Thanks to our wonderful photographer, Melissa Dollar, for all the wonderful pics from the event. To see all the photos, follow THIS LINK. But here are just a few highlights:
Now that the season is officially over, we have a number of FLL “Into Orbit” fields kits that we would like to give away. Please use the “Contact Us” form to let us know you are interested in receiving one.
Please note that those interested in forming NEW teams within the West TN Region next year will have priority (so make sure to include that in the submission if that is the case).
Hope you enjoyed “Into Orbit” this past year……here is the teaser video for next year’s season…….
Coaches, you should have received an email with links to the judges rubrics for the West TN Championship.
If you have not received the email, please check your SPAM folder and verify they did not end up there before contacting us. It it still isn’t there, please use the “Contact Us” form (to the right) to let us know. Include the team number and please verify your email address.
See you next year!
We have two articles of clothing that were found at the end of the tournament. Use the “Contact Us” to claim. Please include a description of the missing item.
From: WREG News Channel 3
Posted Jan 27, 2019
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Students from Memphis and Shelby County competed in the West Tennessee FIRST LEGO League 2019 championship.
Each year, teams are tasked with researching a real-world problem and developing a solution. Teams design, build and program robots using LEGO bricks, and then compete in the Robot Game. Teams also design their own costumes and display boards.
The competition was held Saturday at the University of Memphis under the direction of Dan Kohn, associate professor of engineering at the University of Memphis, and Frank Niedzwiedz, president of R & N Systems Design, a Memphis-based engineering company.
Out of the 46 teams that competed, 38 of them were from Memphis, Collierville, Germantown, Bartlett, Cordova and Arlington. The teams were made up of five to 10 students who were between the ages of 9 and 14.
This year’s challenge was “Into Orbit,” and teams had to complete tasks related to going into space.
The competition included programming a robot to complete certain tasks with a 2-and-a-half minute window, explaining FIRST LEGO League’s core values to the judges and performing a project presentation to a second set of judges. Around 350 students and 150 parents and teachers attended.
On Saturday, Jan 26, 2019, the West TN FLL Championship was held at the University of Memphis. Teams from across West TN competed in four qualifiers to earn the right to compete in the Championship.
We would like to thank our Qualifier Hosts:
We would also like to thank the Coaches for all the time and effort they put into their teams!
We would also like to thank our sponsors for their support for West TN FLL!
Lastly, we would like to thank all the volunteers that help out in the planing and execution of all our West TN FLL Events!
Here is a list of the awards from the event:
|3rd||4570||Hawkbotics – Gold||Clarksville,TN|
|Robot Performance Award|
|Robot Design Mechanical|
|2nd||33337||Idlewild Eagles Robotics||Memphis,TN|
|Robot Programming Award|
|2nd||4568||Hawkbotics – Red||Clarksville,TN|
|Robot Stategy & Inovation Award|
|Project Research Award|
|1st||40186||AES Space Kiddets||Arlington,TN|
|Project Inovative Solution|
|2nd||33331||Robo-Wildcats “Kings and Queens of Bots”||Arlington,TN|
|Project Presentation Award|
|2nd||39314||Schilling STEM Stallions||Collierville,TN|
|Core Values Inspiration Award|
|Core Values Teamwork Award|
|Core Values Gracious Professionalism Award|
|2nd||24218||Cordova Cougar Cubs Red||Cordova,TN|
A description of awards can be found HERE.
|Rank||Team #||Team Name||Best Score||Round 1||Round 2||Round 3|
|3rd||39174||The Mighty STEM Girls||151||120||151||62|
|5th||42579||ECS LEGO my Eggo||114||32||87||114|
|8th||36889||Bot Builders #2||105||98||64||105|
|10th||32078||Robo-Wildcats "Alien Acrobats"||100||9||100||81|
|11th||4570||Hawkbotics – Gold||96||75||80||96|
|12th||32670||Rohirrim in Training||94||42||32||94|
|14th||41302||Saint Dominic Suns||89||89||70||73|
|19th||7537||St. Francis Blue||72||12||48||72|
|20th||33331||Robo-Wildcats "Kings and Queens of Bots"||71||12||31||71|
|22nd||24218||Cordova Cougar Cubs Red||64||60||64||10|
|23rd||41919||Presbyterian Day School 3||62||62||29||49|
|26th||4568||Hawkbotics – Red||58||22||58||10|
|27th||35168||Presbyterian Day School 2||57||22||57||57|
|30th||41335||Saint Agnes Stars||55||45||55||51|
|31st||40186||AES Space Kiddets||52||43||26||52|
|35th||33337||Idlewild Eagles Robotics||48||35||37||48|
|36th||32300||Havenview Middle – Black Paws||47||46||9||47|
|38th||39739||CA COUGAR CUBS||40||40||21||34|
|39th||27514||Hawkbotics – Black||36||36||10||32|
|41st||27078||Presbyterian Day School 1||35||35||17||35|
|46th||32301||Havenview Middle – Golden Paws||18||15||7||18|
|47th||39314||Schilling STEM Stallions||15||15||7||0|
Pictures and video will be posted shortly (watch this site for updates).
Coaches will be emailed the judging rubrics for their teams(s) shortly (an announcement will be posted when we send out the results).
Thank you all for participating and we hope to see you all for the 2019-20 season.
We received an email requesting clarification on R12 on Page 22 of the Challenge Guide that states:
Page 22, R12
• Anything completely in Base may be moved/stored off the Field, but must stay in view of the referee.
• Everything in off-Field Storage “counts” as being completely in Base and may be placed on an approved holder.
Our Head Ref has reviewed the rule and has come up with the following
• You MAY remove parts from base so long as you comply with R12
An “Approved Holder” can be
• a tote
• a “TV” tray
• in a team members hand
Note it is NOT permitted to put items on the floor and all items MUST be in view of the referees at all times.
The same “Approved Holder” can be used for addition robot components that can be swapped out while robot is in base.
With the Championship coming up Saturday Jan 26, 2018 we wanted to post the following information for you:
Team Schedules (by team number)
Pits and Judging Rooms Map (Detailed – Use browser zoom -/+). Please note: Core Values Judging will be on the 2nd floor of the UC, all other activities will be on the 3rd floor.
University Center Map General Map of University Center for FLL Championship.
Teams will receive a packet (including Championship Manual and multiple copies of the team schedule and the UC Map during check it).
There will be Visitor Handout available at the check in desk.
See you all Saturday!