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Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2013 17:13:04 -0700
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Thank you Karen for accommodating our option to include JrFLL Expo (coordinated separately) at Fairfax 1 on Nov. 16. 
Jr. FLLagenda - Nov. 16. Coordinator - Seema Prasad - [log in to unmask] 
10:30 - 11: Registration and setup.
11 - 12:30pm: Lego demo's and  presentations with judges (5/10 minutes per team)
12:30 to 1 pm: Award Ceremony.
1pm - 1:15pm: Presentation on FLL.
1:15 to 1:30pm: Tour FLL games.
In addition to JrFLL Expo, we will have FTC demo by Team Robowiz. We would welcome a FRC team to Showcase on Nov. 16. Consider this an open invitation.  
FTC Team Robowiz Coach, a parent volunteer for the Thomas Jefferson High School STEAM Ambassador program has received interest from student volunteers to support the FLL Regional Tournaments in Northern Virginia. If any teams are looking for such volunteers, send me e-mail, I will forward your request to Robowiz Coach.

Desh Deshmukh
Fairfax1 & 2 Tournament Coordinator

 From: Karen Berger <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 9:04 AM
Subject: [VADCFLL-L] VA/DC FLL Regional Tournament Assignments Posted

FLL Teams,  
Regional Tournaments have been posted and there is a link on the upper right corner of the website ( or the direct link,  The assignments are organized both by team number and by tournament so you can use either list.  Please make sure to look for your team number as a number of teams may share the same team name. 
Tournament assignments were made on a first-come, first-serve basis and some tournaments (particularly Nov. 16th and 17th in Northern Virginia and Richmond) were very popular and filled up quickly, in some cases the first day.  We had 508 teams register for regional tournaments and were able to place just under 81% of them (410 teams) into their first choice.  That being said, there were about 25 teams that we were not able to place in any of their top three choices.  If you did not get into one of your choices, please know that all three of your choices were full before I assigned your team and I did my best to try to match something as close as possible.  Please don’t email us asking to switch you into one of your original choices because those tournaments are full and do not have any space remaining. 
Also please note that the Manassas tournament is only division 1, since only 2 division 2 teams selected that event (both teams were put in their 2nd choice).  All other tournaments will have both divisions.  
If teams do need to switch events, I will do my best to honor those switches through the end of this week but after Friday (10/18/13) I will not be able to make any more changes because tournament directors will need to have time to plan their events. 
The following are the ONLY tournaments with remaining space (very limited in some cases).  Please do not ask to switch into any other events. 
11/2/13: Ashburn (NoVA), Newport News (Southeast), Staunton (Central), Glen Allen (Capital) 
11/9/13: Alexandria (NoVA), Washington (NoVA), Falls Church (NoVA), Lynchburg (Central), Martinsville (Central), Chesterfield (Capital) 
11/16/13: Norfolk (Southeast), Abingdon (Southwest) 
Thanks and I look forward to seeing many of you at Regional tournaments throughout Virginia and DC and know that the tournament directors are already hard at work planning your events! 
Karen Berger 
VA/DC FLL Regional Tournament Coordinator 
Newport News and Norfolk Regional Tournament Director 

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