FIRST Tech Challenge 2022-23 Season
The Power is in your hands in POWERPLAY.
In POWERPLAY presented by Raytheon Technologies, FIRST Tech Challenge teams will compete in an energy-driven game and test the limits of performance, efficiency, and endurance as they power their innovations forward.
FIRST Tech Challenge Season in British Columbia
In British Columbia, we’re planning for a season with scrimmages and our Provincial Championship in February 2023. Due to the number of registered FTC teams we now expect there to be some qualifying tournaments held in January 2023.
Kick-off – September 10, 2022, BCIT, Burnaby Vancouver
Teams can choose from watching the online event hosted by FIRST, or attending an in-person event in Vancouver at BCIT.
Open Field Victoria – September 25, 2022 1-4pm University of Victoria
- FTC Workshop – Preparing for Remote Competitions. December 3, 2022 10am. Slides. Workshop recording.
- Teams meeting with Refs, December 18 2022. Workshop recording.
- Teams meeting with Refs, February 21, 2023 Workshop Recording
A scrimmage is an unofficial FIRST Tech Challenge event where Teams help each other improve their Robots,
play Robot Matches and socialize. The following events are supported by FIRST BC and will include robot inspections and a match schedule similar to how a qualifying tournament might look (but without judging). Match results are found in the FIRST FTC Event web site, but the match results do not contribute to qualifying or championship.
- Nov. 26 2022 – FTC Scrimmage 1 – St. Patrick Secondary School, Vancouver. Event details.
- Nov. 26 2022 – FTC Scrimmage 3 – St. Margaret’s School, Victoria. Event details.
- Nov. 27 2022 – FTC Scrimmage 2 – St. Patrick Secondary School, Vancouver. Event details.
- Dec. 3 2022 – FTC Scrimmage – Mount Elizabeth Secondary, Kitimat. Event details.
- Dec. 1-7 2022 – FTC Remote Event (for isolated teams). Event details.
Note: Teams can also hold their own unofficial scrimmages or host an open field where other teams can come and try out their robot on an actual field and maybe play a game or two.
Qualifying Tournaments include Qualification Matches, Elimination Matches, judging sessions and awards. Teams that do well in judged awards and/or in the robot game will advance to the Championship tournament.
- Jan. 28 2023 – Lower Mainland Qualifier, L.A. Matheson, Surrey. Event details. Event live stream recording. Event photos.
- Jan. 28 2023 – Victoria Qualifier, St. Margaret’s. Event details. Event live stream recording.
- Jan. 19-25 2023 – Remote Qualifier. Judging session on Saturday Jan. 21 2023. Event details.
Qualifying tournaments Event results page.
BC FIRST Tech Challenge Championship
February 25/26 2023.
Location: L.A. Matheson, Surrey.
Event Results – match results and team awards.
FTC team photo showcase – Team photos from the POWERPLAY season.