FTC Events‎ > ‎2020-2021 Season‎ > ‎

Western League Tournament

Event Information
Tuesday  4/20/2021 7:30 PM
  Opening Ceremonies (Web Conferencing)
Wednesday  4/21/2021 12:00 AM  Competition Submission Window Opens (Remote Scoring System)
Friday 4/23/2021 7:30 PM  Drivers Meeting (Web Conferencing)
Saturday 4/24/2021
 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 4/25/2021 12 Noon  Competition Submission Window Closes

  4:00 PM  Awards & Closing Ceremonies (Web Conferencing)
Monday 4/26/2021   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
14149TerabytesIndependentPlum, PA
26549Whoa!BotsSewickley AcademySewickley, PA
36931The Substantial Monocephalic BrainSTEM Robotics TeamBrainSTEM LearningBaden, PA
48393The Giant Diencephalic BrainSTEM Robotics TeamBrainSTEM LearningBaden, PA
58509STEEL SerpentsSTEEL Corp.Pittsburgh, PA
68645Robotic DogesLaurel Highlands Education and RoboticsHollsopple, PA
711792BotsburghScience and Tech for Future GenPittsburgh, PA
812593YantrikCommunity TeamBridgeville, PA
912792Sharon High School Robotics TeamSharon High SchoolSharon , PA
1013474MARS Curiosity?CommunityMars, PA
1116011Fayette County 4HFayette County 4H Robotics Club - Penn State ExtensionUniontown, PA
1216564Digital DevilsCentral Cambria FTCEbensburg, PA
1316725LeoBotsSouth Fayette High SchoolMcDonald, PA
1416762Raider RoboticsSeneca Valley Senior High SchoolHarmony, PA
1516776MARS OpportunityCommunityMars, PA
1618053Before OrangeFamilyPittsburgh, PA
1718603TeraBridgesCommunityPittsburgh, PA

Tournament Results

Full Event Results

Competition Results

Congratulations to the top placing teams:
  • 1st Rank: Team 8393 The Giant Diencephalic BrainSTEM Robotics Team
  • 2nd Rank: Team 8645 Robotic Doges
  • 3rd Rank: Team 12593 Yantrik
  • 4th Rank: Team 16564 Digital Devils

Tournament Rankings

RankTeam #Team NameRPTBP1TBP2HSPlayedCounted
18393The Giant Diencephalic BrainSTEM Robotics Team815413296456113615
28645Robotic Doges4651111612453544215
416564Digital Devils377396610853033615
56931The Substantial Monocephalic BrainSTEM Robotics Team25739307152413015
718053Before Orange23879008052162415
812792Sharon High School Robotics Team23667897751902415
916011Fayette County 4H230510236901674215
1116762Raider Robotics14584853151582415
1313474MARS Curiosity?1065508851432415
148509STEEL Serpents7452252501211815
1716776MARS Opportunity1251045341815

 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 built a robot from the ground up using CAD. Intricately machined, it intakes and transfers rings with clever use of compliance. With WIDESPREAD ARMS and BRIGHT YELLOW PAINT, no rings will pass this robust shooting machine.

Winner: Team 18053 Before Orange

2nd Place: Team 8393 The Giant Diencephalic BrainSTEM Robotics Team

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:

In a year when many activities were paused, this team maintained momentum with outreach that impacted students and the community all the way up to the town leaders. They hosted camps, spoke to their chamber commerce, donated a robot, and worked with an FLL team on a sports mentorship program. These TIGERS rose up to the challenge of their rivals with an eye for spreading the word of FIRST to their community.

Winner: Team 12792 Sharon High Robotics Team

2nd Place: Team 8645 Robotic Doges

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 computer vision found the stack quickly. Their robot went the DISTANCE for their powershots. They made sure that they weren't TRICKed by their encoder counts.

Winner: Team 12593 Yantrik

2nd Place: Team 18053 Before Orange

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 had an innovative approach to intake rings. They used multiple wheels to pull both the rolling and flat rings into their robot. Their angled shooter approach showed a lot of BRAINS.

Winner: Team 6931 The Substantial Monocephalic BrainSTEM Robotics Team

2nd Place: Team 4149 Terabytes

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 INQUISITIVE team made connections with their STEM community to improve their robot design. They added a series of virtual presentations and shared FIRST with their community. This team's connections are OUT OF THIS WORLD.

Winner: Team 13474 MARS: Curiosity?

2nd Place: Team 18603 TeraBridges

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 detailed engineering portfolio left the judges wishing for more. The underlaying math used to design their turret is documented in great detail in their portfolio. From design to code and CAD to Calculus, their portfolio makes a GIANT statement about this team.

Winner: Team 8393 The Giant Diencephalic BrainSTEM Robotics Team

2nd Place: Team 6931 The Substantial Monocephalic BrainSTEM Robotics Team

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:

This team performed well in both technical and community outreach efforts. Their colorful portfolio contained great detail regarding their trajectories for launching rings and the use of auto aiming in their autonomous programming. They hope that SOME DAY people will learn to pronounce their name correctly.

Winner: Team 8645 Robotic Doges

2nd Place: Team 18053 Before Orange

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
8645 Robotic Doges Inspire Award Winner
28393 The Giant Diencephalic BrainSTEM Robotics Team Highest Ranked Team not previously advanced
318053 Before Orange Inspire Award 2nd place
412593 Yantrik Highest Ranked Team not previously advanced
516564 Digital Devils Highest Ranked Team not previously advanced
66931 The Substantial Monocephalic BrainSTEM Robotics Team Highest Ranked Team not previously advanced
713474 MARS: Curiosity? Connect Award Winner
84149 Terabytes Highest Ranked Team not previously advanced