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WPI VEX U Tournament

Date
01/30/2022
Event Code
RE-VEXU-21-6165
Program
VEX U
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Capacity
16
Spots Open
7
Event Region
Southern New England
Price
$5.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

WPI is excited to be hosting a live, in pseron VEX U event at the WPI Campus Center this year! After the success of the WPI signature event, WPI is eager to support VEX and VEX U going forward. To help with this, registration for this event is just $5!  All that we ask is that you attend, compete, and have a blast!

Each team will have a table and power in their pit area.  Final schedule including number of competition fields, skill fields, and practice fields will be made available closer to the date of the event.

We will announce spots for advancement to Worlds as soon as possible.


Grade Level: College

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: In-Person judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 01/30/2022

Venue/Location:
WPI - Campus Center Odeum
100 Institute Road
Worcester, Massachusetts 01609
United States

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Agenda

0800: Registration Opens

0800-1045: Robot Inspection, Skills and Open Practice

1100-1200: Qualification Matches

1200-1230: Lunch Break

1230-1515: Qualification Matches

1530: Elimination Matches

1630: Award Ceremony

Subject to change. Final agenda will be sent to teams prior to the event and updated here.

Volunteer

To volunteer, email vexrobotics@wpi.edu.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Every effort will be made to hold the event on 1/29, including delaying the start to facilitate safe travel for teams. A decision on a delayed start or rescheduling will be made by Thursday 1/27 at 1200. In the event of inclement weather, the snow date is Sunday 1/30.

If a team’s flight or other scheduled transportation is delayed, please notify the event management as soon as possible so we can try to accomodate.

Refund Policy

The $5 registration fee covers the mandatory fees oulined by RECF and robotevents.com. As such, there will be no refunds.

Health and Safety Policies

  • There are no spectators allowed. Only competitors on registered VEX U teams will be allowed to attend. The event will be webcast at twitch.tv/wpirobotics.
  • Attendees must wear a surgical, KN95, or N95 mask at all times while indoors.
  • Non-WPI attendees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, and provide a negative test for COVID-19 from the 72 hours prior to the event. This test can be a rapid, PCR, or at home test. If your college does regular surveillance testing for COVID-19, you can provide those results from the previous 72 hours (i.e. you do not need to get a test specifically for this event).
  • No eating in the competition room. Drinking beverages is allowed if done so by removing your mask to drink, then immediately replacing it.

Date: 01/30/2022
WPI - Campus Center Odeum
100 Institute Road
Worcester, Massachusetts 01609
United States

Travel Info

Worcester, Massachusetts is a growing city approximately one hour from Boston. Worcester has a local airport serving Delta, American, and Jet Blue (airport code ORH), and is less than 90 minutes from Boston Logan (BOS), Hartford Bradley (BDL), Providence (PVD) or Manchester (MHT). WPI is also just a few minutes off of interstate 90.

Several hotels are avaialble near WPI, including the Courtyard by Marriot (walking distance), and the Hilton Garden Inn (1 mile). Budget hotel options are avaialble within a 15 minute drive from campus.

Webcast

The event will be webcast and recorded at twitch.tv/wpirobotics

 

 

VEX U and VRC use the same field setup and scoring. 

VRC Tipping Point One-Page Description

 

VEX U uses the VRC game manual with VEX U specific rules to be found in the Appendices. 

VRC Tipping Point Game Manual

 

VEX U and VRC use the same field and field setup.

VRC Tipping Point Appendix A – Field Specificati

 

VEX U and VRC use the same field and field setup.

VRC Tipping Point Field Assembly Instructions

 

VEX U and VRC use the same field elements.

VRC Tipping Point Field CAD

 

VEX U and VRC use the same DIY field.

VRC Field Perimeter DIY

 

VEX U and VRC use the same field setup and scoring for skills. 

VRC Tipping Point Appendix - B Robot Skills

 

 

VEX U and VRC use the same LRT setup and scoring.

VRC Appendix E – Live Remote Competitions