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SRE Remote / Live event #3 Skills-Only - VEX IQ Rise Above

Date
11/14/2020
Event Code
RE-VIQC-20-2796
Program
VEX IQ Challenge
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
Remote, Skills Only
Capacity
18
Spots Open
4
Event Region
California - North
Max Registrations per Organization
5
Price
$45.00

25% of total capacity is reserved for California - North.
0 remaining spots are reserved for California - North.

Region Maximum % # Spots Allowed # Spots Remaining
British Columbia (BC) 10% 2 2
California - South 75% 14 12
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

November 14, 2020

Here's the link to the Dec. 12 Tournament

 

 

 

Welcome to one of the first ever VEX IQ Live Remote Events!

This will be a unique experience! For more information and details, keep reading!

What will happen because of COVID-19?

Due to COVID-19, there are a few key differences in how this event will be played:

  • First of all, this event will be played fully online, so anyone can join remotely!!!

  • Additionally, This event is skills-only in order to prevent close contact between team members​​
  • You are not required to meet as a team, and have the option to have 1 driver drive the entire 60-second match  (with no driver switch)

What is Skills-Only?

Because of the online format, this event is held as a "Skills-Only" event.

This means that you will only play skills matches: driver and autonomous (no teamwork matches).

Each team will have the chance to play 3 driver skills matches and 3 autonomous matches throughout the event.

The robot with the highest skills score will win the event!

We will send out match schedules once all of the teams have joined the meeting.

What does "Remote" mean?

This VEX IQ competition will be held entirely through Zoom. Before the event, I will send you the meeting link and password.

This means that you will need to have:

1. A device capable of joining a Zoom meeting with video;

2. A field and game elements to play matches on; and

3. The ability to compete under the Remote, Live Skills conditions described in the Game Manual: https://content.vexrobotics.com/docs/viqc-rise-above/VIQC-GameManual-10012020.pdf

We will be running matches live, and teams will be able to live stream their matches into Zoom. Per the Game Manual, the Head Referee will be a certified referee for this remote event.

Despite being virtual though, we will be sending trophies to the winners!

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at ben@studentroboticseducation.com

What do I need to do to get ready?

In order to be ready for this event, there is not much you will need to do other than build a robot and practice.

Make sure that you can join the Zoom meeting (if you're not sure if your setup is perfect, I will be on 60 minutes early at 8:00 AM PDT to help anyone with potential tech issues.  After we get you all set up, you can just relax and wait for the event to start)

Here are a few things that would be good to verify you have access to on the day of the event:

  • Device with a camera and internet connection with Zoom installed
  • VEX IQ 2020-2021 Rise Above Field
  • Spare parts
  • Batteries and chargers
  • Robots and controllers
  • Lunch/Snacks

NOTE: New this year, you will be required to complete a consent release form for all participants on robotevents.com

Late Arrivals

Teams should plan to arrive before 8:45 AM PDT (11:45 AM EST).  If you're not there at 8:45, we will contact you to make sure that you are still planning to attend.

We plan to start promptly at 8:55 AM PST (11:55 AM EST), and need time to prepare match schedules and coordinate check-in and verification.

Team Payment

Teams must be paid two weeks prior to the event. Teams not paid at this time may be dropped at the event partner's discretion to allow teams in from the waitlist.  Refunds are not typically offered, but if you have a special case, please just let us know and we will see what we can do.

^^ This is our standard policy, but beause of COVID, etc. we are more flexible this year.

Can I watch the event?

Per VEX and REC policy, we are not allowed to livestream this event publicly (see Game Manual rules on Remote, Live Skill-Only events).

However if you would like to watch, just contact me at ben@studentroboticseducation.com and I can give you the link.

This is really new...

I know that there is a lot of uncertainty about this, so if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at: ben@studentroboticseducation.com

I'll be sending you email updates as the event comes nearer, so you should have all of the info you need :)


Grade Level: All

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: No judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 11/14/2020

Venue/Location:
Zoom private meeting
San Luis Obispo (Join virtually from anywhere), California United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

PST = Pacific Standard Time, EST = Eastern Standard Time

Times subject to change day of event.

Agenda

7:30 AM PST (10:30 AM EST) – video conference open, pre-event setup (no teams)

8:00 AM PST (11:00 AM EST) – Event open to teams to join and verify technology works

8:45 AM PST (11:45 AM EST) – All teams join, security checks

8:55 AM PST (11:55 AM EST) – Welcome and attendance

9:00 AM PST (12:00 noon EST)– Inspection

9:30 AM PST (12:30 PM EST) – Driver’s meeting

9:45 AM PST (12:45 PM EST) – Matches begin

10:30 AM PST (1:30 PM EST) – 15-minute Break

10:45 AM PST (1:45 PM EST) – Resume Matches

12:30 PM PST (3:30 PM EST) – Break

1:00 PM PST (4:00 PM EST) – Resume matches

3:00 PM PST (6:00 PM EST) – Awards

3:15 PM PST (6:15 PM EST) – Thank you, end of event

3:30 PM PST (6:30 PM EST) – CANI, review event, debrief with volunteers (no teams)

4:00 PM PST (7:00 PM EST) – Video conference closed

Volunteer

We would love to have you help out with this event!

if you are interested, you can contact me at ben@studentroboticseducaton.com and we will work to integrate you into our event staff.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Unless there is a major catastrophe (for example, a hurricane) or an internet/power outage, the tournament will take place as scheduled.

If you are unable to attend due to bad weather or an internet/power outage, just contact me and we can work something out.

In the case of extremely bad weather conditions or possible cancellations, please visit the event on Robotevents.com where updates about the event status will be posted as needed. In case of an emergency, we will individually reach out to all teams using any and all contact information required.  Teams should make sure their contact information in Robotevents.com is up to date and includes both school and non-school phone numbers.

In the event of an issue during the event (for example, internet/power outage), we will attemt to reconnect everyone as quickly as possible.

If we are unable to reconnect, the event will be rescheduled or cancelled, and refunds may be issued.

We're here to support you.

Refund Policy

Refunds are not typically issued for our events, but...

Because this is really new, we are much more flexible.

If you have a special case that you would like to discuss with me, you may contact me at ben@studentroboticseducation.com, and we’ll work something out together. 

Any refunds are at the Event Partner's discretion and may be less the $5 RobotEvents.com processing fee.

Webcast

Can I watch the event?

Per VEX and REC policy, we are not allowed to livestream this event publicly (see Game Manual rules on Remote, Live Skill-Only events).

However if you would like to watch, just contact me at ben@studentroboticseducation.com and I can give you the link.

New rules

Due to COVID-19, there are a few key differences in how this event will be played:

- First of all, this event will be played fully online, so anyone can join!!!

- Additionally, This event is skills-only in order to prevent close contact between team members​​

- You have the option to have 1 driver drive the entire 60-second match  (with no driver switch)

- You will be playing on your own field (no travel necessary) 

COVID

In the era of COVID-19, there are countless safety and health regulations in place for us to follow.

Because this event is fully remote, we will not be in danger of spreading the virus accross attendees or spectators.

(The World Health Organization has confirmed that COVID-19 cannot spread accross 5G networks)

Please make sure that you follow any and all national, state, county, and city guidelines for your local area when arranging to meet as a team (if you choose to).

Due to COVID-19, you are not required to meet as a team, and have the option to have 1 driver drive the entire 60-second match  (with no driver switch)