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Central League Tournament

Event Information
Tuesday  4/6/2021 7:30 PM
  Opening Ceremonies (Web Conferencing)
Wednesday  4/7/2021 12:00 AM  Competition Submission Window Opens (Remote Scoring System)
Friday 4/9/2021 7:30 PM  Drivers Meeting (Web Conferencing)
Saturday 4/10/2021
 7:00 AM  Judging Materials Submission Window Closes (Remote Scoring System)

 AM  Judging Interviews (see Remote Scoring System for time slot & web conferencing)

  PM  Follow-up Judging (see Remote Scoring System for time slot & web conferencing)
Sunday 4/11/2021 12 Noon  Competition Submission Window Closes

  4:00 PM  Awards & Closing Ceremonies (Web Conferencing)
Monday 4/12/2021   Event Results Posted to ftc-events.firstinspires.org (Results for this event)
     Trophies Mailed to Award Winners

Remote Event

Registration for Remote League Events is required and team must compete in at least 2 League Meets to be eligible to compete in the League Tournament.

Registration Information

Participating Teams

CountTeam #Team NameOrganizationLocation
1118Steel HornetsEmmaus High SchoolEmmaus, PA
26378JayBotsCentral Columbia High SchoolBloomsburg, PA
36964IgutechNeighborhood TeamBethlehem, PA
49242GearHoundsYork Country Day SchoolYork, PA
510353MetalWorksIndependentLancaster, PA
610771Le PamplemousseFreedom High SchoolBethlehem, PA
711208Kardia RoboticsKardia Learning CenterReading, PA
811349VorTechSchool District of Lancaster - McCaskey CampusLancaster, PA
911830RarbotsRed Lion Senior HighRed Lion, PA
1012564TechnionCommunityMechanicsburg, PA
1114130To Be DeterminedFamily/CommunityLancaster, PA
1214464AI RoboticsHomeMechanicsburg, PA
1316269Guthrie GeeksGuthrie Memorial LibraryHanover, PA
1416330JavengersPACARMechanicsburg, PA
1516354Phobos AresCentre County 4H RoboticsBellefonte, PA
1616466Technological IntelligenceCovenant Christian AcademyHarrisburg, PA
1716618EnginEaglesLititz Christian SchoolLititz, PA
1817388Red TornadoesSchool District of LancasterLancaster, PA

Tournament Results

Full Event Results

Competition Results

Congratulations to the top placing teams:
  • 1st Rank: Team 16330 Javengers
  • 2nd Rank: Team 12564 Technion
  • 3rd Rank: Team 6964 Igutech
  • 4th Rank: Team 14464 AI Robotics

Tournament Rankings

RankTeam #Team NameRPTBP1TBP2HSPlayedCounted
414464AI Robotics30079488652822415
814130To Be Determined20785079551983615
910771Le Pamplemousse182323512301941815
10118Steel Hornets17444928401863015
1216466Technological Intelligence13905043001382415
1316269Guthrie Geeks1236895651131815
1417388Red Tornadoes12245313151492415
1511208Kardia Robotics11574614201351815
1716354Phobos Ares818120520653015

 Judged Awards

Design Award

The Design Award recognizes design elements of the Robot that are both functional and aesthetic. The Design Award is presented to Teams that incorporate industrial design elements into their solution. These design elements could simplify the Robot's appearance by giving it a clean look, be decorative in nature, or otherwise express the creativity of the Team. The Robot should be durable, efficiently designed, and effectively address the game challenge.
Here is what the judges had to say:

This team had a strong portfolio of design iterations for their robot. Their intake and shooter both faced the challenge head on. Their well implemented odometry and ring stack detection left the other teams green with envy. 

Winner: Team 6964 Igutech

2nd Place: Team 14130 To Be Determined

Motivate Award

This Team embraces the culture of FIRST and clearly shows what it means to be a team. This judged award celebrates the Team that represents the essence of the FIRST Tech Challenge competition through Gracious Professionalism and general enthusiasm for the overall philosophy of FIRST and what it means to be a FIRST Tech Challenge Team. This is a Team who makes a collective effort to make FIRST known throughout their school and community, and sparks others to embrace the culture of FIRST.
Here is what the judges had to say:

This team got their motivation from meeting robotic experts and from mentoring future robot enthusiasts. The team vision is to motivate their community and foster interest in STEM. They brought TECHNICAL smarts to meeting their team goals.

Winner: Team 16466 Technological Intelligence

2nd Place: Team 9242 GearHounds

Control Award sponsored by Arm, Inc.

The Control Award celebrates a Team that uses sensors and software to increase the Robot's functionality in the field. This award is given to the Team that demonstrates innovative thinking to solve game challenges such as autonomous operation, improving mechanical systems with intelligent control, or using sensors to achieve better results. The control component should work consistently in the field.
Here is what the judges had to say:

This team's control video clearly demonstrated their autonomous programming. Their TECH further enhanced their tele-op. It must've taken a WHIRLWIND of activity to get it all done.

Winner: Team 11349 VorTech

2nd Place: Team 12564 Technion

The Collins Aerospace Innovate Award

The Collins Aerospace Innovate Award celebrates a Team that thinks outside the box and has the ingenuity, creativity and inventiveness to make their designs come to life. This judged award is given to the Team that has the most innovative and creative Robot design solution to any specific components in the FIRST Tech Challenge game. Elements of this award include elegant design, robustness, and "out of the box" thinking related to design. This award may address the design of the whole Robot or of a sub-assembly attached to the Robot. The creative component must work consistently, but a Robot does not have to work all the time during Matches to be considered for this award.
Here is what the judges had to say:

This team found a new and different way for their ring intake. They steadily turned their innovation into a reality. Archimedes himself would be proud of their twin screw design.

Winner: Team 6378 JayBots

2nd Place: Team 118 Steel Hornets

Connect Award

The Connect Award is given to the Team that most connects with their local science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) community. A true FIRST team is more than a sum of its parts and recognizes that engaging their local STEM community plays an essential part in their success. The recipient of this award is recognized for helping the community understand FIRST, the FIRST Tech Challenge, and the Team itself. The Team that wins the Connect Award actively seeks and recruits engineers and explores the opportunities available in the world of engineering, science and technology. This Team has a clear Team plan and has identified steps to achieve their goals.

Here is what the judges had to say:

This team connected to FTC and FLL teams and to technical communities both in their region and internationally. Their outreach consisted of recorded YouTube videos and they also served as on-demand support. This team didn't rely on Artificial Intelligence but cultivated real connections within the technical community.

Winner: Team 14464 AI Robotics

2nd Place: Team 16466 Technological Intelligence

Think Award

The Think Award is given to the Team that best reflects the journey the Team took as they experienced the engineering design process during the build season. The engineering content within the portfolio is the key reference for Judges to help identify the most deserving Team. The Team's engineering content must focus on the design and build stage of the Team's Robot.

Here is what the judges had to say:

This team's INCREDIBLE journey was clear all the way through their comprehensively illustrated portfolio. Their sustainable outreach, MECHANICAL iteration, and JAVA coding were all engaging to read. Their step-by-step design process was HEROICALLY documented. 

Winner: Team 16330 Javengers

2nd Place: Team 11208 Kardia Robotics

Inspire Award

The Inspire Award is given to the team that best embodies the "challenge" of the FIRST Tech Challenge program. The Team that receives this award is a strong ambassador for FIRST programs and a role model FIRST Team. This Team is a top contender for many other judged awards and is a gracious competitor. The Inspire Award winner is an inspiration to other Teams, acting with Gracious Professionalism® both on and off the playing field. This Team shares their experiences, enthusiasm and knowledge with other team, sponsors, their community, and the Judges. Working as a unit, this Team will have showed success in performing the task of designing and building a Robot.

Here is what the judges had to say:

Many of this well-rounded team's members came up from FLL and their number one goal for this season was to advance to States. This team put forth an exemplary effort to promote STEM to potential future FTC students by providing webinars and STEM activities that could be done from home. Their NEON green rollers successful implented their high-TECH trajectory analysis.

Winner: Team 12564 Technion

2nd Place: Team 16330 Javengers

Advancing to the Pennsylvania FTC Championship Tournament

The following teams earned their way to the 2020-2021 Pennsylvania FTC Championship Tournament per FTC Game Manual 1 Order of Advancement:

 Rank Team # Team Name Award
12564 Technion Inspire Award Winner
216330 Javengers Highest Ranked Team not previously advanced
36964 Igutech Highest Ranked Team not previously advanced
414464 AI Robotics Highest Ranked Team not previously advanced
511349 VorTech Highest Ranked Team not previously advanced
69242 GearHounds Highest Ranked Team not previously advanced
76378 JayBots Collins Aerospace Innovate Award Winner
814130 To Be Determined Highest Ranked Team not previously advanced