FTC Potomac, MD Qualifier

Week 8
February 5, 2023



To be announced. 


Meal Order Form

To be announced. 

Competing Teams


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!

Judging Schedule

Panel 1 Panel 2 Panel 3 Panel 4 Panel 5 Panel 6 Panel 7
 08:00 – 08:20 AM 8395 The A-Team 9667 Bullis Robotics 7631 Instant Oats 8582 Heavy Metal 21310 nexUs 17080 NewT.exe 16789 High Point 1st Robotics
 08:20 – 08:40 AM 19642 Eagles 19818 Jade Innovations 2897 Bearly Awake 11525 Minerva’s Mechanics 14169 BC4H Partytime ^s 22554 Bionic Bears 20343 R.I.P. (Robot in Pieces)
 08:40 – 09:00 AM 7518 QO CouGears 21359 Stardroids 4451 FireFoxes 17394 Howard Robotics 12847 ERA 21828 Deal Dynamos 7519 QO CougarBotics
 09:00 – 09:20 AM 9530 Honey Nut Gearios 9770 Kalamity J 13463 Wildecats 4234 Engineered Chaos 14315 mobiUs 18230 luminUs 17219 SpiderBits
 09:20 – 09:40 AM 18602 Reboot 13381 Live Laugh Bot 20123 Cryptic 5225 Sidwell Varsity 6406 First Tech Coyotes 5233 Vector 14607 Robot Uprising
 09:40 – 10:00 AM 20127 Apollo’s Architects 21774 Supernova.exe 21442 RoboX 5014 Future Gadget Lab 10216 SpiderByte
Event Schedule
Sunday, February 5 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
3:00 PM – 5:00 PMElimination and Final Rounds
5:15 PMClosing Ceremony
6:30 PMPits Close

 Last updated January 31, 2023

Pit Size

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 on site.

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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