2023 Illinois FTC Championship Tournament

February 24-25, 2023

The FIRST Tech Challenge Illinois Championship Tournament is an intense two-day event showcasing robots developed and operated by teams of high school students. The competing robots are the best robots from the FTC Qualifying Events held all around Illinois. The robots represent the product of focused brainstorming, real-world teamwork, dedicated mentoring, and managing project deadlines. The mentor/student interaction is integral to the FTC program. It takes a lot of hard work to develop a competitive robot, and it shows when you see them in action at the Illinois Championship Tournament. 

In the competition, two alliances (red and blue) each composed of two robot teams play each other on fields that are 12' by 12' in size. Most of the day is spent on a series of Qualifying Rounds matches played between randomly generated alliance teams to determine the top four seeded individual teams. These top four individual teams will now select two other teams that they would like to join in forming an alliance for the Elimination Rounds matches. Late Saturday afternoon starts with the four alliances competing in the Semi-final Matches, then the Finals where two alliances will vie for the title of Winning Alliance!

Event Information

Parking

Parking will be available in the Red Lot (Lots J, & H). This parking lot is open parking spaces to students, visitors, and staff. Specific parking areas are reserved for staff parking, accessible parking, motorcycles, or other uses. Please read the posted signs carefully. Parking overnight is prohibited.

Schedule

  • Friday, February 24
    • 6:00pm - 9:00pm: Judging, Inspections 
  • Saturday, February 25th
    • 7:30am - 6:00pm: Qualifying, Elimination, Awards 

Hotel Reservations

There is a block of rooms on hold until 2/17/2023, at 2 local hotels for teams and volunteers. Be sure to tell them that you are booking the room(s) for the FTC State Championship. Below are the 2 hotels. When booking the hotels use the links or the phone numbers below. If you use the phone, remind them that you are booking rooms for the “First Tech Challenge State Championship”.

HotelRoom TypeRatePhoneLink

Quality Inn Elgin I-90
500 Tollgate Road, 
Elgin, IL, 60123

1 King or 2 Double$84 + 14% tax847-608-7300Booking Link
Holiday Inn & Suites: Chicago Northwest - Elgin
495 Airport Road, 
Elgin, IL 60123 
2 Queen $109 + taxes847-488-9000Booking Link

Teams Advancing to State

Check back after league tournaments...

Information for advancing teams

Each advancing team will receive a personal invitation with registration instructions.

Registration Fee

Team Number

Past Winners

2021-2022

  • Inspire Award:
    • Winner: 14615 Turbo Charged
    • 2nd place: 14204 Super Scream Bros
    • 3rd place: 3216 Robophins
  • Winning Alliance
    • Capt: 18529 Rust in Piece Robotics
    • 1st Pick: 14615 Turbo Charged
    • 2nd Pick: 10091 N.Y.A.N. Robotics

2020-2021

  • Inspire Award:
    • Winner: 7129 Robo Raiders
    • 2nd place: 6007 Eighty-Nine Degrees
    • 3rd place: 5037 got robot?
  • Top Ranked
    • 1st: 18255 Stealth Robotics
    • 2nd: 11848 Spare Parts Robotics
    • 3rd: 9113 Need for Speed