Philadelphia FTC Qualifier 2018

On January 20, 2018, the RoboLancers hosted the Philadelphia FTC Qualifier at Central High School. It was a fantastic event with 25 teams from the Philadelphia area attending and competing in Relic Recovery over the span of the 8 hour event. Many of the teams funded by the Coalition participated in the event, such as 8730 Robogriffins, 13240 Swenson Robotics, 6552 N.E.R.D.S., and 5514 Parkway Robohounds. The winning alliance included 8730 Robogriffins, 6540 Lincoln1, and 5320 RoboLancers Gold. Although these three won the event, many other teams walked out with rewards for their endeavors, such as the Inspire Award, Connect Award, and Judge’s Award, won by 8480 Technobots, 6552 N.E.R.D.S., and 10002 Herculean Dynamite respectively. All of the Coalition funded teams performed well at the event, from winning awards to being on the winning alliance, showing just how much hard work and dedication these teams put into FIRST. Overall, the FTC Philadelphia Qualifier was an exciting event that highlighted the capabilities of Philadelphia’s robotics teams.