Event Code: RE-TIQC-20-1647
Program: TSA VEX IQ Challenge
Type of Event: Tournament
Capacity: 24 / Spots Open: -
Max Registrations per Organization: 4
Registration Deadline: Wed, Apr 1, 2020 11:59 PM EDT
Price: FREEThis event is closed to registration because:
|Teamwork Champion Award (VIQC)||Does not qualify for any events.|
|Teamwork 2nd Place Award (VIQC)||Does not qualify for any events.|
|Teamwork 3rd Place Award (VIQC)||Does not qualify for any events.|
|Teamwork 4th Place Award (VIQC)||Does not qualify for any events.|
|Teamwork 5th Place Award (VIQC)||Does not qualify for any events.|
The team list for this event is not currently available. Please check back four weeks prior to the event date.
There will be no webcast.
Hotel information will be included with Technosphere registration info at: http://virginiatsa.org/technosphere/ posted in March.
There is no fee for participating in the VEX Tournament, However all participants must be registered for Technosphere, the Virginia TSA State Leadership Conference, through the Virginia TSA Portal. Please visit http://virginiatsa.org/technosphere/ for more details.
Any emergency or bad weather announcements will be made at www.VirginiaTSA.org and emailed to coach/mentor identified in Robot Events.
Anyone wishing to volunteer to assist with this tournament may contact events@RVARobotics.org.
All activities take place on Saturday May 5 in Exhibit Hall A of the Hampton Roads Convention Center
10:00 am: Teams can setup pits, Inspection opens. Teams must pass inspection by 12:00 pm (noon) and before using the practice fields
12:00 pm (noon): All teams must have passed inspection to compete
12:15 pm - 12:30 pm: Match schedule distributed
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm: Scheduled Qualification Matches (3-5, depending on number of teams)
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm: Practice
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm: Finals Matches
4:00 - 4:30 pm: Clean up; help is appreciated with taking down fields
Awards will be presented at the Technosphere Award Ceremony Sunday morning.
Grade Level: Middle School
Robot Skills Challenge Offered: No
The Virginia TSA VEX IQ State Championship is one of 70+ events that comprise the Virginia TSA State Leadership Conference, Technosphere. All teams registering must register for the Technosphere conference through the Virginia TSA Portal and be affiliated with a Virginia TSA chapter. All students participating in the TSA VEX Challenge must be TSA members.
Teams will need to register both on Robot Events (completely FREE) as well as through the TSA Portal in order to compete at this event.
All activities (pits, inspection, competition fields) will be on Saturday, May 2, in Exhibit Hall A of the Hampton Roads Convention Center.
Spectators must register as guests through the Virginia TSA Portal or on-site (fees may apply).
New this year:
All teams that wish to compete must register a (FREE) TSA VEX IQ team on Robot Events. If your team competed during the VEX IQ Competition regular season, they will need to register again on Robot Events, get a free TSA VEX number, and use that new number to register and compete at this event. There is a maximum of four teams per chapter that may register and compete at this event. When registering a new TSA VEX team on Robot Events, from the "Register a New Team in Another Program" section, choose "TSA VEX IQ Challenge Team Registration - TSA VEX IQ 2019-2020". Teams will need to use this number on their robots and at check-in/inspection at Technosphere.
All teams that register for Technosphere by April 1, both in Robot Events and in the TSA Portal, will be eligible to advance to the National TSA Conference. The top three teams (maximum of two per chapter) will qualify for the National TSA Conference.
The event format is also different than in past years. The event will follow standard VEX IQ: Squared Away tournament guidelines. There will be no skills challenge runs. Teams will have three to five scheduled qualification matches that they will participate in. If there are four or more qualification matches, then the lowest score for each team will be dropped. The top ten teams will advance to the Finals matches in five alliances, with the top ranked team paired with #2, #3 with #4, and so forth. No judged awards will be presented.
All teams must be checked in and must successfully pass inspection by 12:00 pm (noon) on Saturday in order to participate in this event.