Below is the advancement status for each tournament as of 11/05/17.
The table represents the advancement criteria as listed in section 7.4 of Part 1 of the FIRST Tech Challenge Game Manual.
All host teams are assumed to have advanced prior to the start of any Qualifying Tournament. Host team advancement is dependent upon the successful completion of a tournament that meets FIRST Tech Challenge and NorCal FTC standards.
For the 2017 season, we are planning on hosting 56 teams at the NorCal FTC Championship. There were 19 qualifying tournament equivalents currently scheduled (16 tournaments, with 3 being 2-field events … 16 + 3 = 19). 56/19 = 2.9 teams per QT.
Based on this, there will be a minimum of 2 teams per single-field event and a minimum of 4 per 2-field event.
Advancing Teams are marked with a Star Icon. Teams that have previously advanced (including host teams) are marked with a padlock icon. Teams that are currently the next advancing team from the tournament are marked with a checkmark. Teams that are ineligible to advance based on having already competed 3 times are marked with a red X.
We will hold a lottery of the tournaments with the next eligible team, based on the advancement order, from the tournaments drawn advancing to the NorCal FTC Regional Championship. (i.e. each tournament will get one token in the lottery. We will draw an ordered list of tournaments from the lottery pool and work from start to finish, filling the NorCal FTC Championship with the next eligible team from each tournament in turn). With the current number qualifying tournaments, we are anticipating that 18 of the 19 tournaments will be selected via the tournament advancements lottery.