El Dorado League

El Dorado League

Background

The El Dorado League of North Texas tracks its roots back to the 2016/2017 (Velocity Vortex) Season. At that time, the league was known as the Citrine League and was managed by the College of Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington.

The following year, the league was renamed the El Dorado League in honor of the Relic Recovery game and operations management was assumed by Ferris Robotics at Ferris High School.

2019/2020 Season

Currently, the El Dorado League is still actively recruiting teams to join for the 2019/2020 season. If interested in more information, please complete the League Interest Form.

The El Dorado League is currently standing at 17 teams spanning 3,627 square miles of North Texas! This is the largest the El Dorado League has ever been!

During this season, our league scrimmage/workshop will return to Ben Barber Innovation Academy (Mansfield). Our league meets will return to some familiar sites as well as some new ones. Veteran hosting sites Henderson Junior High School (Stephenville) and Ferris High School (Ferris) will host League Meets 1 and 3 respectively. Newcomer hosting site Eastfield College (Mesquite) will host League Meet 2. Our League Tournament will return to the University of Texas at Arlington in Nedderman Hall (Arlington) and will once again be managed by Ferris Robotics.

Teams advancing this year to the NTX Regional Tournament will be announced at the League Tournament:

2018/2019 Season

In the 2018/2019 (Rover Ruckus) Season, Ferris Robotics continued as the operations manager for the league. The El Dorado League of North Texas added 5 teams and 2 schools to consist of 15 teams representing 10 schools covering 1,826 square miles of North Texas.

During this season, our league scrimmage/workshop returned to Ben Barber Innovation Academy (Mansfield), our league meets returned to Henderson Junior High School (Stephenville) and Ben Barber Innovation Academy (Mansfield), and our League Tournament returned to the University of Texas at Arlington in Nedderman Hall (Arlington) and was once again managed by Ferris Robotics.

In addition, the league agreed to transition from 5-match meets to 6-match meets. This ensured that all teams had the opportunity to drive/compete in 23 qualification matches during the season as opposed to 20 qualification matches. To help ensure that league meets did not become too long, the match-cycle time was reduced to an average of 5 to 6 minutes. This was unanimously supported by all coaches in the league.

Teams advancing this year to the NTX Regional Tournament were:

  • FTC 9402 (CyberSwarm - Henderson Junior High School)
  • FTC 11085 (Mad Hackers - Mansfield High School)
  • FTC 12645 (Nimbus - Ferris High School)

2017/2018 Season

In the 2017/2018 (Relic Recovery) Season, Ferris Robotics was named as the operations manager for the league. It was renamed the El Dorado of North Texas as on homage to the lost city of El Dorado and the Relic Recovery game. In 2017/2018, the El Dorado League of North Texas added 2 teams and 2 schools to consist of 10 teams representing 8 schools covering 2,155 square miles of North Texas.

During this season, our league scrimmage/workshop was held at Ben Barber Innovation Academy, league meets were held at Henderson Junior High School (Stephenville), Ben Barber Innovation Academy (Mansfield), and Italy High School (Italy), and our league tournament was held at the University of Texas at Arlington in Nedderman Hall (Arlington) and was managed by Ferris Robotics.

Teams advancing this year to the NTX Regional Tournament were:

  • FTC 127 (Fighting Pickles - Ben Barber Innovation Academy)
  • FTC 9403 (Hive of Steel - Henderson Junior High School)
  • FTC 11242 (ERROR 451 - Ferris High School)

2016/2017 Season

In the 16/17 season, operations of the league were overseen and managed by the affiliate partner at UT-Arlington. The league was named the Citrine League of North Texas and consisted of 8 teams representing 6 schools covering 1,215 square miles of North Texas.

During this season, our league scrimmage/workshop was held at Kaufman High School (Kaufman), league meets were held at Ferris High School (Ferris) and Ben Barber Innovation Academy (Mansfield), and our league tournament was held at Ferris High School (Ferris).

Teams advancing this year to the NTX Regional Tournament were:

  • FTC 127 (Fighting Pickles - Ben Barber Innovation Academy)
  • FTC 9403 (Hive of Steel - Henderson Junior High School)
  • FTC 11085 (Mad Hackers - Mansfield High School)