Clarksville Qualifier Held

On Dec 2, 2017 the first Qualifier for the West TN FLL Championship was held at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville. 14 teams participated in the event. Congratulations to all award Winners and those moving on to the West TN FLL Championship!

Awards + Going to Championship
786 – E3 Strike Champions’ Award
783 – E3 Spark Project Award
27514 – Hawkbotics – Black Robot Design and Robot Performance Awards
32627 – 2D ROBOTS Core Values Award

Additional Teams going to Championship
4570 – Hawkbotics – Gold
12366 – Richview Robotics
23350 – Cowboy Robotics
34077 – Mustangs Blue #6804

5737 – MCMS Lego Robotics
13439 – Camo Robocoyotes

Coaches should have received an email with links to the teams judging rubrics. If you have not received them, first check your spam folder for items from, if you still cant find them please use the “Contact us” form to the right to request they be resent (please include team number and qualifier you attended)

Robot Round scores can be viewed HERE.

West TN FLL would like to thank Todd Taylor (who was the organizer of the event), Austin Peay State University (for hosting), the coaches of all the teams, and most especially the volunteers, judges and refs for their time and effort.

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Jackson FLL Workshop a SUCCESS!

The first FLL workshop in the Jackson area was held last Saturday (October 28th). Area students were able to develop their programming skills including programing their robots to follow a line, a more advanced robot tasks required for a successful FLL season.

Thanks to Dr Reddick who hosted the event at the UofM Lambuth campus. We would also like to thank Dr. Londino who assisted at the workshop and is mentoring the St Mary’s FLL team.

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Did you know?

Coaches, need to learn more about EV3 Programming? Did you know that Linda.Com has a course on EV3’s? Did you know if you have a Memphis Library Card you have access to for FREE.

Go HERE to access though the Memphis Library Website (you will need your card number and your pin number to log in). Once you are logged in, search for EV3 Robot or click here.

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FLL Registration Closing Soon

Just got this from HQ:

DEADLINE FIRST® LEGO® League Team Registration. We are going to officially close all team registrations for all Regions on Friday, October 27 at 3:00 pm EST.

Please contact us (use form on the right) if you have any questions or are having issues with the registration process.


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Note to Teams

A number of the teams at the E-Day scrimmage did not know that the “Pump System” was supposed to be attached to the WALL of the field via Dual Locks as shown below:

(as per HYDRO DYNAMICS Field Setup Guide page 10)

This actually makes M03 – Pump Addition easier so make sure you do this on your fields.

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E-Day Scrimmage

Thank you to all the teams that came out today for the University of Memphis / Herff College Engineering Day Scrimmage. All the teams did really well, but a special shout out to Team 22626 – Cardinals Black for having the best run of the day!

All the pics taken at E-Day can be found HERE.

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CBU Qualifier – Change of Dates

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the CBU Qualifier is changing from Jan 6, 2018 to Dec 16, 2017. Coaches of effected teams will be receiving an email notification along with instructions of how to changed their qualifier registration (if needed).

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Shelby County School Vendor

IEEE – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers has been assigned vendor 924543 in the Shelby County School Vendor system.

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U of M Lambuth workshop

There will be a workshop at University of Memphis, Lambuth Campus on Saturday October 28, 2017 from 9 am to noon. Space is limited and registration is required. There is no fee to attend. Parents or coaches must remain with students. Sign up at

Register here

Exact location will be sent when your registration is accepted. Please register by October 26. List the number of coaches and students attending, not the number on each team.

This is open to anyone interested in FLL Robotics.  Current teams will be given preference.

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A Big Thank You to MLGW/TVA for Robot Showcase Event

We are so grateful for the TVA’s Charlie Spencer and the MLGW’s Board of Directors (Jerry Collins, Lynn Dabney, Ron Walters, and Alonzo Weaver) for inviting us to this great event.

Thanks to the FIRST teams that came out including:

FLL – Havenview Middle School and St. Francis of Assisi (SFA)
FRC – White Station High School (Teams 5045) and MechWarriors / Cloud901 (Team 6815)

And a big thanks to Lien Nguyen and Frank Niedzwiedz for helping out.

A lot more pictures were taken and posted on the MLGW Flickr Account

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