Event Code: RE-VIQC-19-9521
Program: VEX IQ Challenge
Type of Event: Tournament
Capacity: 28 / Spots Open: 12
Event Region: Wisconsin
Max Registrations per Organization: 6
Price: $40.00This event is closed to registration because:
Grade Level: All
Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes
Indian Mound Middle School invites you to attend our third VEX IQ tournament.
This is an official VEX IQ Squared Away qualifying event (2019-2020 season) being held on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at Indian Mound Middle School, McFarland Wisconsin. The event is open to the public and free for spectators. This is a state qualifying event. Check the awards tab for a list of the awards that will be earned at the event.
Please make sure you have a completed the online Consent form for each player and coach/mentor, or turn in a signed form during registration.
The Match Schedule will be run at 9:30 am. If your team is running late, please call Alan Kinnaman to confirm your team(s) for the tournament. After 9:30 am no changes will be made to the match schedule. Late arriving teams will not be on the match list, but may still be permitted to participate in the skills challenges.
Concessions are available.
There will be STEM judging. All STEM videos must be emailed to Alan Kinnaman (email@example.com) before 5:30 pm Friday, January 3rd to be eligible for judging.
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If 10 or more teams are registered at each level of a Blended event (Elementary School and Middle School) the Excellence Award must be offered at each level. The total number of state qualifying spots will increase by one.
If the STEM Research Award is not offered at the event, the total number of qualifying spots remains the same as the table above.
State Qualifying Spots are initially assigned based on the capacity of the event. After registration closes, and before the event, spots may be adjusted to reflect the number of teams registered for the event according to the table above. Qualifying Spots are assigned by the REC Foundation. The assignments are calculated based on the number of spots available for State Championship, the number and size of qualifying events in the State, and the historical double-qualification rates for the State. Questions on State Qualifying spot assignments may be directed to your REC Foundation Regional Support Manager Bill Ryno by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Event Partners are encouraged to allow all teams to participate in Finals matches. However, at large events or events that are running late, the Event Partner may choose to run finals matches that do not include all teams present.
7:30 am Doors Open
8:00 am Registration Opens
9:00 Skills field open for inspected robots only
9:30 Match List is generated. If your team is running late and is not checked-in,
you call the Event Partner or your team will not be on the match list.
The Match List will not be re-generated for late teams.
9:45 Event meeting (we want this to include everyone in the venue)
10:00 Qualification matches begin
12:00 Lunch break for event volunteers and teams
12:30 Qualification matches & skills resume
1:30 Qualification matches end, skills field closes when qualification matches are done
1:45-2:15 Finals matches & awards presentations
2:30 Break-down, please help take down equipment and clean up the venue
All teams will participate in finals rounds. If there are an odd number of teams, one team will do a skills run.
8 qualification matches (target)
2 minute 30-45 second cycle time (target)
Our event is fully volunteer-run, there are no paid staff, referees, or judges. We encourage each team to provide a volunteer; there are positions that require some online training beforehand and some that only require a few minutes of on-site training. Please direct your team's parents here and encourage them to sign up at least one volunteer.
Please email the Event Partner Alan Kinnaman to volunteer: email@example.com
In case of bad weather conditions or possible cancellations please visit the event on Robotevents.com where I will post updates about the event status as needed.
The event will only be canceled if the National Weather Services issues a winter storm warning for the area that covers the city of McFarland WI
Update January 10th, 6 am. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Village of McFarland and sounding areas
WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING (Friday, Jan 10th) TO 6 AM
CST SUNDAY... High winds and blowing snow will make travel dangerous.
Due to fixed costs and the logistics of setting up a tournament, there are NO refunds for team fees.
If you think you have extraordinary circumstances that warrant a refund contact the tournament manager.
Indian Mound Middle School is in the village of McFarland Wisconsin.
We are a few miles SE of Madison Wisconsin just off of Interstate 90.
6330 Exchange St.
McFarland, WI 53558
This season the STEM Research Project is presented as a 4-minute video plus 15 seconds of credits that the team records and uploads to SchoolTube, YouTube, or a similar online video platform. A link to the video must be submitted to the Event Partner no later than ONE WEEK BEFORE the tournament date. Follow these steps:
Alan Kinnaman <Kinnama@mcfsd.org>
REC Foundation Design Award RubricREC Foundation Design Award Rubric
Participant Release Form SpanishParticipant Release Form Spanish
REC Foundation Code of ConductREC 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 ProjectSTEM 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
Participant Release Form EnglishParticipant Release Form