The FIRSTTech Challenge Illinois Championship Tournament is an intense two-day event showcasing robots developed and operated by teams of high school students. The competing robots are the best robots from the FTC Qualifying Events held all around Illinois. The robots represent the product of focused brainstorming, real-world teamwork, dedicated mentoring, and managing project deadlines. The mentor/student interaction is integral to the FTC program. It takes a lot of hard work to develop a competitive robot, and it shows when you see them in action at the Illinois Championship Tournament.
In the competition, two alliances (red and blue) each composed of two robot teams play each other on fields that are 12' by 12' in size. Most of the day is spent on a series of Qualifying Rounds matches played between randomly generated alliance teams to determine the top four seeded individual teams. These top four individual teams will now select two other teams that they would like to join in forming an alliance for the Elimination Rounds matches. Late Saturday afternoon starts off with the four alliances competing in the Semi-final Matches, then the Finals where two alliances will vie for the title of Winning Alliance!
Like all FIRST Tech Challenge events, the Illinois Championship Tournament is free and open to the public! If you do plan to attend, please remember to wear closed-toed shoes and bring along a pair of safety glasses so that you can visit the pit area to meet the robots and the students who built them. And remember…our team members, coaches, mentors, volunteers, and the Tournament staff are all very friendly and will be happy to assist you and to answer any questions that you may have.
At this time, due to the pandemic, the Illinois Championship Tournament will be restricted to only 2 coaches and all team members per team; no spectators will be allowed. The venue, Elgin Community College, will require proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test that is less than 6 hours old. Please check back closer to the event as this might channge.
|Inspire Award Winner||6287||Vertigo|
|Winning Alliance Captain||14615||Turbo Charged|
|Inspire Award 2nd place||7129||Robo Raiders|
|Winning Alliance 1st Team selected||10635||Unknown Element|
|Inspire Award 3rd place||5037||got robot?|
|Winning Alliance 2nd Team selected||3507||Robotheosis|
|Think Award Winner||6007||Eighty Nine Degrees|
|Finalist Alliance Captain||10091||N.Y.A.N. Robotics - Not Your Average Nerds|
|Connect Award Winner||5037||Advancing Above|
|Finalist Alliance 1st Team selected||10138||Newton Busters|
|Collins Aerospace Innovate Award Winner||10091||Advancing Above|
|Finalist Alliance 2nd Team selected||14614||Electro|
Friday, March 11, 2022 - Saturday, March 12, 2022
Parking will be available in the Red Lot (Lots J, & H). This parking lot is open parking space to students, visitors and staff. Specific parking areas are reserved for staff parking, accessible parking, motorcycles or other uses. Please read the posted signs carefully. Parking overnight is prohibited.
There is a reserved block of rooms at 3 local hotels for teams and volunteers. Be sure to tell them that you are booking the room(s) for the FTC State Championship. Below are the 3 hotels. When booking the hotels use the links or the phone numbers below. If you use the phone, remind them that you are booking for the FTC State Championship.
This year the State Championship is a day and a half event. Judging and Inspections will take place on Friday night. Qualified teams should plan to arrive at 6:30 p.m.
Note: All times are subject to change. We will work hard to maintain this agenda but occasionally things happen outside our control. Please pay attention to announcements in case changes are necessary.
Below is a list of teams advancing to the 2020 Illinois State Championship and what division they have been placed into:
|Solomon Division||Cooper Division|
|Rank in IL||Number||Team Name||Rank in IL||Number||Team Name|
|36||5037||got robot?||55||6007||Eighty Nine Degrees|
|76||6199||Trial 'N Terror||35||6200||Fourier Fish Project|
|145||9342||The Incredibots||8||7869||The Franken Botzz|
|21||10101||Binary Bullets||58||8899||EP Robo Raiders|
|70||10510||I'm BOTman||27||9929||TNT (Tech Ninja Team)|
|14||10635||Unknown Element||38||10303||Robot Rebellion|
|61||11235||Retro Robotics||26||11177||Gear Grinders|
|7||12868||Ironclad||15||12682||The Golden Ratio|
|82||14204||Super Scream Bros||11||14198||Bobcats Robotics Maroon|
|3||14592||Huskies||132||14371||MT. ZION HIGH SCHOOL|
|5||16457||Deviation||69||15282||Bobcats Robotics Orange|