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Capitol City Robotics Elementary School VIQC DC Championship [Remote, Skills-Only, Remote Judging]

04/10/2021
Capitol City Robotics Elementary School VIQC DC Championship [Remote, Skills-Only, Remote Judging]

Event Code: RE-VIQC-21-4096

Program: VEX IQ Challenge

Type of Event: Tournament

Event Format: Remote, Skills Only

Capacity: 13 / Spots Open: 6

Event Region: District of Columbia

100% of total capacity is reserved for District of Columbia.
6 remaining spots are reserved for District of Columbia.

Price: $50.00

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

Date: 04/10/2021

Venue/Location:

Elementary School VIQC DC Championship
Washington DC, District of Columbia 20018
United States


Grade Level: Elementary

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: Remote judging

Contact Information

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General Info

This is the Elementary School Level VEX IQ Championship for the District of Columbia. The Excellence, Design, and Robot Skills Champion awards will qualify teams to the World Championship!

The format of this event will be Remote, Skills-Only, with remote judging. 

 

Welcome to 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:

  • This event will be played fully online.
  • This event is skills-only to prevent close contact between team members​​.
  • You are not required to meet as a team. You can 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-Game-Manual-08172020.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.

What do I need to do to get ready?

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

Verify that you have access to the following, 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: Be sure to complete a consent release form for all participants - you can find it here.

Late Arrivals

Teams should plan to log into the Zoom meeting before 8:45 AM. 

If you're not there at 8:45 AM, we will contact you to make sure that you are still planning to attend. We plan to start promptly at 8:55 AM 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.

Agenda

Saturday April 3rd: JUDGING

 

 

Saturday April 10th: REMOTE SKILLS ONLY EVENT

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

8:00 AM EST – Event open to teams to join and verify technology works

8:30 AM EST – All teams join, security checks, registration

9:00 AM EST – Welcome / Driver's meeting (All Teams must join)

9:30 AM EST – Matches begin (Each team will pre-register for a 30 minute slot to compete. Once matches begin, you will only need to be online during your slot.)

12:30 PM EST – Break

1:00 PM EST – Matches resume

3:45 PM EST – Matches end

4:00 PM EST – Awards

4:30 PM EST – Video conference closed

4:45 PM EST – Review event, debrief with volunteers (no teams)

Volunteer

For volunterring opportunities, please contatct Capitol City Robotics at capitolcityrobotics@gmail.com

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

There are no plans on rescheduling the event in the case of emergency or bad weather.

Refund Policy

No refunds will be typically given, but if there are extenuating circumstances please contact the event organizer.