Introducing FTC Robotics at the 2018 California State Summer Games!
Are you interested in competing with your Relic Recovery robots one more time? Would you like to compete in an Olympic style event? Do you want an off season activity to share FTC to potential new team members or introduce your rookie members to FTC competitions? Are you interested in helping to bring our “Sport of the mind” to the 30th California State Games side by side with other athletes?
The California State Games has invited FIRST registered First Tech Challenge teams throughout California to be their “first” Robotics competition as part of the their annual Summer Games. The games will be held in San Diego, CA on July 14th, 2018 with optional activities the night of the 13th and 14th!
The California State Games (CSG) is a statewide amateur sports festival which promotes and nurtures the health, education and well-being of residents and provides an Olympic-style experience. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Games! Find out more at www.calstategames.org/summer-games
Registration: The fee will be between $100 ~ $150 per team (TBD - cost will be reduced depending on sponsorship availability) to defray the costs to hold this event. Formal registration will be held through the California Games after teams are notified of their selection to attend. Teams must submit the form below by May 1st to be considered to participate. We are limited to 36 teams at this time. Consequently, we will be asking teams to answer a few questions in order to establish a selection matrix in the case we have more than 36 teams interested.
Volunteers: Each team will be required to provide two volunteers to help at the event. Some options are: robot inspection, referee, queuer, scorekeeper, field reset, team registration, and much more!
Team size and game rules: Maximum team size, rules and game structure will match FIRST FTC's Game Manual 1 & 2 for the 2018-2018 season, similar to a regional or league championship tournament.
Awards will be Cal State Games based with Gold, Silver and Bronze medals to be awarded. A consolation match (same best 2 out of 3) will be held between the Semi-finalists to determine the Bronze.
Judging: During this first year, teams will be participating in a tournament competition format only. Judged awards are not anticipated at this time, but special awards and/or limited judged awards may be awarded depending on the final structure of the event.
The Cal State Games FTC Invitational will be at:
Mater Dei High School
1615 Mater Dei Dr, Chula Vista, CA 91913
Schedule: The tournament schedule will be structured so the event has qualifying matches beginning by 10:00am and be concluded by approximately 5:00pm in order for teams to participate in the optional Padres game the night of the 14th.
Opening Ceremonies “optional” on Friday night, July 13. This event will be part of the 2018 Cal State Games and is “free” to teams participating in the parade of athletes. The Opening Ceremonies is an event when all athletes, parents, and coaches gather to share in the spectacle and pageantry of the Games. This is the night when every athlete is treated like an Olympian.
Detail about the Cal State Games can be found here: www.calstategames.org/summer-games although the Robotics component has not yet been developed and/or published on their site yet.
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