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  1. Event Information

  2. One-Day Competition on Saturday, February 13, 2016.

  3. Optional Setup, Judging, Robot Inspection, and Practice on Friday, February 12, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. 

  4. [TBD] Join the fun by watching the action on our ustream.tv broadcast starting at 10:00 a.m.:  stream.flfirst.org  Some Apple computers running the Safari web browser have trouble watching videos on ustream.tv.  Try the Firefox web browser if Safari doesn't work.

  5. Location:  St. Leo University 33701 State Road 52, St. Leo, Florida 33574-6665

  6. Capacity: 24 Teams

  7. Sponsors:

  8. Title Sponsor: Rockwell Collins

  9. Tampa Bay Robotics Foundation, Inc.

 

  • Tournament Host: St. Leo University, St. Leo. 

  • Competition Registration Fee is $150.

  • Team Participation is by invitation only based on their performance in the Florida League play system.

  • Volunteers submit their role request through the FIRST Volunteer Information Matching System (VIMS) located here:my.usfirst.org/FIRSTPortal/Login/VIMS_Login.aspx Volunteers may register for the Florida Championship starting December 1, 2015.  Volunteers will receive their assignment confirmations in late-December, 2015 through late-January, 2016.

  • Hotel Group Rate: 

  • Marriott Springhill Suites Tampa North
  • 5396 Primrose Lake Circle
  • Tampa, FL 33647
  • (813) 558-0300
  • (813) 558-0040 (Fax)
  • Damaris Gutierrez, Sales Coordinator
  • http://www.marriott.com/TPANP
  • Hampton Inn Map (6 miles)
    13215 US Highway 301
    Dade City, FL 33525
    (352) 567-5277

  • Quality Inn & Suites Map (10 miles)
    6815 Gall Blvd.
    Zephyrhills, FL
    (813) 762-2000

  • Microtel Inn & Suites Map (20 Miles)
    6298 Nature Coast Blvd. 
    Brooksville, FL 34602 
    (352) 796-9025 

  • Microtel Inn & Suites Map (9 Miles)
    7839 Gall Blvd.
    Zephyrhills, FL 33541
    (813) 783-2211 

  • Holiday Inn Express Map (20 Miles)
    8310 Galbraith
    Tampa, FL 33647
    (813) 910-7171

 

  1. Tournament Schedule for Saturday, February 13, 2016.

 

            6:30 a.m.    Volunteers arrive

            7:00 a.m.    Team check-in begins and Pit opens

            7:20 a.m.    Team Judging Presentations begin

            7:45 a.m.    Robot Hardware and Software Inspection begin

            9:20 a.m.    Hardware and Software Inspection Ends

            9:30 a.m.    Drive Team Meeting at Competition 

                               Playing Fields

            10:00 a.m.  Opening Ceremony

            10:30 a.m.  Qualification Matches start

            12:00 p.m.  Lunch break for teams and volunteers

            1:00 p.m.    Qualification Matches resume

            3:00 p.m.    Qualification Matches end

            3:15 p.m.    Alliance Selection for Elimination Matches

            4:00 p.m.    Elimination Matches begin

            5:30 p.m.    Awards Ceremony

            6:00 p.m.    Tournament Ends

 

  1. There is no spectator admission fee for the FTC Florida Championship and it is open to the public.  Spectators that want to see the robots up-close in the pit area should bring their own safety glasses and wear closed toed shoes as they are both required in the pit area to comply with FIRST safety rules.  Safety glasses and closed toed shoes are not required to watch robot matches from the viewing area in the arena.

  2. Photos of previous Florida Championships are located here: Flickr

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