FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC®)

2009-10 FTC Season

2009-10 Game: Hotshot!

Two alliances – one “red” and one “blue” – composed of two teams each, compete in each match. The object of the game is to attain a higher score than your opposing alliance by shooting 9-inch (circumference) plastic balls into the goals in the center of the Playing Field (high or low) or in the Off-field Goals during the last 30 seconds of the match. The High Goal freely spins 360-degrees on a pivot.

In the Autonomous Period, balls Scored in the center of the Playing Field (high or low) goals will be counted and Scored at the end of the period. There will also be bonus points awarded to alliances for releasing balls from their color-corresponding Ball Chutes during the Autonomous Period. Robots may only make contact with the color-taped portion of the Ball Chute Trigger to release the balls on the Playing Field.

There are a total of 80 balls available to both teams as scoring objects in the game. Eight balls are given to each alliance to pre-load onto the Robots in any way they want and 60 will be placed in Ball Chutes located on each corner of the Playing Field – 15 per chute. One special Bonus Ball (with a Yellow color) will be given to each team but may only be introduced onto the Playing Field in the last 30 seconds of the match.