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North / Central Florida Region VIQRC Middle School State Championship

Date
3-Mar-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
RE-VIQRC-23-2714
Program
VEX IQ Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Field Control System
N/A
Capacity
70
Spots Open
1
Event Region
Florida - North/Central
Standard Registration Opens
3-Oct-2023 12:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
26-Feb-2024 23:59 EST
Price
$200.00

100% of total capacity is reserved for Florida - North/Central.
1 remaining spots are reserved for Florida - North/Central.

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General Info

Congratulations on qualifying for the North Florida Regional Tournament! 

We are so proud of all of the hard work from all of our teams.

Please note:

Be at your match on time. If no member of a Team is present in the Driver Station at the start of a Match, that Team is considered a “no-show” and will receive zero (0) points. The other Team in the Alliance will still play and receive points for the Match.

Robots on the field must be ready to play. If a Team brings its Robot to the Field, it must be prepared to play (i.e., batteries charged, sized within the starting size constraint, etc.) 

a. Robots must be placed on the field promptly. Repeated failure to do so could result in a violation of .

We will be running matches on or ahead of schedule, so please have students arrive at the queuing tables 5 minutes ahead of their match.   This is a championship event, so please ensure that all team members understand that matches will be run on time.

Pit Areas

The team Pit Area will be located in the cafeteria and all skills and teamwork matches will be in the gym.  It is each team’s responsibility to make it to their matches on time.  Screens with rankings will be in the gym and gym lobby.  We recommend that you download the VEX Via app.

Download VEX via from Google Play or the App Store.

T-shirts

Regional Championship apparel will be available at the event.  Apparel will be available in different colors.

Concessions

The CASH ONLY concession stand will be open from 8-4 for the Regional Tournaments. 

Participant Waiver 

Team members should have already completed the RECF Participant Release Form at the beginning of the season, but if not, please have parents/guardians submit the form online by visiting: https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/5ab2c50d92047/web/.

Don't forget to read through all of the event pages for important information, especially about judging!

All attendees are expected to abide by the code of conduct.

All participants are expected to complete the participant release form. (also available in Spanish)  Once per season covers all events

Note: Ensure your IT does not block emails from robotevents.com and roboticseducation.org   


Grade Level: Middle School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: Remote Interviews & Notebooks

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 3-Mar-2024

Venue/Location:
East Ridge Middle School
13201 Excalibur Road
Clermont, Florida 34711
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

8:00 Doors open

9:00-10:45 Skills

11:00-11:20 Welcome and Driver's meeting 

LUNCH

12:00-3:00 Quals (skills fields will stay open until qualification matches are over.)

3:30 Finals

4:00 Awards

Volunteer

With everyone working together, we know this event will be an incredible success that celebrates our students' accomplishments this year.

Howdy!

Please consider volunteering:

Online Interviews and Notebooks:  https://volunteersignup.org/T49XL

Day of Volunteers:  volunteersignup.org/8EJDJ

Skills Fast Passes will be given out!  
Two interview sessions = One fast pass
One Day Of volunteer = One Fast pass

6 fast passes = NO WAITING FOR A TEAM!!!

March 2:  Elementary IQ

March 2:  Middle School VRC

March 3:  Middle School IQ

Learn more about volunteering here:

https://kb.roboticseducation.org/hc/en-us/articles/4969327789207-Volunteer-Roles-Available

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Given that this event is in March in Florida, we will have a beautiful day for our event!  If there are any issues you will receive and email.

For event day information regarding weather delays or cancellations, please check the event page for updates.

Refund and Payment Policies

Your registration to this event commits the event partners to set costs.  Therefore, no refunds can be given.

Per:  https://kb.roboticseducation.org/hc/en-us/articles/5474199602071-Qualifying-Criteria-for-VIQRC-VRC-and-VEX-U-Events#event-region-championship-deadlines-PEFJd

Event Region Championship Deadlines

  • Teams that qualify for an Event Region Championship, on or before, January 31, 2024, will have two weeks to register and pay by credit card, check or purchase order.
  • Teams that qualify for an Event Region Championship on or after February 1, 2024, will have one week to register and pay by credit card, check or purchase order.
Date: 3-Mar-2024
East Ridge Middle School
13201 Excalibur Road
Clermont, Florida 34711
United States

Travel Info

Location

East Ridge Middle School

13201 Excalibur Rd

Clermont, FL 34711

 

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Webcast

The streams will be created the morning of the event on the following channel:

https://www.youtube.com/c/DavidDSankey

Judging Format

The preliminary judging for notebooks and interviews of this year’s North/Central Florida VEX IQ/MS VRC Regional Championships will be done remotely.  This will give the judges the time they need to make the best decisions and ensure an equitable experience for all teams. 

Design Notebooks

Be sure that your Notebook URL is up to date on robotevents.com.  Notebooks will be collected on Monday, 2/19/2024 @ 4pm so that we can send them to the judges.  If you register for the tournament after that time, please make sure your link is up to date when you register.  

Please make sure that the link can be opened by anyone outside of your organization by testing the link outside of your organization.  Remember that the notebook could be judged any time after the submission deadline, we only collect the URLs for the judges.  They may view the notebook at any time up until the tournament.

The following page will guide you through submitting your digital notebook and submitting the Innovate Award.

https://vrc-kb.recf.org/hc/en-us/articles/9662615886487-How-to-Submit-a-Digital-Engineering-Notebook

Team Interviews

Please refer to the guide to judging regarding remote team interview requirements.

https://kb.roboticseducation.org/hc/en-us/articles/4972627664919-Guide-to-Judging-Remote-Judging

Sign up here:   https://volunteersignup.org/RXM3R

Before your scheduled interview, you will receive a confirmation email including the scheduled interview time and the Zoom link each team will use to join the interview. In order to respect the time of our volunteer judges, team members must join the Zoom 10 minutes before their scheduled time. One team coach or mentor must also be on Zoom during the entire interview, but cannot talk while the interview is being conducted. When teams join Zoom, they will be moved to a breakout room where the judges are present once the team and coach/mentor is present. If teams are late, this may result in a shortened interview or a cancellation. Interviews can not be rescheduled if missed, so please ensure that team members are aware of the expectations and scheduled times. Team members and coaches can join separately from home, but some teams may prefer to join on one computer from the same location.

If you have any questions, let us know!

Interview Questions:

For the Adult / Mentor:
Will the Team Mentor or Coach please state their full name?
What is your team's number with its letter? (It is a number and a letter, like 1234A.)
Team Coach or Mentor, we want to remind you that you must remain in the room for the duration of the interview and any recording of this interview is prohibited.  Do you agree to these requirements?

For the Team:
When designing your robot, what do you think was the most unique solution you came up with?
How did your team develop your strategy for this season's game?
How did your team decide how to create your robot's design?
What part of your robot that you built are you most proud of?
How were you able to make sure that your project got completed on time?
Tell us about your programming and how you are using sensors.
Do you have any additional information about your team that makes your team or robot unique?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waitlist

11 teams are on the waitlist for this event.

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