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ORTOP wishes to thank its
2015/2016 season sponsors

FIRST Tech Challenge
Presenting Sponsor for the Oregon Robotics Tournament  & Outreach Program


ORTOP Program Sponsors Platinum Level


Intel Involved Community 

ORTOP Program Sponsors Gold Level

Oregon Internaional Air Show

ORTOP Program Sponsors Silver Level

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Timbercon

Supporting Sponsors

ESI 

FEI

Masonic Lodge #110

To learn how your company or organization can be an ORTOP sponsor click here

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS



 

FIRST National Partnerships with



Boys and Girls Clubs

FIRST Tech Challenge for
7th - 12th Grade Students
WHAT IS FIRST Tech Challenge?

FIRST Tech Challenge State Championship
February 25 - Judging/Inspection
& February 26 - Field Competition & Awards
Benson Polytechnic HS, Portland
Schedule TBA
Current important information
for registered FIRST Tech Challenge Oregon Teams



FIRSTTech Challenge Season Timeline 2016-2017
(dates subject to change)

Spring 2016
Team Support Award Applications open
May 18 - National FIRST Tech Challenge Registration opens

Summer 2016
Workshops - Date/LocationsTBA

Fall 2016
September 10 - FIRST Tech Challenge KICK-OFF!!!
FTC Oregon League Signups - Open Sept 15/ Closes October 15th
FTC Oregon Non-League QT Signups - Open Sept 15/Closes November 1st
Annual Game Challenge REVEALED!  Locations:TBA
Workshops TBA

FALL/WINTER 2016 - Detailed Schedule
League Meet Schedule 
Beaverton, Hillsboro, Portland, Salem, Junction City, Roseburg, Bend, Hood River and Pendleton

League Meet 0 - week of Nov 1 - 5
League Meet 1 -  week of Nov 14 - 19
League Meet 2 - week of Nov 28 - Dec 3
League Meet 3 - week of Dec 12 - 17
League Meet (inclement weather make-up) - week of Jan 3 - 7

WINTER 2017
League Qualifying Tournaments and Non-League Qualifying Tournaments

League Qualifying Tournament Locations
- see detailed schedule
JAN 21: Hillsboro, Bend, Hood River, Pendleton, Roseburg
Jan 28: Salem
Jan 29: Portland
Non-League QT Locations:
Hood River Valley HS (Jan 22), Kelley Engineering Ctr. OSU, Corvallis (Jan 28 and Jan 29)
 
FIRST Tech Challenge Oregon Super-Qualifiers

SQ1 and SQ2 - Feb 11/12 - South Meadows MS, Hillsboro
SQ3 and SQ4 - Feb 11/12 - Poynter MS, Hillsboro

FIRST Tech Challenge Championship presented by Rockwell Collins
Location: Benson Polytechnic HS
Judging and Inspection  - February 25
Qualifying Matches/Elimination Round/Awards - Feb 26

SPRING 2017
FIRST Tech Challenge Super-Regional Championship
March 9,10 & 11 - Tacoma Convention Center, Washington
hosted by FIRST Washington


FIRST Tech Challenge WORLD Championship
for Oregon Teams
HOUSTON, TEXAS - April 19 - 21, 2017



 





FIRST Inspires!

FIRST has a brand new website as of 11/18/2015
firstinspires.org

To help you find some of your favorite pages here are some links
Team & Mentor Resources
The FTC Forum
RES-Q Game Page
STIMS Information

MORE HOT LINKS FOR YOU! 

After you review the website, if you have additional questions, please send email to ftc-questions@ortop.org

FTC Aaryn

ftcsq

SQ Tournaments will not be at S.Meadows MS as origianlly planned.

Saturday, Feb 11 - Delta & Pi SQ Tournaments
Sunday, Feb 12 - Theta & Omega SQ Tournaments

ALL FIRST Tech Challenge Tournaments will take place at POYNTER MS - 1535 NE Grant Ave. Hillsboro.

OPENING CEREMONIES
AT 11:45 AM EACH DAY


See who is competing at SQ 2017!
96 of the BEST FTC Oregon teams competing for slots to the FIRST Tech Challenge Oregon Championship!



FIRST Tech Challenge Oregon Qualifying and League Tournament Awards and Advancements

Event Match Results and Rankings courtesey of
ftcroot.com
and ftcstats.org

FIRST Tech Challenge Oregon Super Qualifier
VOLUNTEER RESOURCE INFORMATION




FIRST Tech Challenge State Championship
February 25 - Judging/Inspection
& February 26 - Field Competition & Awards
Benson Polytechnic HS, Portland
Schedule TBA

YouTube lessons on using App Inventor including using the cell phone's camera to find targets.



FIRST Tech Challenge in the News
VV-Web


FIRST National Registration

2016 FTC Velocity Vortex Game Animation

Velocity Vortex Game Materials  & Documents

FTC 2016 Volunteer Manuals

FTC Velocity Vortex GAME FORUM

Details  from kickoff 

National FIRST Tech Challenge Registration

FIRST Tech Challenge Oregon -
Event Registration closes NOVEMBER 1st.
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Annual DEADLINES

National Registration will open in early May and close the following March of any season.

PLAYING IN A LEAGUE
Teams must have been nationally registered and paid prior to signing up with ORTOP for participation in a  FTC League Meets  and League Qualifying Tournament  for the current season.
FTC Oregon League Sign-ups 2016  open October 3rd and close October 15th.


NON-LEAGUE PARTICIPATION
Teams must have been nationally registered and paid prior to signing up with ORTOP for participation in January FTC Non-League Qualifying Tournaments.
FTC Oregon Qualifying Tournament Signups open October 3rd  and close November 1st


ORTOP: FIRST Tech Challenge
"like us!"


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Video Release
FTC Oregon - 2016 Timberline Classic 

On 5/21/2016 twelve FIRST Tech Challenge Oregon teams held a MAKE FIRST LOUD event in the Wy'East Lodge at the historic Timberline ski resort on Mt. Hood to celebrate the RES-Q season. Watch the fun!

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Daimler Trucks North America to donate $225,000 to fund Northwest FIRST robotics teams

Hot Wired Robotics headed to world championships

Beaverton teen engineers, their long-armed robot are best in the West

HRVHS Robotics team heads to Nationals

Klamath Coyotes go cross country

St. Mary's robotics teams heading to world competition

Oregon Robotics Teams Win Big at
12-State FTC West Super-Regional Championship


Nano Ninjas: Breaking barriers with a robot

Roseburg 4-H robotics team Mechanical Maniacs advances to regional competition

Oregon's No. 1 Robotics Team

Occam's Razor advances to robotics Super-Qualifier in Oakland

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FIRST Tech Challenge Oregon Championship
Benson Polytechnic High School
on Saturday & Sunday, Feb 27th and 28th

Photos from Championship
Press Release Announcing Results

All Awards, Advancements to FTC West, Live Stream Replay and   Match Scores
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Sa-BOT-age wins robotics championship

Local students tops at state robotics contest

Rescuebots roll at OSU

HRVHS hosts FTC Robotics League Championships Saturday
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Annual DEADLINES

National Registration will open in early May and close the following March of any season.

PLAYING IN A LEAGUE
Teams must have been nationally registered and paid prior to signing up with ORTOP for participation in a  FTC League Meets  and League Qualifying Tournament  for the current season.
FTC Oregon League Sign-ups open September 15th and close October 15th.


NON-LEAGUE PARTICIPATION
Teams must have been nationally registered and paid prior to signing up with ORTOP for participation in January FTC Non-League Qualifying Tournaments.
FTC Oregon Qualifying Tournament Signups open September 15th and close November 1st