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2017 Louisiana Tournaments . . .

 

TOURNAMENT STRUCTURE IN LOUISIANA:

Qualifying tournaments in Louisiana will be held on Saturday, Nov. 4th, 11th and 18th, 2017.  Teams may apply to participate in ONE qualifying tournament. The LA State Championship will be held on Saturday, December 16th (tentative), in New Orleans and is open to 60 teams who have advanced from a sanctioned LA FIRST LEGO League Qualifying Tournament.

 

Qualifying Tournament

Locations  & Dates

Required Team Documents

QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT ASSIGNMENTS

(check to see where your team is competing)

Tournament Fees and Payment

What should a team bring

to a tournament?

Qualifying Tournament Fee Payment

Team Advancement Process

(from Qualfier to Championship)

QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION (open Sept15-Oct15)

STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

*Online Registration Link (available Nov.12th-22nd)

 

2017 QUALIFYING TOURNAMEMNT LOCATION AND DATES 

We plan to have enough qualifying tournament spots to acomodate every nationally registered team from Louisiana.  Information will be posted as tournaments are confirmed.

 

LA FIRST LEGO League Qualifying Tournaments

Date

Geographic Area

Location

TBD

Baton Rouge

Woodlawn High School, Baton Rouge

TBD
Baton Rouge
Scotlandville Middle Pre-Engineering Magnet Academy, Baton Rouge
           TBD                Baton Rouge
LSU (new!)
Sat, Nov. 4
Lafayette
University of Louisiana (UL) (returning!)

Sat, Nov. 11

Lafayette

Comeaux High School, Lafayette

TBD
Lake Charles
F.K. White Middle School, Lake Charles

TBD

North shore of Lake Pont.

Fontainebleau/Slidell High School, Mandeville

TBD

North shore of Lake Pont.

Northshore High School, Slidell

TBD

South shore of Lake Pont.

Academy of Our Lady, Marerro (westbank N.O.)

TBD

South shore of Lake Pont.

Destrehan High School, Destrehan

TBD

South shore of Lake Pont.

Dominican High Schools, New Orleans

Sat, Nov. 11 South shore of Lake Pont.
Ben Franklin High School and SPAWAR, at Ben Franklin
Sat, Nov. 11 Shreveport
Kingston Elementary School

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QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION

Registration for Louisiana FIRST LEGO League Qualifying Tournaments opens September 15th at 6am and closes October 15th, 11pm. 

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING TO A TOURNAMENT: Details regarding how to register for a tournament will be sent to all nationally registered Louisiana teams. It will also be published here.When you register for a tournament, you are “applying” to that tournament.  You will be “accepted/assigned” to that tournament on a first-come-first-served basis if your national registration is paid.  “Paid” is defined as FIRST having received a credit card payment, check, or a P.O. (receipt of money from a P.O. is not required for PAID status, but the P.O. must have been approved by FIRST – takes a few days).  And first-come-first-served is only if you are applying for a tournament in your geographic region (see below).  If you are applying for a tournament outside of your geographic region, assignment is dependent upon available space. The Louisiana tournament registration deadline is October 15th, but don’t delay, as some tournaments fill up fast.  Tournament “assignments” (acceptance into a tournament) will be posted below. PLEASE DO NOT SEND YOUR $30 CHECK TO A TOURNAMENT HOST UNTIL YOU ARE OFFICIALLY ACCEPTED INTO THAT TOURNAMENT. 

 

REQUIRED TEAM DOCUMENTS (bring with you to the tournament)

  • Consent/Release Forms  If your team members have registered online on the Student Team Member Information System (STIMS) and had their parents complete the form online (FIRST is strongly encouraging the online route and has sent emails to all registered teams explaining), then coaches simply need to print out your Team Roster from your Team Dashboard.  It will show which students are on your team and which have completed the form.  If team members have NOT registered and completed the form online, they must provide a signed paper Consent/Release form at each event.  If your team advances to the LA State Championship, the LA FLL Planning Committee will likely require team members to register online and will require the official Team Roster, as this is what FIRST is asking us to do. 
  • Team Information Sheet - fillable pdf or docx (also known as Team Introduction or Team Profile sheet).  Bring 4 copies - one for registration and one for each of the judging sessions (robot design, project, and core values).
  • Core Values POSTER - (REQUIRED AT THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP AND HIGHLY RECOMMENDED AT THE QUALIFIERS) - You must provide this to be eligible for the Core Values award at the Championship. And although not required at the Qualifiers, it can impact the judges' decisions, as it provides valuable information to assist in the Core Values judging process. 

  • Robot Design Executive Summary (SUGGESTED to help teams prepare, BUT NOT REQUIRED TO TURN IN TO JUDGES). It not only conveys important information to the judges, but helps the team organize important information ahead of time.

WHAT TO BRING TO AN EVENT

  • Team Roster showing status of Consent and Release signatures, and paper copies for any team member that has not completed it online (REQUIRED)
  • Team introduction page (REQUIRED)
  • Core Values Poster (REQUIRED AT THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP AND HIGHLY RECOMMENDED AT THE QUALIFIERS)
  • Anything needed for your Project Presentation (props/costumes/etc.)
  • Robot Design Executive Summary (suggested, but not required)
  • Robot and attachments
  • Parts kit (extra parts for repairs/adjustments)
  • Print out of mission programs (helpful to give to the judges)
  • Materials, props, and equipment needed for Project presentation
  • Laptop computer with batteries and/or AC adaptor, extra batteries, extension cords
  • Team scrapbook
  • Team banner, posters, or other decorations for pit space
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Storage box for personal items
  • USB cable
  • Fun, inexpensive items to share with other teams (pins, hats, personalized team playing cards). This practice is a fun way for teams to get to know each other.  Handmade items that reflect your team or organization (school, troop, etc.) are also great.

 

2017 TOURNAMENT ADVANCEMENT PROCESS:

Team selection for advancement to the LA State Championship is determined by the “FIRST Champions Award Criteria”, which is an overall ranking based on team performance in all 3 judging sessions (Core Values, Project, Robot Design) plus performance on the field – see FIRST Judging FAQ.  The intent is to have 12-team qualifiers, but sometimes the numbers vary, so advancement is based on a percentage that will be determined from the number of teams we have in Louisiana after national registration is closed.  60 teams will be invited to the LA State Championship.  If your team is invited to advance, you MUST register by Nov. 21st at the online link which will be posted on this website.  After that date, open slots will be offered to teams on the waiting list. The Number of teams who will be invited to advance from each 2017 FLL Qualifying Tournament will be determined after qualifying tournament registration closes on Oct. 15th

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2017 TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION, FEES AND PAYMENT - all tournaments have a $30 local registration fee

Registration for qualifying tournaments will open October 1st through 15th. Teams will be asked to identify their first and second choice for a qualifying tournament, and preference will be given to geographical proximity.  Every attempt will be made to give a team their first choice, but the main priority is to assure that all teams who wish to compete have a spot in a tournament.  When you receive confirmation of which qualifier you are accepted into (you can check the TOURNAMENT ASSIGNMENTS below), please go to TOURNAMENT FEE PAYMENT INFORMATION at the bottom of this page for information regarding whom to pay and where to send a $30 check.  It is payable directly to the host organization, so instructions for each qualifier will be different.

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2017 TOURNAMENT ASSIGNMENTS - by team number

TeamNumber TeamName Organization Tournament Assignment

 

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2017 TOURNAMENT FEE PAYMENT INFORMATION

Please confirm your tournament placement above BEFORE you remit your $30 tournament fee to the appropriate tournament host below:

Tournament Make $30 check payable to: Mail to:
Academy of Our Lady Academy of Our Lady Attn: Robotics, Academy of Our Lady, 5501 Westbank Expy, Marrero, LA 70072
Ben Franklin High School /SPAWAR Ben Franklin Robotics  Attn: Theresa Burchette, Ben Franklin High School, 2001 Leon C. Simon Dr. New Orleans, La. 70122
Comeaux Comeaux High School Attn: Lisa Ranney, Comeaux High School, 100 W Bluebird Dr, Lafayette, LA ‎70508 
Destrehan Destrehan High Wildcat Robotics Attn: Brian Young, Destrehan High School, 1 Wildcat Lane, Destrehan, LA 70047
Dominican High School St. Mary’s Dominican High School Attn: Crissy Giacona, St. Mary’s Dominican High School 7701 Walmsley Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70125
FK White Middle School, Lake Charles F.K. White Robotics Club Attn: Michael Duff, F.K.White Middle School, 1000 E McNeese St, Lake Charles LA, 70607
Fontainebleau Fontainbleau High School Attn: Tracy Hoffman,  Fontainebleau High School, 100 Bulldog Dr, Mandeville, LA ‎70471
Northshore Team 1912 Robotics Club Team 1912 Robotics Club, Northshore High School, 100 Panther Dr, Slidell, LA 70461
Scotlandville Scotlandville Middle Pre-Engineering Magnet Attn: Ingrid Cruz, Scotlandville Middle Pre-Engineering Magnet, 9147 Elm Grove Garden Dr, Baton Rouge, LA 70807
Woodlawn Woodlawn High School Attn: Daniel Eiland, Woodlawn High School, 15755 Jefferson Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70817

 

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