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Qualifiers

FIRST Lego League Team

There are 12 First Round Qualifiers held in December. Each team can only participate in 1 First Round Qualifier. Teams who score highly in the Robot Game matches AND rank highly in ALL judged categories will be eligible to advance to the Second Round qualifiers and/or directly to the Regional Championship. All competitions are held at various schools around North Texas.

In order to participate in official competitions, you must register your team with FIRST at the beginning of the season.

2017–2018 Season

On your mark, get set, flow! Drink in the 2017/2018 HYDRO DYNAMICS season and learn all about water – how we find, transport, use, or dispose of it. In the 2017/2018 FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge, students age 9 to 16* from 80 countries will make a splash with HYDRO DYNAMICS. What might become possible when we understand what happens to our water?

Details about the upcoming season were released August 29, 2017. Check out the official FIRST teaser video!

December 2

Allen High School

Results:

Champions – 1st Place – 26218
Champions – 2nd Place – 18771
Robot Design – 33555
Project – 26217
Core Values – 31937
Judges’ Award – 2219
Referees’ Award – 25298
Robot Performance – 1st Place – 32035 (180)
Robot Performance – 2nd Place – 25298 (160)

Advancing to 2nd Round:

2219
25298
31487
33461
32035
23780
33555
25299

Top 10 Scores

180         32035
160         25298
120         24065
100         18771
95           2219
85           33461
80           35987
70           23780
70           25294
70           24950

Parish Episcopal School

Results:

Champions – 1st Place – 18706
Champions – 2nd Place – 5817
Robot Design – 19956
Project – 1131
Core Values – 13325
Judges’ Award – 13326
Referees’ Award – 1135
Robot Performance – 1st Place – 18706 (150)
Robot Performance – 2nd Place – 5817 (130)

Advancing to 2nd Round:

477
1130
1131
1135
16690
19956
24822

Top 10 Scores:

150         18706
130         5817
120         16690
110         478
105         34974
105         35231
100         24822
90           32404
90           1135
90           32872

Fellowship Christian Academy

Results:

Champions – 1st Place – 1537
Champions – 2nd Place – 25265
Robot Design – 35945
Project – 34651
Core Values – 33720
Judges’ Award – 32551
Referees’ Award – 30503
Robot Performance – 1st Place – 1537 (245)
Robot Performance – 2nd Place – 1152 (120)

Advancing to 2nd Round:

32551
24129
34651
15831
30753
30503
35945

Top 10 Scores:

245         1537
120         1152
85           32551
75           24129
70           35945
70           30753
70           20928
65           34062
65           20504
65           30502

Hillsboro Junior High

Results:

Champions – 1st Place – 23354
Champions – 2nd Place – 23224
Robot Design – 13284
Project –33106
Core Values – 32933
Judges’ Award – 32164
Referees’ Award – 32165
Robot Performance – 1st Place – 23224 (110)
Robot Performance – 2nd Place – 32933 (100)

Advancing to 2nd Round:

28171
32933

Top 10 Scores:

110         23224
100         32933
70           23354
60           28171
50           32165
50           27600
50           20234
45           13287
45           13284
45           20235

Adamson High School

Results:

Champions – 1st Place – 26340
Champions – 2nd Place – 34198
Robot Design – 20954
Project – 15528
Core Values – 33171
Judges’ Award – 655
Referees’ Award – 35992
Robot Performance – 1st Place – 26340 (130)
Robot Performance – 2nd Place – 34198 (85)

Advancing to 2nd Round:

35992
20954
20966
33171
15528
655
35994
20940

Top 10 Scores:

130         26340
85           34198
70           35992
70           20940
70           20948
70           35992
65           20954
65           20966
60           33171
55           15528

December 9

Burleson High School

Results:

Champions – 1st Place – 1762
Champions – 2nd Place – 1763
Robot Design – 13932
Project – 27563
Core Values – 1742
Judges’ Award – 455
Referees’ Award – 1749
Robot Performance – 1st Place – 19078 (135)
Robot Performance – 2nd Place – 27683 (135)

Advancing to 2nd Round:

13932
27563
1366
455
1765
16991
32133
16128
16994
19230

Top 10 Scores:

135         19078
135         27683
105         13932
105         20224
95           27563
95           1765
90           16128
90           35385
90           1763
90           16990    

Braswell High School

Results:

Champions – 1st Place – 19317
Champions – 2nd Place – 31298
Robot Design – 32477
Project – 9980
Core Values – 7127
Judges’ Award – 28351
Referees’ Award –
Robot Performance – 1st Place – 32477 (215)
Robot Performance – 2nd Place – 26652 (165)

Advancing to 2nd Round:

32477
35611
7127
7266
28351
32414
9980
31194

Top 10 Scores:

215         32477
165         26652
155         32058
100         31298
90           7266
90           19317
90           32414
85           32296
85           35611
85           35207

Williams High School

Results:

Champions – 1st Place – 33307
Champions – 2nd Place – 20273
Robot Design – 6078
Project – 17816
Core Values – 6079
Judges’ Award – 32111
Referees’ Award – 23590
Robot Performance – 1st Place – 33068 (185)
Robot Performance – 2nd Place – 20945 (140)

Advancing to 2nd Round:

6078
17816
6079
32111
23590
33068
20945
33949    

Top 10 Scores:

185         33068
140         20945
135         20273
125         23590
125         6081
120         33949
120         32111

Nolan Catholic High School

Results:

Champions – 1st Place – 23880
Champions – 2nd Place – 23281
Robot Design – 32247
Project – 33126
Core Values – 7181
Judges’ Award – 23282
Referees’ Award – 21254
Robot Performance – 1st Place – 23296 (155)
Robot Performance – 2nd Place – 23880 (150)

Advancing to 2nd Round:

7181
33126
32247
23282
23296
29511
4466
7264

Top 10 Scores:

155         23296
150         23880
135         27596
130         29511
125         32166
120         21254
115         23281
95           33126
90           23289
90           7264

December 16

Bethesda Christian School

Results:

Champions – 1st Place – 23362
Champions – 2nd Place – 32806
Robot Design – 23829
Project – 20151
Core Values – 24645
Judges’ Award – 22370
Referees’ Award –
Robot Performance – 1st Place – 23362 (195)
Robot Performance – 2nd Place – 31702 (160)

Advancing to 2nd Round:

1745
3225
3226
8938
19615
23829
24645
30155

Top 10 Scores:

195         23362
135         32806
130         24645
130         23829
130         19791   
120         30155
115         3225
110         34928
100         31522
95           32195

Williams High School

Results:

Champions – 1st Place – 15636
Champions – 2nd Place – 34699
Robot Design – 26910
Project – 18163
Core Values – 16835
Judges’ Award – 33460
Referees’ Award – 32363
Robot Performance – 1st Place – 15636 (160)
Robot Performance – 2nd Place – 32015 (150)

Advancing to 2nd Round:

16835
18163
26910
33460
31505
31485
31785
32363

Top 10 Scores:

160         15636
150         32015
140         15509
135         33460
135         33308
120         34699
115         26910
110         35474
110         31505
105         32363

Heritage Middle School

Results:

Champions – 1st Place – 24467
Champions – 2nd Place – 32372
Robot Design – 35066
Project – 5289
Core Values – 14499
Judges’ Award – 34563
Referees’ Award – 31833
Robot Performance – 1st Place – 24467 (155)
Robot Performance – 2nd Place – 26339 (135)

Advancing to 2nd Round:

34563
33622
31489
26339
26338
15977
32113
35066

Top 10 Scores:

155         24467
135         26339
130         19368
115         31489
110         27793
110         26338
105         32372
105         35066
105         32113
105         21756

January 13

Grand Saline High School

Awards

Champions – 1st Place – 33068
Champions – 2nd Place – 1765
Robot Design –35992
Project – 33126
Core Values – 26339
Judges’ Award –15528
Referees’ Award – 31194
Robot Performance – 1st Place – 33068
Robot Performance – 2nd Place – 26910

Advancing to Championship:

33068
1765
26910
26339
33126
35992
31194
7127
18163
32133
7264
26338
27563
34651

Top 10 Scores:

250         33068
170         26910
150         1765
145         26339
140         26338
125         29511
125         32414
115         34651
115         33126
110         7264

January 13

Grand Saline High School

Awards

Champions – 1st Place – 33949
Champions – 2nd Place – 31785
Robot Design – 33460
Project – 13932
Core Values – 19956
Judges’ Award – 6079
Referees’ Award – 6078
Robot Performance – 1st Place – 31785
Robot Performance – 2nd Place – 35066

Advancing to Championship:

31785
35066
33949
16994
6079
19956
31505
34563
30155
23590
31489
24645
33460
6078
32551
32111
32477
35949
32035
1366
23829

16835

Top 10 Scores:

275         31785
265         5066
205         23829
205         31505
190         32477
175         33460
165         33949
165         25299
160         30155
155         15977 

About Qualifier Registration

  • Qualifier locations are first come, first served. Once a location is filled it will be removed as an option. Teams CANNOT change their qualifying site after registration.
  • Registration is not complete until payment is received. Payments can be made by credit card, check, or purchase order.
  • If paying by credit card, teams may register online. Payment by credit card is strongly recommended and the best way to ensure your spot is held.
  • If paying by check or purchase order, teams must call Reservations at (214) 428-5555 (press 8) to register with payment ready to be made. After giving details to Reservations, you must mail in your check or purchase order within 7 days. You may mail your check in early but this does not reserve your spot; you must all Reservations to complete your registration.
  • Include your team's name and number as well as the coach's name on your check.
  • An invoice can be generated in advance by contacting fll@perotmuseum.org. 
  • Only full and completed registration including payment reserves your spot. Payment must be received by 11:59 p.m. on November 17, 2017 or your team will not be able to compete.
  • Qualifier fees are nonrefundable.

To register for a Qualifier, teams must already be registered with FIRST. Qualifier registration will be handled through the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.

Need an invoice? Email fll@perotmuseum.org with your team name, team number, and billing information.

You will need the following information available to register:

  • Team number
  • Team name
  • Coach’s name, email and phone number (we will communicate with you via email)
  • Payment

FAQs

How Much Does a Qualifier Cost?

$125.00. Qualifier registration fees are separate from the registration fee paid to FIRST when a coach registers their team. Competition registration fees will be due to the Perot Museum upon registration for the competitions. 

What Goes on at Qualifiers?

Each qualifier is a one-day-long event where teams will demonstrate what they've built, programmed, researched, and learned in four categories of competition:

Robot Game: Teams will go head-to-head in 2.5 minute matches, completing as many missions as possible with their autonomous robots on special Lego playing fields.

Judged Sessions:

  • Robot Design: Teams will demonstrate how and why they designed, built, and programmed their robots the way they did for the robot games.
  • Project: Teams will present the research project based on this year’s theme, HYDRO DYNAMICS. Challenge details will be released August 29, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. CST.  
  • Core Values: Teams will be given a surprise challenge designed to demonstrate their teamwork skills, cooperation, creativity, and Gracious Professionalism.

All Judged Sessions (Robot Design, Project, and Core Values) are 10 minutes long, including set-up, presentation for the judges, and questions from the judges.

Teams who score highly in the Robot Game matches AND rank highly in ALL judged categories will be eligible to advance to second-round qualifiers and/or the Regional Championship. 

Can my family and friends come to the Qualifiers?

Spectators are welcome to cheer on their teams at all qualifier events!

What if my team isn't ready in December?

Participate anyway! We get many calls from teams who do not think they are ready. Odds are your team is no less prepared than any of the other teams. A few teams are probably done with their robot by now, but the overwhelming majority of teams still have a pile of LEGOs and a bunch of disorganized children who are having a hard time making decisions. Sound like you? Congrats, you are right on schedule!

Part of the learning process is finishing the project presentation, making last minute tradeoffs on the robot design, and coming together as a team to complete the task. The deadline provides them an opportunity to learn that at some point they must make decisions, finalize plans, and act.

To help motivate your team, take an opportunity at your next meeting to point out the amount of time left, and work with your students to come up with a concrete plan on how to finish. This is a great opportunity for the students to learn about compromise. They will need to simplify and prioritize. With your guidance, they CAN do this.