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2017 Trailridge Rumble

Registration is now closed.  After a number of withdrawals we have a final slate of 17 teams for the rumble.

The Trailridge Timberbots and Team Titanium invite all Kansas City area FLL teams to a pre-season, unofficial, tournament on October 21st.  This will be an opportunity for teams to try out their robots in an environment that mimics an official FLL tournament.  It will be especially helpful for rookie teams and teams with large numbers of new students.  While we won't have any presentation judging, we do encourage teams to bring their Projects and share their work with the other teams & visitors at the tournament.

The tournament will be held in the Trailridge Elementary gym from 1:30 to 4:30 (doors open at 12:30) and has room for 20 teams.  We will have 2 pairs of competition tables and run in a staggered format, just like our local FLL tournaments.  We will have the KC region's head FLL referee and regional tournament referees officiate at the tables.  The Lee's Summit West high school's FRC team - Team Titanium - will provide announcers, scoring, table reset, and all of the other volunteers it takes to run a FLL tournament.

In order to fit 20 teams in the gym we won't have traditional pits; instead each team will have tables and chairs to use for their robots, parts, and their project.  We have only limited power available; teams need to insure that their computers and robots are fully charged.  We will also have a pair of practice tables available.

Registration is via a Google Form; the link is below.  The first 20 teams to register will be given a spot in the tournament; all registrations after the first 20 will be placed on a waiting list.  After registration is closed we will indicate that on this page and email each team that registered to confirm their status.  There is no entry fee for the tournament; we will have low-cost snacks available.  Every student attending the tournament will need to bring a signed waiver, which is attached at the bottom of this page.

    12:30 - Doors open
    12:45 - Referees and Field Setup meeting
      1:00 - Coaches meeting
      1:30 - Round 1
      2:25 - Round 2
      3:15 - Round 3

Match schedules are attached below.

Map to Trailridge - Enter on the south side, through the door just inside the playground. The address is:
    3651 SW Windemere Drive
    Lee's Summit, MO 64082
If you need to contact us on Saturday morning, the phone number in the school robotics room is 816-986-1317.

Questions about the event can be directed to trailridgefll@gmail.com.

This rumble is not an official KC FIRST event, and will not advance any team to the regional championship tournament.  It's strictly for fun, and to allow teams to practice in a realistic tournament setting so they can be better prepared for the official, regional, qualifying tournaments.

FLL is a jointly held trademark of FIRST (www.usfirst.org) and The LEGO Grouip, neither of which is overseeing, involved with, or responsible for this activity.
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