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2019 Illinois FTC Championship Tournament


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 them 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 Tournament staff are all very friendly and will be happy assist you and to answer any questions that you may have.

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 February 22, 2019 - Saturday February 23, 2019


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.


Friday Night

This year the State Championship is a day and 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
6:30 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.

Pit Map

Solomon Division

Number Team Name City
116 Crazy Eights Chicago
4965 Animatores Romani Chicago
6007 Eighty Nine Degrees Crystal Lake
6596 Robotic Rams Port Byron
7030 RoboMinds Chicago
8620 Wormgear Warriors Edwardsville
9411 Rolling Thunder Aurora
10091 N.Y.A.N. Robotics - Not Your Average Nerds Mundelein
10138 Newton Busters Wilmette
10268 Gearaffes Oswego
10510 I'm BOTman Chicago
10836 STEMper Fi Elmhurst
11139 Knight Owls Niles
11392 Defenestration Naperville
12682 The Golden Ratio Cary
12918 Iron CORE Mark VII Clinton
13296 Ti-Gears Herscher
13829 Solorio Robotics Chicago
14256 SWOLLBOTS Paxton
14614 Electro Lake Zurich
14683 Lincoln-Way Central Robotics and Engineering Team New Lenox
15094 JCP Robo-Eagles Chicago

Cooper Division

Number Team Name City
3507 Robotheosis Chicago
5037 got robot? Elgin
6287 Vertigo Highland Park
7006 RoboTitans Chicago
7129 Robo Raiders Lebanon
8907 Blue Box Bots Elgin
9929 TNT (Tech Ninja Team) Flossmoor
10101 Binary Bullets Knoxville
10253 Bobcats Robotics Varsity Chicago
10387 Red Hot Chicago
10635 Unknown Element Batavia
11072 Fe ArSeNAl Springfield
11177 Gear Grinders Fulton
12644 ProtoRobotics Morton
12913 DA Ex Bots O Fallon
13197 T.E.S.L.A.S (Tomorrow's Engineers & Scientists Learning About STEM) Dunlap
13365 Gearheads #13365 FTC Team New Baden
13836 TF South Robotics Lansing
14495 Monkey Engineers Champaign
14615 Turbo Charged Oswego
15005 Technophobia East Peoria
15159 We Byte Chicago


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