League 3 – Feb 16 – Tiara Friday!

British Columbia FIRST Tech Challenge League Three will be held at St. Michael’s University School (3400 Richmond Ave.) on Wednesday January 24, 2018.

4:00 pm Doors Open and Team Registration

5:00 – 6:00 Robot Inspection

6:30 – 8:00 Matches

8:00 – 8:30 Pack up and leave

Teams will play 5 robot game matches with the scores accumulating to the British Columbia Championships on Feb. 17, 2018. Continue reading “BC FTC League 3 – Feb 16 – Tiara Friday!”

BC FTC League 2 Results

BC’s FTC League 2 event was held January 24 at St. Michael’s University School. 12 teams from BC and Washington State participated.

League 2

Match Results

Match Result Red Blue
Q-1 30-0 R 13724 12156
13459 3491
Q-2 32-70 B 13464 7198
12354 13549
Q-3 4-139 B 13505 12598
13311 11589
Q-4 24-8 R 12156 3491
13549 13464
Q-5 116-38 R 12354 13724
12598 11589
Q-6 40-12 R 13311 13505
7198 13459
Q-7 50-56 B 12156 13549
11589 12354
Q-8 0-131 B 13311 7198
3491 12598
Q-9 26-56 B 13505 13464
13724 13459
Q-10 40-85 B 13549 13311
3491 11589
Q-11 88-14 R 7198 12156
13505 13724
Q-12 125-44 R 13464 13459
12598 12354
Q-13 46-97 B 13549 7198
11589 13724
Q-14 48-113 B 13464 13311
12156 12598
Q-15 33-52 B 13459 13505
3491 12354

MatchMaker Scheduling Software © 2007 Idle Loop Software Design. LLC
FTC Scoring Software © 2017-2018 FIRST®
Match Results generated at 01/24/18 08:22:52 PM

Team Rankings

(just based on League 2 Matches)

Rank Team # Team Name QP RP Highest Matches
1 12598 Green Jelly Beans 10 134 139 5
2 7198 Cyborg Ferrets 10 104 131 5
3 12354 Belmont Bytes 6 197 116 5
4 13549 EMCS Robotics 6 176 70 5
5 13311 ORBO 6 104 113 5
6 11589 Fusion 4 178 139 5
7 13464 Fission 4 158 125 5
8 13724 BUILD IT 4 124 97 5
9 13459 Gear Girls 4 115 56 5
10 13505 ROBO 4 89 88 5
11 12156 PSII 2 120 50 5
12 3491 FIX IT 0 81 40 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 Scoring Software © 2017-2018 FIRST®
Team Rankings generated at 01/24/18 08:22:52 PM

BC FIRST Tech Challenge League Two – January 24

January 24 , 2018 4:00 – 8:00pm St. Michael’s University School

BC FTC League One Event

British Columbia FIRST Tech Challenge League Two will be held at St. Michael’s University School (3400 Richmond Ave.) on Wednesday January 24, 2018.

4:00 pm Doors Open and Team Registration

4:30 – 5:30 Robot Inspection

6:00 – 8:00 Matches

8:00 – 8:30 Pack up and leave

Teams will play 5 robot game matches with the scores accumulating to the British Columbia Championships on Feb. 17, 2018.

FTC Results from League One

FTC League One Results

SMUS Campus Map