Maryland hosts six FTC Qualifying Tournaments for the 2012-13 "Ring It Up" season. These Qualifiers range in size from 14-24 teams with a proportional opportunity to advance to the Maryland FIRST Tech Challenge Championship. We encourage teams to register for multiple events (up to three) for Maryland and DC FTC teams, and we try to have space for out-of-state teams as well.
Our Maryland FTC Championship is on February 23, 2013 at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Thirty-two teams will qualify for the event and the chance to advance to the FIRST Championships in St. Louis on April 25-27.
Registration for the "Ring It Up" season is now closed. The registration fee for each Qualifier event is $150, due after final event assignments. There is no additional registration fee for teams that qualify for the Maryland FTC Championship.
All Maryland FTC events are free and open to the public, and we encourage visitors to come share the excitement. The best time for viewing is generally in the afternoon between 1:00 - 4:00pm as the teams finish their Qualification Rounds, make their alliance selections and engage in Elimination Rounds. Better yet, please volunteer for an event! We can use all skill levels and it's a great way to see the teams in action.
|December 9, 2012
||Sidwell Friends School, Washington, DC|
|December 15, 2012||Dr. James A. Forrest Career & Technology Center, Leonardtown. Event website.
|January 12, 2013||US Naval Academy, Annapolis Directions||Awards|
|January 26, 2013||Capitol College, Laurel||Awards|
|February 2, 2013||Marriotts Ridge High School, Marriottsville
|February 9, 2013||Havre de Grace High School, Havre de Grace