South Texas FTC Regional
February 21 - February 22
We are excited to be hosting a dual division (Flowers / McAullife), 48 team FIRST Tech Challenge regional championship on February 21 and 22, 2020 at Royal Technologies in Mission, Texas. This invitational event is for teams that have competed and earned the opportunity at their league tournament.
Teams will receive at least 5 qualifying matches. Teams are expected to
3:00 pm Doors Open / Setup of Pits and Facility Tours
3:30 pm – Inspection Starts (Mechanical / Field)
4:00 pm – Drivers and Human Player Safety Meeting
4:30 pm – Judging Sessions Start
7:00 pm – Judging Sessions Stop
9:00 pm – Pits and Practice Fields Close
7:30 am – Doors Open / Pits Open
8:00 am – College and Recruitment Row Opens
8:15 am – Qualifying Matches Begin
11:30 am – Woman are FIRST event (Register here)
11:30 am – Lunch Break
12:30 pm – Doors open to the public
1:00 pm – Welcoming Ceremonies with Guest Speakers
1:00 pm – College and Recruitment Row Closes
1:30 pm – Matches Continue
3:15 pm – Alliance Selection / Semi-Finals / Finals
5:15 pm – Award Ceremony
Teams must have an engineering notebook for those awards that require them. All decisions by the judging panel / Judge Advisor / Head Referee are final.
Five teams will advance from this event to the 2020 FIRST World Championship in Houston, Texas in April 2020.
Inspire Award Eligibility: Teams that have won the Inspire Award at another event cannot be considered for the Inspire Award or as an Inspire Award Finalist for this event. All teams are eligible to be considered for all judged awards at the World Championship Tournament.
Submissions for the PROMOTE AWARD are due by February 18, 2020, at 11:59 PM CT. The video must be published to a video host and an email with a link is due before the deadline. Email submissions to [email protected]
Create a one-minute Public Service Announcement (PSA) video that demonstrates the following sentence – “Why I Choose FIRST” The video should be a thoughtful and high-quality video that appeals to the general public. Strong production value is important, but the message and impact of the video are of greater weight for the judges. Creativity in interpreting the annually assigned theme is desired. A team must have rights to any music used in the video.
Invited Teams to the 2020 South Texas Regional Championship:
Flowers Division: 4750 12448 13580 17447 11158 12450 12172 12313 4751 12394 12395 13269 12401 12710 15181 13590 17513 16962 14679 14420 13511 13514 17071 15251
McAullife Division: 12691 17606 13719 17607 13581 12449 13457 12697 8214 8284 10782 13588 11645 12696 13108 12713 15205 12397 4749 13714 13512 17148 17563 13516
Lottery Candidates: (lottery statement click here) (6 tickets)
12453 17563 11000 17071 13511 13514 13516 13523 15251
Lottery Winners: 17563 13511 13514 13516 15251 17071
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham
4801 W Expy 83
McAllen, Texas 78503
Code: FIRST Robotics
College and Recruitment Row: Join us for our inaugural addition of adding industry, college and military opportunities for our students. If you are interested in participating, please REGISTER HERE.
Here is a list of those signed up to join us at our College and Recruitment row:
UTRGV – IEEE Student Organization
South Texas College
University of Texas RGV
McAllen Careers Institute
Hawthorn Suites McAllen
Texas Southmost College – Texas A&M / Chevron Engineering Academy
Sylvan Learning Center RGV
Tours of Royal Technologies: Are you curious about what an advanced manufacturing facility looks like? Thanks to our partners, we are able to offer facility tours for those attending our event. Come see what robotics is being used in the largest advanced manufacturing facility in the Rio Grande Valley. Sign up for a tour here.