March 22, 2017 — The FTC South-Super Regional Championship matches are just one day away! ViperBot Team 6209 Venom, 6299 QuadX and 7161 Hydra are in Athens, GA for the 3-day event. They will be just one of seventy-two teams from eleven south-eastern states, including Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, and Georgia, vying for thirty-six spots to the FTC World Championship Houston in April! That’s thirteen more spots than last year! The event will begin on Thursday, March 23 and run through Saturday, March 25 at the Classic Center.  The FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) teams will be playing this year’s game, “Velocity Vortex.”

Opening ceremonies will take place at 10:00am EDT on Friday, March 24. The public, parents, family and friends of participating teams are invited to support and cheer on the robotics teams at this event. The seventy-two teams will be split between one of two Divisions – Pemberton and Kilrain – each comprised of two fields where matches occur. As fate would have it, all three ViperBots teams have ended up in the Pemberton Division. For a full list of teams and their associated division, browse to

Tune in to the Live Webcast! Those not travelling to Athens need not fret! You may still catch all the action and cheer on the ViperBots at Supers by watching the LIVE webcast. Tune in around 12pm EDT on Friday and 8:30am EDT on Saturday. Share with family and friends! GO ViperBots!

Watch Pemberton Division (6209, 6299 & 7161) here =>

Watch Kilrain Division here =>

Watch the Main Stream (interviews and commentary) here =>

View Scores – in real time! To view scores, just visit and follow the instructions provided.

Schedule of Events (all times Eastern Time):
Thursday, March 23, 2017 

  • 8:30 AM – Offsite Company Tours
  • 10:00 AM – Pit Load-Ins begin (Load-In occurs based on scheduled appointment, limited pit access, no setup)
  • 2:00 PM – Pits Open to all teams, Pit setup begins
  • 3:00 PM – Judging & Inspections
  • 7:30 PM – Pits Close
  • Evening On Your Own

Friday, March 24, 2017 

  • 8:00 AM – Pits Open to all teams
  • 8:30 AM – Inspections Continue
  • 9:30 AM – Driver Meeting
  • 10:00 AM – Opening Ceremonies
  • 11:00 AM – Qualifying Rounds
  • 12:30 PM – Lunch
  • 1:30 PM – Qualifying Rounds Continue
  • 7:00 PM – Pits Close
  • 7:00 PM – Team Social Dinner
  • 7:30 PM – Team Social with DJ Mickey NightRain
  • 10:30 PM – Team Social Ends

Saturday, March 25, 2017 

  • 8:00 AM – Pits Open
  • 8:30 AM – Qualifying Rounds Continue
  • 11:30 AM – Alliance Selections
  • 12:30 PM – Lunch
  • 1:30 PM – Finals
  • 4:30 PM – Closing Ceremonies
  • 6:00 PM – Field Area Closes
  • 7:00 PM – Pits Close

**Schedule subject to change. All times are estimated based on flow of rounds. See Pit Administration table for updated times.

Thank You Volunteers!  We are grateful to all FIRST volunteers, as well as, ViperBots Friends & Family (VFF) booster club, and Sponsors as this event would not be possible without them.  THANK YOU for giving your time and talents to support STEM and robotics!

March 25, 2017 — UPDATES

3:30pm CDT
Closing Ceremonies and Awards:

Judges Award
6832 Iron Reign, Dallas, TX

Compass Award
Winner – Paul Stewart, Submitted by 8651 Wait for It, Pearl, MS

Promote Award
Winner – 10068 Duck-Ties & Zip-Tape, Canton, GA

Control Award
3rd – 6566 Circuit Breakers, Aledo, TX
2nd – 8373 Diva Force, Sprindale, AR
Winner – 7477 Super 7, Oviedo, FL

Motivate Award
3rd – 5795 Back to the Drawing Board, Greensboro, NC
2nd – 9829 MAKbots, San Antonio, TX
Winner – 4962 Rockettes, Oklahoma City, OK

PTC Design Award
3rd – 4717 Mechromancers, Oviedo, FL
2nd – 8668 Error 404 – Team Name Not Found, Houston, TX
Winner – 6299 QuadX – Austin, TX

Rockwell Collins Innovate Award
3rd – 7172 Technical Difficulties, Plano, TX
2nd – 4717 Mechromancers, Oviedo, FL
Winner – 5795 Back to the Drawing Board, Greensboro, NC

Connect Award
3rd – 7477 Super 7, Oviedo, FL
2nd – 4962 Rockettes, Oklahoma City, OK
Winner – 9879 Root Negative One, Springdale, AR

Think Award
3rd – 8668 Error 404 – Team Name Not Found, Houston, TX
2nd – 4962 Rockettes, Oklahoma City, OK
Winner – 11572 Mouse Spit, Tulsa, OK

Finalist Alliance
Alliance Captain: 7477 Super 7, Oviedo, FL
First Pick: 7161 Hydra, Austin, TX
Second Pick: 8908 Robo Mojo, Punta Gorda, FL

Winning Alliance
Alliance Captain: 4717 Mechromancers, Oviedo, FL
First Pick: 5064 Aperture Science, Elon, NC
Second Pick: 7203 KNO3, Tampa, FL

Inspire Award
3rd – 9048 Philobots, Austin, TX
2nd – 5795 Back to the Drawing Board, Greensboro, NC
Winner – 4717 Mechromancers, Oviedo, FL

Advancing Teams to World Championship Houston


2:30pm CDT
Event Finals (Pemberton winner vs. Kilrain winner): 

Event Finals Round 1: 7477/7161/8908 red alliance won against the 4717/5064/7203 blue alliance 271-270

Event Finals Round 2: 7477/7161/8908 red alliance lost against the 4717/5064/7203 blue alliance 100-275

Event Finals Round 3: 7477/7161/8908 red alliance lost against the 4717/5064/7203 blue alliance 230-340

Hydra alliance is Event Finalist! Event Winner goes to 4717/5064/7203 alliance. Closing Ceremonies and Awards up next.

1:30pm CDT
Pemberton Division Finals: 

Pemberton Finals Round 1: 7477/7161/8908 red alliance won against the 8373/7079/10337 blue alliance – 315-165

Pemberton Finals Round 2: 7477/7161/8908 red alliance won against the 8373/7079/10337 blue alliance – 225 – 210

The Hydra alliance of 7477/7161/8908 moves on to Event Finals! Here the Pemberton Division winner will compete against the Kilrain Division winner.

Kilrain Division Finals: 

Kilrain Finals 1: 4717/5064/7203 red alliance won against the 8886/3486/7300 blue alliance (need score)

Kilrain Finals 2: 4717/5064/7203 red alliance won against the 8886/3486/7300 blue alliance 235-150

12:30pm CDT
Pemberton Division Elimination Rounds: 

Semi-Finals 1-1, the 7477/7161/8908 red alliance won against the 8565/9048/731 blue alliance 190-55

Semi-Finals 2-1, the 11549/10345/6299 red alliance lost against the 8373/7079/10337 blue alliance 105-175

Semi-Finals 1-2, the 7477/7161/8908 red alliance won against the 8565/9048/731 blue alliance 225-155

In Semi-Finals 2-2, the  11549/10346/6299 red alliance lost against the 8373/7079/10337 blue alliance 225-230

Hydra moves on to the Pemberton Division Finals!

10:40am CDT
Pemberton Division Alliance Selections: 

Alliance 1: 7477 Super 7 (Team Captain), 7161 Hydra (First Pick), 8908 Robo Mojo (Second Pick)

Alliance 2: 11549 Rhomans (Team Captain), 10345 Royal Blue (First Pick), 6299 QuadX (Second Pick)

Alliance 3: 8373 Diva Force (Team Captain), 7079 Faltech (First Pick), 10337 Dark Matter (Second Pick)

Alliance 4: 8565 TechnicBots (Team Captain), 9048 PhiloBots (First Pick), 731 Wannabee Strange (Second Pick)


Kilrain Division Alliance Selections: 

Alliance 1: 4717 Mechromancers (Team Captain), 5064 Aperture Science (First Pick),  7203 KNO3 (Second Pick)

Alliance 2: 8886 Saber Robotics (Team Captain),  3486 Techno Warriors Advanced (First Pick),  7300 Guzzoline Robotics (Second Pick)

Alliance 3: 9829 MAKbots (Team Captain),  7172 Technical Difficulties (First Pick),  6433 Neutrinos (Second Pick)

Alliance 4: 8477 4-H Rohming Robots (Team Captain),  7842 Browncoats (First Pick),  8609 Blue Crew, Too (Second Pick)

The Elimination Rounds will begin at 12:30pm CDT.

10:15am CDT
Qualifying matches are over! The Pemberton Division rankings for ViperBots are as follows: Hydra 6th, Venom 21st and QuadX 22nd!

Alliance selections are underway. Stay tuned!

7:30am CDT
Day 2 has begun at the Classic Center in Athens, GA.  The Finals will start at 12:30pm CDT and Closing Ceremonies including Awards will begin at 3:30pm CDT. Today is a new day. Good luck teams!

March 24, 2017 — UPDATES 

6pm CDT
Match play will resume tomorrow at 7:30am CDT. Day 1 is now in the books. It was a tough day for ViperBots with lots of ups and downs. The teams completed 6 matches and will play the remaining 3 tomorrow.  The ViperBots rankings in Pemberton Division are as follows (out of 36 teams):

  • Hydra 14th with 4 wins/2 losses
  • Venom 25th with 2 wins/3 losses/1 tie
  • QuadX 27th with 2 wins/4 losses

View a full listing of Pemberton Rankings and Kilrain Rankings.

1pm CDT
QuadX is up now with 7826 as alliance partners in blue and 327 & 3846 as opponents on red.

Venom and Hydra lost match 15 180-110 even though they narrowly capped and their opponent didn’t. The other alliance scored more balls in the center vortex and changed more beacons.

12:30pm CDT
Teams are back from lunch break. First up is a Texas two-step with Venom and Hydra as alliance partners in Pemberton Division Match 15.

11:20am CDT
Match play has stopped for a lunch break. So far the ViperBots teams have each played one match each with Venom and Hydra winning their matches and QuadX narrowly losing theirs by 5 points.

11am CDT
Match schedules have been uploaded to All ViperBots teams are in the Pemberton Division with their individual schedules posted below. The Velocity Vortex game play will begin shortly.

6209 Venom Match Schedule: 






6299 QuadX Match Schedule:






7161 Hydra Match Schedule:






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