Event Info

Tournament Date, Time, Location and Contact

Date: January 14, 2023
Location: Millett Hall , 500 E. Sycamore St. Oxford OH 45056
Tournament Contact:

  • Joanna Hohn  513-785-317-1010 (cell)
  • Scott Campbell 513-330-0230

Tournament Email: firsttechmiami@miamioh.edu


Thursday Jan 12

Remote Judging 5:30->9pm

Friday Jan 13 Check-in Schedule (optional)

  • 5:00pm
    • Team Check-In
    • Turn in Team Roster /consent and release forms
    • Robot Inspections
  • 6:30pm
    • Doors Close

Saturday Jan 14

  • 8:00am - Check-In and Pits Open
  • 8:15am - Robot Final Inspections or Re-Inspections
  • 8:00am - Practice Fields Open
  • 8:00am - Scrimmage for referee practice
  • 10:00am - Drivers' Meeting with Head Referee
  • 10:15am - Opening Ceremony (Open to the Public)
  • 11:00am - Qualification Rounds Begin
  • 11:30-12:15pm - Lunch Break
  • 1:15pm - Resume Qualification Matches
  • 2:30pm - Alliance Selection
  • 3:45pm - Elimination Matches / Finals
  • 5:00pm - Closing Ceremony and Awards
  • 6:00pm - Team Load Out


ANSI-Approved Safety Glasses and closed toe shoes are mandatory at FIRST Tech Challenge Tournaments. They MUST be worn in the pit area, competition floor and queuing areas. Prescription glasses with ANSI-approved Commercial Off-The-Shelf side shields are allowed. Sunglasses or deeply shaded safety glasses used in our indoor tournament environment are not acceptable

Wearing safety glasses on top of the head does not count as wearing them. Safety glasses are not required to be worn in the spectator area or all access areas.

All team members and their guests are expected to behave in a safe manner and obey all safety rules. Individuals not acting safely will be asked to leave the event premises and teams may be disqualified. Please notify an Event Crew member if you have any safety issues or concerns. Please report any illness or injuries to the Pit Administration or event organizers.

Safety glasses will not be provided by the tournament host

Team Check-In

Upon arrival at the venue, most of the team can go to their assigned pit area, while the coach/mentor and 1-2 team members complete check-in. 

Coaches must submit the following for their teams to the team check-in volunteers:

  • Team Roster: Please bring a printed copy of your team roster. A Miami Consent form is required for every team member, coach, and mentor who will be with the team during the competition day. The Miami Consent is available from the Waiver link on the left.

Your team will receive the following at Team Registration:

  • Drive Team Badges: Teams will be provided with 4 badges identifying two (2) student drivers, one (1) coach, and one (1) Human Player. These badges are interchangeable within a team between matches. Only student team member wearing a badge labeled as 'driver' may drive the robot during the match. Any team representative found not wearing badges will be asked to leave the competition area immediately.
  • Schedule of Events: Your team will be provided information about the tournament day, including a competition schedule. 
  • Additional Information: (Include additional information regarding ceremony procedures, practice table reservation procedures, emergency procedures, etc. – you can let the teams know here what additional information that they can expect to receive at team registration).

Robot and Field Inspection

  • The team's FIRST Tech Challenge robot will be required to pass robot and field inspections before being cleared to compete. These inspections will ensure that all robot rules and regulations are met.
  • Inspections will be conducted on Friday evening on a first come first served basis.
  • Robots, including the Robot Controllers, Driver Stations, Alliance Markers and Team Supplied Scoring Element (aka. A Capstone) will be inspected per the Robot Inspection Checklist and Field Inspection Checklist found in FIRST Tech Challenge Game Manual 1, Appendix B and C.
  • Teams are highly recommended to conduct a self-inspection of their robot and submit the completed Robot Inspection forms to the Robot Inspectors.
  • If your robot does not pass inspection on its first pass, your team can fix the problem and go back in line for a recheck – no schedule needed. Make sure you are not missing your judging session.
  • If required, some final re-inspections maybe conducted on Saturday morning prior to issuing the match schedule. This must be pre-arranged with the inspectors.
  • Miami First Tech Challenge Officials have the right to recheck any robots on Saturday that passed on Friday. If your team does not pass inspection during the inspection period the team will not be allowed to participate in the qualifying rounds.
  • We want every team (and their robot) to participate in the tournament, but teams must be prepared and have a safely built robot that meets specifications.