TOURNAMENT STRUCTURE IN LOUISIANA:
Qualifying tournaments in Louisiana will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5th, 12th and 19th, 2016. 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 10th, at Holy Cross High School in New Orleans and is open to 60 teams who have advanced from a sanctioned LA FLL Qualifying Tournament.
We plan to have enough qualifying tournament spots to acomodate every nationally registered team from Louisiana. Information will be posted as tournaments are confirmed.
Registration for Louisiana FIRST LEGO League Qualifying Tournaments opens Thursday Oct. 1st at 6am and closes October 15th, 11pm.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING TO A TOURNAMENT:
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 2016 FLL Qualifying Tournament: