FIRST Tech Challenge Regional Qualifier – West Des Moines

November 2, 2013

Valley Southwoods Freshman High School – 625 S 35th St., West Des Moines, Iowa

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Co-sponsored by West Des Moines Community Schools and the City of West Des Moines

 Tournament Schedule

Time Event
7:30 a.m. Team Check-in, Pits Open
8-10:30 a.m. Inspections, Practice Matches
8-10:30 a.m. Judging Sessions
10:45 a.m. Drivers’ Meeting
11:15 a.m. Opening Ceremony
11:45a.m.-12:30 p.m. Qualification Matches
12:30-1 p.m. Lunch
1-4 p.m. Qualification Matches continue
4 p.m. Alliance Selection
4:30-5:30 p.m. Elimination and Final Rounds
5:30 p.m. Pits Close
 6 p.m. Awards & Closing Ceremony

Breakfast (7-11 a.m.)
Ala Carte items include cinnamon rolls, muffins, donuts, breakfast pizza, yogurt, fruit, poop tarts, milk, orange juice (coffee is free)

Lunch (11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.)
1 entrée ( pizza, hamburger, chicken breast sandwich, or deli sandwich)
Includes sides: French fries, salad bar, strawberries, grapes, cookie
Assorted beverages

Ala Carte (1-2 p.m.)
Snack items, ice cream, beverages

 Tournament Resources

Invitation Flyer


Directions to Valley Southwoods Freshman High School

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About the WDM Regional Qualifier

The WDM Regional Qualifier will be 1 of 14 in the state.

  • First of 14 qualifiers in Iowa
  • 24 teams competing from around Iowa
  • Over 400 participants and spectators
  • Training opportunity for volunteers
  • VIP tours of team pits and competition area
  • Event is family-friendly, free & open to the public!