Sign up for your Qualifying Tournament while there is still room.
3. Qualifying Tournaments:
Chandler (Nov. 22,2014) --- 6 open slots
Phoenix (Nov. 22, 2014) ---8 open slots
Flagstaff (Dec. 06, 2014) ---12 open slots
New Mexico (Dec. 13, 2014) ---16 open slots
Laveen (Jan. 24, 2015) ---14 open slots
Goodyear (Feb. 07, 2015) ---19 open slots
Open slots in Qualifying Tournaments as of September 22, 2014.
Arizona & New Mexico can now sign up for a second Qualifying Tournament.
October 7, 2014 Qualifying Tournaments are open to all Teams.
We have lots of great new resources for your rookie teams. Check out the following page:
find basic guides to build a simple TETRIX or MATRIX pushbot, live team
training schedule, team registration (TIMS) guides and more. Bookmark
5. Tips from "Ref" Rich
If you have not checked out the FTC Forum you are missing out on some great postings.
Check this FTC Forum often during the season. The
Game Rules and Game Play Forum is a valuable resource for clarity
on issues affecting the field play. Along with the Forum, make sure
you are reading through the game manual. Several questions posted are
clearly covered in the game manual.
Posts of note for this week touch on:
Rolling Goals and Tubes (ie. Balls in the tubes and on the
rolling goal are not counted in the 5 ball control rule, several posts
concern tube contact/support.) See Post #5, 17, & 23 for good info.
Kickstands are addressed in several posts, but #3 is very clear…
Here is the Forum link: http://ftcforum.usfirst.org/forum.php
Submit Ref questions to SGarduno@USFIRST.org and Rich will answer all he can in the weekly ARIZONA FTC BLAST
If your team would like to be competitive for a Judged Award please
pay close attention to the game manual. Today I would like to focus on
the Engineering Notebook, several awards require them. And frequently
the final decision of recognition is based on
the completeness and quality of information provided within the
7. Donation Destination
Apply for every grant you can find!!
- aps/phoenix suns stem mini-grants
Superhero Awards | Super Bowl
Arizona FIRST Tech Challenge Web Site
Arizona FTC Web Site
Susan Garduno, FIRST VISTA
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