FTC North Central


Date Event Name Venue
November 17, 2018

FTC Orange Qualifier 

Orange County High School

201 Selma Road

Orange, VA 22960

FTC Championship Sponsor: 


ECPI University Logo

Volunteer Hospitality and Mentor Lounge:

Last updated June 3, 2018


Livestream Link: click here


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 ECPI University at Atlee High School in Mechanicsville on February 2, 2019.

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
Tentative 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   Qualification Matches
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM   Lunch Break
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM   Qualification Matches
4:10 PM   Alliance Selection
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM   Elimination Tournament
5:45 PM   Closing Ceremonies
6:30 PM  
Pits Close






Event Information for Teams
Event Capacity:  36 Teams Team Registration Cost:  $150 - Registration Page
Event Contact:  Kristin Clemons - kclemons@firstchesapeake.org
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: due Nov. 9th  OCHS High School Layout


*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 June 5, 2018