FTC Central Virginia Qualifier **Lord of the Bricks' Competition**

  • 07 Dec 2013
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • St. Christopher's School in the Bolling Field House

Central Virginia Qualifying Tournament

Saturday, December 7th, 2013
St. Christopher's School (Bolling Field House)



Where: St. Christopher's School (Upper School, Bolling Field House)

Capacity: 48 teams

When: Saturday, December 7th, 2013

  • In case of inclement weather, please call our FTC Weather Hotline at 804.464.8945 for updates


Description: This event is free and open to the public. High School and Middle School robotics teams from across Virginia compete to win a place at the FTC State Championship in March. 

FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC)  is designed for students who want to compete head to head, using a sports model. Teams of up to 10 students are responsible for designing, building, and programming their own robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams.  Teams, including coaches, mentors and volunteers, are required to develop strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles. Awards are given for the competition as for well as for community outreach, design, and other real-world accomplishments.

Students get to:  

  • Design, build, and program robots
  • Apply real-world math and science concepts
  • Develop problem-solving, organizational, and team-building skills
  • Compete and cooperate in alliances and tournaments
  • Earn a place in the State and World Championships
  • Qualify for nearly $9.7 million in college scholarships

Schedule (tentative)

7am team check-in

8am-10am inspection and practice matches; judging sessions

10am drivers' meeting

10:30 opening ceremony

11am-noon qualification matches

Noon-12:45 lunch

12:45-2:30 qualification matches

2:30 alliance selection

3pm-5:15 elimination and final rounds

5:30 closing ceremonies


Directions and Campus Map.  Note: The directions will bring you to 711 St. Christopher's Road. The Bolling Field House is on the Upper School side of St. Christopher's Road. Refer to the Campus Map for more information.

For a quick explanation of this year's challenge, click on the link below.

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