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Tournaments . . .

TOURNAMENT STRUCTURE IN LOUISIANA:

Qualifying tournaments in Louisiana will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7th and 14th, 2015.  Teams may apply to participate in ONE qualifying tournament.  The number and location of qualifiers are determined once national registration is closed by the end of September or when field sets run out (whichever is first).  The LA State Championship will be held on Saturday, December 5th, at Holy Cross High School in New Orleans and is open to 60 teams who have advanced from a sanctioned LA FLL 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 Oct. 1-15)

STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

*Online Registration Link (available Nov.10th-21st)

 

2015 QUALIFYING TOURNAMEMNT LOCATION AND DATES  (click on the host name to connect to a map)

 

Location of 2015 Qualifying Tournaments Date
Comeaux High School, Lafayette (FRC Team 3616) Sat., Nov 14
Destrehan High School, Destrehan (FRC Team 3039) Sat., Nov 14 
Fontainebleau High School, Mandeville (FRC Team 2221 and Slidell High FRC Team  3946) Sat., TBD
Isidore Newman School, New Orleans (Newman and Dominican FTC Team 9637) Sat., Nov 14 
McNeese State University, Lake Charles  Sat., Nov 14
Northshore High School, Slidell (FRC Team 1912) Sat., TBD
Sci-Port, Shreveport  Sat., TBD
Scotlandville Middle Pre-Engineering Magnet Academy, Baton Rouge (FTC Team) Sat., TBD
UL, Lafayette Sat., Nov 14
University of New Orleans (SPAWAR) Sat., Nov 7 
Woodlawn High School, Baton Rouge (FRC Team 3337) Sat., TBD
Academy of Our Lady, New Orleans (FTC Team) If Needed

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REQUIRED TEAM DOCUMENTS (bring with you to the tournament)...will be updated for 2015

 

WHAT TO BRING TO AN EVENT

  • Signed Consent and Release forms (REQUIRED unless have been filled out online))
  • Team introduction page (REQUIRED)
  • Core Values Poster (REQUIRED AT THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP AND AT THE QUALIFIERS)
  • Robot Design Executive Summary (recommended, but not required)
  • Robot and attachments
  • Parts kit (extra parts for repairs/adjustments)
  • Print out of mission programs and robot design executive summary
  • 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.

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2015 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.

 

Number of teams who will be invited to advance from each 2015 FLL Qualifying Tournament:

(determined after teams have registerd for qualifying tournaments)

Date Tournament # teams registered # invited to advance
  Comeaux High School, Lafayette    
  Destrehan High School, Destrehan     
  Fontainebleau High School, Mandeville    
  McNeese State University, Lake Charles     
  Newman/Dominican High Schools, New Orleans    
  Northshore High School, Slidell    
  Sci-Port, Shreveport     
  Scotlandville Middle Pre-Engineering Magnet Academy, Baton Rouge    
  UL, Lafayette    
  SPAWAR, UNO in New Orleans    
  Woodlawn High School, Baton Rouge    
  TOTAL   60

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2015 TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION, FEES AND PAYMENT - all tournaments have a $30 local registration fee

Registration for qualifying tournaments will open October 1st through 15th and will be handled through the Team Information Management System (TIMS).  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 2015 TOURNAMENT ASSIGNMENTS below), please go to 2015 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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2015 TOURNAMENT ASSIGNMENTS - by team number

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2015 TOURNAMENT FEE PAYMENT INFORMATION

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

(Please DO NOT remit any payment until tournament assignments have been made).

 

Tournament Make $30 check payable to: Mail to:
Comeaux Comeaux High School

Ms. Lisa Ranney, Comeaux High School, 100 W Bluebird Dr, Lafayette, LA ‎70508 

Destrehan Destrehan HS Wildcats

Mr. Brian Young, Destrehan High School, 1 Wildcat Ln, Destrehan, LA 70047

Fontainebleau Fontainbleau High School Ms. Tracy Hoffman,  Fontainbleau High School, 100 Bulldog Dr, Mandeville, LA ‎70471
McNeese McNeese Foundation Account 364 Dr. Zhuang Li, Box 91735, Department of Engineering, McNeese State University, Lake Charles LA 70609
Newman/Dominican    
Northshore Team 1912 Robotics Club Team 1912 Robotics Club, Northshore High School,     100 Panther Dr, Slidell, LA 70461
Sci-Port Sci-Port Mr. Lou Papai, Sci-Port, 820 Clyde Fant Pkwy, Shreveport, LA ‎71101
Scotlandville Scotlandville Middle Pre-Engineering Magnet Ms. Ingrid Cruz, Scotlandville Middle Pre-Engineering Magnet, 9147 Elm Grove Garden Dr, Baton Rouge, LA 70807
SPAWAR at UNO    
UL    
Woodlawn Woodlawn High School Mr. Daniel Eiland, Woodlawn High School, 15755 Jefferson Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70817

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***** ARCHIVE *****

 

2014 QUALIFYING TOURNAMEMNT LOCATION AND DATES

(click on the host name to connect to a map)

Location of 2014 Qualifying Tournaments Date
Comeaux High School, Lafayette (FRC Team 3616) Sat., Nov 15
Destrehan High School, Destrehan (FRC Team 3039) Sat., Nov 15 
Fontainebleau High School, Mandeville (FRC Team 2221 and 3946) Sat., Nov 15
McNeese State University, Lake Charles  Sat., Nov 8
Northshore High School, Slidell (FRC Team 1912) Sat., Nov 15 
Red Stick Robotics, LSU, Baton Rouge Wed., Nov 12
Red Stick Robotics, SUNO, New Orleans Fri., Nov 14
Red Stick Robotics,SUNO, New Orleans Sat., Nov 15
Sci-Port, Shreveport  Sat., Nov 15
Scotlandville Middle Pre-Engineering Magnet Academy, Baton Rouge Sat., Nov 15 
Woodlawn High School, Baton Rouge (FRC Team 3337) Sat., Nov 8 

 

REQUIRED TEAM DOCUMENTS (bring with you to the tournament)

  • Consent/Release Form for each coach and team member (completed by their parent/guardian) presented at EACH tournament (qualifier and championship).  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 TIMS Team Summary page.  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 Regional 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 (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 Report - (REQUIRED AT THE REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP AND AT THE QUALIFIERS), must give a copy to the Core Values judges at the start of your judging session and provides valuable information to assist in the Core Values judging process.  You must provide this to be eligible for the Core Values award.

  • Robot Design Executive Summary (STRONGLY RECOMMENDED, BUT NOT REQUIRED) not only conveys important information to the judges, but helps the team organize ahead of time what they believe is important information.

Number of teams who will be invited to advance from each 2014 FLL Qualifying Tournament:

(determined after teams have registerd for qualifying tournaments)

Date Tournament # teams registered # invited to advance
Sat, Nov. 15 Comeaux High School, Lafayette  12 
 7
Sat, Nov. 15 Destrehan High School, Destrehan  12
 7
Sat, Nov. 15 Fontainebleau High School, Mandeville 12
 7
Sat, Nov. 8 McNeese State University, Lake Charles   6
Sat, Nov. 15 Northshore High School, Slidell   7 
Wed, Nov. 12 Red Stick Robotics - LSU, Baton Rouge 10 
Fri, Nov. 14 Red Stick Robotics - SUNO, New Orleans  10 
Sat, Nov. 15 Red Stick Robotics - SUNO, New Orleans  12 
7
Sat, Nov. 22 Sci-Port, Shreveport 
8
Sat, Nov. 15 Scotlandville Middle Pre-Engineering Magnet Academy, Baton Rouge
12
Sat, Nov. 8 Woodlawn High School, Baton Rouge
8
  TOTAL 109  60