Baltimore’s Qualifying FIRST LEGO League Tournament was held February 11, 2023. Twelve teams competed in this year’s tournament, ten of them were supported by LETS GO. Five of the ten teams are part of LETS GO’s Y of Central Maryland Partnership.
Three teams from this competition moved on to the State Championship on Saturday, February 25th. Two of the teams moving on are LETS GO teams: the Govans Dragon Designers and Holabird Hi-Tech!
The FLL Challenge competitions have four components: the Robot Game (the high scoring team is awarded the Robot Performance award), Robot Design, the Innovation Project, and Core Values. The Govans Dragon Designers took the Robot Performance award with a tournament high score of 255 points. Another LETS GO supported team, the Johnston Square Owls, came in second place with a high score of 230 points. This is especially noteworthy as Johnston Square is a rookie team!
The Lakeland Builders were awarded the first place Innovation project Award. This award recognizes a team that utilizes diverse resources for their Innovation Project to help them gain a comprehensive understanding of their problem, have a creative, well-researched solution and effectively communicate their findings to judges and the community. This is the 4th consecutive Project Award for Lakeland. This is also Lakeland’s first year with a completely rookie team in many years.
Holabird Hi-Tech was awarded the first place Core Values award. This team displays extraordinary enthusiasm and spirit, knows they can accomplish more together than they could as individuals, and shows each other and other teams respect at all times.
The Govans Dragon Designers were also awarded the Champion’s Award! This award celebrates a team that embodies the FIRST LEGO® League Challenge experience, by fully embracing LETS GO’s Core Values while achieving excellence and innovation in Robot Performance, Robot Design and the Innovation Project. This is the fifth consecutive Champion’s Award for Govans.