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2013-2014 Season

The 2013-2014 game is called Block Party!  The object of the Game is to attain a higher Score than the opposing Alliance by placing Blocks in various Goals on the Pendulum or Floor Scoring Areas.

Below is a list of Pennsylvania FTC events for the 2013-2014 season. Qualifying Tournaments and the Championship Tournament followed the Tournaments format.

Philadelphia City teams will again participate in a FIRST FTC pilot to test an alternative format to the standard day-long tournaments. The goal of this format is to better match with other successful interscholastic activities including track, swim, wrestling, and other meet structures. See in a Robot Meet for details of this pilot format.



Pennsylvania FTC Events

 Date  Event Name  Venue  Location (Google Maps)

9/7/2013


Kick-off 

Pennsylvania FTC Season Kick-off
 East: TCHS-Brandywine
 Central: Millersville University
 West: Carnegie Mellon / 
           National Robotics Engineering Center
 
10/5/2013

 
Kick-off

Philadelphia City teams only

 
Gymnasium
 

 
10/12/2013

 
FTC Demo
 
GirlPOWER FTC Demo
GirlPOWER- FRC Off-Season Competition (Firebirds website)

 
 
 
 10/19/2013
 
Workshop / Scrimmage

 
Duel on the Delaware Workshop & Scrimmage
Duel on the Delaware - FRC Off-Season Competition (MOE website)

 
Salem Community College
Davidow Hall
 
 
10/25/2013

 
Kick-off
 
Delaware County FTC Season Kick-off

Granite Run Mall
Mall Entrance #3

 
1067 W Baltimore Pike
Media, PA
 
11/2/2013

 
Scrimmage
 

 
Wissahickon High School
Lower Cafeteria
 
 
11/9/2013


 
Workshop / Scrimmage
 
 
Gymnasium
 
 
11/16/2013



Workshop / Scrimmage
 
Drive It! - Philadelphia Workshop & Scrimmage
 
Central High School
Cafeteria
 
1700 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 
11/16/2013

 
Qualifying
Tournament

 

Oxford Area High School
Gymnasium
 
 
11/20/2013


 
Philadelphia
Meets
 
Philadelphia City Schools Only
 
College of Engineering Building
Room 102 Exhibition Hall (off lobby)

 
 
11/21/2013

 
Philadelphia
Meets

 
Philadelphia City Schools Only
 
College of Engineering Building
Room 102 Exhibition Hall (off lobby)

 

12/7/2013 

Qualifying
 Tournament
 

Eastern Pennsylvania Regional Qualifying Tournament

Montgomery County Community College
Physical Education Center

 
12/14/2013



 
FTC Demo
and
Scrimmage

 FTC Robot Demo and Scrimmage
at the OJR FLL Regional Qualifier (24 FLL teams)
hosted by
 4185 Silver Soldiers, 7416 Silver Spartans
4134 Wrench in the Works, 5944 Live Wire

 
Owen J Roberts Middle School
9 am - 4 pm
 
881 Ridge Road
Pottstown, PA
 
12/16/2013

 
FTC Demo
 
FIRST Programs Demo
hosted by
GSEP Robotics Patrol #5426
Jr FLL The Cookie Crumbs, Jr FLL The Shortbreads
FLL Tough Cookies, FLL Smart Cookies
FTC 7127 Tin Mints, FRC 4575 Tin Mints

 
Granite Run Mall
Boscov's court
4 pm - 8 pm
 
1067 W Baltimore Pike
Media, PA
 
12/21/2013


 
FTC Demo
 
FIRST Programs Demo
hosted by
Friends of 401 MASH Teams

 
JCPenney Court (Main Level)
10 am - 3 pm
 

1/11/2014


Qualifying
Tournament


PA Rookies Qualifying Tournament
Registration restrictions.  Click on link for details.
 
Owen J Roberts High School
Cafeteria


 
1/15/2014


 
Philadelphia
Meets
 
Philadelphia City Schools Only
 
College of Engineering Building
Room 102 Exhibition Hall (off lobby)

 
 
1/16/2014

 
Philadelphia
Meets

 
Philadelphia City Schools Only
 
College of Engineering Building
Room 102 Exhibition Hall (off lobby)

 
 
1/18/2014


 
Qualifying
  Tournament
 
Southwestern Pennsylvania Regional Qualifying Tournament
 
Shady Side Academy Senior School
Curry Gymnasium
 
423 Fox Chapel Road
Pittsburgh, PA 

1/25/2014
 

Qualifying
  Tournament
 

South Central Pennsylvania Regional Qualifying Tournament 

Penn State York 
Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center

 
2/8/2014

 
Philadelphia
Meets

 
Philadelphia City Schools Only
 
 
 
2/22/2013
 
Qualifying
Tournament

 
Lehigh Valley Regional Qualifying Tournament


 
Emmaus High School
Cafeterias 1 and 2
 
800 Pine St.
Emmaus, PA

3/1/2014 

Championship
 Tournament


Pennsylvania FTC Championship Tournament
 
Millersville University
Student Memorial Center


Shenks Lane
Millersville, PA
 



FTC Eastern US Super-Regional


Beginning in the 2013-2014 season, FTC teams in the United States will advance from state or regional-level Championship Tournaments to one of four Super-Regional Tournaments, before advancing to the FTC World Championship. The introduction of a new advancement tier allows FTC to maintain a sustainable event structure, continue offering merit-based advancement and increase the level of competition. The four Super-Regional tournaments will be hosted in Northern California (West Super-Regional), Texas (South Super-Regional), Iowa (North Super-Regional) and Pennsylvania (East Super-Regional). Super-Regionals are FIRST-endorsed events and are expected to expand outside of the U.S. in the future.  For more details, please visit http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/ftc/super-regionals.







72 teams from Maine through Virginia will compete in the East Super-Regional Championship Tournament. It will be held April 3-5, 2014 at the York Expo Center in historic York, Pennsylvania - see http://www.ftceast.org for complete details.  The Pennsylvania FTC Championship Tournament will advance 9 teams to the East Super-Regional Tournament.






FTC World Championship

The 2013-2014 FTC World Championship will be held April 23-26, 2014, at the Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Mo.