ECC hosts high school robotics championship competition Feb. 23, public welcome

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Published 02/15/2020
IL High High robotics State Champs

For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST®) Illinois Robotics will hold 2020 Illinois FIRST Tech Challenge Championship Tournament at Elgin Community College on Friday, Feb. 21 and Saturday, Feb. 22. The tournament will take place in Building J, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. Friday night is for setup and judges’ inspections from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday begins the tournament rounds, with the finals set for Saturday afternoon.

Both days of the event are free of charge and open to the public for viewing.

The FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC) Illinois Championship Tournament is an intense event showcasing robots designed, built, and operated by teams of high school students. The competing robots represent the product of focused brainstorming, real-world teamwork, dedicated mentoring, and managing project deadlines.

During the competition, two alliances, each composed of two teams, play their robots against each other on 12 feet by 12 feet fields. A series of qualifying rounds played between randomly-generated alliances determines the top four seeded individual teams. These top four individual teams will select two additional teams to form an alliance with for the elimination rounds. These four alliances compete in the semi-final matches, followed by the finals where two alliances vie for the title of winning alliance.

Visit https://www.firstillinoisrobotics.org/ftc/events/state-championship-2020.html to learn more about the FIRST® Tech Challenge.