Others can give you more detailed answers to your first 3 questions, but basically yes. They use the same consent forms and I think the same team info. Teams that are going to state will receive email with info, I would think this will be after all of the regional tournaments are done. The motels fill up quickly, especially the ones where discounts for FLL have been arranged. As soon as you get this info, get your group to reserve a block of rooms. It helps alot for the team to stay at the same place. I have some comments on number 4. My team is an alternate to the state tournament and the kids want to prepare. ( My daughter explicitly is NOT wishing that anyone will get sick, she says, but she hopes some team has some really nice vacations coming up that will be more fun for them than the state tournament.) We have built a clone to our tournament robot. This robot allows multiple team members to work on missions at the same time and is a backup in case our robot falls apart or is dropped at the tournament. The kids want to keep our tournament robot as is and make modifications to the clone to see if we can improve it. The basic idea is to make sure that we do not lose ground in our attempts to improve our missions. There is very little time to prepare, so I would lean toward refining, but not making major changes. Take time to go over the feedback from your regional tournament and look for areas where your team can improve. My team had several instances where they had done something, but were unable to articulate it to the judges. For example, they were asked if everyone on the team knew what everyone else was doing. They gave a few examples, but didn't say "YES." Each team member was responsible for a mission, and any of them could have named which team member was responsible for each mission. They didn't do this and were marked as not fulfilling this item. Reviewing these items would help the kids prepare. Good luck with the state tournament and have fun. We liked so much that I am planning on taking my daughter up for the day on Sunday to see the robot rounds. (unless we are needed as alternates.) Donna Cornwell coach, FEP's On 11/14/2010 6:28 PM, Viquar Shaikh wrote: > Hello > > This was our first year participating in the div 1 FLL tournament and > we have been invited to compete at the state level next month. The > kids are extremely excited @ this and I want to make sure as a coach I > do not miss any paperwork, etc. > > If someone can please answer these queries,I would greatly appreciate it: > 1] Do we have to 'register' for the state tournament? Or should we > expect a confirmation letter. > 2] What are the registration fees at state level? > 3] Do we have to submit the same paperwork that we submitted at > regional - like the consent forms, team info, etc. > 4] Can we make any major modifications to our robot design and > programming or do we need to keep everything similar to what we had at > regionals. > > Thanks for all the advice. > > Viquar > Team 8637 - Avatar Robotics > > > ------------------------------------------------------------------------ > To UNSUBSCRIBE or CHANGE your settings, please visit > https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-l.html and select "Join or > leave the list". > VADCFLL administrative announcements are sent via VADCFLL-ADMIN-L. > Visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-admin-l.html to > subscribe. -- To UNSUBSCRIBE or CHANGE your settings, please visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-l.html and select "Join or leave the list". -- VADCFLL administrative announcements are sent via VADCFLL-ADMIN-L. Visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-admin-l.html to subscribe.