October 14, 2016

Michigan FIRST LEGO League Practice Tournaments (MI FLL Team Blast 2016.09)

Michigan FIRST LEGO League Practice Tournaments  (MI FLL Team Blast 2016.09)

Hello Teams!
There are four practice tournaments that will be taking place across the state. 
Please not that these are NOT official Michigan FIRST LEGO League events.  These events do NOT meet the official event requirement for grants. 
These events are coordinated locally by the Tournament Directors.  Please direct any questions to the appropriate contact listed below for each event.

Saturday, October 22, 2016                                                        Flint, MI
LEGO Fever I Practice Tournament (non-qualifier)
When:   Saturday, October 22, 2016
Where: Carman Ainsworth Middle School
1409 W. Maple Ave.
Flint, MI 48507

To register, or for more information, please contact:
Ellen Crain

Saturday, October 29, 2016         9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.     Rockford, MI
West Michigan FLL Practice Tournament (non-qualifier)
Why:     *Beneficial for rookies and veterans
*Gain experience before qualifying event
*Judges & referees guide teams through what to expect
*Gives teams motivation to complete tasks by early deadline
*Teams are not expected to have everything complete*Will be run like a qualifier with recognition and trophies

When:   Saturday, October 29, 2016         9am – 4pm
Doors open 7:45
Coaches meeting 8:30
Where: Bella Vista Church
5100 Belding Road
Rockford, MI 49341

Capacity: 20 teams
Cost: $50 + donation of lunch snacks for local food pack
Contact: Events@ThatONEteam.org for more details.
Hosted by: FRC Team 4967 That ONE Team - Our Next Engineers

Friday, November 11, 2016          6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.     Monroe, MI
Monroe FLL Scrimmage
When:  Friday, November 11, 2015           6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Monroe County ISD
1101 S. Raisinville Rd
Monroe, MI
You may come completely prepared for competition, or you may come with half-finished projects or programs. Either is fine, and we hope to help your team prepare or just give your students some additional experience.
Each team will run their robot twice for referees and attend three judging sessions. Each judge will give immediate feedback to the team, and the referees will walk the students through the robot game process if necessary. Each team will receive at least one award.
Cost:  We are asking teams to chip in $20 toward snacks and trophies if they are able.
Space is limited and teams must register in advance. Please email Angela Hite at billangela@yahoo.com to reserve a spot for your team.

Saturday, November 12, 2016     1:00 pm to 4:00 pm     Sault Saint Marie, MI
Robot Practice
When:  Saturday, Nov. 12                             1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where:  Lake Superior State University
                on campus in the Huron & Erie Rooms of the Cisler Center
                650 W. Easterday Avenue
                Sault Sainte Marie, MI  49783

As you prepare for your event, please review all 2016 Michigan FIRST LEGO League email blasts on the FIRST in Michigan website: http://michiganfll.blogspot.com/, for important information, including Judging at the events.

Best of Luck to all the teams who participate!  Have fun!

Pamela Williamson

Michigan FIRST LEGO League Partner