Nov. 28, 2007
A newsletter for the NYCFIRST robotics community in New York City and the surrounding area.
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For a calendar of tournaments and to register for your team’s borough tournament, please see http://nycnjfirst.org/newsletter_fll.html.
We are getting reports from some of our volunteer organizers that emails and phone calls requesting info, registration forms, etc have not been returned by some of you. BAD. These people are giving their time and energy to make these events work for you and your kids. So even if you are not coming or have some problem, at least have the courtesy to respond in some way, even if to say “hi.”
Weds. Nov. 28 – Brooklyn Practice Tournament
10 teams are registered for a practice tournament at Brooklyn Polytechnic. Thanks to our practice event coordinator Maureen Reilly, coach of Packer Collegiate and the Polybots lead by Jose Munoz for helping organize this event.
ONLY TEAMS WHO TAKE PART IN A QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR FUTURE FIRST SPONSORED ACTIVITIES.
Register for borough qualifying tournaments:
DON’T GET SHUT OUT.
I have heard this: “We are not ready and will be using this year to prepare for the future but will not take part in the events.”
This is the wrong way to think about it since the events themselves fuel interest in the program, excitement amongst kids for the future, etc.
Don’t over emphasize the competitive aspects rather than the experience itself. No one is really ready but if you use that as a reason not to take part in an actual event, the kids are being denied a great experience no matter how they make out in the tournament.
And with other events being held in the spring when you might be truly ready, just showing up at a qualifying event gives you the opportunity to take part. So even if your robot leaves parts all over the table this time, the kids see what other robots are doing and will go back to school and fix it. That is what this entire learning experience is about.
Are you having difficulty with certain tournament dates?
CALL ME 917-992-3734
Manhattan Teams competing Sunday Dec. 2 at PACE U
PLEASE NOTE THE INFO NEXT TO YOUR NAME AND TRY TO PROVIDE WHAT IS NEEDED ASAP by CONTACTING CATHERINE IMMEDIATELY.
THEY NEED YOUR REGISTRATION FORMS. EMAIL IT.
IF YOU HAVEN’T PAID YOU CAN DO SO AT THE TOURNAMENT.
$= You paid the $30.
0526 East Harlem Tutorial
1447 Trevor Day School $ - Registration form rcvd
2627 Little Red School House Team 1
4719 Epiphany School
4795 Manhattan Youth @IS 289
4850 Man Acad of Tech PS126/MAT/ChinatownYMCA
4909 HCCI Computer Clubhouse $ - Registration form rcvd
5195 Union Settlement Association $ - Registration form rcvd
5205 The Brearley School $ - Registration form rcvd
6047 PS 1 M
6115 Manhattan East School MS 224 Team 1 Registration form rcvd
6116 Manhattan East School MS 224 Team 2 Registration form rcvd
6482 Little Red School House Team 2
Man. Teams Delisted
0527 Danny PeraltaJoseph ContrerasMark NeversEast Harlem Tutorial
0944 Marymount School Eric Walters
2955 Vision Education & Media
5036 Lisa Sausner PS/MS 278
5522 Adaliz Gonzalez-Medaglia IS 52 Inwood
6143 Terence Finch East Side Middle School
6613 Lisa Maldonado PS 115 M
6737 Ken Marseille MS 344 ACE
6904 Dave Post PS 155 William Paca
7209 Tanika Thomas MS 326 M
Bronx FLL Practice
Date: Saturday December 1
Time: 10 am-1 pm
Location: PS/MS 194
1301 Zerega Avenue
December 8th, 2007
Bronx FLL Qualifying Tournament
Full details at the blog
Schedule of Events
7:30 AM Registration & Pit Open for all teams
8:30 AM MANDATORY Coaches Meeting
9:00 AM Opening Ceremony
9:45 AM First Match Begins
1:15 PM Last Match Ends
1:40 PM Awards Ceremony Begins
3:00 PM Awards Ceremony Ends
Compiled by Norm Scott
NYCFIRST Registration coordinator