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Tigertown Throwdown Spring Qualifier (MS/HS)

Date
4-Feb-2023
Event Code
RE-VRC-22-8603
Program
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Capacity
40
Spots Open
3
Event Region
South Carolina
Max Registrations per Organization
8
Early-Bird Registration Opens
1-Aug-2022 07:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
24-Dec-2022 07:00 EST
Registration Deadline
30-Jan-2023 18:59 EST
Price
$75.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event has reached capacity. Teams on waitlist may still be added.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Welcome to the Tigertown Throwdown! We are looking forward to an exciting, fast-paced qualifying event! This is a qualifying event for the State Championship held on March 4th, 2023. Please consult the awards tab to see which awards qualify teams to the state championship.

This event will feature two divisions in one venue! Each event will compete on dedicated competition and robot skills challenge fields.

  • VRC Tournament 
  • VEXU Tournament

University Logistics

This event will take place on Clemson University's campus. Teams will be required to follow all University policies while on campus. Be sure to acquire a parking pass before attending the event! Passes can be purchased from Campus Parking Services.

Judging

This event will feature the in-person submission of notebooks and in-person interviews. Per to the Judge's Guide, teams who maintain a digital notebook should convert their notebook to a physical form for this event. Printing out the notebook is an acceptable option for these teams. For more information, please consult the judging tab!

Competition Field Information

The robot skills challenge and competition fields will use the portable field perimeter. For this event, fields may be raised 12". Please check back on January 9th, 2023, for a final determination.

Skills Challenge

This event will offer skills challenge matches on the competition fields before qualification matches. Teams who help with setup on Friday night are also eligible to run skills challenge matches the night before. 

Each division will have a dedicated skills challenge field, and we will run skills on the competition fields for each division before the qualification matches start.


Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 4-Feb-2023

Venue/Location:
Hendrix Student Center
720 McMillan Road
Clemson, South Carolina 29631
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

Friday, February 3, 2023
3:00 PM Begin event setup
6:00 PM Inspection & Skills Challenge Opens
10:30 PM End of Skills & Inspection
11:00 PM Venue Closes

 

Saturday, February 4, 2023
7:30 AM Doors Open
8:00 AM Inspection Line Opens
8:00 AM Skills Challenge Opens
9:00 AM Event Meeting
9:30 AM Qualification Matches (1-3)
12:30 PM    Lunch Break
1:00 PM Qualification Matches (4-6)
3:15 PM Alliance Selection
3:30 PM Elimination Matches Begin
5:30 PM Finals Match
5:45 PM Awards & Closing Remarks
6:00 PM Venue Closes

Note: this event will be run quickly to maximize each team's number of matches. Teams should come to matches prepared. This means pneumatics are pumped, batteries and controllers are present, and all drive team members are ready and excited to go! 

 

Volunteer

Volunteers are the lifeblood of any successful event! Please reach out to Brendan McGuire (bmmcgui@clemson.edu) for questions about volunteering.

Volunteer Sign Up: https://go.bren.app/volunteer

Note: volunteers will be provided lunch and snacks throughout the day. If you have any dietary concerns we should be aware of, feel free to reach out so we can accommodate you!

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the unlikely event that the event will need to be cancelled, coaches will be informed through their primary team contact email in RobotEvents. 

Refund Policy

If the Event Partner cancels/postpones the event: 

In the rare circumstance that we must cancel the event, the event partner will issue refunds to teams who have paid, or allow them to transfer their payment to cover another event hosted by the event partner.

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

Teams are eligible for a refund up to 4 weeks before the event start date. All teams requesting refunds should submit requests to bmmcgui@clemson.edu by January 4, 2023, at 11:59 PM.

Health and Safety Policies

All team participants, including Students, Coaches, and Parents will be required to follow all Clemson University policies while on campus. 


Date: 4-Feb-2023
Hendrix Student Center
720 McMillan Road
Clemson, South Carolina 29631
United States

Travel Info

This event will occur at Hendrix Student Center on Clemson University's campus. Passes can be purchased from Campus Parking Services.

Enter through the front entrance, and climb the staircase to the 2nd floor. Elevators are available to the right.

Webcast

This event will be broadcast live to the South Carolina VEX youtube channel.

Judging Format

In-Person Submission of Engineering Notebooks

In order to be eligible for the Design or Excellence Award, a team must submit an engineering notebook. For this event, teams will be required to submit a physical copy of their design notebook. Teams with a digital design notebook should convert their notebook to a physical form. Teams will need to submit notebooks by 9:00 AM on the day of the event for notebooks to be considered.

In-Person Judging Interviews

For this event, teams will be interviewed by judges in their pit area. 

All questions about the judging process for this event should be directed to the Event Partner, Brendan McGuire (bmmcgui@clemson.edu)