In this teamblast
- FTC practice possibilities
- FTC team numbers
- Building (a part of ) the block party field
- Participating in non NL FTC tournaments
- FTC facebook group
FTC practice possibilities
We know from last years season that it’s very helpfull for teams to have several moments in time where they can practice on a ‘real’ FTC field toghether with other teams. Therefore we have asked you to let us know if you want to be organiser of a FTC practice tournament. For now, this resulted in the following dates and locations
- 14 December 2013 – FIRST Brabant event - Eindhoven – contact: Lennart@FIRST-Brabant.nl
- 14 December 2013 – FLL regional finals - Den Haag – contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 18 Januari 2014 – St Joris College Open door day – Eindhoven – contact: email@example.com
- 1 Februari 2014 – Newmann College Open door day – Breda – contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Besides these dates, there is always the possibility to practice at the van Maerlant lyceum in den Haag. In the Eindhoven region we are still looking for structural practice possibilities.
FTC team numbers
FTC teamnumbers are assigned. Team number start with NL followed by a 4 digit number (yes … we intend to have 1000+ teams at a certain point in time ).
|The Dutch Robotteers||NL0019|
|Opa – Lyceum SchÃ¶ndeln||NL0018|
|Compile & Conquer||NL0015|
|Lords of the screws||NL0014|
|Dukes of Brabant||NL0007|
|Pius X – College||NL0006|
Building (a part of) the Block Party field
During construction of the Block Party playing field for the FTC kickoff, we encountered a number of issues when following the building guide. Most of them are due to the fact that European and US measures vary and that a lot of US materials are not available in the EU. Teams that also want to build the playing field and have questions about how to tackle these issues, can always contact head referee Ron Visser at Ron@FIRST-Brabant.nl.
Participating in an extra non NL FTC tournament
Just like last year, we want to give teams the possibility to attend a second qualifying tournament in Europe if they like. Therefor we have had conact with the FTC affiliate partners of Germany and Spain. Teams that also want to participate in the German competition, can contact Lennart de Graaf (lennart@FIRST-Brabant). Registration cost for NL teams in the german competition are set to 125 euro. Teams can qualify for the FTC world festival in this competition.
Teams that also want to participate in the Spanish competition have to wait a little longer. In two weeks we will know if it’s allowed to also join this competition. Registrationfee’s are still to be determined.
FTC facebook group
Want to join the conversation and keep up with the latest news with regard to FTC? Or want to discuss something with other FTC coaches, team members and volunteers? Join the FTC Nederland Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/492858824119860/