Madison FLL Regional Tournament

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For the 2019-2020 season, each BadgerBOTS FLL or FLL Jr. team will have the chance to participate in a Regional Tournament or Expo.

The Madison Regional FLL Tournament and the Madison FLL Junior Expo will be Saturday, November 16, 2019.

Both the Tournament and Expo will be held at Madison College Truax Campus

FRC Team 1306 Fundraiser Concessions Stand All Day

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 afternoon 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 FLL 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!

Typical Junior Expo Schedule

  • Check in & Checking Out (the competition)
    • Teams check in around noon and get their schedule for the day. Teams set up their Pit area displays and get ready for their Judging Interviews. Posters are shared, candy is traded, buttons and stickers are given out – Coopertition at it’s best!
  • Team Interviews
    • Junior teams will have 10 minute interviews where they will have a chance to talk about their Show Me Poster and LEGO Model. Judges will ask a few questions as well. Families are invited to come watch these interviews and show their support for the team!
  • Afternoon Activities
    • Teams will have a change to try out some hands-on crafts and activities in the Junior Activity area.
    • The afternoon is also when FLL teams are competing with their robots. Go check out what the older kids have been working on!
  • Award Ceremony
    • Teams, families and friends come together for our awards ceremony where teams are recognized for their hard work, creativity, team work, and LEGO engineering skills.

Concessions will be open all day

Tournament Volunteering

A successful tournament is due entirely to the hard work of volunteers. There are many different ways you can help out at a tournament.

Read about volunteer positions and how to sign up by clicking here!

Questions about volunteering? Contact us at director@badgerbots.org.

Check out this video for a quick trip through the day.

Teams should be sure to bring:

  • Team Roster printed from firstinspires.org dashboard
  • ALL research project presentation materials
  • The robot!
  • Attachments and mechanisms for the robot!
  • Laptop for programming the robot
  • Robot charging cable and download cable

Registering for the Tournament

Teams can register for Wisconsin Regional Tournaments beginning October 1, 2018 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.