Dear NYC Teams,
We are only a little over a week away from the championship round on Sunday, March 18.
This is the first of a few emails I will be sending out. All emails and as much info as possible will also be posted on the robotics blog: http://normsrobotics.blogspot.
TEAM INFO FORM ATTACHED
I am attaching the Team Info form which you should print and fill out. You must stop by the registration table at the entrance to the pit area and hand this form to me or the other people collecting them to officially considered as being present.
I will be assigning you pit table numbers which I will post on the blog and also email to you after I get the actual layout. I will keep groups of teams together based on requests from sponsoring organizations. I will automatically keep multiple teams together (you don't have to email me).
We are giving out the pit tables in advance to avoid long lines when you arrive at the registration table. BUT YOU OR ONE OF YOUR REPS MUST HAND IN THE FORM AS YOU ENTER THE PIT AREA.
Competition times depends on your pit table number. The lower the number, the earlier you go.
Thus, I am taking requests based on your preferred time of arrival.
There are 2 basic categories: EARLY or LATE
If you expect to arrive early -- at 8 -- I can give you a low number.
If you expect to come a little later --- 8:30 or later I can give you a high number.
If you don't care one way or the other I will assign you numbers in the middle.
YOU DON'T HAVE TO RESPOND TO THIS EMAIL IF YOU ARE OK WITH BEING IN THE MIDDLE.
ONLY RESPOND TO THIS EMAIL WITH EARLY OR LATE -- YOU MUST INCLUDE YOUR TEAM NUMBER AND SCHOOL OR I WILL START PULLING THE REST OF MY HAIR OUT.
JAVITS LAYOUT AND AGENDA FOR ALL EVENTS MARCH 16-18
In case you are unaware, there is actually a 3-day robotics event taking place at Javits; FRC (all 3 days) FTC (Saturday all day) FLL (Sunday all day) and JFLL Expo (Sunday). The layout and schedule for the weekend is attached. Feel free to attend any of these events.
3. FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD
The bad news: You are not allowed officially to bring food into the pit area.
The good news: no one searches your closed containers. But if the security guys see food they will not let you take it in. Once you are at your pit table no one checks.
NYCFIRST FLL Regional at Javits Basic Information
2011 - 2012 New York City FIRST LEGO LeagueThis year’s New York City FIRST LEGO League Championship is being held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center on Sunday, March 18 as part of New York City’s FIRST Mega-Celebration.
Eighty Two teams selected from the teams that competed at five borough FLL qualifying tournaments will be in-line for New York City’s top honors.
The 2012 New York City FIRST LEGO League Championship is free and open to the public. Bring family and friends and be part of the New York City’s celebration of kids working smart in science and technology!
Jacob Javits Convention Center
655 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001
Our entrance is on 11th Ave and 35th St.
Need directions to the venue? Click here
For parking information Click here
For public transportation information Click here
Event Schedule (rough approximation)
FIRST Lego League Agenda
Sunday March 18, 2012
FLL Pits Open
FLL Teams Arrive
Robot Inspection Begins
FLL judging begins
FLL and Jr.FLL Opening Ceremonies
FLL Competitive Matches
FLL Competitive matches resume
FLL Award Ceremony
These times are approximate, depending on how quickly we progress through the matches. Announcements will be made throughout the day to keep you informed.
For additional information, please contact me at normsco2gmail.com 917-992-3734