2017-2018 Season

The The 2016-2017 game is called FIRST RELIC RECOVERYThe object of the game will be announced at Season Kickoff. 

Pennsylvania FIRST Tech Challenge Events

Pennsylvania FIRST Tech Challenge events for the 2017-2018 season. Qualifying Tournaments and the Championship Tournament follow the Tournaments format. This calendar of events contains Pennsylvania FIRST Robotics hosted events and select Team hosted events. Unless specified, the events listed below are Pennsylvania FIRST Robotics hosted events.

Register for the events below will open in AugustRegistration for Qualifiers is opens after the Season Kickoff.


 Event Type

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

September 2017
Saturday Sept 9 Kickoff Pennsylvania FTC Season Kickoff
 East: Penn State Great Valley
 West: Penn State New Kensington

Sept 13
Coaches Call Coaches Call #1
Sept 14
Coaches Call Coaches Call #2
Sept 16
Workshop & Demo
girlPOWER Workshop & FTC Demo

GirlPOWER- FRC Off-Season Competition

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

October 2017


November 2017

Saturday Nov 4

Scrimmage Ramp Riot Scrimmage

Ramp Riot - FRC Off-Season Competition
Wissahickon High School
Lower Cafeteria
521 Houston Rd
Ambler, PA

December 2017

Dec 2

Hat Tricks Qualifying Tournament
Hatboro-Horsham High School 899 Horsham Rd
Horsham, PA

January 2018

Saturday Jan 6

Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Qualifying Tournament
Oxford Area High School

Saturday Jan 27

South Central Pennsylvania Regional Qualifying Tournament Penn State York 
Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center 

February 2018

Feb 10

Lehigh Valley Qualifying Tournament Emmaus High School
Cafeterias 1 and 2
800 Pine St
Emmaus, PA

Feb 24

Championship Pennsylvania FTC Championship Tournament Dallastown Intermediate School 
94 Beck Rd
York, PA

FIRST Tech Challenge East Super-Regional

FIRST Tech Challenge 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 one of the two 2018 FIRST Championships.

Pennsylvania FIRST Robotics is honored to host the East Super-Regional again in 2018.  See http://www.ftceast.org for details.

FIRST Championships

The 2017 FIRST Championships will be held in Houston, Texas and Detroit, Michigan. See http://www.firstchampionship.org for details