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2018 Alabama FTC State Championship Registration & Information

FIRST in Alabama is excited to be hosting the 2nd Annual Alabama FTC State Championship again this year.  We believe the Relic Recovery game is fantastic and cannot wait to see how you meet the challenge. We expect to advance 2 teams to the South Super Regional along with 2 Dean’s List Semi-Finalists.

Event Details
Tentative Date: February 10, 2018
Tentative Weather Date: February 17, 2018
Event Location: Hampton Cove Middle School, 261-B Old Hwy 431, Hampton Cove, AL 35763
Cost: $250*

For Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky Teams
We ask that each team to fill out the "Intent to Compete/Registration" form at the link below by October 20 2017. We will notify your team by October 22, 2017 if you have one of the 28 spots or if we have had to place your team on the Wait list. We will continue to take registration until all spots are filled, but will open to other states on November 15, 2017.

Priority will be given to Alabama teams followed by Tennessee and Kentucky teams. We will also take other factors into consideration.  Our goal is to help ensure all Teams have a place to compete this season.

This form will also serve as your registration form, so there will be no need to fill out another registration form.

For teams outside of Alabama, Tennessee, and Kentucky
If we have not filled all slots by November 15, 2017, we will contact teams from other states who have filled out the “Intent to Compete/Registration" form at the link below.  We will open the spots on a first come, first serve basis.

This form will also serve as your registration form, so there will be no need to fill out another registration form.

Payment of $250 is due as soon as possible but no later than January 10, 2018. Checks should be made out to FIRST in Alabama.  POs will be accepted.  Contact Sheryl Darrow at if you need paperwork/receipts from us.
If you have not paid by January 10th, your team will be in jeopardy of being replaced with the next team on the wait list. If your team is in need of a payment extension in January, please contact Sheryl Darrow at . Extensions will be given on a case by case basis.

Register for Event

Please consider volunteering for the Alabama FTC State Championship.  We need volunteers for all positions! Please consider volunteering as a Coach/Mentor.  No experience is required, just the desire to share your talents and knowledge with middle school/high school students. If you are interested in volunteering for an event or to help mentor a team, please contact
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