We want to thank the FTC teams and mentors for your patience. Everyone within the FIRST Chesapeake family has been chasing a moving target for the past two seasons, so your support and understanding means more to us than you will ever know. 
Using past FIRST World Championships as a template, FIRST Chesapeake will offer double the excitement of a FIRST competition to our teams and volunteers this season! After evaluating all of the options available, FIRST Chesapeake has decided to host the FTC Championship at the Hampton Coliseum in tandem with the FRC District Championship Sponsored by Newport News Shipbuilding. The decision was based upon a number of factors including the hope that the timing and venue size will allow us to accommodate more team members and their families, consolidate costs and some volunteer roles, and provide all FTC teams the opportunity to compete using the same playing field. 
While we are still working out the details, but currently we are planning on two cohorts of 40 FTC teams. Each cohort will compete for one day - either April 8th or 9th. The three FTC teams selected for Worlds will be determined based upon the combined rankings from both cohorts. (This is the same advancement system used for our 2021 FTC Championship.)  NOTE: This is a tentative plan, so please be sure to join our next Town Hall on February 8th, for more information.
The FIRST Chesapeake FRC District Championship Sponsored by Newport News Shipbuilding will operate under the same "pre-COVID" format with approximately 60 teams competing over 2 1/2 days, April 7th-9th. Every traditional resource (practice field, live feed broadcast, in-person judging, machine shop, Technology Row, etc.) will be available to FRC teams at this event. If you are interested in booking hotel accommodations for your team, please visit the Hampton Convention and Visitors Bureau accommodations webpage
We understand that you will have a lot of questions, but we need to ask for your patience for a little longer. We will share more details regarding both Championships, such as scheduling, health and safety protocols, and venue capacity, at the FIRST Chesapeake Remote Town Hall at 7pm on Tuesday, February 8th. Until then, stay safe and healthy.

Just a reminder to the FIRST Family- our live broadcasts are recorded so they can be viewed later on our YouTube Channel.

But NEW this year- for all of our events, individual matches are also being uploaded to a FIRST Chesapeake YouTube playlist as soon as possible after the events. The FTC Fairlawn 1 event has already been loaded. FTC Alexandria 1, 3, and McHenry will be uploaded this coming week.

The playlist can be found here - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVwW9vgNGrnBXVYSJV-8vmg/playlists

It is also searchable on the main FIRST Chesapeake YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/FIRSTChesapeake.

Congratulations to Lyn McDermid for her appointment as the next Secretary of Administration of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Ms McDermid is a long-time FIRST Chesapeake volunteer, former FIRST Chesapeake board member, and the FIRST Chesapeake 2021 Reaching for the Stars: Outstanding Women in STEM award recipient.



FTC Alexandria 3 Qualifier Teams: see your email for schedule changes tomorrow Sunday 1/16/22 due to weather!!

Changes will also be on the Alexandria 3 event details page shortly:https://bit.ly/34UUJ89

 *Due to the recent surge in COVID cases, we will not be hosting in-person Kick Off events in some of our venues. For more information about your local Kick Off event, including pick up for Kit of Parts, please reach out to the Community Event Contact listed in the appropriate link below.*




Watch the Game Reveal & Kickoff Celebration Broadcast
Saturday, January 8, 2022 | 12 pm ET on FIRSTtv | Preshow starts at 11:45 am ET


FIRST Inspires FIRST Robotics Competition Kickoff web page

Inclement Weather


In case of Inclement Weather the day of
a FIRST Chesapeake Event,
Please call (804) 404-6653
after 5am for updates