2023/24 TOURNAMENT STRUCTURE IN LOUISIANA – Qualifying tournaments will be held in December, 2023 (dates and locations posted below). Teams may apply to participate in ONE qualifying tournament. REGISTRATION TO PARTICIPATE IN A TOURNAMENT WILL BE OPEN SEPT 15th – OCT 15th. If you wish to participate in a tournament but have missed the deadline, please contact LA FIRST LEGO League Program Delivery Partners Annette Oertling or Michelle Sanchez to find out is space is still available.
2023 FIRST LEGO LEAGUE CHALLENGE QUALIFYING TOURNAMENTS
|1||12/2/2023||Voodoo Voltage Qualifier, Ben Franklin HS, New Orleans|
|2||12/9/2023||Hahnville Qualifier, Hahnville HS, Boutte|
|3||12/9/2023||Sci-Port Discovery Center, Shreveport|
|4||12/9/2023||Bayou STEM Coastal Qualifier, Schriever|
|5||12/9/2023||Fontainebleau Robo Dawgs Qualifier, Fontainebleau HS, Mandeville|
|6||12/9/2023||McMain High School, New Orleans|
|7||12/10/2023 Sunday||LSU Eye of the Tiger Qualifier, LSU, Baton Rouge|
|8||12/16/2023||DSHS Stem and Robotics Center, Denham Springs|
|9||12/16/2023||Lafayette Qualifier, Lafayette|
|10||12/16/2023||Northshore HS, Slidell|
REGISTER FOR A TOURNAMENT HERE
DO NOT use the link on your national team dashboard.
If you register on the national website, we will 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.
Registration fee for a tournament is $35. PLEASE DO NOT SEND YOUR $35 CHECK TO A TOURNAMENT HOST UNTIL YOU ARE OFFICIALLY ACCEPTED INTO THAT TOURNAMENT.
2023 TOURNAMENT ASSIGNMENTS – by team number (will be posted)
$35 TOURNAMENT FEE AND PAYMENT – including host contact information (will be posted)
LA FIRST LEGO League State Championship
The LA FIRST LEGO League State Championship will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2024 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.
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 judged areas (Core Values, Project, Robot Design) plus performance on the field. 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 the deadline (TBD) 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 Qualifying Tournament will be determined after qualifying tournament registration closes on Oct. 15th.