For the 2016-2017 season, each BadgerBOTS FLL or FLL Jr. team will have the chance to participate in one Madison Regional Tournament.
The Badgerland Regional Tournament will be Saturday, November 5.
The WolfPack Regional Tournament will be Sunday, November 6.
The FLL Junior Expo will be Sunday, November 6.
Both Regional Tournaments and Expo will be held at Madison College Truax Campus
About the Tournament
FLL Teams spend the morning sharing their work in the pit area and going through their three judging interviews. After the midday opening ceremony, there’s a robot game frenzy, followed by awards. FLL teams that compete and qualify for advancement at the regional will advance to a Sectional Qualifier where they will compete to advance to a State Championship event. Good luck teams!
FLL Junior Teams will attend the Junior Project Expo. At the Expo teams share their moving LEGO sculpture and their Show Me poster and will also give a short “Q and A” presentation to a panel of Judges. Awards will be handed out while we celebrate our hard work!
Typical Tournament Schedule
- Morning Check in & Checking Out (the competition)
- Teams check in and get their schedule for the day. Teams set up their Pit area displays and get ready for the morning Judging Interviews. Project research is shared, candy is traded, buttons and stickers are given out – Coopertition at it’s best!
- Morning Team Interviews
- During this time, everyone will circulate around the pit area, viewing projects, showing off their robots, and practicing. Teams go to their three Judging Interview sessions throughout this period and return to their Pit areas when their interviews are complete.
- Opening Ceremony
- Ever seen the Olympics? It’s like that, but with more high-fives. Teams being banners, wear costumes and maybe even ride unicycles!
- Afternoon Robot Competition
- Each team has 3 Robot Runs on a Field to try and get their highest score with a crowd of spectators cheering them on.
- Late Afternoon Closing Ceremony
- Teams are awarded, volunteers are recognized, and we close out the day with a bang!
Concessions will be open all day
Check out this video for a quick trip through the day.
Teams should be sure to bring:
- Team Info Sheet (1x TEAM) (Note: Save this form to your computer prior to filling it out/printing it)
- ALL research project presentation materials
- The robot!
- Attachments and mechanisms for the robot!
- Laptop for programming the robot
- Robot charging cable
Registering for the Tournament
Teams can register for Wisconsin Regional Tournaments beginning October 3, 2016 through the Wisconsin FLL Website. FLL teams who are registered BadgerBOTS teams have their tournament fees already covered through participant fees and do not need to pay the Tournament registration fee.
What is FLL?
Each season’s FIRST LEGO League Challenge is based on a real-world scientific topic. Teams of up to ten children with one adult coach participate in the Challenge and are judged in three areas: Project , Robot Game, FLL Core Values. Read more about the program here for FLL and here for JrFLL.