2020-2021 Season



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Pennsylvania FIRST Tech Challenge Events

Pennsylvania FIRST Tech Challenge events for the 2020-2021 season. This calendar of events contains Pennsylvania FIRST Robotics managed events plus select Team Powered (team hosted and managed) events. Unless specified, the events listed below are Pennsylvania FIRST Robotics managed events.

Registering for Events
  • Kickoffs and Coaches Calls
    • Registration is requested for planning purposes, but not required.
  • Virtual Workshops
    • Registration is requested for planning purposes, but not required.
  • Remote Scrimmages
    • Registration is automatic for teams who have paid their FIRST team registration fee AND have both primary and secondary coaches YPP screened.
  • Remote League Events
    • Register your team for League Events at Event Registration and pay the League Event Registration Fee. Registration closes February 28, 2021.
    • Teams will be assigned to a League as described in Season Overview and automatically registered for each of the 5 League Meets.
    • Teams are encouraged to compete in as many of their League Meets as they can, but must compete in at least 2 Meets to be eligible for the League Tournament. Eligible teams will be automatically registered for their League Tournament.
  • Pennsylvania FTC Championship 
    • Invited teams must register at Event Registration and pay the Championship Event Registration Fee
    • Registration for the Pennsylvania FTC Championship is due 1 week after your team's qualifying date.

With FIRST extending the season, we have adjusted our schedule to allow more time for teams to start/form and enable them to participate in official Pennsylvania FTC events this season.

In the late January 2021, the number of Leagues and the counties included each League will be reviewed and potentially adjusted based on the 2020-2021 team registrations at that time. The 4 Leagues identified here were derived based on 2020-2021 team registrations.

For the 2020-2021 Season, participation in the Pennsylvania FTC Scrimmages, League events and Championship Tournament is limited to Pennsylvania FTC Teams.

Add an event to your calendar - click on the iCal link to download an iCalendar file, then open it and save it in your mobile or desktop calendar program.


 Date

 Event Type

Event Name 
Click on event name for event details web page
Conferencing Link /
Opening Ceremonies
Event Results /
Closing Ceremonies

September 2020
     
Sat
Sept 12
Virtual
Kickoff
Pennsylvania FTC Season Kickoff (11:00)
FTC Kickoff Celebration and Game Reveal (12:00)
GoToWebinar (register ahead)
FIRSTtv (register ahead)

Wed
Sept 16
7:30 PM
Coaches Call
Coaches Call #1
RingCentral Meeting
Wed
Sept 23
7:30 PM
Coaches Call Coaches Call #2 RingCentral Meeting
Thurs
Sept 24
7:30 PM
Virtual Workshop Game Q&A with PA Head Refs
(coaches and students invited)
RingCentral Meeting
(recording)

October 2020
     
Wed
Oct 14
7:30 PM
Coaches Call Coaches Call #3
RingCentral Meeting
Thurs
Oct 15
7:30 PM
Virtual Workshop Game Q&A with PA Head Refs #2
(coaches and students invited)
RingCentral Meeting
(recording)

November 2020
     
Sunday
Nov 1
7:00 PM
Webinar Blocks Programming Webinar
#1 - Introduction & Simple Teleop
GoToWebinar
(recording)
Sunday
Nov 8
7:00 PM
Webinar Blocks Programming Webinar
#2 - Autonomous Programming
GoToWebinar
(recording)
Sunday
Nov 15
7:00 PM
Webinar Blocks Programming Webinar
#3 - Debugging Techniques
GoToWebinar
(recording)
Tuesday
Nov 24
7:30 PM
Virtual Workshop Remote Event Workshop
(FTC Live Cloud Scoring System) 
RingCentral Meeting
(recording, slides)
Sunday
Nov 22
7:00 PM
Webinar Blocks Programming Webinar
#4 - Using Sensors & Vuforia
GoToWebinar
(recording)

December 2020
     
Wed-Sun
Dec 2-6
Remote
Scrimmage
Remote Scrimmage #1
(Remote Scoring System)
Opening Ceremonies
Tuesday, 12/1 7:30 PM
Event Results
Wednesday
Dec 2
7:30 PM
Virtual Workshop Robot and Field Inspection Q&A #1
(coaches and students invited)
RingCentral Meeting
(recording, slides)
Sunday
Dec 6
7:00 PM
Webinar Blocks Programming Webinar
#5 - Using Functions
GoToWebinar
(recording)
Wed-Sun
Dec 16-20
Remote
Scrimmage
Remote Scrimmage #2
(Remote Scoring System)
Opening Ceremonies
Tuesday, 12/15 7:30 PM
Event Results

January 2021
     
Wed-Sun
Jan 6-10
Remote
Scrimmage
Remote Scrimmage #3
(Remote Scoring System)
Opening Ceremonies
Tuesday, 1/5 7:30 PM
Event Results
Wednesday
Jan 13
7:30 PM
Virtual Workshop Robot and Field Inspection Q&A #2
(coaches and students invited)
RingCentral Meeting
Wed-Sun
Jan 20-24
Remote
Scrimmage
Remote Scrimmage #4
(Remote Scoring System)
Opening Ceremonies
Tuesday, 1/19 7:30 PM
Event Results

February 2021
     
Wed-Sun
Feb 3-7
Remote
Scrimmage
Remote Scrimmage #5
(Remote Scoring System)
Opening Ceremonies
Tuesday, 2/2 7:30 PM
Event Results
Feb TBA
Virtual
Workshop
Remote Judging Practice Sessions #1

Wednesday
Feb 17
7:30 PM
Virtual
Workshop
Robot and Field Inspection Q&A #3
(coaches and students invited)
RingCentral Meeting
Wed-Sun
Feb 17-21
Remote
Meet
League Meet #1
(All Leagues)
(Remote Scoring System)
Opening Ceremonies
Tuesday, 2/16 7:30 PM
Western: Event Results
Central: Event Results
Eastern: Event Results
Philadelphia: Event Results
Wed-Sun
Feb 24-28
Remote
Meet
League Meet #2
(All Leagues)
(Remote Scoring System)
Opening Ceremonies
Tuesday, 2/23 7:30 PM
Western: Event Results
Central: Event Results
Eastern: Event Results
Philadelphia: Event Results
Feb TBA
Virtual
Workshop
Remote Judging Practice Sessions #2

March 2021
     
Wed-Sun
Mar 3-7
Remote
Meet
League Meet #3
(All Leagues)
(Remote Scoring System)
Opening Ceremonies
Tuesday, 3/2 7:30 PM
Western: Event Results
Central: Event Results
Eastern: Event Results
Philadelphia: Event Results
Wed-Sun
Mar 10-14
Remote
Meet
League Meet #4
(All Leagues)
(Remote Scoring System)
Opening Ceremonies
Tuesday, 3/9 7:30 PM
Western: Event Results
Central: Event Results
Eastern: Event Results
Philadelphia: Event Results
Mar TBA
Virtual
Workshop
Remote Judging Practice Sessions #3

Wed-Sun
Mar 17-21
Remote
Meet
League Meet #5
(All Leagues)
(Remote Scoring System)
Opening Ceremonies
Tuesday, 3/16 7:30 PM
Western: Event Results
Central: Event Results
Eastern: Event Results
Philadelphia: Event Results

April 2021
     
Wed-Sat
3/31-4/3
Remote
League
Tournament
Western PA League Tournament
with Remote Judging
(Remote Scoring System)
Opening Ceremonies
Tuesday, 3/30 7:30 PM
Awards & Closing Ceremonies
Sunday 4/4 4:00 PM
Wed-Sat
Apr 7-10
Remote
League
Tournament
Central PA League Tournament
with Remote Judging
(Remote Scoring System)
Opening Ceremonies
Tuesday, 4/6/2021 7:30 PM
Awards & Closing Ceremonies
Sunday 4/11 4:00 PM
Wed-Sat
Apr 14-17
Remote
League
Tournament
Eastern PA League Tournament
with Remote Judging
(Remote Scoring System)
Opening Ceremonies
Tuesday, 4/13/2021 7:30 PM
Awards & Closing Ceremonies
Sunday 4/18 4:00 PM
Wed-Sat
Apr 21-24
Remote
League
Tournament
Philadelphia League Tournament
with Remote Judging
(Remote Scoring System)
Opening Ceremonies
Tuesday, 4/20/2021 7:30 PM
Awards & Closing Ceremonies
Sunday 4/25 4:00 PM

May 2021
     
Sat
May TBA
Championship
Tournament
Pennsylvania FTC Championship
with Remote Judging


Post Season Events
     




FIRST Championships

The 2021 FIRST Championships will be held in Houston, Texas and Detroit, Michigan. See http://www.firstchampionship.org for details