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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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

Braswell High School

Williams High School

Nolan Catholic High School

December 16

Bethesda Christian School

Williams High School

Heritage Middle School

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.