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FIRST Qualifying Tournaments

R.I. FIRST Tech Challenge     
Qualifying Tournaments 2016-2017 Season

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 2016-2017 seasons.  Teams will advance to the Saturday February 4, 2017 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 December 3, 2016                 
Saturday December 17, 2016
Saturday January 7, 2017

Where and what time will the RI FTC Qualifiers be held?
The RI FTC Qualifying Tournaments will be held at New England Institute of Technology, One New England Tech Boulevard, East Greenwich, RI, 02818.

Are Qualifying Tournaments open to the Public?
Yes, please encourage your family, friends and teachers to join us. Best robot viewing time is between 10 am and 3 pm. Seating is limited.

How do I register a Team?
RI FIRST Tech Challenge teams are able to register online at  RI teams are able to register once they have completed the team registration process with the FIRST national office.              

What will the cost to participate be for my team?
The cost for a team to participate is $60.00. Invoices for the event are available by emailing Erin Flynn at or click here for a copy of the invoice. Teams are responsible for their own refreshments. The NEIT Food Court will be open for students to purchase food until approximately 1:00 p.m.  

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.

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