COVID19 UPDATE – FIRST is working hard on developing an online platform for hosting competitions if in-person events are not possible, which seems to be the most likely scenario at this time. Details are not yet available as to how the competitions will be set up, but we should have more information mid-August, so STAY TUNED!
TOURNAMENT STRUCTURE IN LOUISIANA – Qualifying tournaments will be held between November 9th and December 14th, 2019. Teams may apply to participate in ONE qualifying tournament. REGISTRATION TO PARTICIPATE IN A TOURNAMENT IS OPEN SEPT 15TH – OCT 15TH. The LA FIRST LEGO League State Championship (link to page) will be held on Saturday, January 18th, at Jesuit High School in New Orleans and is open to 60 teams who are awarded advancement from a sanctioned LA FIRST LEGO League Qualifying Tournament. Registration fee for a tournament is $35.
2019 QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT LOCATION AND DATES (Registration Link below) – We plan to have enough qualifying tournament spots to accommodate every Louisiana team that is nationally registered by the Sept. 30th deadline. If you have a specific preference, REGISTER EARLY, as tournaments will fill up!!! Tournament registration opens September 15th.
|Date||# teams||Tournament Name||Location|
|Nov 9||24||Closest to the Coast||Nicholls State University, |
Harold J. Callais Recreation Center,
4 Bowie Road, Thibodaux LA 70301
|Nov 16||14||Academy of Our Lady||Academy of Our Lady, |
5501 Westbank Expressway, Marrero, LA 70072
|Nov 16||14||Destrehan High School||Destrehan High School, |
#1 Wildcat Lane, Destrehan, LA 70047
|Nov 16||14||Fontainebleau High School||Fountainebleau High School, |
100 Bulldog Drive, Mandeville, LA 70471
|Nov 16||24||Louisiana State University||Louisiana State University, |
2214B Patrick F. Taylor, College of Engineering, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803
|Nov 23||14 (FULL)||Dominican High School||St. Mary’s Dominican High School |
7701 Walmsley Ave., New Orleans, LA 70125
|Dec 5 (Thurs.)||10 (FULL)||Holy Family School||Holy Family School, |
335 N. Jefferson Avenue, Port Allen, LA 70767
(9am-1pm schedule to accommodate buses)
|Dec 7||14 (FULL)||Denham Venom||Denham Springs HS STEM & Robotics Center |
1129 South Range Ave., Denham Springs LA 70726
|Dec 14||24 (FULL)||Academic Enrichment Program||W.D & Mary Baker Smith Career Center |
200 18th Street, Lafayette, LA 70501
|Dec 14||14 (FULL)||Northshore High School||Northshore High School, |
100 Panther Dr, Slidell LA 70461
QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION – please use this REGISTRATION LINK (will be open September 15th at 8am and close October 15that midnight). DO NOT use the link on your national team dashboard. If you register on the national website, we may not be able to see it!
INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING TO A TOURNAMENT: When you register for a tournament, you are “applying” to that tournament. You will be “accepted/assigned” to that tournament on a first-come-first-served basis if your national registration is paid. “Paid” is defined as FIRST having received a credit card payment, check, or a P.O. (receipt of money from a P.O. is not required for PAID status, but the P.O. must have been approved by FIRST which takes a few days). And first-come-first-served is only if you are applying for a tournament in your geographic region. If you are applying for a tournament outside of your geographic region, assignment is dependent upon available space. The Louisiana tournament registration deadline is October 15th, but don’t delay, as some tournaments fill up fast. Tournament “assignments” (acceptance into a tournament) will be posted below. PLEASE DO NOT SEND YOUR $35 CHECK TO A TOURNAMENT HOST UNTIL YOU ARE OFFICIALLY ACCEPTED INTO THAT TOURNAMENT.
TOURNAMENT ADVANCEMENT PROCESS: Team selection for advancement to the LA State Championship is determined by the “FIRST Champions Award Criteria”, which is an overall ranking based on team performance in all 3 judging sessions (Core Values, Project, Robot Design) plus performance on the field – see FIRST Judging FAQ. The intent is to have 12-team qualifiers, but sometimes the numbers vary, so advancement is based on a percentage that will be determined from the number of teams that register for Louisiana FIRST LEGO League Qualifying Tournaments. 60 teams will be invited to the LA State Championship. If your team is invited to advance, you MUST register by ***** at the online link which will be posted on this website. After that date, open slots will be offered to teams on the waiting list. The number of teams who will be invited to advance from each 2019 Qualifying Tournament will be determined after tournament registration closes on Oct. 15th
WHAT TO BRING TO AN EVENT – including REQUIRED TEAM DOCUMENTS
2019 TOURNAMENT ASSIGNMENTS – by team number
$35 TOURNAMENT FEE AND PAYMENT – including host contact information