Van Wert, OH Qualifying Tournament

Van Wert High School is hosting the Van Wert, OH FTC Qualifying Tournament for the 2017-2018 season.

When: Jan. 19-20, 2018

Where: Van Wert High School
             10708 St. Rt. 118 S.
             Van Wert, OH 45891

The section below will contain all necessary information related to the tournament and will be updated as information becomes available.

If you have any questions, contact Zane McElroy:

Hardware & Field Inspections: Friday: 5-8PM. ALL teams are required to check-in and go through inspections Friday night. Inspections will take place on the Middle School side of the building. When you pull into the school off of 118 go to the right of the building following the sign for the Middle School. You will park in the first parking lot and come in the main entrance.

Hotel Accommodations: (Located 1.6 miles from Van Wert High School)


Comfort Inn                           Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites      
840 N. Washington St.           860 N. Washington St.                               
Van Wert, OH 45891              Van Wert, OH 45891                                 
Phone: (419) 232-6040          Phone: (419) 238-2600                              
$99.99 (2 Queen Beds)         $124.99 (2 Queen Beds)
                                                $124.99 (1 King Bed)
A block of rooms have been reserved for a special rate at each of the above hotels. This rate includes breakfast, free parking and free Wi-Fi. To reserve, call your hotel of choice using the number provided above and ask for the Group FTC Robotics. You should make your reservations by December 15th to receive this guaranteed group rate.

Food: Concession will be provided on Saturday as well as a lunch ordering option for teams. There are also plenty of local restaurants within 1/2 mile of the venue.  

If you are coming from the Holiday Inn or Comfort Inn you will take Washington St. South to Fox Rd. Turn right on Fox Rd. Follow that to Shannon St. (118) and Turn Left. You will see the school on the Right. When you turn into the school, go to the left side towards the High School. Park in the back lot by the tennis courts. You will come in the athletic entrance to the school.

Van Wert High School

Inclement Weather/Cancellation Policy:
The FTC Tournament will be cancelled only if Van Wert County is under a Snow Emergency. Please refer to local news and radio for current county advisories. Under all other conditions the tournament will go on as planned.

Video & Deans List Submission Guidelines:
Compass & Promote Award: These videos need to be uploaded onto Youtube and then the link needs to be sent to no later than
11:59PM on January 12th, 2018. Before submitting please make sure they meet the requirements of the award.

Deans List: Submissions need to be uploaded and submitted into TIMS no later than 11:59PM on December 15th, 2017. If you plan to nominate anyone for the Dean's list we would appreciate it if you let us know ahead of time so we can provide enough time per student on Friday night to be interviewed.

Tournament Downloads


Teams Advancing to the Ohio State Championship

1. 5501: USS Enterprise (Van Wert, OH) -- Host Team
2. 5140: WACO Aerobotics (Troy, OH) -- Inspire Award Winner
3. 13703: Tech Titans (West Chester, OH) -- Winning Alliance Captain
4. 10117: Party Pandas (Sylvania, OH) -- Inspire Award 2nd Place
5. 6298: Broken Axels (Toledo, OH) -- Winning Alliance First Pick