Silicon Prairie Invitational

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Silicon Prairie Invitational is to host an enjoyable, high quality FTC robotics tournament, which brings together teams which both excel on the playing field and embody Gracious Professionalism. We want to celebrate the Block Party! season with a competition focused on the robots and game play.  This tournament will give teams a chance to compete at a national style event. We expect a great group of competitive teams to attend!  Request Invite 

Check in will be late Friday afternoon (with a Chicago Style pizza dinner) and we will have 12 hours of tournament play on Sat.  We will end the night with a great party with a Team Social (still in the planning stages... details will follow).  Sunday is available for tourism in the city.

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Event Information


July 11-12, 2014


Oak Terrace School

Oak Terrace Elementary School
240 Prairie Ave.
Highwood, IL 60040


Registration is by invitation only. If you would like an invitation, Request invitation here. There is an event fee of $125.


There is plenty of on-site parking. Please enter the school through the Main Entrance.


Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase.

Lunch Arrangements

We will not be making lunch arrangements for the teams. There are at least 14 restaurants in the area that will deliver to the school. There are also a number of fast food restaurants in the area.There are many restaurants nearby. According to GrubHub, there are over 140 restaurants that will deliver to CMSA.


As soon as a venue has been selected, hotel information will be made available.The nearest hotel is SUPER 8 at 7300 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60626 US


Guest Wifi access will be available in the pit area. Please use judiciously.



     4:00pm Pits Open for the teams
Robot Inspections begin
  6:30pm Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza
  8:00pm Pits close for the evening
  7:00am Pits Open for the teams
  7:40am Drivers/Coaches Meeting (20 min)
  8:00am Opening Ceremony (20 min)
  8:20am Qualification Matches Begin
  12:00pm Lunch Break
  1:00pm Qualification Matches Resume
  3:15pm Alliance Selection
  3:30pm Elimination Matches Begin
  4:30pm Awards (immediately after finals)
  5:00pm Pits Close
Saturday Night Social
  7:00pm Still in the planning phase. Check back here to see what we have cooked up.


Invitation Information


Count Team # Team Name School / Organization Location
1 38   PAKBOTS Cranbrook Schools  Michigan 
2 39  Gingerbread Men  Cranbrook Schools  Michigan 
3 3113  Some Disassembly Required Boy Scout Troop 793 Maryland
4 3507  Robotheosis Francis W Parker School Illinois
5 4140  Fish in the Boat Fish in the Boat Robotics Minnesota
6 4211  The Bombers John Burroughs School Missouri
7 4982  Cafe Bot  Independent (SAIC, Nidec) Missouri 
8 5037  got robot?  Elgin Technology Center Illinois 
9 5202  Try to Understand 4-H and Caterpillar Illinois
10 5452  Robot to the Knee Highland Park High School Illinois
11 5609  Ciberbots  Ciberbots Robotic School Mexico
12 5843  AutoVortex  Romanian Association of Economic Studies Romania
13 5972  Patronum Bots East Troy School District Wisconsin
14 6389  The LazyBotts Eden Prairie Community Ed. Minnesota 
15 7006  Robotitans CMSA Illinois 
16 7023  HexaSonics Allendale Robotics / Allendale Middle School Michigan 
17 7317  Quest Gators Quest Charter Academy Illinois 


Tournament Results:

Competition Results:

Winning Alliance
1st Selected:      
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Finalist Alliance
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