Shelton hosts regional robotics tournament

A statewide robotics tournament will take place this weekend at Shelton High School. The public is welcome to watch the competition and admission is free.

The 11th annual FIRST Lego League Robotics Qualifying Tournament, known as “Circus Robotix,” is set for Saturday, Nov. 22 from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. at SHS, 120 Meadow St.

Twenty-four teams from all over Connecticut will compete using programmable Lego robots. Visitors can watch local teams from Perry Hill School and Shelton Intermediate School, with about 40 members.

Team members and mentors from the SHS robotics team will host the event and serve as judges, officials, and mentors throughout the day.

Concessions will be available

Admission is free and concessions will be available all day. Opening ceremonies are at 9 a.m. and award presentations at 3 p.m., with ongoing competitions in between.

The acronym FIRST means, For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. It’s an international nonprofit education foundation that works to increase recognition of science and technology and inspire technological careers for young people.

For information about the Shelton tournament on Nov. 22, go to, or email Shelton robotics advisor John Niski at