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2022 Illinois FTC Championship Tournament

Live Results, Match List, and More

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.

Teams Advancing to the World Championship

Advancement Criteria
Team #
Team Name
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

Event Information


Friday, March 11, 2022 - Saturday, March 12, 2022


Elgin Community College
Building J Events Center
1700 Spartan Dr
Elgin, IL 60123


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.

Hotel Room Type Rate Phone Number  Link  
Comfort Suites - Elgin King standard or Two Queens $85 (847)836-9500 click here to reserve  
Country Inn & Suites - Elgin Two Queens $82 (847)426-6400 click here to reserve  
Hampton Inn Chicago Elgin Two Queens $85 (847)931-1940 click here to reserve  


Friday Night

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.

2:00 pm Set-Up Crews Start
5:00 pm Set-Up Crew Volunteer Pizza
Volunteer Dinner
Judges Dinner
6:00 pm Teams Arrive and Check-in Building "J" near concessions
Volunteer Check-In
6:30 pm Judging, Robot and Inspections Begins
9:00 pm Complete Judging and Inspections
7:00 am Volunteer Check-In starts
7:30 am Teams Arrive and re-check-in Building "J" near concessions
8:15 am Drive Team Meeting
8:30 am Opening Ceremonies
9:00 am Deadline for Pre-Order of Pizzas and Jimmy John's
9:15 am Qualification Matches Begin
12:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm Qualification Matches Resume
3:00 pm Alliance Selection
3:15 pm Start Semifinals/Finals
5:00 pm Awards and Closing Ceremonies
5:30 pm Clean-Up

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.

Teams advancing to State

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
64 116 Crazy Eights 68 3216 Robophins
65 3507 Robotheosis 114 3758 Aztec Eagles
36 5037 got robot? 55 6007 Eighty Nine Degrees
76 6199 Trial 'N Terror 35 6200 Fourier Fish Project
74 6287 Vertigo 6 6596 Robotic Rams
59 7129 Robo Raiders 46 7006 RoboTitans
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
10 10836 STEMper Fi 96 10630 Warinators
61 11235 Retro Robotics 26 11177 Gear Grinders
37 11395 Golden Gators 67 11392 Defenestration
7 12868 Ironclad 15 12682 The Golden Ratio
18 12971 Ctrl-Y 29 12982 Bionic Bulldogs
91 13259 Achilles Wheel 112 13296 Ti-Gears
82 14204 Super Scream Bros 11 14198 Bobcats Robotics Maroon
3 14592 Huskies 132 14371 MT. ZION HIGH SCHOOL
1 14614 Electro 4 14615 Turbo Charged
73 14840 DCS MechWarriors 39 15005 Technophobia
25 15159 We Byte 2 15118 CogChamp
5 16457 Deviation 69 15282 Bobcats Robotics Orange


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