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Today!  Watch Live Webcast from the Peoria Quest Academy Qualifier

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Important info for FTC registration!

Register your FTC team today with FIRST HQ () - we need to count the number of Illinois teams in FTC this year in order to plan the correct number of qualifier tournaments.  Please do this asap!

FTC is designed for those who want to compete head to head, using a sports model. Teams of up to 15 students are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. The robot kit is reusable from year-to-year and is programmed using Java for Android Studio or Java based MIT App Inventor. Teams, including coaches, mentors, and volunteers, are required to develop strategies and build robots based on sound engineering principles. Awards are given for robot performance as for well as for community outreach, design, and other real-world accomplishments.


  • Design, build, and program robots
  • Apply real-world math and science concepts
  • Develop problem-solving, organizational, and team-building skills
  • Compete and cooperate in alliances and tournaments
  • Possibly earn a place at the World Championship
  • Qualify for over $26 million in college scholarships

On this website you will find all the information you need about FTC in Illinois, including team information, how to participate, and details about the Illinois FTC tournaments held throughout the state.




2017-8 IL State Championship

Inspire Award
Winner: 12682 The Golden Ratio
2nd: 8817 Fruit Salad
3rd: 5037 got robot?
Winning Alliance
Captain: 10091 NYAN Robotics
1st pick: 6287 Vertigo
2nd pick: 7129 Robo Raiders


Illinois Teams Advancing to 2018 North Super Regional

The following teams are advancing to the 2018 North Super Regional

Advancement CriteriaTeam #
1. Inspire Award Winner 12682
2. Winning Alliance Captain 10091
3. Inspire Award Finalist 2 8817
4. Winning Alliance 1st Pick 6287
5. Inspire Award Finalist 3 5037
6. Winning Alliance 2nd Pick 7129
7. Think Award Winner 6596
8. Finalist Alliance Captain 7351
9. Connect Award Winner 5037
10. Finalist Alliance 1st Pick 8620
11. Innovate Award Winner 3507
12. Finalist Alliance 2nd Pick 13193

Good Luck at the Super Regional!

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