February 20, 2018

Road to 2018 Championship

 Regional Championship SponsorRockwell Collins

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Welcome to our Regional Championship on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, where our top 50 teams from the 143 teams in the Southern California/Greater Los Angeles FIRST Tech Challenge region will be competing for 10 spots to advance to the West Super-Regional in March.

Welcome Letter for Teams
All Teams Invited to Advance to Championship
Championship Divisions
Live Streams - Twitch @TPAA for Championship

Thanks to our hosts, Monrovia High School in Monrovia, CA, which is located north of the 210 Freeway between the 110 and 605 Freeways.

Monrovia High School
845 W. Colorado Blvd.
Monrovia, CA 91016

DIRECTIONS -- From Highway 210, take exit 33 (Huntington Drive), turn right onto Huntington, turn right onto 5th, turn right onto Colorado, turn left on Madison. The school is located on the corner of Colorado and Madison.

PARKING -- Enter the school using the driveways off Madison Ave. There will be a ‘drop off loop’ for cars to stop and drop off robots since the parking is some distance from the pits. After drop off, please park in the North (top of the page) or East (right of the page) parking spots. The parking next to drop off is for Church. (See map below and look for signs.)

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Competition Area will be in the Event Center (northwest side of the property, off of Madison).  The Pit will be set up in the South Gym (south of the Event Center).  Judging will be in the science building (south of the Pits). The Competition Area and the Pit are spacious, though will be filled with 49 teams and their fans -- so plan accordingly.

We will be running a Two-Division Tournament, which a few teams may not be familiar with. In order to accommodate the number of teams participating, we will have 4 fields on site -- with two competitions (24 teams each) running simultaneously.  For the day, you will be assigned to either Green or Orange Division, and will only compete with the teams in your division through all qualification matches, semi-finals, and division finals. The two division winning alliances will then play each other to determine the overall tournament champions. Divisions will be selected by alternating team number and we do not plan to make any adjustments after selection.  We will be revealing the final Championship roster in the next few days.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE (may shift based on day’s events)

7:30 am – Pit & check-in opens
8:00 am – Judging & Inspections begin
8:00 am – Check-in Closes
10:00 am - Inspection Ends
10:00 am – Drivers’ Meeting
10:30 am – Opening Ceremonies -- Start Time for Audience
11:00 am – Qualifying matches begin
12:30 am – Lunch
1:15 am – Qualifying matches resume (with next 4 matches returning by 1:00 pm)
3:30 am – Alliance selection
4:00 am – Semi-final matches begin
5:15 am -- Finals matches begin (Division, and then Championship)
6:30 am – Awards ceremony
7:00 am - Event ends (tentative time)

Link to Monrovia Restaurants, Shops, and Hotels
Want to Volunteer?  As of Feb. 21, we have some support spots left.  Come visit firstinspires.org and sign up to Volunteer at our Championship.

NEXT STEPS
After our Championship, the season continues in Washington and Texas for advancing teams and volunteers:

  • West Super-Regional Championship, WA: March 2018 (est. 10 teams advance from our Regional Championship)
  • World Championships, Houston, TX: April 2018 (teams advance from the West Super-Regional or a Lottery)