FIRST Tech Challenge

2014-2015 Florida Championship

  1. State Rankings

  2. As of November 17, 2014 - Download

  3. Event Information

  4. One-Day Competition on Saturday, February 14, 2015.

  5. Optional Setup, Judging, Robot Inspection, and Practice on Friday, February 13, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. .

  6. [TBD] Join the fun by watching the action on our ustream.tv broadcast starting at 10:00 a.m.:  stream.flfirst.org  Some Apple computers running the Safari web browser have trouble watching videos on ustream.tv.  Try the Firefox web browser if Safari doesn't work.

  7. Location:  St. Leo University 33701 State Road 52, St. Leo, Florida 33574-6665

  8. Capacity: 24 Teams

  9. Sponsors:

  10. Title Sponsor: Rockwell Collins

  11. Tampa Bay Robotics Foundation, Inc.

  1. Tournament Host: St. Leo University, St. Leo.

  2. Competition Registration Fee is $150.

  3. Team Participation is by invitation only based on their performance in the Florida League play system.

  4. Volunteers submit their role request through the FIRST Volunteer Information Matching System (VIMS) located here: my.usfirst.org/FIRSTPortal/Login/VIMS_Login.aspx Volunteers may register for the Florida Championship starting November 24, 2014.  Volunteers will receive their assignment confirmations in late-December, 2014 through late-January, 2015.

  5. Hotel Group Rate:

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  1. Tournament Schedule for Saturday, February 14, 2015.

            6:30 a.m.    Volunteers arrive

            7:00 a.m.    Team check-in begins and Pit opens

            7:20 a.m.    Team Judging Presentations begin

            7:45 a.m.    Robot Hardware and Software Inspection begin

            9:20 a.m.    Drive Team Meeting at Competition

                               Playing Fields

            9:30 a.m.    Hardware and Software Inspection Ends

            10:00 a.m.  Opening Ceremony

            10:30 a.m.  Qualification Matches start

            12:00 p.m.  Lunch break for teams and volunteers

            1:00 p.m.    Qualification Matches resume

            3:00 p.m.    Qualification Matches end

            3:15 p.m.    Alliance Selection for Elimination Matches

            4:00 p.m.    Elimination Matches begin

            5:30 p.m.    Awards Ceremony

            6:00 p.m.    Tournament Ends

  1. There is no spectator admission fee for the FTC Florida Championship and it is open to the public.  Spectators that want to see the robots up-close in the pit area should bring their own safety glasses and wear closed toed shoes as they are both required in the pit area to comply with FIRST safety rules.  Safety glasses and closed toed shoes are not required to watch robot matches from the viewing area in the arena.

  2. Photos of previous Florida Championships are located here: Flickr