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SCTCC VEX U Regional Qualifying Tournament in Minnesota

VEX U

Date
2-Mar-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
RE-VEXU-23-3103
Program
VEX U Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Field Control System
Smart Field Control
Capacity
24
Spots Open
18
Event Region
Minnesota
Standard Registration Opens
4-Sep-2023 16:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
26-Feb-2024 16:00 EST
Payment Deadline
21-Feb-2024 23:59 EST
Price
$255.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Welcome!

Volunteers are needed for flipping the venue from VRC to IQ on Friday night. Teams who arrive early and have at least 2 team members volunteer will get their registration money refunded (minus $5.00 processing fee from RECF).

As the tournaments nears, coaches please watch for additional information via email.  All the most up-to-date information regarding food, reminders, etc. will be published here on RobotEvents for teams.

Hotel Block: We do have a hotel block at the Best Western Plus Kelly Inn - mention VEX Robotics when booking to receive the block rate.

Registration Fee: All teams must have the registration fee paid prior to attending the State Championship.  

Competition Preparation: Teams should come prepared to compete.  Review the Over Under Game Manual, run through the Robot Inspection Checklist, and ensure your team is running the latest programming and firmware version and your Robot Brain has your team number.  We will be using the Smart Field Control.

Please note: We will be following an all in-person judging format.  Only physical copies of engineering notebooks will be collected during team check-in.  Teams who have digital notebooks will need to print off the most recent version for judges to review.  Judge interviews will take place in-person at the team's booth in the pit area.

Participation and Consent Form: All team members, coaches and adult mentors should fill out the online consent form which is good all season and for all RECF run events.  A link to the instructions for online consent form can be found here

Lunch & Concessions: Lunch will be on your own.  No outside food can be brought into the Convention Center.  On-site concession information will be shared with teams prior to the Championship.

Elimination Matches: For elimination matches, per the Over Under Game Manual, "Elimination Matches are 'Best of 1' from the Round of 16 up through the Semifinals Matches.  The Finals Matches are played as 'Best of 3'".


Grade Level: College

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 2-Mar-2024

Venue/Location:
St. Cloud River’s Edge Convention Center
10 4th Avenue South
Saint Cloud, Minnesota 56301
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

Tentative Agenda - subject to change.

Saturday, March 2nd
8:00 a.m. - Pit area opens/Teams check in - Haus C
8:15 a.m. - Inspections - Haus C
8:30 a.m. - Check-in closes, teams must be checked-in or in contact with the event coordinator
9:15 a.m. - Inspection closes
9:30 a.m. - Opening Ceremony - Parade of Teams - Haus A
10:30 a.m. - Qualification Rounds Begins
12:30 p.m. - Lunch - on your own - Concessions or local - No outside food brought in
1:00 p.m. - Speaker - Haus A
1:30 p.m. - Qualifications Rounds
3:15 p.m. - VEX U Elimination Rounds
4:00 p.m. - Awards and closing
5:00 p.m. - Venue Closed
Check back often as schedule may change

Volunteer

Volunteers are needed for the VRC High School and Middle School State Championship and Championship setup. Teams who arrive early and have at least 2 team members volunteer will get their registration money refunded (minus $5.00 processing fee from RECF).

To view the volunteer roles and to sign up, visit: https://signup.com/go/zMoztZa

If you have questions about volunteering, please contact Katie Frank at [email protected] or (320) 308-5168.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Due to the size of this event, this event will not be cancelled. If bad weather was to occur, use your own descretion on attending the event. Some suggestions are to come a day early to get ahead of the weather, or stay a day later to avoid. 

Refund and Payment Policies

No refunds, unless a team helps volunteer for the State Championship. If they arrive early and volunteer they will get their registration fee refunded (Minus the $5 dollar processing fee from RECF).

All teams will be required to pay the registration fee before arriving.

Date: 2-Mar-2024
St. Cloud River’s Edge Convention Center
10 4th Avenue South
Saint Cloud, Minnesota 56301
United States

Travel Info

2024 VEX Robotics State Championship Hotel Info

Mention VEX Robotics to get the block rates.

Best Western Plus Kelly Inn

 

Website
(320) 253-0606
$129 for 2 Queen Beds or 1 King Bed
Attached to the River's Edge Convention Center.  Includes pool, gym, and Green Mill Restaurant onsite.

Block cutoff date is January 26, 2024

Webcast

https://vimeo.com/event/4093491/

Judging Format

All 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.