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MCCC/Knabusch VIQRC Full Volume MS MI State Championship

VIQRC Middle School

Date
2-Mar-2024 - 3-Mar-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
RE-VIQRC-23-3269
Program
VEX IQ Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Field Control System
N/A
Capacity
60
Spots Open
0
Event Region
Michigan
Standard Registration Opens
11-Sep-2023 16:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
29-Feb-2024 16:00 EST
Payment Deadline
19-Feb-2024 16:00 EST
Price
$175.00

100% of total capacity is reserved for Michigan.
0 remaining spots are reserved for Michigan.

This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Welcome to The Monroe County Community College  "Full Volume MS State Championship

Robot Skills

Robot skills will be available the evening before the main event.  Please see the agenda for details.

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.

Engineering notebooks

You will need to have a link to your digital engeneering notebook attached to your team in your robotevents account 1 week prior to the event

Lunch and Concessions

Pre-orders will be available on the day of the event, and we'll have on-site concessions, too.   "Bring your own" is fine, too...but please observe MCCC regulation for consuming food/drink in the gym.  There is a large lobby area available for lunch.

Elimination Matches

Up to 32 teams will participate in elimination matches.  All elimination matches will be best of 1

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: https://www.vexrobotics.com/iq/competition/viqc-current-game

  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 V5 parts. Please self inspect before arriving at the tournament using the VIQRC 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.
    • Goggles/Safety Glasses
    • 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 Guide to Judging. 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 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 is given here: VEX Consent Form (English) 

See you soon.

Have a VEXellent day

Mike Mohn

3547/MCCC Team Virus VEX Robotics

Mentor, Event organizer

https://www.facebook.com/vexteamvirus

E mail [email protected]

 

Grade Level: Middle School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: In-Person Interviews, Digital Engineering Notebooks submitted one week prior

Eligible Teams:


Grade Level: Middle School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: Remote Engineering Notebooks

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 2-Mar-2024 - 3-Mar-2024

Venue/Location:
Monroe County Community College
1555 South Raisinville Road
Monroe, Michigan 48161
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

MS VIQC MI State Championship Schedule 3/2/2024
Time Activity
4:30 p.m. Really -Early Bird Arrival (for skills)
4:30 p.m. Inspection (for skills)
4:30 p.m. 

Skills field open
(4:30 p.m. or after closing ceremonies
for ES State Championship)

8:30 p.m. Venue closes
   
MS VIQC MI State Championship Schedule 3/3/2024
Time Activity
8:00 a.m. Early Bird Arrival/Inspection
8:30 a.m. Inspection
9:30 a.m.  Driver's meeting
9:45 a.m. Opening Ceremonies
10:00 a.m. Qualifiers/Skills start
12:30 p.m. Lunch/No Skills
1:00 p.m. Qualifiers/Skills resume
3:30 p.m. Eliminations/Round of 16
4:30 p.m. Awards and home

Volunteer

email: [email protected]

if you wish to volunteer.

 

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

If weather, a local emergency, or enhanced coronavirus restrictions cause us to cancel or modify the scheule for this event, all teams will be notified via email.

Refund and Payment Policies

Refunds will be available due in event of cancellation. Any other causes will be on a case by case basis.

Health and Safety Policies

All approved events and event attendees are required to follow all local, state, federal, or any other government ordinances regarding COVID-19 safety procedures, social distancing, and best hygiene practices. Event Partners will assess, based on current government guidelines, whether to postpone, cancel, or significantly reduce the number of attendees when necessary.

Currently there are no mandatory restrictions. 

Date: 2-Mar-2024 - 3-Mar-2024
Monroe County Community College
1555 South Raisinville Road
Monroe, Michigan 48161
United States

Travel Info

Quality Inn and Suites is providing a block of room at a discounted rate.   Here is their information and discount link:

Partner: Quality Inn and Suites - Monroe 

We are delighted to submit our proposal to host teams for the Vex Robotics State Championship March 1st - 2nd. Below are the details of our rooms and amenities, as requested. Attached you will also find our proposal pamphlet, and we would be more than happy to give you a walking tour of the property at your convenience, as well.

 Guest rooms: Our hotel features 161 rooms including single king beds $74.99, doubles $79.99, suites with a pull-out sofa $79.99, and apartment suites with a kitchen $149.99. (Plus applicable taxes) 

 Transportation: Hotel is approximately 7 miles from the venue.

Meeting Space/Amenities: 9ft deep indoor heated pool, hot tub, fitness center, business center, on-site coin laundry, ATM, free parking, meeting room & banquet hall (booked seperately).

Catering: Complimentary hot breakfast with 70+ seat dining area. Serving eggs, sausage links, biscuits with gravy, waffles, muffins, toast, bagels, cereal, oatmeal, apples, juice, coffee, milk, and tea.

Here is the link participants can begin using to book rooms in the room block (you can change from two nights to one night, as needed, by adjusting the dates): https://www.choicehotels.com/reservations/groups/HB91V1 

Currently blocked 25 Doubles, 10 Kings, and 7 Suites. 

 

Listed below are some additional hotels within 15 minutes of venue.

https://www.hilton.com

Hampton INN

1565 North Dixie Highway Monroe MI 48162

 

https://www.marriott.com

TownePlace Suites Monroe

1440 North Dixie Highway Monroe MI 48162

 

https://www.hiexpress.com

Holiday Inn Express

1687 North Dixie Highway Monroe MI 48162

Webcast

youtube channel: vexvirus3547

Judging Format

At the State of Michigan VEX IQ Championship, we will have In-Person Team Interviews. The Engeneering notebooks will be judged remotely the week prior to the event.  Be sure you have a link to your Digital Engeneering notebook linked in your robot events account.

Pre-Order Lunch

Lunch and Concessions will be available. Watch space for updates.