Maryland FTC Qualifiers
Maryland is planning eight FTC Qualifying Tournaments for the 2016-17 season. These Qualifiers will each be for 28 teams with a proportional opportunity to advance to the Maryland FIRST Tech Challenge Championship. We encourage Maryland and DC FTC teams to register for up to two events; we expect only limited space for third plays or out-of-state teams this season.
The Maryland FTC Championship is finalizing its location and will be announced shortly. Qualifying teams will advance to the East Super-Regional in Scranton, PA, on March 18-20 and from there have the opportunity to advance to the FIRST Championships in St. Louis.
Registration for this season is now open! Register now!
Preference is given to Maryland and DC teams, particularly those that do not yet have an event assignment. Maryland or DC FTC teams that have not yet registered or need to change assignments can contact mkaurich at usra dot edu. Teams can request a change/drop of event up to two weeks before the event. After that period teams will be charged the full registration fee.
The registration fee for each Qualifier is $120, due after events are assigned. We send invoices and payment instructions directly to team leaders. There is a $240 registration fee for teams that qualify for the Maryland FTC Championship, invoiced separately.
All Maryland FTC events are free and open to the public, and we encourage visitors to come share the excitement. The best time for viewing is generally in the afternoon between 1:00 - 4:00pm as the teams finish their Qualification Rounds, make their alliance selections and engage in Championship Rounds. Better yet, please volunteer for an event! We can use all skill levels and it's a great way to see the teams in action.
2016-17 Season Qualifier Schedule (Click through for more event information including participants, waitlists, and results):