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LSUA Mardi Gras VEXU In-Person Standard-Judging Tournament

Date
02/19/2022
Event Code
RE-VEXU-21-6261
Program
VEX U
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Capacity
16
Spots Open
50%+
Event Region
Louisiana
Registration Deadline
Mon, Feb 14, 2022 3:02 PM EST
Price
$80.00

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General Info

This will be a VRC, in-person tournament.  

1.  Review the rules and run through the inspection checklist about a week before the competition so that there is ample time for adjustments. The inspection checklist can be found here.

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
Programming cable
Power strip
Laptop computer
Engineering notebook (if you have one, helpful for Judges, Design and 
Excellence Awards )
Banners and other decorations for your team pit
Giveaways if you have them

5. Be sure to read 101 Things You Should Know Before Your First VEX Tournament. 

6. Review the descriptions and criteria for the awards that are being given during the tournament. 

7. Prep for your interviews with the judges. 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 the venue is a very tight fit. Also, remember no grinding or other actions that create sparks.

9. Understand how the game will be played. VEX participants are more than welcome to watch the referee training videos before they attend a tournament.

10. Read through the Robot troubleshooting guide.

 

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. We will continually assess, based on current government guidelines, whether to postpone, cancel, or significantly reduce the number of attendees when necessary


Grade Level: College

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: In-Person judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 02/19/2022

Venue/Location:
Louisiana State University Alexandria
8100 Hwy 71 S
Alexandria, Louisiana 71302
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

8:00 am Team Load In - Pit Area, Registration, & Inspection Open

9:00 am Team Check-in & Inspection Deadline

9:15 am Team/Driver Meeting

10:00 am - 12:00 pm  Qualifying Rounds Begin/Skills Challenge Rounds

12:000 - 1:00 pm  Lunch Break

1:00 - 3:00 pm  Qualifying Rounds Begin/Skills Challenge Rounds

3:00-3:30 pm Alliance Selection

3:30 – 5:00 pm Division Playoffs & Awards

Volunteer

Please contact tlueder@lsua.edu if you would like to volunteer.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

All cancellations will be communicated through email. Please check your email the day before and the morning of the tournament (before leaving).

Unfortunately, there will be no make-up in case of weather cancellations.

Refund Policy

There will be no refunds unless the entire tournament is canceled or there is a validated outbreak. Refund does not include the $5 Robot Events processing fee.

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 should continually assess, based on current government guidelines, whether to postpone, cancel, or significantly reduce the number of attendees when necessary

 

  • Please take appropriate precautions if you or a member of your team is sick, including opting out.
  • Cloth face masks are required of all participants at all times inside the facility.
  • Face shields may be worn in lieu of safety glasses (VRC Q&A 663), but are not an acceptable substitute for a cloth face mask.
  • No spectators 
  • Suggested limit of competitors per team: 1 mentor and 4 students per robot
  • Keep pit tables at 8-10’ apart
  • No practice fields will be available
  • Inspections will be performed at the pit table. Inspectors will circulate throughout the pits during the inspection time
  • No queue tables, teams will be called directly from their pit tables to the field
  • Participants must have completed consent forms on robotevents.com
  • Avoid touching your face.  Properly sanitize your hands if you must do so.
  • Hand sanitizer is available at all entrances and competition fields.  Participants are expected to clean their hands every time they move between areas (pit to field, field to pit, etc.)
  • No sharing of personal items or robot parts between teams (Teams from the same school may share batteries and are expected to use appropriate sanitary cautions when doing so.

Date: 02/19/2022
Louisiana State University Alexandria
8100 Hwy 71 S
Alexandria, Louisiana 71302
United States

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