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VCAT VEXU Tournament at Vaughn College

Date
10-Feb-2023
Event Code
RE-VEXU-22-0087
Program
VEX U
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Capacity
50
Spots Open
50%+
Event Region
New York-South
Max Registrations per Organization
3
Standard Registration Opens
5-Oct-2022 12:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
30-Nov-2022 16:40 EST
Price
$90.00

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General Info

COVID Health & Safety:

As COVID is still a concern in our daily lives, Vaughn College has changed several policies for all guests. Anyone or any organization found to not adhere to these policies will be removed from the premises, denied entry and no refund will be given for their associated team's registration fees. Unfortunately, no first warnings will be given prior to dismissal from the event. 

1. Students(below 18) in Vaughn College must wear a mask at all times.(<18)

2. Adults(18+) in Vaughn College must be vaccinated and have booster if eligible.(>=18)

3. Spectators are not allowed at the event.

4. Eating is not permitted in the pits or hangar area. All eating must be in the cafeteria.

5. Each team will be limited to a total of 8 participants including one adult.

6. No spectators will be allowed at this event. A Livestream will be provided.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All adult guests will be required to be fully vaccinated to enter Vaughn College. Furthermore, anyone who meets eligibility must have taken their vaccine booster. As a reminder, eligibility for the booster is six months after your second dose date. In a nutshell, anyone who received their second dose prior to November 10, 2022, would need a booster to enter the premises for the competition. Anyone who has received their second vaccine dose after November 11, 2022, will not need a booster to enter the premises.

Check-in Procedure:

In order to expedite the check-in process in the morning, please first ensure that all attendees of the event that day are present.  We ask that you enter the front lobby with all attendees of the event. If you surpass the eight-person limit, the team will not be granted entry until they meet the requirements for entry.

Please Note:

1. We ask that you have your vaccination card or NYS Excelsior Vaccination Pass PLUS ready on hand for inspection. Please also have some form of photo identification ready.

2. The eight members of the team will be given a security badge or wristband to be worn. You will need to present the security badge/band when requested by volunteers as well as during re-entry into the building. Failure to present the badge may result in denied entry.

3. Engineering notebooks will be collected at check-in. Please make sure that you have a physical notebook for the competition. We will not be accepting flash drives or digital files.

Special Notes:

1. Please work with your students to review the V5 Inspection checklist. Robots cannot exceed the starting size limit.

2.  We will be conducting in-person judging in the East Wing First Floor. The judging will be on a first come first serve basis. Announcements will be made when judging is available.

As always, if anyone is interested in volunteering, we can always use volunteers at the event! If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at any time!


Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 10-Feb-2023

Venue/Location:
Vaughn College
86-01 23rd Avenue
Queens, New York 11369
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

8:00 AM doors open/ teams check in/ fields open for practice. 
8:30 inspections & judging will start
9:30 drivers meeting
9:45 - 12:00 qualifying matches will start
12:00 - 1:00 lunch break 
1:00 - 2:15 qualifying matches will continue 
2:30 - 3:30 elimination matches
4:00 - 5:00 semi-finals and finals
5:15 - 5:45 award ceremony

Volunteer

As always, if anyone is interested in volunteering, we can always use volunteers at the event!

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the event of being unable to hold the tournament an alternate date will be made.

Refund Policy

Refunds are at the discretion of the ep based on costs already incurred. Contact EP for more information.

Health and Safety Policies

As COVID is still a concern in our daily lives, Vaughn College has changed several policies for all guests. Anyone or any organization found to not adhere to these policies will be removed from the premises, denied entry and no refund will be given for their associated team's registration fees. Unfortunately, no first warnings will be given prior to dismissal from the event. 

1. Students(below 18) in Vaughn College must wear a mask at all times.(<18)

2. Adults(18+) in Vaughn College must be vaccinated and have booster if eligible.(>=18)

3. Spectators are not allowed at the event.

4. Eating is not permitted in the pits or hangar area. All eating must be in the cafeteria.

5. Each team will be limited to a total of 8 participants including one adult.

6. No spectators will be allowed at this event. A Livestream will be provided.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All adult guests will be required to be fully vaccinated to enter Vaughn College. Furthermore, anyone who meets eligibility must have taken their vaccine booster. As a reminder, eligibility for the booster is six months after your second dose date. In a nutshell, anyone who received their second dose prior to November 10, 2022, would need a booster to enter the premises for the competition. Anyone who has received their second vaccine dose after November 11, 2022, will not need a booster to enter the premises.

Webcast

Our livestream will be available here!

https://www.twitch.tv/vcat_robotics

Judging Format

In-Person Judging - The Team Interviews and Engineering Notebooks will be judged in-person the day of the event. Teams should bring a physical copy of their notebook to submit to the judges.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waitlist

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