Arizona & New Mexico Championship Results

Arizona & New Mexico Championship Results Congrats to all 48 teams that competed at last weekend's Championship, and a huge thank...

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Albuquerque & Chandler Results; World Championship & Jump Start

FIRST® Tech Challenge World Championship Waitlist
The FIRST Tech Challenge Championship Waitlist is open! The deadline to apply is February 14, 2019. Learn more about the details of our lottery system and notifications in the latest blog post from FIRST.

FIRST Tech Challenge Jump Start
Looking to add a 2nd team at your school? Is another school in your district excited to start at team for next season? Spread the word about the FIRST Tech Challenge Jump Start program! Jump Start allows teams to register for the 2019/2020 season and get a robot kit now, and have their registration fee waived when the season opens in May. See more details here. 

Is your Team interested in Volunteering at Championship? 
We still need several support roles filled, including queuers, practice field monitors, and a safety crew. We also still need a handful of judges and referees (must be a high school graduate for these roles.) If your team is interested in volunteering, please contact Christine directly for a list of roles available and instructions for registering to volunteer. Volunteers must be registered by February 11, and walk-on volunteers will not be able to be accepted. 

Albuquerque Event Results
Congrats to all the teams that competed in Albuquerque, and thank you to FTC Team 7582 Griffin Robotics for putting on such an awesome event!

Inspire Award: 10348, Gear Masters
Winning Alliance: 6929, Data Force & 12724, BioHazard Robotics Detail
Finalist Alliance: 14571, Marvels & 7813, Space Force
Think Award: 11298, Die Krieger
Connect Award: 11054, Brain Hackers
Rockwell Collins Innovate Award: 14999, Prestige Worldwide
Design Award: 14571, The Marvels
Motivate Award: 15516, Eagles MX
Control Award: 12724, BioHazard Robotics Detail

Teams Advancing to the Championship: 
10348, Gear Masters
12724, BioHazard Robotics Detail
11054, Brain Hackers
8955, R2D2
7582, Griffin Eagles

Chandler Event Results
Congrats to all the teams that competed in Chandler, and thank you to FTC Team 2844 Valley X for putting on such an awesome event!

Inspire Award: 8081, Knights of the Lab Table
Winning Alliance: 13604, Alumin-nati & 12604, Tiger Blue & 11980, Team Viper
Finalist Alliance: 12767, Catholic Master Builders & 2944, T-REX & 5661, Wolves Robotics 1
Think Award: 10523, Dragons
Connect Award: 11980, Team Viper
Rockwell Collins Innovate Award: 12604, Tiger Blue
Design Award: 6174, Automatons
Motivate Award: 5661, Wolves Robotics 1
Control Award: 12767, Catholic Master Builders
Judges Award: 11666, Griffin Robotics

Teams Advancing to the Championship: 
2944, T-REX
12604, Tiger Blue
6174, Automatons
5661, Wolves Robotics 1
2844, Valley X

Saturday, January 26, 2019

January 26 Live Streams

Good Luck to all the teams competing at the Albuquerque & Chandler Qualifiers this weekend!

Albuquerque Live Stream:

Check out all the action here 

Thank you to the CocoNuts for providing the Albuquerque live stream. 

Chandler Live Stream:

Check out all the action here


Thank you to Valley Christian High School for providing the live stream.

GO TEAMS!!!

Monday, January 21, 2019

Information for AZ & NM Championship Teams

Information for AZ & NM Championship Teams

Congrats to the teams that have qualified for the AZ & NM Championship! This page will be updated with more information as it becomes available. Please check back frequently. We will also send updates via email. Updated March 13, 2019


We hope you all enjoyed your extra month to work on your robots :) We're ready to have a great event next week!

Schedule for March 22 & 23, 2019
FRIDAY
4 pm: Pits open, inspection begins
6 pm: Coach & Driver meetings (Coaches at Grand Canyon, Drivers at Enchantment)
8 pm: Pits close

SATURDAY
7 am: Pits open, inspection continues
7:45 a: Judging interviews begin
9:45 a: Opening Ceremony, Qualifying matches begin immediately after
11:45 a: Lunch
12:45 p: Qualifying matches resume
3:00 p: Alliance Selection
3:45 p: Division Playoffs
5:00 p: Championship Playoffs
5:30 p: Awards
6:30 p: Estimated time for event to end

Times subject to change depending on how the day plays out. Judging schedule will be emailed to you and is available under Championship Info. A division list is also available under the Championship info. 

Parking
The parking lot right by the Fieldhouse is reserved for volunteers, and available for 10 minutes per team to load into the pits.To get to team check-in, please take the walking path around the building to the east side of the Fieldhouse and enter through the lobby. Teams need to park behind the Cline Library. Please see the map under Championship information. 

AND NOW...The Announcement you've ALL been waiting for...
We're pleased to announce that the Arizona and New Mexico Championship will advance FOUR teams to the FIRST World Championship in Houston April 17-20, 2019! 

That means our guaranteed spots are the Inspire Award Winner, the Captain of the Winning Alliance, the 1st Inspire Award runner up, and the 1st Pick of the Winning Alliance. 

Keep in mind that this is the Winning Alliance for the whole CHAMPIONSHIP - in other words, your alliance has to win your division, and then win two matches against the winning alliance from the other division. Please be sure to prep your team representatives for alliance selection. 

Remember also that the awards are chosen from all 48 competing teams. Each division will have a Judge's Award, but all other awards are chosen from the whole pool of teams, regardless of division. There is only one set of awards, not two. 


Food Drive
We're collecting food to support the Flagstaff Family Food Center. Please rally your team to bring non-perishable food items. The items most needed are: Canned soups, vegetables and fruit, pasta, beans, rice, peanut butter, tuna, and other items with a long shelf-life. CONTEST: The team with the most items donated to student ratio will win a prize! 

Hotel Rates
Flagstaff has LOTS of hotels, but a couple have offered discounted rates for teams. See the list under Championship Information to the right for information on booking.

Reminders
  • Payment for Championship is due! The Championship entry fee is $225.
  • Pit assignments and a judging schedule will be sent out a few days prior to the Championship. We will make an effort to have teams from the same school near each other in the pits, even if they end up in different divisions. 
  • Tips for traveling in winter weather: Plan extra time before and after the event for travel. Travel during daylight hours whenever possible. Be ready to get to Flagstaff before dark on Friday, or come up Saturday morning, and possibly stay the night on Saturday. 
  • We will advance teams from the Championship directly to the FIRST World Championship in Houston. Start your fundraising efforts early for travel and entry fees. 
Dining - UPDATED
Because NAU is on spring break, the dining on campus is closed on Saturday. Einstein Bros and Starbucks in the Union will be open Friday from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. 

There are numerous easy restaurants within a short drive or even walking distance of the NAU campus. Your best bet is anything along Milton, the main road. Selections include Chick Fil-A, Smash Burger, Burger King, Wendy's, McDonalds, Panda Express, Chipotle, Crystal Creek Sandwiches, Dominos, Chili's, NiMarco's Pizza, Starbucks, Habit Burger....the list goes on! 

Compass Award - Deadline has passed, good luck to all who applied
  • The deadline for submissions was Tuesday, February 19 at Noon! 
Promote Award - Deadline has passed, good luck to all who applied
  • The deadline for submissions was Tuesday, February 19 at Noon! 

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Queen Creek & Alamogordo Results

IMPORTANT: THE LAST OPPORTUNITY TO NOMINATE STUDENTS FOR DEAN'S LIST IS TODAY AT 9:59 PM MOUNTAIN TIME!!!! See the Dean's List Information to the right to get your submission prepared. 

FIRST® Tech Challenge World Championship Waitlist
The FIRST Tech Challenge Championship Waitlist is open! The deadline to apply is February 14, 2019. Learn more about the details of our lottery system and notifications in the latest blog post from FIRST.

Alamogordo Event Results
Congrats to all the teams that competed in Alamogordo, and thank you to FTC Team 8955 R2D2 for putting on such an awesome event!

Inspire Award: 6929, Data Force
Winning Alliance: 6929, Data Force & 10984, Beep Patrol
Finalist Alliance: 14599, Weapons of Mass Construction & 14571, The Marvels
Think Award: 13517, CPR
Connect Award: 10984, Beep Patrol
Rockwell Collins Innovate Award: 11298, Die Krieger
Design Award: 12724, BioHazard Robobotics Detail
Motivate Award: 7649, Botrregos Jr
Control Award: 14571, The Marvels
Judges Award: 12338, Mescalero Apache Chiefs

Teams Advancing to the Championship: 
6929, Data Force
11298, Die Krieger
7649, Botrregos, Jr


Queen Creek Event Results
Congrats to all the teams that competed in Queen Creek, and thank you to FTC Team 10523 Dragons for putting on such an awesome event!

Inspire Award: 12241, Paragon Panthers
Winning Alliance: 4216, Rise of Hephaestus & 8081, Knights of the Lab Table & 13309, botCatz
Finalist Alliance: 14999, Prestige Worldwide & 12568, Vibrant Robotics & 12241, Paragon Panthers
Think Award: 14584, Pioneer 327
Connect Award: 13309, ITSA botCatz
Rockwell Collins Innovate Award: 8995, Jaegers
Design Award: 12892, White Mountain Robotics Juggerbots
Motivate Award: 4216, Rise of Hephaestus
Control Award: 12568, Vibrant Robotics

Teams Advancing to the Championship: 
4216, Rise of Hephaestus
14584, Pioneer 327
14999, Prestige Worldwide
14835, Robo-Warriors
10523, Dragons
11980, Team Viper

Friday, January 11, 2019

Live Streams for January 12

Good Luck to all the teams competing at the Alamogordo and Queen Creek Qualifiers this weekend!

Unfortunately we're not able to live stream the events this weekend because of internet issues at the venues. Look for results coming next week.

GO TEAMS!!!

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Happy New Year!

HAPPY 2019 FIRST Tech Challenge Teams!!!!

Spots Available at January Qualifiers
There are a handful of spots available at January Qualifying Tournaments.

January 12 Alamogordo - 1 spot
January 12 Queen Creek - 1 spot
January 26 Albuquerque - 1 spot
January 26 Chandler - 1 spot

If your team is interested in competing at any of these events, please contact Christine directly. First come, first served! 

LAST Dean's List Deadline Coming Up!
You have a student on your team, who above all others, demonstrates leadership, has an entrepreneurial spirit, and is dedicated to increasing awareness of FIRST®. FIRST® Tech Challenge students are changing the world – help the change-maker on your team further their potential and nominate them for the Dean’s List Award.

Dean's List Nominations for all February tournaments is coming up on Tuesday, December 15 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time. THIS IS OUR REGION'S LAST CHANCE TO NOMINATE!

Teams competing in the West Valley and Duel qualifiers must submit their nominations by the deadline via your Dashboard. See the Dean's List resources to the right for more information. 

Maryland Invitational
Teams are welcome to apply to the Maryland FIRST Tech Challenge Invitational, taking place June 29-30, 2019 at the John Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. More information can be found here. 

Good luck to the teams competing in Alamogordo and Queen Creek this weekend!!