FIRST Qualifying Tournaments

RI FIRST Tech Challenge State Tournament Qualifiers                                                                    

Rhode Island FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) robotic teams are required to participate in one Rhode Island Qualifying Tournament during the 2015-2016 seasons.  Teams will advance to the Saturday January 30, 2016 R.I. State Tournament based on the FIRST Advancement Criteria.

When will the RI FTC Qualifying Tournaments be held?                                                                                                                  

The RI FTC Qualifying Tournaments are planned for:                                                                                                          

Saturday January 9th

Where and what time will the RI FTC Qualifiers be held?                                                                   

The RI FTC Qualifying Tournaments will be held from 7:30 am-5 pm at New England Institute of Technology in East Greenwich, RI. Please make note ONLY the January 30st State Tournament will be held at the NEIT Automotive Campus.

How do I register a Team?                                                                                                                             

Please email the RI FIRST Tech Challenge State Affiliate Partner, Erin Flynn at New England Institute of Technology at for details.            

What will the cost to participate be for my team?                                                                             

The cost for a team to participate is $40.00. Invoices for the event are available by emailing Erin Flynn at Teams are responsible for their own refreshments. The NEIT Cafeteria will be open for students to purchase food until approximately 1:00 pm.                                                                           

Who can participate?                                                                                                                                

The event is open to Rhode Island FTC teams. Each RI FTC team MUST fully participate in one qualifying tournament to be eligible to advance to the RI FTC Tournament on Saturday January 30, 2016. 

How many teams will participate in a RI FTC Qualifier?                                                                        

RI FTC will be a single field Qualifying tournament. Based on the number of teams that participated in RI FTC in the 2015-2016 year, RI FTC Qualifiers will be open to 12-16 teams per event.

For questions please contact Erin Flynn, Rhode Island FIRST Tech Challenge Affiliate Partner, 800-736-7700 ext. 3462 or by email at