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

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

Event Code: RE-VIQC-19-0639

Program: VEX IQ Challenge

Type of Event: Tournament

Capacity: 75 / Spots Open: 15

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
214A Square Root of Trash HAMILTON HEIGHTS MIDDLE SCHOOL Arcadia, Indiana, United States
214D Chick-N-Nuggets HAMILTON HEIGHTS MIDDLE SCHOOL Arcadia, Indiana, United States
477A Fabulous 4 Princeton Intermediate School Princeton, Minnesota, United States
477D Access Denied PRINCETON INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL Princeton, Minnesota, United States
477Y VEX Tape Princeton Intermediate School PRINCETON, Minnesota, United States
505B RoboBeasts ROBERT T HILL MIDDLE Dallas, Texas, United States
505C RoboChamps ROBERT T HILL MIDDLE Dallas, Texas, United States
505H RoboKnights ROBERT T HILL MIDDLE Dallas, Texas, United States
603T SPLAT FORCE - TopperBots SOMERSWORTH MIDDLE SCHOOL Goffstown, New Hampshire, United States
603X SPLAT FORCE - Xtreme World Academy - Nashua NH Goffstown, New Hampshire, United States
985B Spartans MARY OUR QUEEN SCHOOL Omaha, Nebraska, United States
985E RoboDragons Mary Our Queen School OMAHA, Nebraska, United States
1440G Windemere Robotics 1440G Windemere Robotics San Ramon, California, United States
1440J Windemere Robotics 1440J Windemere Robotics San Ramon, California, United States
1440M Windemere Robotics 1440M Windemere Robotics San Ramon, California, United States
2501V The Killer Vees THOMAS JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
2501W The Hive THOMAS JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
2501X Team Xenon THOMAS JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
2501Z Narwhals THOMAS JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
2626T YEET ST FRANCIS XAVIER Middle SCHOOL Appleton, Wisconsin, United States
3203D Dublin Robotics D Team Dublin Robotics Club Dublin , California, United States
3531C Retro-Bots Dallas Environmental Science Academy DALLAS, Texas, United States
4405C Walmart Greeters VJ & ANGELA SKUTT CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL Omaha, Nebraska, United States
4751X Phantom Reborn Robotics Edge Chandler, Arizona, United States
7501P Buckin' Engineers WHITE PINE MIDDLE SCHOOL Ely, Nevada, United States
7778X Techtonix Private team Goffstown, New Hampshire, United States
7997A TekNiq LARSON MIDDLE SCHOOL Troy, Michigan, United States
10452A Zesty Mustaches Haslett Robotics Club East Lansing, Michigan, United States
10480B Golden Gears St Mary Elementary School Los Gatos, California, United States
11110A Greenspun Dolphins BARBARA AND HANK GREENSPUN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL Henderson, Nevada, United States
11686F NPJH Robot Ragers NEW PALESTINE JR HIGH SCHOOL New Palestine, Indiana, United States
13952B Robo-nadoes LAKESIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL Lake Village, Arkansas, United States
13952C Robo-Runners LAKESIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL Lake Village, Arkansas, United States
13952E Robo-Knights LAKESIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL Lake Village, Arkansas, United States
16688C Eagles GA Education Center Portland, Oregon, United States
16688D Wildcats GA Education Center Portland, Oregon, United States
16734A RoboGators A WARE COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL Waycross, Georgia, United States
16734C RoboGators C WARE COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL Waycross, Georgia, United States
17150A Digital Dragons Grand Ledge Robotics Club Grand Ledge, Michigan, United States
22401A The Rebellion Riverside Middle School EL PASO, Texas, United States
22401B The Rebellion Too Riverside Middle School EL PASO, Texas, United States
29715A RoboGOATs Cindy Carner's Friends Fort Mill, South Carolina, United States
32305A MASTERMINDS Homeschool Malvern , Iowa, United States
37326T Dream Team Group of Friends SARATOGA, California, United States
38882A Austin Austin Middle School GALVESTON, Texas, United States
41410A RoboElks CHERRYLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL Kewadin, Michigan, United States
43820B Microbots Microsociety Magnet School JONESBORO, Arkansas, United States
45001A RoboForce Duluth, Georgia, United States
49525A Syntax Error NORTHERN HILLS MIDDLE SCHOOL Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
51190A VEXecutives CHATTANOOGA VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL Flintstone, Georgia, United States
57069J Jack in the Bots Robotics of Vermillion Vermillion, South Dakota, United States
58593A Isosceles Doubles Robocubs Robotics Cupertino, California, United States
67891X Altair Altair Community IRVINE, California, United States
71623C Marvelous Megabots Davis Youth Robotics Davis, California, United States
80555D Los Osos Robotics LOS OSOS MIDDLE Los Osos, California, United States
81023A 4 Peas in a Pod Dothan Preparatory Academy Dothan, Alabama, United States
84710A Gear Geeks COLLEGE PARK MIDDLE Ladson, South Carolina, United States
87531C Cyber Eagles CALVARY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY Ft lauderdale, Florida, United States
87531G Cyber Eagles Calvary Christian Academy ft. lauderdale, Florida, United States
94927D Circuit Blazers St Catherine Catholic 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 Middle 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: Middle School

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 - Middle School Tournament.  If you are looking for one of our other tournaments:: VRC- High School, VRC Middle School, VEX IQ Elementary 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 Middle 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 Middle 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.