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MTVRC VRC MS/HS Over Under Tournament; Mount Vernon, IL

Fecha
16-Dec-2023 Add to Calendar
Código de evento
RE-VRC-23-4420
Programa
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Tipo de evento
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Field Control System
VEXNet Field Control
Capacidad
30
Plazas disponibles
8
Event Region
Illinois
Max Registrations per Organization
10
Early-Bird Registration Opens
1-Nov-2023 15:41 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
4-Nov-2023 15:41 EDT
Registration Deadline
12-Dec-2023 15:42 EST
Precio
US$75.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

Información general

Welcome

Welcome to the MTVRC Spin Up Tournament! This event is a Qualifier for the State Championship! Please check the Awards tab for information on which awards will qualify teams for State Championship.

NOTICE: The event will be held at the MVTHS theater instead of the aux gym. 

Concessions

Concessions will be offered at this event and we encourage you to take advantage of the food, drink and snacks throughout the day. For your convenience, teams will also be allowed to bring food into the building. Thank you for your cooperation.

Competition Preparation

This event is sure to be a fast-paced and exciting. All teams should come prepared for competition. Here are a few steps that every team should take to ensure that they are prepared:

1. Review the rules and run through the inspection checklist about a week before the competition so your team has ample time for adjustments. The inspection checklist can be found on the Documents tab. Additional information on rules can be found on the Official VEX Forums.

2. Read the document 101 Things I Wish I’d Know Before My First VEX Tournament, which can be found on the Document tab.

3. Pack for the event the day before, and remember to bring the following:

  • Goggles/Safety Glasses (VRC only)

  • Spare parts & tools

  • Batteries and chargers

  • Programming cable

  • Power strip

  • Laptop computer

  • Engineering notebook (REQUIRED for Judges, Design and Excellence Awards )

  • Banners and other decorations for your team pit

  • Giveaways if you have them

4. Remember that safety comes first. Please don't bring tools that pose a safety risk to your team or others nearby. Absolutely no grinding or other actions that create sparks. (VRC only)

5. Make sure the robot components have been updated to the latest firmware revision:

6. Each player and coach/mentor must have a completed and signed Participation and Consent Form. The team coach/mentor will need to collect the completed forms for all team members attending the event and turn them in at the check-in table. The form can be found on the Documents tab.

Waiting List

If this event is full, please feel free to add your team to the Waiting List and then contact the Event Partner (Primary Contact on the General Info tab). The Event Partner will let you know about possible openings for the event. If you are moved from the Waiting List to the Registered Teams List, please be prepared to pay for the event promptly at your robotevents.com account, or make arrangements with the Event Partner to pay directly at the tournament.

Walk-up Teams & Walk-Up Skills

Walk-up teams WILL NOT be permitted to compete, either in the tournament or to run Skills Only. There are no exceptions. If your team wishes to compete, they must register before the registration deadline.

 

Elimination Brackets for Illinois VRC Events:

Up to 32 teams at an event will compete in the Elimination Rounds; all teams at an event are elibible for Alliance Selection, not just the top 32-ranked teams. If there are an odd number of teams, unfortunately the last team will not be able to compete in the Elimination Rounds. Refer to the Documents tab for a PDF of the 16-alliance elimination bracket. If an event has fewer than 16 alliances, the highest-seed alliances receive a bye. The Tournament Manager software automatically calculates the elimination brackets for the number of alliances competing. 

Following the Qualifying Criteria, Finals Alliances are 2 teams. Finals matches are determined by the winner of one match. Ties will be replayed until a winner is determined. Event Partners may run elimination brackets in any legal configuration they wish, but are encouraged to follow the standard for the State. Questions on Elimination Brackets may be directed to your REC Foundation Event Engagement Manager Cheryl Burley-Rausch by email at: [email protected]


Nivel académico : All

Concurso de habilidades de robots ofrecido: Sí

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Fecha: 16-Dec-2023

Lugar / ubicación:
Mount Vernon Township High School Theater
11101 N Wells Bypass
Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864
United States

Información de contacto

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Agenda

Tentative Agenda – Subject to Change

IMPORTANT! If your team will be late, you must call the Event Partner (Primary Contact on the General Info tab). If your team is not checked-in on time, the match schedule will be run without your team and they cannot compete. The match schedule CANNOT be run after the tournament begins.

Team Judging will be held in the Pits. Please make yourselves available to the Judges when they show up at your Pit table. If you have a match upcoming shortly, respectfully inform the Judges and agree on a time when you will meet with them at your Pit table.

7:30 am - Doors Open to teams
8:00 am - 9:30 am Judging and Inspections
9:45 am Drivers Meeting/Opening Ceremonies
10:00 - 12:00 - Qualification Matches
12:00 - 12:30 - Lunch Break
12:30 - 2:30 - Qualification Matches
2:45 - Alliance Selection
3:15 - 4:45 - Elimination Rounds
5:00 - Awards Ceremony

Voluntario

This event is fully volunteer run. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Dustin Foster at [email protected] for information on volunteering for this event.

We ask that each team provide one adult volunteer for the event as the team is able. No experience is required for many volunteer positions. Some volunteer positions can be split between two adults for a morning & afternoon shift. Or you can volunteer for a whole day depending on the volunteer role. Lunch is provided for all-day volunteers.

Visit the REC Foundation website at www.roboticseducation.org/volunteer to check out position descriptions and find volunteer training materials:

  • Referees/Scorekeepers
  • Inspectors
  • Emcees
  • TM Operators
  • Queuing
  • Team Check-in
  • Volunteer Check-in
  • Field Reset
  • Setup crew
  • Breakdown crew

Política de emergencia/mal tiempo

If our school district closes activities due to weather, this event may be postponed, rescheduled, or canceled. Please check the General Info tab at the event web site; updates will be posted as they become available.

The safety of teams, coaches, parents, and volunteers always comes first. If weather looks threatening, adults should exercise their own judgment when deciding to travel or allowing their children to travel.

Refund and Payment Policies

Teams that wish to withdraw before the tournament will receive no refund unless another team from the Waiting List can fill the team’s spot. If a team withdraws before the tournament due to extenuating circumstances, the Event Partner will consider whether a refund is appropriate. Refunds in this instance will be rare.

Judging Format

Please review the following Judging Format options and keep the ones that apply to your event, and delete the others that do not apply. Please see the Remote Judging section of the Guide to Judging for more information.

  • No Judging
  • All In-Person Judging - The Team Interviews and Engineering Notebooks will be judged in-person the day of the event. Teams should bring a physical copy of their notebook to submit to the judges.
  •  All Remote Judging - The Initial Team Interviews will be conducted remotely, and Engineering Notebooks will be submitted to judges digitally via a link found within the "My Account" panel of the team contact on RobotEvents.  Initial Interviews and Notebook submission deadlines may be scheduled ahead of the event date.
  • Remote Initial Team Interviews / In-Person Engineering Notebooks: Initial Team Interviews will be conducted remotely, possibly before the date of the event. Engineering Notebooks will still be submitted in person the day of the event to be evaluated by judges.
  •  Digital Engineering Notebook Submissions / In Person Team Interviews: Team interviews will be conducted in-person at the event. Engineering notebooks will be submitted digitally for evaluation  via a link found within the "My Account" panel of the team contact on RobotEvents. A submission deadline that may be scheduled ahead of the event date.