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Tue, 25 Oct 2011 13:59:02 -0400
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As you've seen, people have a wide variety of experiences to tell you
about.  Specifics about number of rounds and length of judging
sessions vary depending on the tournament.

In Virginia/DC you'll see:
- at least one practice round of the Robot Game
- at least three competition rounds of the Robot Game
- three judging sessions (in my experience, these are usually 10 minutes each)
- interaction with other teams
- ceremonies and recognition
- lots of fun!

I am confident that you won't feel like there was too little to do to
make it worthwhile!

I am planning to send my "What to expect at your tournament" message
in a day or two, which has some additional information.

Steve Scherr
VA/DC FLL Referee Advisor

On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 1:06 PM, Michele Bossick <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hello all-
> I am a rookie coach of the RoboSaints and was curious was to how many 2.5
> minute matches we compete in on the day of the competition?  Are we trying
> to complete as many missions as we can in one 2.5 minute time period? We
> have a young team so we have set our goals to hopefully completing 3 to 4
> missions successfully. I am just trying to get an idea of how long the
> tournament day will be because if we all just have 2.5 minutes it seems like
> it will go pretty quickly...I guess I am trying to visualize the competition
> day since I am a newbie!
> Thanks for any input!
> Michele Bossick
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