Qualifiers, Scrimmages and Regional Activity Fee

We are please to announce this year’s Calendar for the Animal Allies Season!


Oct 21 @ University of Memphis E-Day. (Details)

Oct 22 @ St Louis Elementary School (Details / Register)

Nov 5 @ Memphis Zoo ($5 per person admission and $5 parking fees will apply Details / Register)

Qualifiers – (Please only register for ONE Qualifier)

Nov 12 @ Collierville (Details / Register)

Dec 10 @ Austin Peay State University (Clarksville) (Details / Register)

Dec 17 @ Christian Brothers High School (Details / Register)

Jan 14 @ Kroc Center / Hosted by Members and Alumni of the CBU Chapter of Theta Tau (Details / Register)


Jan 21 @ University of Memphis / University Center (details to be posted shortly)

Teams are encouraged to attend one more scrimmages, but they are NOT required. Scrimmages will ONLY include robot runs (no judging will be done at these events).

Teams must sign up for one Qualifier (and no more than one). These events will have all team judging (Core, Project, Robot) as well as robot runs. At these events, teams will be competing for the right to attend the West TN FLL Championship to be held at the University of Memphis on Jan 21, 2017. All teams must register for Qualifiers no latter than Nov 8!

We know there have been a lot of concerns about “being ready” for a qualifying event. Please keep in mind that all teams who compete at a qualifier will have the same amount of time to prepare, and teams will be invited to the Championship based on their performance as compared teams competing at the same event (not overall scores) to ensure fairness, but for this to work all teams must register for qualifiers by the Nov 8 deadline.

As we announced last year at the West TN FLL Championship, we are going to Qualifier this year and instituting a $75 regional activity fee per team to help offset the cost of the Qualifiers. Unfortunately, FIRST HQ cannot accept these payments for us, so we have set up two ways we can accept payment:

To pay by check, make the checks out to:

Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers
Include in the category or memo “FLL Team ####”

Please email memphisfirstteams@gmail.com and, within the email, please include the check # and team number(s) for which the payment was made

and mail the check to:

Attn: Frank Niedzwiedz
615 Oakleaf Office Ln
Memphis, TN 38117

To pay by credit card, please use the Paypal button below:

When the transaction is complete, please send a copy of the receipt to memphisfirstteams@gmail.com and, within the email, please include the team number(s) for which the payment was made.

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