FTC Mechanicsville VA Qualifier I

Week 2
December 3, 2022

Venue: Atlee High School

Parking & Load In

Meal Order Form

Team Pre-order Form

Deadline Tues. 11/29/2022, 12:00pm

Competing Teams

293 – Medium Builders
389 – The Swarm
965 – The League Of Incompetent Gentlemen
3749 – Good Enough
7039 – Lord Of The Bricks
7278 – Librarybots
7953 – Vertigo
8535 – Techno Tardigrades
9064 – Firefly
11112 – RoboLords
12838 – Lancaster Kinetic Storm
12888 – The Stingers
13804 – Powhatan Spear
15304 – Circuitree


15308 – Fairy Tail
18264 – TheElectronovas
18792 – Penguins Robotics
18835 – Deep Blue Robotics
19630 – Watt Bots
19670 – Turtles Robotics
20096 – The Sentinels
21494 – Solstice Robotics
21496 – Comet Robotics
21497 – Tigers Robotics
21524 – Dolphins Robotics
21587 – Orca Robotics
21937 – Proboscis Monkey
22254 – Veritech



Team judging begins at 8:00 a.m. Please be prompt.  Each Team will have a ten to fifteen minute “fact-finding” interview with a panel of two or three judges. At the start of the interview, Teams will have a maximum of 5 minutes to present to the judges. After the Team’s five-minute presentation, the judges will have the opportunity to ask questions about the Team, the Robot, and outreach efforts. 

Engineering Portfolios
This year the teams should submit an Engineering Portfolio (not an Engineering Notebook). This is outlined in the Judging Manual.
The Engineering Portfolio should be on paper (not electronic) and should be given to the Judges during the judging interview.

Control Award Submissions
Control Award Submissions, which are optional, should be on paper (not electronic) and should be given to the Judges during the judging interview.

Official Q&A Forum
If you have not already, make sure you check out and review the questions and answers on the FIRST Tech Challenge Official Q&A Forum.  There are currently (as of 11/28) 187 Questions and Answers about Robot build and game play rules in Game Manuals!  More questions and answers are added weekly!

Judge Schedule

 Panel 1Panel 2Panel 3Panel 4Panel 5
8:00 –
8:20 AM 
7039 Lord of the Bricks
15304 CircuiTree
22254 Veritech
7278 LibraryBots
19630 Watt Bots
8:20 –
8:40 AM
13804 Powhatan SPEAR
7953 Vertigo
9064 Firefly
18835 Deep Blue Robotics
965 The League of Incompetent Gentlemen
8:40 –
9:00 AM
3749 Good Enough
12838 Lancaster Kinetic Storm
293 Medium Builders
8535 Techno Tardigrades
18264 TheElectronovas
9:00 –
9:20 AM 
389 The Swarm
12888 The Stingers
19670 Turtles Robotics
20096 The Sentinels
21587 Orca Robotics
9:20 –
9:40 AM 
21496 Comet Robotics
21497 Tigers Robotics
21524 Dolphins Robotics
21494 Solstice Robotics
9:40 –
10:00 AM
11112 RoboLords
18792 Penguins Robotics
21937 Proboscis Monkey
Event Schedule
Saturday, December 3, 2022
7:00 AMTeam Check-in, Pits Open
8:00 AM – 10:00 AMInspections, Judge Interviews, Practice
10:10 AMDriver’s Meeting
10:30 AMOpening Ceremony
10:45 AM – 12:30 PMQualification Matches
12:30 PM – 1:00 PMLunch Break
1:00 PM – 2:45 PMQualification Matches Continues
3:00 PMAlliance Selection
3:30 PM – 5:00 PMElimination and Final Rounds
5:15 PMClosing Ceremony
6:30 PMPits Close

 Last updated November 28, 2022

Pit Map

Each team will have a 2’x 6’ table and the space immediately in front of that table. There is not a guaranteed minimum pit size, as we must keep the aisles clear for the judges and transporting equipment and robots. 

Match Schedule

To be announced. 

Health & Safety

Appropriate safety attire, including safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, are required while in the pits. 

We encourage all visitors wear a masks in the pits and in the stands. Please stay home if you are experiencing symptoms of illness, especially shortness of breath, fever, cough, or congestion. 


Teams advance from this event to the FIRST Chesapeake FTC Championship Tournament per FTC Game Manual 1 Order of Advancement.


Estimated number of advancing teams from this event. The actual number of advancing teams will be determined at the event. 


Inclement Weather Policy for 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 traveling teams make hotel reservations that are refundable.

In case of inclement weather the day of a FIRST Chesapeake event, click to call (804.404.3134) after 5am for updates.

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