Regional Qualifier FLL Match

Today is the day of regional Qualifier FLL Match. This tournament determines which FLL team will go to the world championship and only ONE team can go. Let’s start! We went to our pit where we set everything up and wait to do our presentations. When we went, we did innovation, core value, and robot design in the following order. Innovation was good, but one of the judges was grumpy. When we gave her lemonade though the judge got happy. Core values was next and I was very jumpy for this one! I think we did pretty well. Our team building activity was each team member took an emoji and using them we created a really random story that made sense. LOL. We gave them lemonade too. Next, we did robot design. I think we have shocked the judges because we brought many of the items that other teams didn’t bring. We also gave them lemonade. I forgot to mention that we gave each of the judges accessorizes like lemon necklaces and bracelets! Then we came back into our pits and relaxed until the robot games started. It was time to do the robot game. 1st round- was good except the crane mission did not work . 2nd round- was good didn’t go on bridge. 3rd round- was same as 2nd round. We anxiously waited for our results and the awards started. They gave every team member a participation medal for going through this stage. As we waited, an announcer yelled, ” In the Judges Award, we have a rising star team here! 4…..8……0…….0…….9….. THE E-LEMON-ATORS!!!!!” The suspense killed every single one of my team members and we were very happy. Sadly, we did not get to the World Festival. But there are many more years to come!

GO E-LEMON-ATORS!!!!!

Q&A

What is Judge’s Award?

According to http://www.firstlegoleague.org , the judge’s award is during the course of competition the judges may encounter teams whose unique efforts, performance or dynamics merit recognition. Some teams have a story that sets them apart in a noteworthy way. Sometimes a team is so close to winning an award that the judges choose to give special recognition to the team. Judges Awards allow the freedom to recognize remarkable teams that stand out for reasons other than the Core Award categories. Examples include: Against All Odds or Overcoming Adversity or Perseverance
This award goes to the team that improvises and overcomes a difficult situation while still making a respectable showing, with an attitude that shows, “We can overcome incredible odds if we never give up, no matter what!”

What is Rising Star Award?

According to http://www.firstlegoleague.org , the rising star award means it recognizes a team that the judges notice and expect great things from in the future.

Where is the World tournament?

There were 2 locations for world FLL but due to COVID-19 or the Coronavirus the world FLL was canceled. The locations were Houston, Texas and Detroit.

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