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First LEGO League by Jonathan Daudelin, James Floyd Kelly

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Chapter 16. Tournaments and Beyond

Tournaments are one of the most exciting parts of FLL. These fast-paced and fun-packed competitions are the culmination of the teams’ work on the Robot Game and Project throughout the whole season. Being prepared for a tournament can reduce the amount of stress involved, especially if it’s your first one. Although the specific program at each tournament varies, most have several basic events in common. This chapter gives a rundown of these basic events and gives some tips to help prepare for them. We also give ideas for activities you can do after the FLL season is over.

Pretournament Preparation

Before we get into discussing an actual tournament, you can do a few things to help make sure you have everything you ...

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