LegoDogs Division 4th-8th Grades

Batavia FLL Regional

December 17, 2016 (updated 2016-12-16 @ 10:00 am cst; remember to refresh your browser for the latest pages)

Fox Valley Robotics and Batavia Robotics are proud to be the regional host for the "Batavia FLL Regional" to be held on Saturday December 17, 2016. Qualifying teams will have a chance to continue on to the Illinois FLL State Competitions. The teams competing consist of kids who are 9-14 years of age.

There is no charge for admission and the public is welcome. Bring the kids and they will have a blast watching the robots and walking thru the pit areas.

Interested in volunteering to help out or judge?
Please fill in our Volunteer Form.

The competition this year will be held at the following location. Ample parking is available and admission is free.

Rotolo Middle School
1501 S. Raddant Road
Batavia, IL. 60510

Overview / Schedule
A tentative schedule for the event will be as follows. Check back for updates.

Friday, December 16 7-10 pm Setup
Saturday, December 17 7:45 am Doors open, registration
  8:15 am-8:45 am Coaches meeting
  9:00 am - 9:20 am Opening Ceremonies / Gym
  9:30 am - 3:00 pm Table Rounds and Judging
  11:30 am - 12:30 pm Lunch (pre-order by 9:00 am); 1/2 hour per regional
  2:15 pm - 3:15 pm Medals and Demonstrations
  3:15 pm - 4:00 pm Awards/Closing Ceremonies
  4:15 pm - 7:00 pm Tear down / cleanup

Documents for Teams Participating

Every person attending the Batavia FLL Regional agrees to the following FVR/BR/FVTech-ED Consent and Waiver of Liability for Attended Event.
This form is information only and does not require a signature.

Batavia Qualifier Quick Notes (pdf)

Batavia Qualifier Team Packet Information (pdf)

Every team member, mentor, and coach must turn in a FIRST Consent Form and the FIRST TIMS Team Roster

RMS Event Facility General Layout (parking, rooms, concessions, competition, pit area)

Team Information Form (this can be filled out in a pdf viewer and printed directly; to be turned in at registration)

Table Competition Scoring Sheet (pdf)

Teams assigned to Green and Gold Regional (pdf; updated 12/9)

Team Schedule for Judging and Table Rounds - Green Regional and Gold Regional

Pizza and drink order sample forms - Green Regional and Gold Regional (check, credit card, cash accepted) To be released the week of the event. The actual color coded lunch forms will be in your Welcome Folder. You can use this sample form to gather orders and money ahead of time.

Announcement to teams in preparation of qualifiers (pdf; from IL State; cancellations, consent, judging) (coming soon)

Directions / Maps

Batavia is located approximately
- 1 hour due west of Chicago
- 1 hour driving distance from Rockford
- 2 hours from Milwaukee

The facility which is being used is approximately 7 minutes away from the I-88 Farnsworth Avenue North Exit.

Click here for google map
Click here for yahoo map

For your convenience, here are some pdf maps
Illinois and Batavia
Batavia regional
Batavia surrounding
Batavia from the expressway
Batavia Street and the competition location
More detailed regional competition location
RMS Event Facility - External Layout (parking and building)
RMS Event Facility - Internal Layout (rooms, concessions, competition, pit area)

A drop off area will be reserved in the parking lot for unloading of people or equipment.

Hotels / Accommodations and Surrounding Areas

Contact us for recommendations if you are staying overnight.

Facility Notes

No rollers or blade-like shoes allowed.
No open toed shoes allowed in the pit area or the competition floor.
Internet access is not available.
No smoking or alcoholic beverages are allowed in the facility.

Check In

You will receive a "Welcome Folder" with all the pertinent information.
Don't forget to bring with you to the registration table the following:
a) FIRST Consent Forms and/or the FIRST TIMS team roster
b) Team info forms (optional if you have them)

Awards and Advancement to the State Competition

Batavia will be hosting two simultaneous regionals. Each regional will consist of 14-16 teams and will follow the guidelines set forth by FIRST as indicated in the official game manual. The Illinois FLL State Committee has determined the number of teams moving on to the state competition from each regional event.

A designated number of teams will be selected to move on to the State competitions. Winning an award does not guarantee a team moving on to state. Likewise, not winning an award does not preclude a team from moving on to the state competition.

Pit Area

Each team will have a 6' cafeteria style table in the pit area with a surge protector.
The pit area is located on a raised stage and is not easily accessible by people who have a difficult time with stairs. If a member of your group has an issue with walking up/down stairs, let us know by Wednesday prior to the event and we will make appropriate adjustments.


A large variety of reasonably priced delicious food items will be available for purchase through-out the day, including breakfast selections, refreshments, lunch items, hot dogs, and snacks. We appreciate your patronage of our concessions as it helps to defray the regional costs.

Pizza and drink order sample forms - Green Regional and Gold Regional (check, credit card, cash accepted) To be released the week of the event. The actual color coded lunch forms will be in your Welcome Folder. You can use this sample form to gather orders and money ahead of time.
Orders need to be turned into concessions by 9:00 am

We will be selling the buttons, baked goods, and our special holiday raffles.
Our holiday raffles include a variety of great gifts.

Purchase can be made with cash, check, or credit card.

"No one that comes to our regional goes away hungry!"

Armed Forces Support

We will be collecting items for the Armed Forces. These items will be turned over to the Fox Valley Troop Support, a local organization, for packaging and mailing to the armed forces. We are asking each team to bring at least one bag to donate. You can include a letter with your bag if you like.

Bags should be dropped off at the designated table near the check in table.

Click here for a list of suggested items. This is a 2 page document.

Questions from some of the coaches

You may ask questions via email about the event; the answers will be posted here if appropriate.

State Competitions: there are 2 state competitions this year - a) Central Illinois and b) Elgin. If you are one of the chosen to move on to the state competition, you will be given a choice of which one you want to attend when you register for the state event. If you choose, Central Illinois, than you will be put into a lottery of all the teams that chose that they wanted to go to that event, and a certain number will be chosen to attend. Selecting Central Illinois does not guarantee you a spot; it only puts you into the lottery for that event.

Other Regionals

For a complete list of all regional competitions around the country, click here.


Check back soon for other updates.

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