April 18, 2017 — The ViperBots are heading to the  FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) World Championship Houston! ViperBots Team 4546 Snakebyte, 6299 QuadX and 7161 Hydra will be in Houston, TX for the four-day event where 127 teams from 9 countries will be competing! The event will be held Wednesday, April 19 through Saturday, April 22 at the George R. Brown Convention Center.  The FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) teams will be playing this year’s game, “Velocity Vortex.”

Matches begin at 3pm CDT on Wednesday, April 19. The public, parents, family and friends of participating teams are invited to support and cheer on the robotics teams at this event. The 127 teams will be split between one of two Divisions – Franklin and Jemison – each comprised of two fields where matches occur. ViperBots Team 6299 and 7161 will compete in the Franklin Division while Team 4546 will compete in the Jemison Division. For a full list of teams and their associated divisions, browse to ftc-houston-team-list

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Time / Day
3pm – 5pm Wednesday
8am – 5:15pm Thursday
8am – 5pm Friday
8am – 12:30pm and 4pm – 8:30pm Saturday

Watch Franklin Division (6299 & 7161) here => https://www.twitch.tv/firstinspires_franklin

Watch Jemison Division here => https://www.twitch.tv/firstinspires_jemison

Watch the Main Stream (interviews and commentary) here => https://www.firstchampionship.org/watch-live

View Scores – in real time! To view scores, just visit http://houston.worlds.pennfirst.org/ and follow the instructions provided.

Schedule of Events (CDT):

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

3:00 PM – 6:00 PM Early Bird Check In

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

6:00 AM – 5:30 PM Pits Open
6:00 AM – 8:00 AM FIRST Tech Challenge Team Registration
8:30 AM – 1:00 PM Scheduled Judges Interviews, Scheduled Robot Inspection
1:00 PM – 2.00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM Driver’s Meeting
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM FIRST Tech Challenge Qualification Matches (Jemison and Franklin)

Thursday, April 20, 2017

7:00 AM – 5:45 PM Pits Open
8:00 AM – 12:00 AM FIRST Tech Challenge Qualification Matches (Jemison 8-11, Franklin 8-12)
11: 00 AM – 2:00 PM Lunch – (Jemison 11-1, Franklin 12-2)
1:00 PM – 5:15 PM FIRST Tech Challenge Qualification Matches (Jemison 1-5:15, Franklin 2-5:15)
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM FIRST Championship Welcome Party Presented by NRG at Discovery Green

Friday, April 21, 2017

7:00 AM – 5:00 PM Tiara Friday
7:00 AM – 5:30 PM Pits Open
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM Coach and Mentor Celebration
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM FIRST Tech Challenge Qualification Matches (Jemison 8-11, Franklin 8-12)
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Lunch – (Jemison 11-1, Franklin 12-2)
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM FIRST Tech Challenge Qualification Matches (Jemison 1-5, Franklin 2-5)

Saturday, April 22, 2017

7:00 AM – 9:00 PM Suspender Saturday
7:00 AM – 3:00 PM Pits Open
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Alliance Selections
9:15 AM – 10:15 PM FIRST Tech Challenge Division Semi Finals
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Awards Ceremony
12:30 PM – 3:00 PM Load Out
4:00 PM – 8:30 PM Division Finals, Final Matches, Closing Ceremonies at Minute Maid Stadium
Note: All times are subject to change. All times are estimated based on flow of matches. See Pit Administration for updated times.

Twitter
Follow us on Twitter @FTCViperBots http://twitter.com/FTCViperBots. Point your family & friends here for ViperBot LIVE stream links, updates and match results.  Attending parents, please tweet 4546, 6299 & 7161 info and results by tagging us @FTCViperBots.  Join the #FIRSTChamp conversation and help #makeitloud because #FIRSTinspires your team’s #STEMSquad!

VFF Website
Check our website http://www.viperbotsboosters.org for nightly updates during Worlds.

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!

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