FTC CT Qualifier : The “Gator Bowl!”

 Welcome to the fifts annualGator Bowl “Gator Bowl”  the FIRST Tech Challenge event page. This event will take place on Saturday, February 17, 2018, from 8:00AM – 5:00PM at Greenwich Academy, in Greenwich, CT. This is the official State Championship for CT FTC.

all information and registration will be sent out from NEFIRST. This website it not fully updated to reflect the information for the 2018 season





Please use the drop down tabs for”Gator Bowl” on the menu above to navigateimgres through the various pages for this event.



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awards at FTC Qualifying Tournaments in recognition of their achievements in robot design, creativity, innovation, team performance, outreach and enthusiasm. Giving awards for outstanding achievement builds self-esteem in students and is a great way to encourage them to continue pursuing science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The highest level of achievement at an FTC competition is the Inspire Award. It incorporates elements of all other award categories. A few teams will advance based on FTC advancement  to the Eastern SuperRegional in Scranton, PA, and may even earn a spot a the World Championship in St. Louis, Mo.

For the list of teams attending, please visit ctftc.org

On this site you will find many details about this event such as team verification process, tentative schedule, check-in information, inspection information, judging and robot round information, concession/lunch, pit and practice information, general safety rules, and information for volunteers. If you have any questions, concerns, or special requests, please contact Gail Sestito or Doug Rendell at robotics@greenwichacademy.org or 203.485.4040.



  • Registration for this event is almost full (four spots left). You can enter your team CT based team at ctftc.org
  • Please see the Team Verification Page if you are already registered for this event.
  • This event is open to all spectators and free to attend.
  • Location for this event is at Greenwich Academy in Raether Athletic Center. Judging and interviews will take place in selected Greenwich Academy Upper School classrooms. There will be volunteers to help guide teams to the appropriate locations. Signs will be posted directing your team to the parking, registration, competition, and judging areas. Please drop off in the Upper School/Main Entrance area and park in the upper lot or lower lot (mandatory for buses). There are multiple events on campus this day and parking may be challenging; please park legally.

Our address is:

Greenwich Academy

200 North Maple Ave

Greenwich, CT 08630

Since this is a FIRST event, gracious professionalism and courtesy is expected from every attendee at all times. Please be kind to one another, assist others when needed, and be gracious in all you do. Remember, you are representing your school/team/town, and you want to leave the best impression behind.

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