2020 CREATE U.S. Open Robotics Championship - VEX IQ - ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DIVISION

03/30/2020 - 04/01/2020
2020 CREATE U.S. Open Robotics Championship - VEX IQ - ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DIVISION 2020 CREATE U.S. Open Robotics Championship - VEX IQ - ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DIVISION

Event Code: RE-VIQC-19-0638

Program: VEX IQ Challenge

Type of Event: Tournament

Capacity: 110 / Spots Open: 50

Max Registrations per Organization: 4

Registration Deadline: Thu, Mar 5, 2020 11:59 PM EST

Price: $450.00

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Additional Awards


VEX IQ Event-Wide Awards
             
  Teacher of the Year   Ms. Jennifer Armstrong Lakeside Middle School Lake Village Arkansas United States
  Mentor of the Year   Mr. Chad Jung Exit 6 Brobotics Livingston New Jersey United States
U.S. Open Event-Wide Awards              
  Volunteer of the Year   Mr. Tom Jensen CSG International Omaha Nebraska United States
               

 

Award
Design Award (VIQC)
Excellence Award (VIQC)
Teamwork Champion Award (VIQC)
Teamwork 2nd Place Award (VIQC)
Robot Skills Champion Award (VIQC)
Robot Skills Second Place Award (VIQC)
STEM Research Project Award (VIQC)
Sportsmanship Award (VIQC)
Think Award (VIQC)

Match Results

Finalist Ranking

Teamwork Ranking

VEX via

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Waitlist

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Team List ( 60 Teams )

Team Team Name Organization Location
94A CSN COMMUNITY SCHOOL OF NAPLES Naples, Florida, United States
100D robotstangs D SACRED HEART SCHOOL Saratoga, California, United States
224G Winnetka Girl Powered WINNETKA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DALLAS, Texas, United States
224X Winnetka WildBots WINNETKA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DALLAS, Texas, United States
477H Restless Robots PRINCETON INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL Princeton, Minnesota, United States
477J VEX Box 180 PRINCETON INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL Princeton, Minnesota, United States
603A SPLAT FORCE RIZE Robotics Goffstown, New Hampshire, United States
603C SPLAT FORCE - Nitrobots World Academy - Nashua NH Goffstown, New Hampshire, United States
985N New Horizons MARY OUR QUEEN SCHOOL Omaha, Nebraska, United States
985R Ranger Mary Our Queen School Omaha, Nebraska, United States
985S Skylab Mary Our Queen School Omaha, Nebraska, United States
1098P Bot Squad MANNSDALE UPPER ELEMENTARY Madison, Mississippi, United States
1099A The Dragons MANNSDALE UPPER ELEMENTARY Madison , Mississippi, United States
1099C In It to Win It MANNSDALE UPPER ELEMENTARY Madison , Mississippi, United States
1099H The Tiggers MANNSDALE UPPER ELEMENTARY Madison , Mississippi, United States
1099K Mav Bots MANNSDALE UPPER ELEMENTARY Madison , Mississippi, United States
1211D Patt Bots PATTERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Gilbert, Arizona, United States
1251B EagleBots125 CASA VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Dallas, Texas, United States
1251E Eagle Droids Casa View Elementary Dallas, Texas, United States
1440A Windemere Robotics 1440A Windemere Robotics San Ramon, California, United States
1440C Windemere Robotics 1440C Windemere Robotics San Ramon, California, United States
1515Y Whiz Kidz Trinity Heights TAG Dallas, Texas, United States
2014R Sandpiper Husky Engineers Sandpiper School Redwood City, California, United States
2221B Duck Springs Demolishers Duck Springs Elementary School Attalla, Alabama, United States
2420D Python Engineering for Kids Las Vegas Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
3101G Girl Power WALNUT GLEN ACAD FOR EXCEL Garland, Texas, United States
3101W Circuit Breakers WALNUT GLEN ACAD FOR EXCEL Garland, Texas, United States
3203C Dublin Robotics C Team Dublin Robotics Club Dublin , California, United States
3203G Dublin Robotics Chargers Dublin Robotics Club Dublin , California, United States
3615C Triangle Robotics TRIANGLE ELEMENTARY Triangle, Virginia, United States
5164B Marquez Robotix/RED Marquez Charter Pacific Palisades, California, United States
5164C Marquez Robotix/YELLOW Marquez Charter Pacific Palisades, California, United States
5910M Radical Robots NORTHERN TRAILS 56 SCHOOL GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan, United States
6576A Combat Coders GATEWAY SCIENCE ACAD/ST LOUIS ST. Louis, Missouri, United States
6576G The Coding Collider Girls GATEWAY SCIENCE ACAD/ST LOUIS ST. Louis, Missouri, United States
7500C Minotaur David E Norman Elementary School Ely, Nevada, United States
10142A Green Tigers Team A MANOA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
10704A Pukalani STEM Imagineers PUKALANI ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Makawao, Hawaii, United States
10979A MWSO Engineers Metro Warrior STEM Organization DC Washington , District of Columbia, United States
10979D Black Thunder Metro Warrior STEM Organization Washington , District of Columbia, United States
11086D Glitched Cybercats SUMMIT SCHOOL OF AHWATUKEE Phoenix, Arizona, United States
14791R Vexer Flexers the harker school Saratoga, California, United States
16651B CEH Blazing Emeralds Oxford City Schools Oxford, Alabama, United States
16651P CEH Blue Scorpions Oxford City Schools Oxford, Alabama, United States
16651R CEH Raging Fireball Oxford City Schools Oxford, Alabama, United States
16651Y CEH Yellow Hammer Oxford City Schools Oxford, Alabama, United States
16688A Demotortized GA Education Center Portland, Oregon, United States
33300M Err0r Minneola Charter School MINNEOLA, Florida, United States
43820E Microbots Microsociety Magnet School JONESBORO, Arkansas, United States
45643B Smarties DOBY'S BRIDGE ELEMENTARY Fort Mill, South Carolina, United States
45643C RoboCops DOBY'S BRIDGE ELEMENTARY Fort Mill, South Carolina, United States
48084R RogueBots Private team not affiliated with a school/organization Troy, Michigan, United States
57069W The Wolves Robotics of Vermillion Vermillion, South Dakota, United States
59365B Royal Potatoes ST FRANCIS CATHOLIC SCHOOL Brainerd , Minnesota, United States
66936A Magikid Claremont Dragons Magikid Robotics Lab Claremont, California, United States
79530C Orange Crushers LAKESIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Lake Village, Arkansas, United States
84685A Manateam MANATEE BAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Weston, Florida, United States
94568B Vexotics - Basketbots Community Club San Ramon, California, United States
94927F Indominus Vex St. Catherine Elementary School Morgan Hill, California, United States
94927G VEX Cougars Reassembled! St. Catherine Elementary School Morgan Hill, California, United States

REC Foundation Design Award Rubric

REC Foundation Design Award Rubric

 

Participant Release Form Spainish

Participant Release Form Spainish

 

REC Foundation Code of Conduct

REC Foundation Code of Conduct

 

Criteria for registered VEX IQ Challenge teams (Elementary and Middle School) to qualify for participation in championship events.

VIQC Qualifying Criteria

 

A description of this year's STEM Research Project

STEM Research Project Topic (2019-2020)

 

A description of this year's STEM Research Project  Rubric.

STEM Research Project Topic Rubric (2019-2020)

 

VIQC Sqaured Away One Page Description.

VIQC Sqaured Away One Page Description

 

VIQC Robot Inspection Checklist.

VIQC Robot Inspection Checklist

 

Webcast

A link to the webcast will be posted on our Tournament Home Page no later than 3/29/2020.


Date: 03/30/2020 - 04/01/2020
Mid-America Center
One Arena Way
Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501
United States

Travel Info

For travel information please visit our Tournament Home Page.

Refund Policy

All requests for refunds must be made in writing via email.  Full refunds will be granted to requests made prior to 1/1/2020.  Refunds of $150 will be issued to teams requesting a refund after 12/31/19 and prior to 2/1/2020. $100 refunds will be issued to teams requesting a refund prior to 3/15/2020. No refunds will be issued after 3/19/2020.  (In rare cases where the wrong event was registered for AND CREATE is notified within 48 hours of registration, a full refund might be granted after 12/31/19.)

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Due to the nature of scheduling an event of this size there is no viable way to have contigency dates due to weather and weather related events.


 

Volunteer

Join our great team of volunteers!  Benefits include a FREE hot lunch, snacks, beverages, an event t-shirt and the pride in knowing you were part of making the event a success.

To volunteer for this event please visit our VEX IQ Tournament Volunteer Page.

Agenda

Here is a direct link to the VEX IQ Elementary School Division Schedule.  For more information about this, and all other divisions, please visit our Tournament Home Page.

Event Dates

Date: 03/30/2020 - 04/01/2020

Venue/Location:

Mid-America Center
One Arena Way
Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501
United States

Grade Level: Elementary

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

STEM Research Offered: Yes

Contact Information

Primary Contact
The CREATE Support Team
Email: Support@CREATE-Found.org
Phone: (402) 614-2210
Event Day Phone: (402) 614-2210

Secondary Contact
The CREATE Support Team
Email: Support@CREATE-Found.org
Phone: (402) 614-2210
Event Day Phone: (402) 614-2210

General Info

Welcome to the CREATE Foundation U.S. Open Robotics Championship.  The U.S. Open has grown into one of the largest robotics tournaments in the world and we hope you can join us this year. 

We expect the 2020 U.S. Open to be the biggest and best yet. Regular season tournaments from around the world are qualifiers for this signature event.  We wish all teams the very best of luck.

There are many distinct tournaments in this multifacted event.  This is the VEX IQ - Elementary School Tournament.  If you are looking for one of our other tournaments:: VRC- High School, VRC Middle School, VEX IQ Middle School, CREATE Jr, or the Open Program Division, please return to the main RobotEvents page and select the proper event.

Please be advised that you will have 3 weeks from the date of your qualifying tournament to register for the U.S. Open.  Once registered, you will have 3 weeks to pay.  Teams that miss the payment deadline will be moved to the wait list.  If any teams are invited off the wait list they will be notified, at the earliest, mid February.

Tournament Code of Conduct

CREATE Sponsored events require teams to understand and accept a Tournament Code of Conduct. This Code of Conduct will help clarify the role of students and adults at CREATE events. Please be sure to read through the entire CREATE Tournament Code of Conduct and be sure that all members of your team understand it as well. We believe these simple rules will help everyone have a great experience.

Video Judging

Video Judging will be used this year for this division. Video judging requires each team to submit a video based upon the guidelines found here. Be sure to read the Team Guidelines thoroughly. Feel free to review the two event partner documents too. This will give you a clear understanding of how video judging works and how your team will be graded.

All teams are highly encouraged to submit a team video. Many awards including Excellence require the submission of a video. Teams with superior videos will be first interviewed in their pit area and then potentially invited to face-to-face interviews. If your team advances to the face-to-face interviews an invitation will be placed on your pit table Wednesday morning. Be sure to bring your engineering notebook in case you are selected for a face-to-face interview.

Submit video by filling out this VEX IQ Elementary School Video Judging Google Form.

Video Judging will also be used for those teams participating in the STEM Research Project.

Submit STEM Research videos by filling out this VEX IQ Elementary School STEM Research Project Judging Google Form.

Submission Deadline: March 10th, 2020

Engineering Notebook

ALL teams are strongly encouraged to submit an engineering notebook.  These will be collected at registration and all notebooks will be reviewed.  This should be done whether or not you have submitted a video.  A review of your engineering notebook will be the first step in potentially earning a face-to-face interview geared at determining the Design Award Winner.

Waiver

REC Participant Release Forms (found HERE) will be required for 2020.  (We will no longer have a specific CREATE Waiver for this tournament.  Online waivers will be accepted.) 

Wait List

Teams on the wait list that have qualified for the U.S. Open will be given preference over non-qualified teams.

Qualified teams on the wait list will be invited in the order they have added their teams to the wait list, not the date of their qualification.

Teams on the wait list from schools/organizations that have reached the individual school/organization team maximum will be invited last off the wait list.

 

Invitations are NOT a Guarantee of Participation


Often, tournaments within the U.S. Open will fill before our registration deadline.  When it fills, there are normally many active invitations outstanding. But once filled, these invitations become null and void.  When a tournament fills, registration is permanently closed to domestic teams.  We do not expand capacity and no teams will be taken off of the wait list.  Even if teams cancel, those spots are not opened back up.  The reason is that we set our capacity about 10% over our optimal capacity in anticipation of a certain number of teams canceling.  This is something that happens every year.  Essentially we are anticipating, even counting on, a few teams canceling, thus we do not open up spots.  We feel this is the fairest way to handle the registration process and precludes the necessity to continually check back.  We hope this finality allows for clear planning on the part of all teams.  We are sorry that we cannot accommodate all the teams that want to attend, and are humbled by the great number of teams that do  attend.  We also want to ensure a world class event, and limiting registrations to an optimal number of teams is an important step in accomplishing this goal. 


Capacity Changing Over Time


If you continue to monitor this division, you may find that the overall capacity may increase over time.  This is to accommodate international teams.  We reserve a certain number of spots for international teams and hold those spots for them, as often they are not able to commit until later in the year.  If we did not hold them, most divisions would fill with U.S. teams only, thus greatly reducing the international flavor of our event.  Our desire is to be fair to all teams, while balancing our desire to create an environment where cultural exchange is possible and encouraged.