2015-2016 Season

FIRST RES-Q



The 2015-2016 game is called 
FIRST RES-Q  The object of the game is to attain a higher Score than the opposing Alliance by climbing the Mountains, rescuing Climbers, alerting authorities with Rescue Beacons, and clearing Debris. See FIRST RES-Q 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 2015-2016 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.

Register for the events below on the Event Registration page. 

 Date

 Event Type

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

September 2015
     
Saturday
Sept 12
Kick-off  Pennsylvania FTC Season Kick-off

Philadelphia: Temple University
West: Carnegie Mellon / 



Wednesday
Sept 16

Coaches
Call
Philadelphia Area League Coaches Call - 7:00 PM
Eastern Pennsylvania Coaches Call - 8:00 PM
 Philadelphia: GoToMeeting
 East: GoToMeeting

  
Thursday
Sept 17

 Coaches
Call
Central Pennsylvania Coaches Call - 7:00 PM
Western Pennsylvania Coaches Call - 8:00 PM
Central: GoToMeeting
 
         

October 2015 
     
Saturday
Oct 3
Workshop

Program It! Eastern PA

New Technology Workshop and Practice Field

Penn State Great Valley  30 E Swedesford Rd
Malvern, PA
 
Saturday
Oct 10 
 Demo   
GirlPOWER FTC Demo

GirlPOWER- FRC Off-Season Competition

 Mount St. Joseph Academy  120 W Wissahickon Ave
Flourtown, PA 
 
Saturday
Oct 17

Workshop
Build It! Pittsburgh  Bible Baptist Church  200 Elicker Road
Plum, PA
Saturday
Oct 17
 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 24

Workshop
Build It! Philadelphia 
Cafeteria
 
Sunday
Oct 25

Workshop
 Program It! Pittsburgh
New Technology Workshop
 Carnegie Mellon University 
Hamburg Hall - Heinz, Room 1000
 4800 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA
 
Saturday
Oct 31

 Workshop
 Program It! Philadelphia Freire Charter High School
Gymnasium 

November 2015 
     
 
Saturday
Nov 14

Scrimmage

Ramp Riot Scrimmage

Ramp Riot - FRC Off-Season Competition

Wissahickon High School
Lower Cafeteria 
521 Houston Road
Ambler, PA 
 
Saturday
Nov 21

 Workshop
Drive It! Philadelphia   Central High School
Cafeteria
1700 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Saturday
Nov 21

Scrimmage
 The Oxford Open Oxford Area High School
Gymnasium
 705 Waterway Road

December 2015 
     
Saturday
Dec 5
Qualifying
Tournament
Fun Facts

Eastern Pennsylvania Regional Qualifying Tournament

 In conjunction with
Montgomery Count Community College

Wissahickon Middle School
Gymnasium
500 Houston Road
Ambler, PA

Saturday
Dec 12

Scrimmage
Philadelphia Scrimmage
Freire Charter High School
Gymnasium  
Philadelphia, PA 

 Saturday
Dec 12

Scrimmage
Pittsburgh Area Scrimmage Peters Township Middle School
Gymnasium
McMurray, PA
 

January 2016 
     
 
Wednesday
Jan 6

Meet
Philadelphia Area League - Meet 1   Temple University
College of Engineering Building
Room 102 Exhibition Hall (off lobby)
1947 N 12th St.
Philadelphia, PA 

Thursday
Jan 7 

Meet
Philadelphia Area League - Meet 2   Temple University
College of Engineering Building
Room 102 Exhibition Hall (off lobby)
 1947 N 12th St.

Saturday
Jan 9


Qualifying
Tournament
Fun Facts

Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Qualifying Tournament Oxford Area High School
Gymnasium

Saturday
Jan 16 

 Qualifying
Tournament
Fun Facts
Southwestern Pennsylvania Regional Qualifying Tournament   Shady Side Academy Senior School
Curry Gymnasium
423 Fox Chapel Road
Pittsburgh, PA
 
Wednesday
Jan 20

Meet
Philadelphia Area League - Meet 3   Temple University
College of Engineering Building
Room 102 Exhibition Hall (off lobby)
 1947 N 12th St.
 
Thursday
Jan 21

Meet
 Philadelphia Area League - Meet 4  Temple University
College of Engineering Building
Room 102 Exhibition Hall (off lobby)
 1947 N 12th St.
 
Saturday
Jan 30

League Championship
Fun Facts
Philadelphia Area League Championship   Central High School
Gymnasium
1700 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

February 2016 
     

Saturday
Feb 13

 Qualifying
Tournament
Fun Facts

Lehigh Valley Regional Qualifying Tournament

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

Sunday
Feb 14

 Qualifying
Tournament
Fun Facts

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

Saturday
Feb 20

 Qualifying Tournament
Fun Facts
South Central Pennsylvania Regional Qualifying Tournament   Harrisburg High School
Gymnasium
 2451 Market St. Harrisburg, PA 
 Saturday
Feb 27
Championship
Fun Facts

Pennsylvania FTC Championship Tournament

In conjunction with
Penn State York

 Dallastown Intermediate School 
Gymnasium
94 Beck Rd,
York, PA


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 2016 East Super-Regional will be on http://www.ftceast.org as they become available.



FTC World Championship

The 2016 FTC World Championship will be held in St. Louis, Mo.