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VEX IQ Challenge European Open 2019

01/12/2019 - 01/13/2019
VEX IQ Challenge European Open 2019

Event Code: RE-VIQC-18-7516

Program: VEX IQ Challenge

Type of Event: Tournament

Capacity: 45 / Spots Open: 21

Event Region: Finland

This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.
Event Dates

Date: 01/12/2019 - 01/13/2019

Venue/Location:

Riihimäen urheilutalo
6 Pohjolankatu
Riihimäki, 11120
Finland


Grade Level: All

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Contact Information

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General Info

The first ever VEX IQ Challenge European Open is planned to take place on 12-13 January 2019  in Riihimäki, Finland.

The event is open to middle and elementary school teams all over the Europe.

Agenda

  Saturday 12.1., Event day 1.
7:45 Venue doors and Pit Area Opens
8:00 Registration and inspection, Practice fields opens
9:30 Driver info, audience block 2.
10:00 Skills Challenge field opens, block 1
10:10 Teamwork Challenge practice matches accordig the match schedule, block 2.
12:00 Lunch at Pohjolanrinne school. Challenge fields are closed.
13:00 Opening ceremonies, all teams will be presented during the opening ceremonies. All competitors will be organized in the order of the team number in block 1. Accompanying adults can watch the ceremonies from the audience.
13:30 Teamwork Challenge Qualification matches according the match schedule, block 2. 
  Skills Challenge field opens, block 1
17:00  End of the event day 1
17:00-17:50 Dinner
18:00-20:00 Pool party at the Swimming hall
   
  Sunday 13.1., Event day 2
7:45 Venue doors and Pit Area Opens
8:00 Practice fields opens
8:30 Teamwork Challenge Qualification matches according the match schedule, block 2.
  Skills Challenge field opens, block 1
12:15 Challenge fields are closed
12:30 Lunch at Pohjolanrinne school. 
13:30 Teamwork Challenge Final matches
  Awards and Closing Ceremonies

Inspection is avalilable at the accommodation school on Friday 11.1. from 8 pm till 10pm.

 

Volunteer

We welcome Volunteers! If you are interested in helping out, please be in touch with Reetta Viitanen, reetta.viitanen@roboedu.fi

 

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

It is unlikely that we cancel for bad weather, but if we cancel or change anything, announcements will be emailed to all registered team contacts and posted here. Please check the Robot Events page as the event approaches.

Refund Policy

After the participants have confirmed their participation, no refunds will be issued for teams or team members that do not show up or cancel.


Date: 01/12/2019 - 01/13/2019
Riihimäen urheilutalo
6 Pohjolankatu
Riihimäki, 11120
Finland

Travel Info

Riihimäen Urheilutalo

Pohjolankatu 6

Riihimäki, Finland

Transportation

Riihimäki is situated in Southern Finland, approximately 70 kilometers from the capital, Helsinki. The nearest airport is Helsinki-Vantaa, which is just 48 kilometers from Riihimäki. Transfer to and from the airport are not included in the package, but numerous rail connections are available. The travel time by train is about an hour. Please note that the event starts early on Saturday, so participants should arrive on Friday.

Distances within the town are short. Transportation between the railway station and the school accommodation and hotels will be included in the package. For the transportation, teams should send their arrival time through email info@roboedu.fi

Two types of accommodation are available:

School accommodation, Friday-Sunday

School accommodation is available just 50 meters from the venue. The accommodation is in classrooms, and participants must bring their own mattresses, pillows and bedding. The school has a safe storage room for luggage. Free parking spaces are available near the school. Breakfast (Saturday and Sunday) and evening snack (Friday and Saturday) are included in the price of accommodation, which is 40€ per person. Additional accommodation for Thursday night is available for 20€ per person.

Hotel accommodation

Hotels are located about 1.5 kilometers from the venue. Transportation between the hotels and the venue is included in the package. Hotels can be booked as of 28 September, and the number of rooms is limited. The hotels will offer special rates for European Open attendees

All registered VEX IQ Challenge European Open 2019 participants (competitors, team leaders, coaches, etc.) are required  to purchase the official European Open catering 2019 package. The price of the package is 50€ per person. The package will include the following:

  • Catering
    • Dinner on Friday and Saturday
    • Lunch on Saturday and Sunday
  • Pool party on Saturday

Please note that there will be no outside food allowed in the venue.

All registered VEX IQ Challenge European Open 2019 participants (competitors, team leaders, coaches, etc.) are required  to purchase the official European Open catering 2019 package. The price of the package is 50€ per person. The package will include the following:

  • Catering
    • Dinner on Friday and Saturday
    • Lunch on Saturday and Sunday
  • Pool party on Saturday

Please note that there will be no outside food allowed in the venue.

Tap water is a very good quality in Finland. There will be water available, but participants should be prepared for their own drinking bottles. 


 

Pricing

REGISTRATION FEES AND OFFICIAL EUROPEAN OPEN PACKAGE

The registration fee is 120€ per team.

Registration fee includes:

  • Event participation
  • Opening and closing ceremonies
  • Accreditation passes

All registered VEX IQ Challenge European Open 2019 participants (competitors, team leaders, coaches, etc.) are required  to purchase the official European Open catering 2019 package. The price of the package is 50€ per person. The package will include the following:

  • Catering
    • Dinner on Friday and Saturday
    • Lunch on Saturday and Sunday
  • Pool party on Saturday

Please note that there will be no outside food allowed in the venue.