2014-2015 Season



The 2014-2015 game is called Cascade Effect  The object of this season's game is to attain a higher Score than the opposing Alliance by placing golf ball and baseball sized balls in rolling goals and the center structure goal.  See Cascade Effect for a overview of the game and http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/ftc/game for full details.




Pennsylvania FTC Events

Pennsylvania FTC events for the 2013-2014 season. Qualifying Tournaments and the Championship Tournament followed the Tournaments format.

Philadelphia Area teams will participate in a FIRST FTC in a League with Meets - 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.


 Date

 Event Type

Event Name
Click on name for event details
 Venue
Host's website
 Location
Google Maps

September 2014 
     
Saturday
Sept 6
Kick-off  Pennsylvania FTC Season Kick-off
 
PhiladelphiaTemple University
West: Carnegie Mellon / 


 Saturday
Sept 27
 Workshop  
Philadelphia Area League Workshop

 West Philadelphia High School
Gymnasium
 4901 Chestnut Street

October 2014 
     
 Saturday
Oct 18
 Workshop / Scrimmage   
Duel on the Delaware Workshop & Scrimmage

 In conjunction with NJ FTC and DE FTC 
Duel on the Delaware - FRC Off-Season Competition

 Salem Community College
Davidow Hall
 460 Hollywood Avenue
Carneys Point, NJ 
 
Saturday
Oct 18

 Workshop /
Scrimmage
 
Build It! Philadelphia

 Freire Charter High School
Gymnasium
2027 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 
 Saturday
Oct 25
 Demo  
GirlPOWER FTC Demo

GirlPOWER- FRC Off-Season Competition

 Mount St. Joseph Academy  120 W Wissahickon Ave

November 2014 
     
Saturday
Nov 1
Scrimmage
Ramp Riot Scrimmage

Ramp Riot - FRC Off-Season Competition


Wissahickon High School
Lower Cafeteria

 521 Houston Road
 Saturday
Nov 15

 Workshop / Scrimmage  
Drive It! Philadelphia

 Central High School
Cafeteria
 1700 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 
Saturday
Nov 22

 
Qualifying
Tournament

 Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Qualifying Tournament  Oxford Area High School
Gymnasium

December 2014 
     
Saturday
Dec 6
 
Qualifying
Tournament

 
Eastern Pennsylvania Regional Qualifying Tournament

 In conjunction with
Montgomery Count Community College

Wissahickon Middle School
Gymnasium
500 Houston Road
Ambler, PA


Wednesday

Dec 10

Meet  Temple University
College of Engineering Building
Room 102 Exhibition Hall (off lobby)
 1947 N 12th St.

Thursday

Dec 11

 Meet  Philadelphia Area League - Meet 2
 Temple University
College of Engineering Building
Room 102 Exhibition Hall (off lobby)
 1947 N 12th St.
 Saturday
Dec 13
 Scrimmage Pittsburgh Area Scrimmage
Peters Township Middle School
Gymnasium

McMurray, PA

January 2015 
     
Saturday
Jan 10
 
Qualifying Tournament

Central Pennsylvania Regional Qualifying Tournament  Conrad Weiser Middle School
Gymnasium
Wednesday
Jan 14
Meet Philadelphia Area League - Meet 3
 
College of Engineering Building
Room 102 Exhibition Hall (off lobby)


Thursday
Jan 15

Meet Philadelphia Area League - Meet 4  
College of Engineering Building
Room 102 Exhibition Hall (off lobby)

Saturday
Jan 17

Qualifying
Tournament


South Central Pennsylvania Regional Qualifying Tournament

 In conjunction with
Penn State York

Dallastown Intermediate School 
Gymnasium
94 Beck Rd,
York, PA
Saturday
Jan 24

Qualifying
Tournament

Southwestern Pennsylvania Regional Qualifying Tournament 

Shady Side Academy Senior School
Curry Gymnasium 
423 Fox Chapel Road
Pittsburgh, PA 

February 2015 
     
Saturday
Feb 7
League Championship

Philadelphia Area League Championship

 Central High School
Gymnasium
1700 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
Saturday
Feb 14
 Qualifying
Tournament

Lehigh Valley Regional Qualifying Tournament

Emmaus High School
Cafeterias 1 and 2
800 Pine St.
Emmaus, PA
 Saturday
Feb 28
Championship
Pennsylvania FTC Championship Tournament

 Millersville University
Student Memorial Center
 Shenks Lane


FTC East Super-Regional


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.

Pennsylvania FIRST Robotics is honored to host the East Super-Regional again this year.  Details on the 2015 East Super-Regional will be on http://www.ftceast.org as they become available.



FTC World Championship

The 2015 FTC World Championship will be held April 22-25, 2015, in St. Louis, Mo.  The 2015 FIRST Championship is expanding and will encompass several venues throughout downtown St. Louis.  See http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/2015-first-championship for details.