Intel Oregon FIRST LEGO League Championships presented by Rockwell Collins

Tournament City Hillsboro
Championship Dates

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Location Liberty High School, 21945 Wagon Way Road, Hillsboro, OR 97214
Team Check in Time 7:45 am
   
Championship Registration

2012 FLL Championship Roster of Teams, Date Assignment and Payment Status as of December 19th at 12:00pm.

 

Championship Payment

Championship Tournament Fee is $50. Please pay by one of the methods below. ALL PAYMENTS ARE DUE BY January 10th.

PAYMENT STATUS ROSTER as of January 7, 2013 AM

If you want to fax in your credit card payment please do it on a normal business day and not holiday when I won't be here.

If you want to mail a payment, please wait until January 2nd. Mail is collecting in the PSU mailroom but they aren't delivering any mail between Dec 22 – Jan 1.

Note to ORTOP Scholarship teams: If you paid the $75 QT fee, you should pay the $50 CT fee. If it was included in your scholarship as a waiver, then you do not need to pay the $50 for the championship. Contact our office if you have questions.

   
FLL Operational Partners Cathy Swider and Bruce Schafer
Championship Event Managers Roger Swanson and Jim Ryan
Championship Judge Advisor Walt Mayberry
Championship Head Referees Jim Settlemyer and Jason George
   
Championship Updates Did you miss reading an email? Click here to see the archive

Documents specific to this tournament

To be published

CT 2012- Pre-Tournament Letter for Coaches & Mentors

CT 2012- Letter to distribute to Team Parents

CT 2012- Team Checklist

Documents common to all tournaments

FIRST Consent and Release Form - in English

FIRST Consent and Release Form - in Spanish

At the FLL Championship, FIRST Consent and Release Forms are only required for team members, adults chaperones, coaches, mentors who did not turn one in at a Qualifying Event. If your Senior Partner is staying with your team throughout the day, your Senior Partner needs to sign and turn in a FIRST Consent and Release Form.

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FLL Core Values Observation Form

Qualifying Tournament Awards Summary

NEW! - Three pages - one page for each Judging Room
Team Introduction Pages: Robot Design, Project, Core Values

Team Introduction Pages in PDF Format

Team Introduction Pages in MS Word

Other Important Documents for Review

Core Values Poster Instructions

Robot Design Judging Summary

Senior Solutions Challenge

SATURDAY EVENT ROSTER SATURDAY, JANUARY 19 - Roster of Teams
SATURDAY DETAILED SCHEDULE

DETAILED SCHEDULE BY TEAM NUMBER for Saturday, January 19, 2013.
Please note:
1) Arranged by Activity, not in time order as you read across your team line.
2) For Competition Table #1: Teams in Yellow are "Golden Ticket" teams - your team is one of the first 10 teams on the competition table. A Table Competition Golden Ticket with instructions will be sent to the coach by email closer to the event.
3) For Judging Sessions: Teams highlighted in orange are scheduled for 9:30 am. A Judge Session Golden Ticket with instructions will be sent to the coach by email closer to the event.

SUNDAY EVENT ROSTER SUNDAY, JANUARY 20 - Roster of Teams
SUNDAY DETAILED SCHEDULE

DETAILED SCHEDULE BY TEAM NUMBER for Sunday, January 20, 2013.
Please note:
1) Arranged by Activity, not in time order as you read across your team line.
2) For Competition Table #1: Teams in Yellow are "Golden Ticket" teams - your team is one of the first 10 teams on the competition table. A Table Competition Golden Ticket with instructions will be sent to the coach by email closer to the event.
3) For Judging Sessions: Teams highlighted in orange are scheduled for 9:30 am. A Judge Session Golden Ticket with instructions will be sent to the coach by email closer to the event.

 

Inclement Weather and Cancellation Policy

Oregon Robotics Tournament and Outreach Program

Inclement Weather and Cancellation Policy

The safety of the team members and our volunteers is the most important consideration. The FIRST LEGO League Operational Partners for Oregon use that consideration to guide all decisions when deciding to cancel or delay an event.

Oregon's FLL Operational Partners will cancel or delay an event using information from the US Weather Bureau to help us forecast if it would be safe for a majority of the teams/volunteers to travel to and from the event. If the site host closes their facility because of weather, health and emergency related reasons, the event will be canceled.

Coaches and parents must always assess their own travel route for safety and make their own decision to travel. Keep it in perspective. The safety of the kids is the most important consideration. Official information site for tournament cancellations or delays .

In addition, ORTOP and QT Directors will email to both the primary and emergency contact email addresses with notification or updates.

The third method of contact is by phone using the emergency phone number provided by the coach.

If any of this information has changed since October, please update your Qualifying Tournament Director.

Please note: If an event is canceled it is impossible to reschedule it. Site hosts have booked their facilities months in advance. There is no time to reschedule prior to the Championship. State Championship slots left open by an event cancelation will be assigned by lottery from teams affected by the cancelation. Revised 10/01/11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FLL Championship Email Update ARCHIVE

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Tuesday, December 18th

Dear FLL Championship Coaches:

Please check the roster to see:
1) Which date your team is assigned to for the Championship
2) If we have received your payment.

All payments are due by January 10th. If you need to make a payment please note the following conditions:

  • Don’t use Internet Explorer to make an online payment. Other browsers work just fine.
  • If you want to fax in your credit card payment please do it on a normal business day and not holiday when I won’t be here. J
  • If you want to mail a payment, please wait until January 2nd. Mail is collecting in the PSU mailroom but they aren’t delivering any mail between Dec 22 – Jan 1.

LINK TO CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

Regards,
Cathy Swider  

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12th

CLICK HERE TO LINK TO THE Oregon FLL Championshp Event INFORMATION PAGE

 

 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 10th

Dear Intel Oregon FIRST® LEGO® League Championship Coaches and Mentors!

Congratulations!!!  This email is being sent to 114 FLL teams who received a 1st Place Champions Award, 2nd Place Champions Award or an ACE (Advancement to Championship Event) at an Oregon FLL Qualifying Tournament.  Three more teams remain to be added next weekend.

THE INTEL OREGON FLL CHAMPIONSHIPS WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 19TH AND SUNDAY, JANUARY 20TH AT LIBERTY HIGH SCHOOL IN HILLSBORO, OREGON.
YOUR TEAM WILL ATTEND ON EITHER SATURDAY OR SUNDAY BUT NOT BOTH. THESE ARE TWO – ONE DAY CHAMPIONSHIPS.

I need to collect information from you again but much shorter than the QT form.  It is very important that you ask ALL of your team parents about date conflicts. Once the assignments are published, that’s it, no changes. We are racing against the clock to get everything ready. With Grants Pass a week late, we’re losing a week.
Also I’m asking for information we will use to publicize the event to VIPS and the public in the media. You’ll have the option to list all team members for media releases in the event your team receives an award.

ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2012 AT 5:00 PM, I WILL SEND YOU AN EMAIL WITH A LINK TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP INFORMATION PAGE AND THE ONLINE REGISTRATION LINK.
This link will close on December 18th at 5:00 pm. Teams not registered by that time will be assigned to the tournament of my choice and must respond acceptance within 24 hours or lose their slot.

MORE POPULAR QUESTION EVER – What can the team change?
The team members (not the adults) can change anything and everything they bring to the Championship.  However, it is not advisable to change everything.  Counsel your team and help them weigh the pros and cons of changing the Project, Core Values Poster, Robot Design Summary, robot and its programming….  Review the rubrics for help.

ADULT INVOLVEMENT
We are serious about adults not doing the work. Don’t be tempted because this is the championship. Let the work be the kids’ work. This is their show. This is their championship. Support them but do not do it for them. I’m sure you have a million ideas how to make it better. Resist the urge. Do coach them; facilitate their discussion on what to change.  ALL programming, mechanical design, researching, script writing and presentation board design/materials must be conceived, designed, produced and executed by the team members.

Guide them with leadership and time management skills to accomplish what they want to do, if you are not a team member you should keep your hands off the computer and the LEGO.  No PowerPoint editing, no presentation script writing, no presentation board designing.  We expect coaches, mentors, teen mentors and parents of team members to honor this.

WHAT IS ABSOLUTELY REQUIRED TO WIN AWARDS AT THE CHAMPIONSHIP

Oregon is fortunate to hold TWO FLL Championship Tournaments. These are separate events. Each is their own FLL Championship.  We will award the same set of awards each day.  There will be two 1st Place Co-Champions Award winners.   By lottery at the end of Sunday’s awards ceremony, one of these teams will be selected to represent Oregon at the FLL World Festival in St. Louis in April.  I am searching for an FLL Open Championship opportunity for the other team.  But let’s not get ahead of ourselves.  J

And one more note: If teams are planning to bring items to pass out to other teams, do not bring any food or candy items.  Stickers ok, buttons ok, plastic tiny turtles or aliens fine, just no food.  J

Regards,
Cathy Swider