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Pennsylvania FTC Championship Tournament

2012-2013 Pennsylvania Championship Tournament

Event Information

Two Three! teams from the Pennsylvania Championship Tournament will advance to the World Championship Tournament.  FIRST offered an additional World Championship slot to Pennsylvania!

Date / Time
March 3, 2013  7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Millersville University
Marauder Court within the Student Memorial Center
1 South George Street, Millersville, PA

Registration is closed.
Only teams advancing from Pennsylvania Regional Qualifying Tournaments and the Philadelphia Meets may register for the Pennsylvania Championship Tournament.

Millersville University Department of Applied Engineering, Safety & Technology (AEST) hosted the Pennsylvania FTC Championship Tournament.

AESD offered hands-on demonstrations and tours in Osburn Hall (http://www.millersville.edu/aest/COME-VISIT.pdf). There were demonstrations of technologies in action, including robots, 3D printers, computer numerical control machines, and t-shirt printing. It was a great opportunity to explore what’s available and meet with some of the Department’s students and faculty in an informal open house environment. To follow-up will AEST, please visit http://www.millersville.edu/aest or call 717-872-3316.


  7:00 Volunteers Arrive
  7:45 Teams Arrive
 Registration, Hardware, Software, Field Inspection Begins
  8:15 Welcome to Teams
 Review Day's Logistics
  8:15 Judge Interviews Begin
  8:45 Drivers Meeting On Competition Field 
 Followed by Reset Crew Meeting
 10:30 Opening Ceremonies
 10:45 Qualification Matches Begin
 12:30 Lunch Break
  1:30 Qualification Matches Resume
  3:15 Alliance Selection
  3:30 Start Semifinals
  4:30 Start Finals
  5:30 Awards and Closing Ceremonies
  6:00 Event Complete

Participating Teams

Team #NameSchool / OrganizationLocationAdvancement Award
Eastern Pennsylvania Regional Qualifying Tournament
14077MASHFriends of 401West Vincent Township, PAInspire Award Winner
24433Smokin' MotorsConrad Weiser High SchoolRobesonia, PAWinning Alliance Captain
34149TerabytesIndependentMurrysville, PAInspire Award 3rd Place
46191CBHS South Short CircuitCentral Bucks High School SouthWarrington, PAWinning Alliance, 2nd Team Selected
54977LANLordsLancaster FTCMillersville, PAFinalist Alliance, 1st Team Selected
64134Wrench in the WorksChesco RoboticsDowningtown , PARockwell Collins Innovate Award
75944Live WireChesco RoboticsDowningtown, PAPTC Design Award 
South Central Pennsylvania Regional Qualifying Tournament 
8365MOE (The Miracle Workerz)FIRST State RoboticsWilmington, DEInspire Award 2nd place
96208Ratzo RoboticsSonoma AcademyYork, PAInspire Award 3rd place
10237MFS HawksMoorestown Friends SchoolMoorestown, NJThink Award Winner
114185Silver SoldiersGreater Pottstown Area Robotics, Science and Engineering Community/Lockheed MartinNorth Coventry, PAFinalist Alliance Captain
1261OZONEOxford Robotics LimitedOxford, PAConnect Award Winner
135485PROCorning IncorporatedCorning, NYRockwell Collins Innovate Award Winner
14230AmpereUpper Dublin High SchoolFort Washington, PAFinalist Alliance, 2nd Team Selected 
Southwestern Pennsylvania Regional Qualifying Tournament 
156022TBDAurora RoboticsAurora, OHWinning Alliance Captain
166048Girls in BlackHudson STEM AllianceHudson, OH Inspire Award 2nd Place
174127BSOD - Blue Screen of DeathHudson STEM AlliancePeninsula, OHWinning Alliance, 1st Team Selected
186749Iron PenguinsSouthern Local Jr/Sr High SchoolSalineville, OHWinning Alliance, 2nd Team Selected
195526QuasicsGateway High SchoolMonroeville, PAThink Award
203900Return of Comet DonatiPittsburgh Science and Technology AcademyPittsburgh, PAFinalist Alliance, 2nd Team Selected
215754Marburn Academy MarboticsMarburn AcademyColumbus, OHPTC Design Award
Philadelphia Meets
225488RobodragonsFreire Charter SchoolPhiladelphia, PAPhiladelphia Meet Place 1
236552Northeast RoboticsNortheast High SchoolPhiladelphia, PAPhiladelphia Meet Place 2
245505The RoboneersFrankford High SchoolPhiladelphia, PAPhiladelphia Meet Place 3
256676RoboLancers CrimsonCentral High School RoboLancersPhiladelphia, PAPhiladelphia Meet Place 4
266677WarriorsBoys' Latin of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia, PAPhiladelphia Meet Place 5
275320RoboLancers GoldCentral High School RoboLancersPhiladelphia, PAPhiladelphia Meet Place 6
East Central Pennsylvania Regional Qualifying Tournament  
283415Livingston HS LancersLivingston High SchoolLivingston, NJInspire Award Winner
294999Imagine ItImagine It RoboticsPalmyra, PAWinning Alliance, 1st Team Selected
304311Watt The HexSay Watt RoboticsEdison, NJWinning Alliance, 2nd Team Selected
314399AutobotsTCHS-BrandywineDowningtown, PAFinalist Alliance Captain
324500MFS FalconsMoorestown Friends SchoolMoorestown , NJFinalist Alliance, 2nd Team Selected
336045foobarOxford RoboticsOxford, PAPTC Design Award Winner
345356TardisCorning IncorporatedCorning, NYHighest Ranked Team not Previously Ranked 
35110MFS FoxesMoorestown Friends SchoolMoorestown, NJMotivate Award Winner 

Tournament Results

Competition Results

Winning Alliance
    Captain: 4399 Autobots
    1st selected: 4149 Terabytes
    2nd selected: 237 MFS Hawks

Finalist Alliance
    Captain: 4977 LANLords
    1st selected: 4185 Silver Soldiers
    2nd selected: 4077 MASH

See the Elimination Round Team Rankings and 
the full Match Results Details.

Winning Alliance

    4399 Autobots, TCHS-Brandywine, Downingtown, PA
        4149 Terabytes, Murrysville, PA
            237 MFS Hawks, Moorestown Friends School, Moorestown, NJ

Finalist Alliance

    4977 LANLords, Lancaster FTC, Millersville, PA
        4185 Silver Soldiers, Greater Pottstown Area Robotics, Science and Engineering Community/Lockheed Martin, North Coventry, PA
            4077 MASH, Friends of 401, West Vincent Township, PA

Judged Awards

Motivate Award

The Motivate Award recognizes outstanding team spirit shown though costumes and outfits, team support, and other methods of standing out and raising attention. Teams that reach out to their schools and community to raise awareness of FIRST and their FTC efforts have done so in a variety of cool and inventive methods - this winner is no exception. Here is what the judges had to say:

This team impressed the judges with their incredible enthusiasm and sunny disposition. This, despite their long journey from the Aurora Borialis, no longer to be determined, the winner of the motivate award is...

Team 6022 TBD, Aurora Robotics, Aurora, OH

Connect Award

The Connect Award is a bit different than the Motivate Award. Winners of the Connect Award have done a great deal of community outreach not only to spread the word about FIRST but specifically to include engineers, scientists, and other technology professionals into their outreach efforts. This creates connections between teams, FIRST, and the professional world that can last years beyond their participation in FTC. Connect Award winners also develop and execute plans to fund their team including clear goals and objectives - including how they can give back to their community in the future. Here is what the judges had to say:

This team's outreach was a positive influence in the community. From scrimmages to local FTC teams, to mentoring FLL teams around the city, to reaching an international engineering audience and taking on the responsibility of organizing a robotics expo, this team really stands out.

Team 5320 RoboLancers Gold, Philadelphia, PA

Rockwell Collins Innovate Award

The Rockwell Collins Innovate Award is robot specific. It celebrates teams who come up with innovate solutions to the Game Challenge that most others have overlooked. These solutions can't just look good - they've got to work... at least most of the time. Historically, some of the most innovative breakthroughs in science and technology have come when fresh thinking is applied to a known problem. This year's Rockwell Collins Innovate Award winners demonstrated that type of thinking. Here is what the judges had to say:

This team clawed their way to the top of the design category. With a shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand, their robotic arm clearly mimicked human behavior. Now putting on the last T-shirt they'll ever wear, the winner of the Rockwell Collins Innovate Award is...

Team 6048 Girls in Black, Hudson STEM Alliance, Hudson, OH

PTC Design Award

We are happy that PTC has offered to sponsor the PTC Design Award. The intent of this award is to expand the challenge, inspiring teams to incorporate industrial design into their robots. These elements can be shown in the simplicity of the design as it applies to the tasks, the look and feel of the robot, and how the design allows us to think of robots in new ways. The Design aspects must serve a function - but they should also differentiate the robot in a unique fashion - not an easy task with a limited set of parts and game challenge. Here is what the judges had to say:

This team's robot design was heads above the rest. Their 3D modeling was the best in the LAN. They swerved their way to this prestigious award.

Team 4977 LANLords, Lancaster FTC, Millersville, PA

Think Award

Every team at this event has had to think - hopefully a lot. The Think Award recognizes the team that has successfully thought, organized, and documented their journey from their starting point to their final design. The engineering notebook is the record of this journey. Just like in real life, teams that can document their process have the best chance at learning from it and improving on it. Here is what the judges had to say:

This team's notebook should be the model notebook posted on the FTC website. It document's every detail of their elegant design, as well as their process and journey. This team's notebook and robot are far from medieval.

Team 3415 Lancers, Livingston High School, Livingston, NJ

Inspire Award

The Inspire Award is the highest award given by FTC. The winner of the Inspire Award is automatically eligible for advancement to the next tournament level. The Inspire Award winner is the 'prototype' for what we'd like to see all teams achieve as part of the FIRST Tech Challenge. They do many of the things mentioned in the other awards. The difference is that they've tied these together in a comprehensive manner resulting in success in the competition, outreach to the community, robot design, team spirit, and engineering accomplishment. That's a tall order but we've got some great candidates for this award today. Here is what the judges had to say:

When it comes to analyzing problems, developing options, and implementing solutions, this team is exceptional. They are the face of Social Media in FIRST. Their team spirit and gracious professionalism stands out. You can't miss these guys on the street....365 days a year, they are truly a role model for FTC.

Team 365 MOE, FIRST State Robotics, Wilmington, DE

2nd Runner-up: Team 4977 LANLords   3rd Runner-up: Team 4077 MASH

Judge's Award

The Judges Award is given at the discretion of the judges to a team they have encountered whose unique efforts, performance or dynamics merit recognition, yet the team does not fit into any of the existing award categories. Here is what the judges had to say:

Overcoming adversity along the way, this team drove the distance to compete in this competition. Pirating parts from former robots, their team worked feverishly in the PIT. Even though they are from the Iron City, they built their robot from aluminum. The Judge's "Against All Odds" award goes to...

Team 3900 Return of Comet Donati, Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy, Pittsburgh, PA

Advancing to the World FTC Championship Tournament

The following teams who earned their way to the 2012-2013 World FTC Championship Tournament:

 Rank Team # Team Name Award
 Inspire Award Winner
24399 Autobots Winning Alliance Captain
 Inspire Award Winner, 2nd Place