Los Angeles Region FIRST® LEGO® League (LAR FLL)
2012 Community Events and Official Tournaments
This list will be updated during the year as new events are announced or updated.
2012 Teams Assigned to Tournaments (PDF, 28 pages, 193 KB, Updated 11/04/2012)
2012 Teams Assigned to Tournaments (XLS, 475 KB, Updated 11/04/2012)
Community Events other than Practice Tournaments
|Saturday||Feb. 11, 2012||9:00-4:00||LEGOLAND California, Carlsbad||FLL Invitational||Lynn Crockett|
|Sunday||Feb. 12, 2012||9:00-4:00||LEGOLAND California, Carlsbad||FLL Invitational (overflow)||Lynn Crockett|
|Saturday||June _||9:00-5:00||Canceled - insufficient interest||Spring Food Factor FLL Tournament||LeRoy Nelson|
|Saturday||Nov. 10, 2012||Tehachapi High School, Tehachapi||FLL Scrimmage||Danielle Evansic|
|Saturday||Feb. 16, 2013||8:00-5:00||LEGOLAND® California, Carlsbad||FLL Cup Saturday||Lynn Crockett|
|Sunday||Feb. 17, 2013||8:00-5:00||LEGOLAND® California, Carlsbad||FLL Cup Sunday||Lynn Crockett|
Practice Tournaments (PTs)
Practice Tournaments are Community Events held in the fall to help teams prepare for Qualifying Tournaments. Practice Tournaments were previously called Local Tournaments.
Each team is encouraged to attend a Practice Tournament (PT) prior to attending a Qualifying Tournament. A team may attend more than one PT if space is available at each event. Registration for PTs will be open October 1-15, 2012.
|Saturday||Oct. 20||8:00-Noon||Eagle Rock Plaza, Eagle Rock||Eagle Rock Plaza FLL PT||LeRoy Nelson|
|Saturday||Oct. 20||9:00-4:00||St. Bart's Youth Center, Long Beach||Shared Science FLL PT||Michelle Wells|
|Saturday||Oct. 27||8:00-5:00||La Cañada High School, La Cañada||Blockhead Bash IV||Steve Zimmerman|
|Saturday||Oct. 27||8:00-5:00||Lancaster High School, Lancaster||High Desert LEGO Tournament||Natalie Wenzel|
|Sunday||Oct. 28||9:00-2:00||Peabody Charter School, Santa Barbara||Peabody Charter School FLL PT||Michael Brown|
|Saturday||Nov. 3||8:00-5:00||Olga Reed School, Los Alamos||Los Alamos FLL PT||Ty Fredriks|
|Saturday||Nov. 3||8:00-3:30||Santa Clarita Valley International (SCVi)|
Charter School, Castaic - CANCELED
|SCVi Charter School FLL PT||Jana Lesh|
|Sunday||Nov. 4||8:00-4:00||Mesa Union School, Somis||Mesa Union School FLL PT||Susan Nemets|
|Sunday||Nov. 4||2:00-6:00||Richardson Middle School, Torrance||Torrance FLL PT||Evan Bass|
|Sunday||Nov. 4||8:00-12:00||Wilmington Middle School||Wilmington MS FLL PT||Jose Sanchez|
|Saturday||Nov. 10||9:00-5:00||Dos Caminos Elementary School, Camarillo||PVEF Camarillo FLL PT||Carey Smith|
|Saturday||Nov. 10||8:00-5:00||El Segundo Middle School, El Segundo||El Segundo FLL PT||Meredith Beachly|
|Saturday||Nov. 10||8:00-12:00||135th Street Elementary School, Gardena||Gardena FLL PT||Charles Cho|
|Saturday||Nov. 10||8:00-5:00||La Cañada High School, La Cañada||Blockhead Bash <Rewind||Steve Zimmerman|
|Sunday||Nov. 11||8:00-5:00||Culver City Elks Lodge, Culver City||Culver City FLL PT||Andres Islas|
More information and events will be added as they become available.
The tournament registration fee payment instructions for PTs will be provided when your registration is confirmed by the Event Coordinator.
Payment instructions are also available for some PTs by clicking on the Event Description link above.
Qualifying Tournaments (QTs)
Teams may only attend one Los Angeles Region FLL Qualifying Tournament (QT). Teams that attend qualifying events or championship events in other regions are not eligible to attend Los Angeles Region FLL qualifying events. Registration for Qualifying Events will be open October 1-15, 2012. When you register for the California-Los Angeles FLL Qualifying Tournaments, you will be able to specify your schedule constraints and preferences from the following list.
Update 10/4/12: The new 11/17 Hollywood FLL QT replaces the 11/17 Torrance FLL QT, which is moving to 12/1.
The rescheduled 12/1 Torrance FLL QT replaces the 12/1 Manhattan Beach FLL QT, which is canceled.
|Saturday||Nov. 17||8:00-5:00||Cal Poly Pomona||Cal Poly Pomona FLL QT||Liberty Naud|
|Saturday||Nov. 17||8:00-5:00||Lakeview Junior High School, Santa Maria||Santa Maria FLL QT||Ty Fredriks|
|Saturday||Nov. 17||8:00-5:00||South High School, Torrance |
Helen Bernstein High School, Hollywood
|Torrance FLL QT |
Hollywood FLL QT
|Sunday||Nov. 18||8:00-5:00||La Cañada High School, La Cañada||Blockhead FLL QT||Steve Zimmerman|
|Sunday||Nov. 18||8:00-5:00||AGBU MDS, Canoga Park||Canoga Park FLL QT||Fadi Beyrouthy|
|Saturday||Dec. 1||8:00-5:00||Monte Vista Middle School, Camarillo||PVEF Camarillo FLL QT||Darren Patnoe|
|Saturday||Dec. 1||8:00-5:00||South High School, Torrance |
Manhattan Beach Middle School
|Torrance FLL QT|
Manhattan Beach FLL QT
|Sunday||Dec. 2||8:00-5:00||Jefferson Middle School, San Gabriel||San Gabriel FLL QT||Jackie Avakian|
|Sunday||Dec. 2||8:00-5:00||Joe Walker Middle School, Lancaster||Antelope Valley Techno Classic|
|Sunday||Dec. 2||8:00-5:00||Cal Lutheran University,|
|Cal Lutheran FLL QT||Bob Rumer|
Teams should not wait until their QT registration is confirmed to pay the $60.00 QT registration fee. Payments are due October 15, 2012. After registration closes on October 15, teams that have paid the tournament registration fee will be matched to QTs based on their constraints and choices, with priority being given to teams hosting events but not attending their own events and to teams with severely limited choices because of religious restrictions, etc. The order of payment, travel distance, and the order of registration will also be considered for events that are oversubscribed.
Teams supported by Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles (GSGLA) and by Pleasant Valley Education Foundation (PVEF) will have their QT registration fees paid directly by those organizations.
For other teams, payment of the $60.00 QT registration fee may be made by check payable to "Los Angeles Robotics", by electronic payment via Chase Person-to-Person QuickPay, or by Credit Card (via PayPal). See QT registration fee payment instructions.
Regional Championship Tournaments (CTs)
By invitation only. Approximately 28% of teams from each QT will advance to the CTs. An additional 5% of teams will be chosen as alternates. Teams that qualify for the California-Los Angeles FLL Championship Tournaments will be able to specify schedule constraints and preferences when they register for the CTs, similar to QT registration. The CT registration fee is $60.00 and is due one week after qualifying.
|Saturday||Dec. 15||8:00-6:00||Chaminade College Preperatory |
Middle School, Chatsworth
|2012 Saturday Los Angeles Region FLL |
|Sunday||Dec. 16||8:00-6:00||Chaminade College Preperatory |
Middle School, Chatsworth
|2012 Sunday Los Angeles Region FLL |
FLL World Festival
By invitation only. Only teams that win the Champion's Award at regional championship events can qualify.
|Wednesday-Saturday||April 25-28, 2012||Edward Jones Dome, America's Center Convention Complex, |
St. Louis, Missouri
|FLL World Festival|
|Wednesday-Saturday||April 24-27, 2013||Edward Jones Dome, America's Center Convention Complex, |
St. Louis, Missouri
|FLL World Festival||116,3237|
Open Championship Tournaments
By invitation only. Only teams that do very well at regional championship events can qualify.
|Thursday-Sunday||May 3-6, 2012||Central Florida||FLL World Invitational Open: “Robots in Paradise”||2500|
|Friday-Sunday||May 18-20, 2012||LEGOLAND® California, Carlsbad||FLL North American Open Championship||267,3455|
|Wednesday-Saturday||June 6-9, 2012||Mannheim, Germany||FLL European Open Championship|
|Tuesday-Friday||May 7-10, 2013||Paderborn, Germany||FLL European Open Championship|
|Friday-Sunday||May 17-19, 2013||LEGOLAND® California, Carlsbad||FLL North American Open Championship||214,7432|
|Thursday-Saturday||July 4-6, 2013||Sydney, Australia||FLL Pan Asia Open Championship|