FIRST Lego League Open Championships

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FIRST LEGO League Open Championships are robotics competitions held and managed by FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Partners to bring FLL teams from many states, regions and countries together to compete in host cities around the world. These are the highest level of FLL competitions that are managed by organizations other than FIRST. The FIRST-managed global competition for FLL is FLL World Festival.

There have been three Open Championships, FIRST LEGO League Open European Championship, FIRST LEGO League Open Asian Championship, and FIRST LEGO League United States Open Championship. This year (Nature's Fury) there will be a new Canadian Open Championship held in Toronto, Canada.

FIRST LEGO League Open European Championship[edit]

2006 EINDHOVEN[edit]

The 2006 FIRST LEGO League Open European Championship was held May 6,7 in Eindhoven, Netherlands. The venue was the Technical University of Eindhoven. 84 teams from 27 countries competed for the Awards in this year's season "Ocean Odyssey".

2007 BODØ[edit]

The 2007 FIRST LEGO League Open European Championship was held from May 16 to 21 in Bodø, Norway. There were 66 teams from Austria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom, and United States.[1]

The theme for the competition was Nano Quest to challenge participating teams to research and design new solutions using nanotechnology. It also had a standard FLL tournament for the teams to compete. There were many awards in the competitions including FLL OEC Champion's Award, Research Award, Presentation Award, Robot Design Award, Programmers Award, Innovative Design Award, Robot Performance Award, Coach/Mentor Award, Teamwork Award, Against All Odds Award, and Team Spirit Award.[2]

Year / Theme Award name Team City, State/Country
2007 / Nano Quest FLL OEC Champions Award Amaze Robinho Istanbul, Turkey
2007 / Nano Quest Project Award RISbotics Eindhoven, Netherlands
2007 / Nano Quest Research Award Amaze Robinho Istanbul, Turkey
2007 / Nano Quest Presentation Award Widcombe Wrobotiers Bath, United Kingdom
2007 / Nano Quest Robot Design Award, 1st place RISbotics Eindhoven, Netherlands
2007 / Nano Quest Robot Design Award, 2nd place JunkYard Babies Borlänge, Sweden
2007 / Nano Quest Programmers Award Nano-X-Titus Pekin, IL, United States
2007 / Nano Quest Innovative Design Award Widcombe Wrobotiers Bath, United Kingdom
2007 / Nano Quest Robot Performance Award, 1st place Compass China
2007 / Nano Quest Robot Performance Award, 2nd place First Edition Borlänge, Sweden
2007 / Nano Quest Coach/Mentor Award Yellow River Children China
2007 / Nano Quest Teamwork Award Super Hyper Quantum Kangaroos Portland, OR, United States

2009 COPENHAGEN[edit]

The open championship for 2009 was held in Copenhagen, Denmark from May 1 to May 3. The event was called Children's Climate Call with teams answering a call to address the global issue of climate change. The event followed standard FLL championship with a tournament and presentation. There were many awards in technical, project presentation, and special recognition categories. The highest award was FLL OEC Champion's Award. Fifty five teams from 29 countries and states around the world presented their solutions in two groups, Climate Connections and Climate Actions. The participants also enjoyed a visit by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark.[3]

Year / Theme Award name Team City, State/Country
2009 / Climate Connections[4] FLL OEC Champion's Award NXT Generations Denmark
2009 / Climate Connections Robot Performance Award, 1st place Equipe Terradróide Brazil
2009 / Climate Connections Robot Performance Award, 2nd place Jiangzhe united team China

2010 ISTANBUL[edit]

The 2010 First Lego League Open European Championship was held June 2,3 2010 in Istanbul, Turkey. 56 teams competed for the Awards. The venue was the Haliç Congress Center which has a rich historical background. In the old etchings, the area of center can be seen as a slaughterhouse. The building took its recent neoclassic form in the 1920s.

Haliç Congress Center contains four different types of buildings. These buildings are; Cinema Building, Concert Hall, Theatre Building and Exhibition Hall. All of them are equipped with the latest technology. The center is located in the inner area of Haliç (Golden Horn).

Year / Theme Award name Team City, State/Country
2010 Smart Move FLL OEC Champions Award Team Singapore Singapore
2010 Smart Move Project Award DAS Saudi Arabia
2010 Smart Move Robot Performance Award, 1st place Integra Turkey
2010 Smart Move Robot Performance Award, 2nd place MCGBots Germany
2010 Smart Move Teamwork Award Integra Turkey
2010 Smart Move Robot Design Award Superboom South Africa
2010 Smart Move Research Award Techno Future Egypt
2010 Smart Move Programming Award Toin Robotics Jr. Japan
2010 Smart Move Team Spirit Award C-Force China
2010 Smart Move Innovative Solution Award Die See Turkey
2010 Smart Move Innovative Design Award RobotixTreme Switzerland
2010 Smart Move Creative Presentation Award Caro Aces Germany
2010 Smart Move Against All Odds Award Van Gölü Canavarlai Turkey
2010 Smart Move Coach / mentor Award Olleh Korea!!! South Korea
2010 Smart Move Jury Award Argonautes Spain

2011 Delft[edit]

The 2011 FLL Open European Championship was held June 2–4 in Delft, Netherlands.[5] 67 teams competed at the event held at the Delft University of Technology. The competition theme was Body Forward, on the topic of biomedical engineering.

Year / Theme Award name Team City, State/Country
2011 / Body Forward[6] Champion's Award 1st Place AttraktivUndPreiswert Germany
2011 / Body Forward Champion's Award 2nd Place Infinity Netherlands
2011 / Body Forward Champion's Award 3rd Place Al-Xavier Thailand

2012 Mannheim[edit]

The FLL Open European Championship took place in Mannheim, Germany, from June 6 to June 9, 2012. It hosted 67 teams from more than 35 countries. The competition theme was Food Factor, on the topic of food safety.

Award Place Team Country
FLL OEC Champion 1st BINTULU HAWKS Malaysia
2nd INC.8 India
3rd Red Hot Tomatoes Israel
Robot Game 1st H.C Union China
2nd Straight into T-junction Japan
3rd Mechatronic Ants Spain
Robot Design / Mechanical Design 1st NXT Generation Denmark
2nd CIBERBOTS Mexico
3rd Emeq Eagles Israel
Robot Design / Programming 1st SAP Robonova XL Germany
2nd Robo-Raptors Canada
3rd H.D.U. team China
Robot Design / Strategy and Innovation 1st Westside USA
2nd mindfactory Switzerland
3rd LEGObusters Netherlands
Core Values / Inspiration 1st The Moovers USA
2nd SAP ReMovers 4.0 Germany
3rd Food Kidz Netherlands
Core Values / Teamwork 1st Epunkt e. Germany
2nd NXTeam Sweden
3rd DaCubs South Africa
Core Values / Gracious Professionalism 1st SAP 40 Termin8tors Ireland
2nd The KookaGumJoeys Australia
3rd Roosters Slovenia
Project / Research 1st TIC TAC TOE Libanon
2nd St Thomas´Food-o-bots UK
3rd Sci-Borgs Canada
Project / Innovative Solutions 1st SAP MoonWalkers 4.0 India
2nd LEGO Master Norway
3rd Giants Lebanon
Project / Presentation 1st ApoioBot Brazil
2nd Sunny United South Korea
3rd Lucky 7 Turkey
Judges Award Crusoebots 2.0 Chile
Adult Coach Mentor Award Emeq Eagles Israel
Youth Mentor Award Simon Hagen, Epunkt e. Germany

2013 Paderborn[edit]

The Open European Championship 2013 took place in Paderborn, Germany, from May 7 to May 10, 2013. It hosted 54 teams from more than 35 countries. The competition theme was Senior Solutions. This year, the teams had to find solutions to help older people in their daily lives, thus improving their life quality.

2014 Pamplona[edit]

The Open European Championship 2014 will take place in Pamplona, Spain, from May 28 to May 31, 2014. The event gathered 95 FLL teams, over 1.500 attendees, from 41 countries all over the world.

Award Place Team Country
FLL OEC 2014 Champion 1st Mechatronic Ants Spain
2nd The Incredibots USA
3rd Watt's 2 Clean? The Netherlands

FIRST LEGO League Open Asian Championship[edit]

2008 TOKYO[edit]

The 2008 FIRST LEGO League Open Asian Championship was held from April 27 to 29 in Tokyo, Japan. The event was held at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium. There were 55 teams from Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Egypt, Germany, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom, and United States that joined the competition in the theme of Power Puzzle.[7]

The following awards were given:[8]

  • Teamwork Award - St. Geralds Castlebar Clan (Ireland)
  • Team Spirit Award - Young Girls CJD (Germany)
  • Quality Research Award - The Flaming Blades (Singapore)
  • Innovative Design Award - 7 de sec+2 (Spain)
  • Creative Presentation Award - Sunny (China)
  • Innovative Solution Award - DAS Important Penguins (Saudi Arabia)
  • Robot Dependability Award - NARA Education University JHS (Japan)
  • Technical Award - Lego Extrem (Norway)
  • Robot Performance 3rd Award - Winning Eleven (China)
  • Robot Performance 2nd Award - Jolly Roger (Sweden)
  • Robot Performance 1st Award - icNRG (Netherlands)
  • Judge's Award - TECNO Wurth (Brazil)
  • Total Presentation Award - GO ENASON (Malaysia)
  • Champions Award - Jolly Roger (Sweden)
Year / Theme Award name Team City, State/Country
2008 / Power Puzzle[9] FLL OAC Champion's Award Jolly Roger Skövde, Sweden
2008 / Power Puzzle Robot Performance Award, 1st place icNRG Eindhoven, Netherlands
2008 / Power Puzzle Robot Performance Award, 2nd place Jolly Roger Skövde, Sweden

2010 KAOSHIUNG[edit]

The 2010 First Lego League Open International Championship was held May 6–8, 2010 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. 64 teams from 24 countries competed for the Awards. The venue was the Kaohsiung Arena. The Kaohsiung Arena is located at the intersection of Bo'ai Road and Sinjhuangzai Road. It extends over a total area of 56,000 square meters. This state-of-the-art and multifunctional sports arena, with a seating capacity of 15,000, is also known to the citizens of Kaohsiung as 'Xiaojudan'.[10]

Year / Theme Award name Team City, State/Country
2010 Smart Move Champion's Award Attraktiv Und Preiswert Germany
2010 Smart Move Team Spirit Award chakkham Thailand
2010 Smart Move Against All Odds Award Junior Kids Faroe Islands
2010 Smart Move Teamwork Award Power Kings Malaysia
2010 Smart Move Coach / Mentor Award Stars Lego Sesi Brasil
2010 Smart Move Creative Presentation SS501 Taiwan
2010 Smart Move Innovative Solution Award NXT Generation Eindhoven, Netherlands
2010 Smart Move Research Quality Award Team Brick Howes USA
2010 Smart Move Robot Performance Award Auto Rubik Taiwan
2010 Smart Move Innovative Design Award Jedi White Singapore
2010 Smart Move Programming Award MXT Israel Israel
2010 Smart Move Robot Design Award Westside USA
2010 Smart Move Local Award Auto Rubik Taiwan
2010 Smart Move Judge's Award the Sun's Descents Taiwan

2013 SYDNEY[edit]

The 2013 First Lego League Asia-Pacific Open Championship was held in Macquarie University, Sydney, from the 4th to 6th of July, 2013. 30 teams came from countries including India, Brazil, China, Japan, South Korea, Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Egypt, Australia and Thailand.

Year / Theme Award name Team City, Country
2013 Senior Solutions Champion's Award Team R Factor Mumbai, India
2013 Senior Solutions Project Research Team NeXT Delhi, India
2013 Senior Solutions Project Innovation SESI Legotoobbies Brazil
2013 Senior Solutions Project Presentation Franco Droids Brazil
2013 Senior Solutions Programming Lego Lords Brazil
2013 Senior Solutions Robot Performance HDU (722/723) China
2013 Senior Solutions Mechanical Design DongHai School China
2013 Senior Solutions Programming Project Bucephalus Australia

FIRST LEGO League United States Open Championship[edit]

2009 DAYTON OH[edit]

FIRST LEGO League United States Open Championship was held for the first time from May 7 to 9 at Wright State University campus in Dayton, Ohio. It was the first national level competition of FIRST LEGO League in the United States not organized by FIRST. The event was organized by Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and Wright State University. There were 60 teams around the country each of which was the Championship's Award winner of each state/region. Each team completed 9 tasks on a competition table in a 2.5 minute robot round. Teams also meet with judges for evaluation of their robot design, programming and their problem-solving strategies, and their research project, which is tied to the Challenge theme.[11] There were many award categories with the top three winners receiving Champion's Awards.

Year / Theme Award name Team City, Stat e/Country
2009 / Climate Connections[12] Champion's Award 1st Place Landroids Livingston, NJ
2009 / Climate Connections Champion's Award 2nd Place Cougars Columbus, OH
2009 / Climate Connections Champion's Award 3rd Place Fire Breathing Rubber Duckies Portland, OR

2011 Carlsbad CA[edit]

The 2011 FLL North American Open Championship was held May 21–22 in Carlsbad, California. 76 teams competed at the event held at LEGOLAND California.[13] The competition theme was Body Forward. The awards given were:[13]

  • Champion
  • Robot Performance
  • Robot Design
  • Project
  • Core Values
  • Judges' Awards

2012 Carlsbad CA & Winter Haven, FL[edit]

The first of two 2012 North American Open Championships will be held May 18–20 in Carlsbad, California at LEGOLAND California. It will be joined by its newly opened sister park Legoland Florida in Winter Haven, FL which will also host a tournament May 4–6.[13] The competition theme is Food Factor.

FIRST LEGO League Open Canadian Championship[edit]

2014 TORONTO, Canada[edit]

The 2014 FIRST LEGO League Open Canadian Championship will be held June 4-7 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The venue is the University of Toronto, downtown campus, specifically in Varsity Arena. 72 teams from countries around the world will be competing for robotic supremacy in the "Nature's Fury" theme. For more information on the event, please visit http://fllinternationalopen.org/canada/.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Team Presentations, FLL OEC - accessed May 24, 2009
  2. ^ And the awards go to..., FLL OEC - accessed May 24, 2009
  3. ^ Danish Crown Prince visits Children's Climate Call, FLL OEC - accessed May 25, 2009
  4. ^ Award winners Climate Connections, FLL OEC - accessed May 25, 2009
  5. ^ "FLL OEC 2011: Delft". OEC. Retrieved 18 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Total award overview". OEC. Retrieved 18 June 2011. 
  7. ^ FLL Open Asian Championship 2008, Tokyo, participating team list, FLL OAC - accessed May 24, 2009
  8. ^ http://robot.watch.impress.co.jp/cda/news/2008/05/21/1064.html
  9. ^ http://soapbox.msn.com.tw/user_player_setting.aspx?code=94fba398-727c-490b-8c7a-6b43ddb36385
  10. ^ http://www.flloic.org.tw/
  11. ^ FIRST LEGO LEAGUE UNITED STATES OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP COMES TO WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base - News Release - accessed May 24, 2009
  12. ^ 2009 FIRST LEGO League United States Open Championship Award Winners, 2009 FLL US Open - accessed May 24, 2009
  13. ^ a b c "2011 North American Open Tournament". FIRST. Retrieved 18 June 2011. 

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