Virginia TSA High School VEX VRC Tower Takeover State Championship (Canceled)

05/02/2020

Event Code: RE-TVRC-20-1648

Program: TSA VEX Robotics Competition

Type of Event: Tournament

Capacity: 36 / Spots Open: -

Max Registrations per Organization: 4

Registration Deadline: Wed, Apr 1, 2020 11:59 PM EDT

Price: FREE

This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event has been canceled.

Event Sponsors:
Awards
Award Qualifies for
Tournament Champions (VRC/VEXU) Does not qualify for any events.
Tournament Finalists (VRC/VEXU) Does not qualify for any events.
Tournament Semifinalists (VRC/VEXU) Does not qualify for any events.
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Date: 05/02/2020
Hampton Roads Convention Center
1610 Coliseum Drive
Hampton, Virginia 23666
United States

Travel Info

Hotel information will be included with Technosphere registration info at: http://virginiatsa.org/technosphere/ posted in March.

Refund Policy

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.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Any emergency or bad weather announcements will be made at www.VirginiaTSA.org and emailed to coach/mentor identified in Robot Events.

Volunteer

Anyone wishing to volunteer to assist with this tournament may contact events@RVARobotics.org.

Agenda

All activities take place on Saturday, May 2 in Exhibit Hall A of the Hampton Roads Convention Center

Tentative Agenda:

10:00 am: Teams can setup pits, Inspection opens. Teams must pass inspection by 12:00 pm (noon) and before using the practice field

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 - 3:15 pm: Alliance Selection

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm: Practice

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm: Elimination Rounds

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm: Clean up; help is appreciated with taking down fields

Awards will be presented at the Technosphere Award Ceremony Sunday morning.

Event Dates

Date: 05/02/2020

Venue/Location:

Hampton Roads Convention Center
1610 Coliseum Drive
Hampton, Virginia 23666
United States

Grade Level: High School

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: No

Contact Information

Primary Contact
Mike Hallock-Solomon
Email: events@rvarobotics.org
Phone: (804) 464-8394
Event Day Phone: (804) 464-8394

Secondary Contact
Jeannette Hallock-Solomon
Email: media@rvarobotics.org
Phone: (804) 464-8394
Event Day Phone: (804) 464-8394

General Info

The Virginia TSA VEX VRC 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 VRC team on Robot Events. If your team competed during the VEX Robotics Competition (VRC) 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 Robotics Competition Team Registration - TSA VRC 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 VRC tournament guidelines. There will be no skills challenge runs. Teams will have three to five scheduled qualification matches that they will participate in. The top eight teams will choose their partners for the elimination rounds, which will be a standard 2-vs-2, 8-alliance, best-of-one tournament. A consolation final will be played between the Semifinal alliances that do not advance to the Final round. 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.


Note:

This is a VEXNet Cortex or V5 event only. No PIC controllers/no crystals. Make sure to consult the official VEX Robotics Competition: Tower Takeover Game Manual for robot rules differences when using the V5 system.