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Husky Robotics VIQRC Full Volume Tournament

Blended VIQRC ES/MS Region 2 Qualifier

Date
18-Nov-2023 Add to Calendar
Event Code
RE-VIQRC-23-2531
Program
VEX IQ Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Field Control System
N/A
Capacity
28
Spots Open
9
Event Region
Michigan
Max Registrations per Organization
6
Early-Bird Registration Opens
11-Sep-2023 16:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
7-Oct-2023 16:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
13-Nov-2023 16:00 EST
Payment Deadline
4-Nov-2023 16:00 EDT
Price
$75.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Welcome

Benzie Central’s Husky Robotics is excited to announce our 5th annual VEX IQ Robotics Competition Tournament!

Registration Information

All participating teams must be registered with VEX Robotics and the Robot Events website and have an official team number before registering for this event. Tournament fees must be paid before teams are allowed to compete. Registration and payments should be made through the Robot Events website.  Teams that register but do not pay may be moved to the waitlist after two weeks of non-payment.  Any team that has not paid by 11.4.23 (two weeks prior to the event) will be moved to the waitlist.

Judging Information

This is a judged Full Volume Tournament for both Elementary and Middle School teams with possible spots available to advance to the Michigan Regional Championship.

Engineering notebooks

We will be collecting physical engineering notebooks at this event for judging.

Lunch and Concessions

Concessions will be available to purchase throughout the tournament and the option to pre-order pizzas will be available for registered teams.

Finals Matches

6 alliances (12 teams) will compete in the finals matches 

Skills Challenges

Skills Challenges will be first come first served with up to three programming and three driving attempts.

Competition Preparation

All teams should come prepared for competition. Here are a few steps that every team should take to ensure that they are prepared.

 

Review all game information: Current Game Webpage

  1. Review the rules and run through the inspection checklist about a week before the competition so that there is ample time for adjustments. Robots must use VEX IQ parts. Please self inspect before arriving at the tournament using the IQ Robot Inspection Checklist

  2. Check the official VEX forums for rule updates and changes.

  3. Carefully read all of the information contained in the tournament posting on robotevents.com

  4. Pack for the event the day before the day of departure. Here are a few items that you don't want to forget.

    • Spare parts & tools

    • Batteries and chargers

    • Power strip and extension cord

    • Laptop computer

    • Programming cable

    • Engineering notebook (Required for judged awards)

    • Banners and other decorations for your team pit table

    • Giveaways if you have them

  5. Be sure to read VEX Tournaments 101.

  6. Review the descriptions and criteria for the awards that are being given during the tournament.

  7. Prep for your interviews with the judges and read the Judge's Guide. Check the awards tab to see what awards will be given during the tournament.

  8. Remember that safety comes first, please don't bring tools that pose a safety risk to your team, or others nearby, as teams are close to each other in the venue pit area. Also, remember no grinding or other actions that create sparks, ask the tournament director for a safe location if grinding is needed.

  9. Ensure that you have the latest version of programming software and firmware for your IQ Brain.

Participation and Consent Form

A completed form for all participants must be uploaded to robotevents.com prior to the tournament. Team leaders will need to check that all team members attending the event have completed the online consent form prior to the tournament. Instructions on how to upload consent forms in English or Spanish is given here: VEX Consent Form (English) or VEX Consent Form (Spanish)


Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 18-Nov-2023

Venue/Location:
Benzie Central High School
9222 Homestead Road
Benzonia, Michigan 49616
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

11.18.23 Husky Robotics VEX IQ Robotics Competition 

Full Volume

Agenda is subject to change

8-9am Team Check-In/ Robot Inspections Begin/ Pit Area is Available

9-9:15am Welcome / Team Meeting

9:15-11:15am Robot Skills Challenge Matches

11:15-11:30am Opening Ceremony

11:30am-12:25pm  Qualification Matches*

12:25-1:10pm          Lunch Break

1:10-3:25pm Qualification Matches*

3:25-3:50pm Finals Matches**

3:50-4:10pm Awards Presentations / Clean Up

*Each team will play 6 qualification matches

**There will be 9 Alliances in the Finals Matches

Updated 11.5.23

Volunteer

To volunteer as a judge, referee, field reset, or any other role please contact the event partner at [email protected]

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

A makeup date will be announced in the rare case that the event will need to be canceled for bad weather.

Registered teams will be automatically moved to the makeup date.

If any teams cannot participate on the makeup date they will need to contact the event partner within seven days for a refund of $70 per team.

Refund and Payment Policies

Refunds will not be issued for any reason.  Team substitutions may be available at the discretion of the EP.

Date: 18-Nov-2023
Benzie Central High School
9222 Homestead Road
Benzonia, Michigan 49616
United States

Travel Info

Please use the front/staff parking lot at the school and follow the signs.

Webcast

The event will be webcast from the Husky Robotics FaceBook page.

https://www.facebook.com/BCHuskyRobotics/

Judging Format

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.