Hi Pennsylvania FTC PA Teams and Volunteers,
Team Registrations: Important Reminder
We will be filling all open slots this week for teams that are on the Waitlist for the remote Keystone League as of Tuesday, Nov 30th. The assignments will be made on December 1st. There are a full 25 open slots for this event.
The Southwestern Qualifier will be filled on Sunday, December 5th for all teams Waitlisted as of Saturday, the 4th.There are currently 14 open slots for this event.
As communicated and per our procedure for processing registration requests, any open slots are offered to teams on Waitlists starting 6 weeks before the Qualifier date. The Priority 1 List is processed first, then the Priority 2 Waitlist, and so on until all slots at the event are filled.
Again, we strongly encourage teams to commit and register for these and other events as soon as possible so as to not miss open windows for your preferred events. It is also a good time for teams that have already registered to review your selections in context to your team’s readiness and assess whether priority updates are in order. Please check out all of the individual event Registration status’ as well as the Registration and Waitlist Summary page for guidance and decision making:
Remote Scrimmage #3 and newly added live Scrimmage:
We will hold the third Remote Scrimmage week for all teams that are eligible (FIRST FTC screened and paid). Remember that teams that meet this criterion are automatically pre-registration and are eligible to participate in the PA FTC Scrimmages. There are two remaining this year:
- Remote Scrimmage #3 – Tue Nov 30, 2021 – Sun Dec 5, 2021
- Remote Scrimmage #4 – Tue Dec 14, 2021 – Sun Dec 19, 2021
We will be holding an Opening Ceremonies / Kickoff Tuesday evening, November 30th at 7:30 PM. This meeting is to specifically address any Scrimmage questions you may and a Remote Scoring System overview, especially for those that have not experienced this App. We will have a similar meeting each Tuesday evening prior to the week-long scrimmage opportunities. For detailed information regarding Remote Scrimmages as well as a link to the Scoring System please go to our website:
As stated before, you may not feel that your team is ready for any competitions at this time but if you can play the Freight Frenzy Challenge, no matter how crude or sophisticated then this is your opportunity. Remember that Scrimmages do not count towards advancement in any way, shape or form; they are really formal practice sessions where your team can learn, use the scoring system and share results. Please feel free to join and enjoy whenever you can between now and the 4th scrimmage in mid-December.
Green and Red Scrimmage:
On Saturday December 18, 2021 we have added a new, live Scrimmage to the calendar thanks to the Mars Robotics Association as supported by FTC Team 13474 MARS: Curiosity?, FTC Team 16776 MARS: Opportunity!, and FTC Team 20079 MARS: Ingenuity. This is an exciting opportunity and open to all PA teams. The Green and Red Scrimmage will be held from 8:30 AM through 3:30 PM at:
Glade Run UP Church
1091 Pittsburgh St
Valencia, PA 16059
Registration is required and closes 1 week before the event date. For registration, please go to:
Thanks to you all and please let us know if you have any questions.
Tom Zawislak and Dave Hackett
Pennsylvania FIRST® Robotics
FIRST Tech Challenge® Program Delivery Partner
phone: (302) 383-9925