Robotics Coaches, 

We are excited to kick off our TAPPS FTC Championship next week starting with our Virtual tournament, Awards Judging, followed by our in person Live tournament.  Please read through all these details and make sure you follow through with all items as soon as possible. 



TAPPS FTC Team Registration Form- DUE TODAY


FIRST Event 

Once your team is registered, you will be entered into the FTC TAPPS Event (labeled as scrimmage) in the FIRST system.  


  • All teams (Virtual and Live) will upload their judging portfolios within that event for judging.   Please review the Judging Portfolio guidelines here page 33
  • Virtual teams will upload their match scores from Monday, May 10, 12:00 am until Sunday, May 16, 11:59 pm
  • Live teams will NOT upload any match score as you will be participating live in Waco on Monday, May 17. 
  • Request Feedback. If you would like to request judge feedback, be sure to select that option within the event. Your team will need to fill out some information for this option. Here is an example of the Judge’s Feedback 



Judging for awards will be Friday, May 14 – Exact schedule will be sent early next week after we have all teams registered. 

4:50 pm Judge’s meeting

5:20 pm-7:00 pm Team Interviews 

20 min blocks for each team for judge interviews.  Each team should arrive in their zoom room a minimum of 10 minutes prior to their scheduled time so that they can be sent to their personal team room.  Each team should prepare a 5 minute presentation to start the judging process. It will be followed by a 5 minute Q&A from the judges.  

7:00 pm – 7:45 pm Break and Judge’s Deliberation 

Teams do not need to be in their rooms during this time. 

7:45 pm-8:15 pm (or until done) Team Follow-up. 

Please arrive back in the zoom at 7:40 pm to be sent to your rooms so that your team is ready when the judges come to follow up with more questions. Please remain in your room until we let you know you are no longer needed. 


Judging Zoom Info

Topic: TAPPS Robotics Judging 2021

Time: May 14, 2021 03:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 916 2523 6925

Passcode: TAPP$


Judge Award Descriptions



We will need volunteers for the live event and for judging. Judges must register on the FIRST Inspires website and register for the event to have full access to Judging Portfolios.  We specifically are still in need of judges, refs and inspectors.  

Volunteer Registration



Monday, May 17

Bishop Reicher Catholic HS

2102 N 23rd Street, Waco, TX 76708

Tentative Schedule

7:00 am Doors open for Staff & Volunteers. Teams able to help set up are welcome at 7:15. 

8:15 am- 9:30 am Teams arrive, Pit area set-up, Inspections begin

9:50 am Drivers Meeting

10:00 am Opening Ceremonies

10:10 am  Qualifying Matches start 

2:30-1:15 Lunch

1:15 pm Qualifying Matches continue

2:00 pm Alliance Selection

2:20 Alliance Drivers Meeting

2:30 pm Elimination Matches

5:00 pm Awards  

5:45 Pits Close

More info to come on parking, Covid protocols, food options, etc. next week. 


We are thankful to be offering this event virtually and live for those able to attend.  We look forward to a great event!  

Please send questions to [email protected]