Scheduled Events for This Year’s Western PA FLL Robotics Tournament

 Scrimmages – Easy opportunities to just come out and try parts of the challenge, to get new ideas and to serve as a gentle “forcing function” for teams to make progress.  Participation in the Scrimmages is completely optional.

  • Oct 27, 2012 – Ellis School Armory, Pittsburgh
  • Nov 3, 2012 – Sewickley Academy, Sewickley
  • Nov 10, 2012 – Shady Side Academy, Fox Chapel
  • Nov 17, 2012 – Sts. Peter & Paul School, Beaver
  • Nov 17, 2012 – Young Scholars of Western PA, Pittsburgh

Regional Majors – The big events! Comprehensive, fully-judged, major robotics competitions.  Awards will be provided to the top performers at each Regional Major event for Table Performance, Robot Design, Programming, Research/Project, Teamwork, and Overall Excellence (across categories).

  • Dec 1, 2012 – Alpha School / La Roche College, Allison Park
  • Dec 8, 2012 – Shady Side Academy, Fox Chapel
  • Dec 15, 2012 – Sewickley Academy, Sewickley
  • Dec 15, 2012 – Sarah Heinz House, Pittsburgh
In addition to the awards, the top 4 overall performers at each regional event will earn “Golden Tickets” that will automatically advance them to the January Grand Championship.  Other high-performing teams (roughly the top 50-60%) will be put into the pool of teams that will be considered across all of the regionals to fill out the final field of 48 teams for the January Championship.  The determination of which teams will go to the Championship from this pool will be made by the tournament committee by the 18th  of December .

The Grand Championship (for the top 48 teams coming out of the Regional Majors)

  • Jan 19, 2013 –National Robotics Engineering Center, Lawrenceville, PA