Kickoffs, Scrimmages, and Qualifiers…oh my!!
Posted By R. Utzman
FIRST LEGO League Teams:
The global challenge release is just 2 weeks away!! The 2015 Trash Trek season will be a record-breaking year for FIRST LEGO League in WV. More events will be offered than in the past several years combined; we have more partners, sponsors, and host sites than ever before; and we are expecting an all time high for team registration!
We will be offering several different types of events this year! Please read below to clarify the differences between these events.
Kickoffs – Informal events at the beginning of the season meant to prepare teams (especially rookies) for what to expect during the season. These events will include a review of the challenge, words of advice from veteran teams, and overviews of all judged and scored areas.
Scrimmages – Informal events meant for teams to gauge strengths and weaknesses prior to a qualifying tournament. Scrimmages are run in the same fashion as qualifiers with ranked judging and robot game rounds. It is perfectly normal for teams to attend scrimmages with incomplete presentations, projects, and robots.
Qualifiers – Formal, required events. Teams MUST attend one of the nine qualifying events that we are offering across the state. During these events, teams will be scored and judged officially. Those teams that advance from the qualifying tournaments will be invited to attend the state championship.
While teams must pay to attend qualifying and championship tournaments, all FLL events are free and open to the general public.
Teams are highly encouraged to attend kickoffs and/or scrimmages prior to the qualifying tournaments. These events are opportunities to practice for tournaments and network with local teams. When registration for these events is opened, all registered teams from 2014 and 2015 will receive instructions on how to register in TIMS. Teams who will not be able to complete registration in time to attend a kickoff or scrimmage should USE THIS FORM to apply so that we can properly prepare for the number of attendees.
08/29: S.Charleston FLL Kickoff hosted by BridgeValley CTC
09/05: Morgantown FLL Kickoff hosted by MARS – FRC 2614
09/05: Shepherdstown FLL Kickoff hosted by Shepherd University
09/05: Parkersburg FLL Kickoff hosted by WVU-P
09/19: Huntington FLL Kickoff hosted by RCBI
10/17: Lewisburg FLL Scrimmage hosted by New River CTC
10/17: Huntington FLL Scrimmage hosted by RCBI
10/25: Shepherdstown FLL Scrimmage hosted by Shepherd University
10/31: Morgantown FLL Scrimmage hosted by MARS – FRC 2614
11/07: Huntington Regional FLL Qualifier hosted by RCBI
11/07: S.Charleston Regional FLL Qualifier hosted by BridgeValley CTC
11/07: Lewisburg Regional FLL Qualifier hosted by New River CTC
11/14: Bridgeport Regional FLL Qualifier hosted by Robert C. Byrd National Aerospace Education Center
11/14: 4-H Regional FLL Qualifier hosted by WVU Extension Service
11/14: Parkersburg Regional FLL Qualifier hosted by WVU-P
11/21: Morgantown Regional FLL Qualifier hosted by MARS – FRC 2614/WVU
11/21: Wheeling Regional FLL Qualifier hosted by Wheeling Jesuit University
11/21: Shepherdstown Regional FLL Qualifier hosted by Shepherd University
12/05: WV FLL State Championship Tournament hosted by Fairmont State University