FTC Central


Event Name

FTC Greater Richmond Qualifier

Date Venue

December 7, 2019

Deep Run High School

4801 Twin Hickory Rd.

Glen Allen, VA 23059

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 Volunteer Hospitality Sponsor:

Jason's Deli

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Event Description: This event is free and open to the public!

High School and Middle School robotics teams from Virginia and Maryland compete to win a place at the FIRST Tech Challenge State Championship Sponsored by Capital One at Atlee High School in Mechanicsville on February 21, 2020.

With FIRST Tech Challenge, middle and high school student teams design, build, and program robots to meet a complex engineering challenge, then compete head-to-head against other teams in a high-tech sporting event. With the guidance of adult coaches and mentors, teams build their robots and develop a playing strategy, which includes forming alliances with other teams. Teams earn awards for robot design, creativity, documentation, community outreach, “gracious professionalism” and competition on the field.

Our students:

  • Design, build, and program working robots based on sound engineering principles
  • Apply real-world math and science concepts
  • Develop problem-solving, organizational, and team-building skills
  • Compete and cooperate in alliances and tournaments
  • May earn a place in the State and World Championships
  • Can qualify for over $50 million in college scholarships



Official Event Schedule
7:00 AM    Team Check-In
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM   Inspection, Practice Matches, Judging Sessions 
10:00 AM   Driver's Meeting 
10:30 AM   Opening Ceremonies
10:45 AM - 12:30 PM   Qualification Matches
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM   Lunch Break
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM   Qualification Matches
3:00 PM   Alliance Selection
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM   Elimination Tournament
5:15 PM   Closing Ceremonies
6:30 PM  
Pits Close

Official schedule subject to change

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Event Information for Teams
Event Capacity:  48 teams Team Registration Cost: Registration Page
Team Event Assignments and Advancements to State Championship
Event Contact:  Sarah Gagnon -
Special Information:  View the FIRST Family Blog for the latest updates Consent Forms:  Available on the FIRST Chesapeake Consent Form page
Robot Inspection Checklist: Click Here Event PDF:  Not Available Yet

Team Lunch Order Form:  online order form (pref)   printable form  DEADLINE DEC 4th



*Inclement Weather Policy for all FIRST Chesapeake Events*- Any changes to our event schedule will be determined by the policy of the event venue or hosting school district. Because of this, we recommend that all travelling teams make hotel reservations that are refundable. 


 Last updated December 9, 2019


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