FLL CT Qualifier: Backyard Blizzard!

FLL CT Qualifier: Backyard Blizzard!

Welcome to the 6th annual Backyard Blizzard! FIRST Lego League Event page.This event will take place on Saturday, 

November 18, 2017, from 8:00AM – 4:30PM at Greenwich Academy, in Greenwich, CT.

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 The Backyard Blizzard is an official Connecticut State FLL Qualifying Event. The top teams judged and ranked on the Champions Award criteria will advance to the State Tournament in December in Shelton, CT. The Backyard Blizzard event is a showcase of robotic innovation, hard work, and team spirit. On this site you will find many details about this event such as team verification process, schedule, team and check-in information, judging information, concession/lunch, pit information, robot practice information, and rules. If you have any questions, concerns, or special requests, please contact Gail Sestito or Doug Rendell at robotics@greenwichacademy.org or 203.485.4040.


YOU MUST BE REGISTERED AND CONFIRMED WITH CT FIRST / CT FLL IN ORDER TO COMPETE AT THIS EVENT.  COACHES: Please see the Team Verification Page if you are already pre-registered for this event through EventBrite.  The event entry fee of $50 will be collected upon check-in at the event. Please bring cash or a check made out to Greenwich Academy with “FLL Robotics” in the memo line.(You may combine this with your pizza order payment if you would like).

This event is open to all spectators and free to attend.

If you would like to volunteer at this event, please contact us a robotics@greenwichacademy.org or SIGN UP HERE and we can provide you with more information. If you would like more information about educational and competition robotics, please contact us as the above email address.

Location for this event is at Greenwich Academy in Raether Gymnasium. Judging and interviews will take place in selected Greenwich Academy Upper School classrooms. There will be volunteers to help guide teams to the appropriate locations. Signs will be posted directing your team to the parking, registration, competition, and judging areas. Please park in the Upper School/Main Entrance area.

Our address is:

Greenwich Academy

200 North Maple Ave

Greenwich, CT 08630


Since this is a FIRST event, gracious professionalism and courtesy is expected from every attendee at all times. Please be kind to one another, assist others when needed, and be gracious in all you do. Remember, you are representing your school/team/town, and you want to leave the best impression behind.

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