Northern California is honored to be selected for the inaugural Super-Regional tournament to serve the FTC West Region which encompasses the western part of mainland US plus Hawaii and Alaska. [Regions]
If you are on facebook, there is a FTC West SuperRegional group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/FTCWestSuperRegional to be a gathering place for ideas, feedback and status.
Much help is needed! If you can help specifically with planning, please let Mark or I know.
Thanks to the efforts of FIRST volunteers, FTC has seen strong program growth and a new level of competition is needed to give the growing number of teams more opportunities to participate. The introduction of a new advancement tier allows FTC to maintain a sustainable event structure, continue offering merit-based advancement and increase the level of competition.
Beginning in the 2013-2014 season, FTC teams in the United States will advance from state or regional-level Championship Tournaments to one of four Super-Regional Tournaments, before advancing to the FTC World Championship.
The four Super-Regional tournaments will be hosted in Northern California, Texas, Iowa and Pennsylvania. These locations were selected based on timing, accessibility, safety, local support, and resources to execute a strong event.
Super-Regionals are FIRST-endorsed events and are expected to expand outside of the U.S. in the future. Please refer to the Super-Regionals FAQ page for more information.