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RCBI to host Lego robotics competitions

October 11, 2018

HUNTINGTON — The battle of the bots returns to Huntington on Saturday, Oct. 13, as the Robert C. Byrd Institute hosts a FIRST Lego League (FLL) Robotics Scrimmage for 9-to 14-year-old students.

Organized teams will participate in the informal competition in the areas of robot design, core values, research project and table game, all of which center on this year’s FLL Mission “Into Orbit,” a space-related challenge.

The scrimmage, designed to familiarize teams with various aspects of official FLL competition, will run from 9 a.m. to noon and is open to all teams based in West Virginia.

The opportunity to advance to the State FLL Tournament is on the line Nov. 17 as teams converge on RCBI Huntington to compete in the regional qualifier. Top teams from the Huntington event will earn a chance to vie for best-in-state honors Dec. 1 at the West Virginia FLL Championship at Fairmont State University.

Members of the public are invited to watch the competitions.

The qualifier will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost per team to participate in the scrimmage is $25; the entry fee for the qualifier is $50 per team. Register teams for the scrimmage at www.wvmakes.com/lego.

For more information, contact RCBI’s Deacon Stone at dstone@rcbi.org or 304-781-1659.

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