A few last minute pieces of information – we have received many phone calls and emails about these items. (Most were covered in the “Preparing your team for a tournament” webinar).
- The QT directors have their team lists and should either have already sent or shortly will be sending out a welcome message to your team contact and/or coach. Team name changes are very problematic at this point.
- IMPORTANT Reminder: Each team must bring a copy of their team’s latest FIRST Team Roster to turn in at Team Registration (and if needed, bring a copy of any additional Forms)
- NEW : The NorCal Region overall will be advancing 3 slots for each of the 16 team tournaments and 2 slots for each of the 12 team tournaments.
- We do ask the Judging Crew at each Qualifier Tournament to select 1 additional (unannounced) wait list team to invite to a Championship, if space opens up.
- We have a 2 tier tournament system here: Qualifiers & Championships. The way to be invited to a Championship is based on the team’s overall evaluation as well as robot game performance at a qualifier. Each qualifier only advances teams into their specific District Championship. [and no, the dates are not known yet]
- The NorCal Region does not use the Core Values poster but does use a FIRST-recommended short, icebreaker activity called a “Teamwork Activity” during the first few minutes of a team’s Core Values Judging session.
- The NorCal Region does not use the Robot Design Executive Summary but a team can bring in extra items to the Robot Design Judging session to demonstrate their programming (print out is great), their innovation through the season and their strategy.
- It is important for teams to keep up with the published Project (10/24) Updates & Game (10/21) Updates .
- Each Qualifier will hand out the following team awards: 1st Champions’, 1st Project, 1st Robot Design, 1st Core Values, 1st Robot Performance. Optionally, the judges may select a team for a special recognition Judges’ Award.
- If you did not review these when you completed tournament registration, I would strongly recommend reviewing the NorCal FLL Official Policies, particularly the Pit Practice Table Policy.
Now, for my favorite FIRST LEGO League Core Value: We Have Fun!
‘Twas the night before competition… (with a nod to Mr. Moore’s poem):