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Grandville Zeta VIQRC League Blended Event

Blended VIQRC ES/MS League Region 4

Date
18-Jan-2024 - 8-Feb-2024
Event Code
RE-VIQRC-23-3356
Program
VEX IQ Robotics Competition
Event Type
League
Event Format
In-Person
Field Control System
N/A
Capacity
26
Spots Open
4
Event Region
Michigan
Max Registrations per Organization
8
Standard Registration Opens
6-Nov-2023 16:00 EST
Registration Deadline
15-Jan-2024 16:00 EST
Payment Deadline
8-Jan-2024 16:00 EST
Price
$65.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

League Nights will be held 5:45pm - 8:00pm

Thursday, January 18  - Teamwork

Thursday, January 25  - Teamwork

Thursday, February 1  -Teamwork

Thursday, February 8 - League Championship.  Teams will compete in the Skills Challenge and Judging interviews.  All teams will be paired up and participate in Finals Matches.

Event Location

The event will be held at the Grandville Robotics Competition Center located on the west side of Grandville Middle School.  VEX IQ team members and parents should use the Grandville Middle School entrance off Canal Ave, at the intersection of Canal and Jacob.

Team Pits

Teams will be assigned a 6-foot pit table with 2 chairs.  Coaches might want to bring a bag chair.  Teams will have access to electricity at their pit tables.  Bring a power strip to plug in multiple items.  

There will be bleachers available for spectators.

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

We will be collecting Physical Engineering Notebooks on Thursday, February 8 for judging.  We ask that teams with a digital notebook print the notebook and bring on Thursday, Februaury 8.

Food and Concessions

Teams may bring food to the event.   Concessions  - TBD.

Finals Night

On February 8, the 4th week will be our League Championship.  Teams will have an opportunity to compete in the Skills Challenge and Judging.  All teams will be paired up and participate in Finals Matches.  

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 / Tablet
    • Programming cable
  5.  Review the descriptions and criteria for the awards that are being given during the tournament.
  6. 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.
  7. 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-Jan-2024
Venue/Location:
Grandville Robotics Competition Center
4900 Canal
Grandville, Michigan 49418
United States
Date: 25-Jan-2024
Venue/Location:
Grandville Robotics Competition Center
Grandville, Michigan 49418
United States
Date: 1-Feb-2024
Venue/Location:
Grandville Robotics Competition Center
Grandville, Michigan 49418
United States
Date: 8-Feb-2024
Venue/Location:
Grandville Robotics Competition Center
Grandville, Michigan 49418
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

Agenda

Timeline

5:30 pm Doors open for teams to set up at their pit table.  Teams enter through doors on the west side of the building.

5:45 - 6:10 pm robot inspection

6:20 start rounds (or sooner if robots are inspected and ready to go)

Volunteer

Please contact the event partner to volunteer.  

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

VEX IQ League Weather Cancelation

VEX IQ League will be canceled if Grandville Public Schools cancels Evening Activities.  We could have an instance where school is canceled during the day and the evening activities would still be held.  Coaches will be emailed by 3pm on league night if we have to cancel because of weather.  I will also post the cancelation on Grandville Robotics Facebook page.

Make-up Date will be Thursday, February 15, 2024

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: 

A refund will be given to all participants, minus the RobotEvents fee.

If a Coach/Mentor completes registration for the event then chooses to withdraw or not attend:

A refund, minus the RobotEvents fee, will be given to registered participants if they withdraw before January 6.  If a registered participant withdraws after January 6, a refund will not be given.

Judging Format

 All In-Person Judging - The Team Interviews and Engineering Notebooks will be judged in-person on Monday, February 5, 2024.  Teams should bring a physical copy of their notebook to submit to the judges.