March 1-2, 2024 (Tentative)
The FIRST Tech 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 with the four alliances competing in the Semi-final Matches, then the Finals where two alliances will vie for the title of Winning Alliance!
Parking will be available in the Red Lot (Lots J, & H). This parking lot is open parking spaces 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.