Teams who would like to participate in an FTC invitational event in Reno, NV, check out their announcement. Out of state teams just have to pay $50 to enter, see link to register:
Any questions - send to email@example.com
3848 Shockwave and 11128 Inspiration have both won a lottery spot for Worlds - congratulations!
So now San Diego FTC has 5 teams heading to Houston for Worlds:
For anyone interested in going to see the World Championship, FIRST is seeking adult and student volunteers:
Student Ambassador Opportunities
Are you a FIRST® participant attending the FIRST® Championship? Consider becoming a Student Ambassador! This is a great opportunity to spend quality time with Sponsors and other special guests of FIRST.
As part of the FIRST Championship, we ask FIRST participants to assist us in providing fun and exciting tours to our generous Sponsors and other special guests. We know our students are our best tour guides, and our guests would love to meet you! Volunteer to be a Student Ambassador at the FIRST Championship this year and show our guests what FIRST is all about. This role will be one to two hours during the entire event.
To volunteer as a Student Ambassador:
Volunteers Needed for FIRST® Tech Challenge World Championship
If you’re interested in volunteering for the FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship, sign up today! Just log into the Volunteer Information and Matching System (VIMS), fill out the required information, and request your preferred roles. We need judges, queuers, and load in and load out crew members. We have a role for everyone!
We are now compiling news items - whether newspaper, radio, TV, or podcast - about the San Diego FTC teams. If you have any items to submit to us, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
So far we have over 25 news items since 2007, but there may be a lot more. Don't be shy - let the world know about your team!
Congratulations to 4216 Rise of Hephaestus for being Captain of the Winning Alliance and finalist for the Promote Award! Congratulations also to 10092 Green.Griffins for winning the PTC Design Award! And finally Congratulations to 8471 The Ducks for being 1st runner-up for the Connect Award!
All three San Diego teams will be advancing to the FIRST World Championship in Houston, TX in April!
Official results will be posted at:
UPDATED AT 5PM: Now #1 after 7 matches. Competition to resume Sunday morning. Rankings and match scores updated online.
After 6 out of 9 matches, 4216 Rise of Hephaestus has won all 6 thus earning 12 QP and is now ranked #1 in the Cascade Division! Keep it going!!
Rankings for Cascade and Olympic Divisions are now online but update somewhat slower than the videofeed:
Great to have our FTC teams reaching out to the community during the FRC Regional at the Del Mar Fairgrounds!
Also, congratulations to Dan Glenn - Volunteer of the Year Award Winner at the FRC Regional (while also being a co-coach for FTC 10092 Green.Griffins)!!
For those interested in catching some our local teams' matches, here are the match schedules with our teams' matches highlighted for 10092 Green.Griffins, 9441 Syndicate, 8471 The Ducks, and 4216 Rise of Hephaestus. They've just taken a break for lunch up in Tacoma, but they will re-start at 1:00pm with match 31 on Olympic Division and match 29 on Cascade Division. The grayed out matches have already been played, and progress has been about 8 matches/hour. They'll be competing from 1-6:30pm Sat, and 8:30-11am Sun, and then Alliance Selection will occur with Semi-Finals and Finals from 1-4pm on Sunday.
The links for schedule, videostreams, and match results are at FTCWest.org, or we have the links to videostreams in the our previous blog post.
Here are live video stream links for the two divisions.
For anyone interested, this year's FTC West program booklet with team listings and more is online. For more information, check out the event website at FTCWest.org