VEX IQ MS - 2021 Ontario VEX Robotics Provincial Remote Skills Championship
- Event Code
- VEX IQ Challenge
- Event Type
- Event Format
- Skills Only
- Spots Open
- Event Region
- It is past the registration deadline.
FOR UP TO DATE IMPORTANT INFO ABOUT PROVINCIALS, VISIT WWW.VEXONTARIO.CA
This year’s Provincial Championship will be held on Saturday, April 17th, and will consist of a Skills Only Remote Competition. Teams will be able to compete from the comfort of their homes, school gyms, or community centers, but still, be a part of a Province-wide event.
Teams will be allowed to attempt both Programming and Driver Skills challenges 3 times each. Teams will be ranked based on their combined score in the two types of matches.
Remote Skills Capabilities
Prior to competition day, please ensure you have the following:
● Tool for sizing (VEX IQ measuring tool or equivalent, measuring tape, etc.)
● Webcam(s) with Discord capability. One webcam is permissible if it can view the whole field as well as move around the field via the Referee’s instructions. Otherwise, additional webcams are needed to accomplish these tasks. Webcams need to log into the event at least 10 minutes before your time slot. Teams should carefully review the VIQC Rise Above Game Manual section regarding team requirements for Remote Skills Matches. (Pay close attention to RSE4 - RSE8)
Please test all equipment prior to the start of the competition to ensure that everything is working properly.
You will need a complete field and game elements to compete.
Please check your game manual to ensure your field is set-up correctly. Please note that set-up for VEX IQ skills is different from the teamwork challenge.
Please view the link at the end of this document for a robot inspection sheet and resquired field setup.
Participant Release Form
All participants (In-person and Remote) must have a Participant Release Form on file. It is the responsibility of the Team’s Primary Contact to make sure this occurs.
Action Item: Make sure all participants have a Participant Release Form on file.
Due to the scale of this event, matches will be run on 2 live-streams, running at the same time all day. Opening Ceramonies, as well as award presentations will take place on the "FIELD 1" Stream.
The Opening Ceremony and Finals + Awards Ceremonies will be streamed through YouTube for anyone to view (links will come closer to the competition day). Each team is responsible for providing their own streaming link for their spectators during the competition qualifying skills runs. The Discord rooms will be closed to everyone other than the team participants during the competition to ensure students do not have any distractions while competing. The Discord server links provided for competing should not be shared with anyone. Anyone who attempts to attend a Discord room as a spectator will be removed.
Inspection will take place 10 minutes before your scheduled attempt time. Simply join the room titled with your team number (example - "8:00 - 839A) and wait for the inspector to join the call. Once the inspection is complete, simply stay in the call and wait for a referee to join.
Judged Awards will qualify teams for the VEX Robotics World Championship 2021 (Worlds). We will be using a similar judging process to the one that REC will use at Worlds, which will help prepare your teams for that event. Please review the items below that are required for consideration for Judged Awards.
Pre-submission of a Digital Engineering Notebook is used for Remote Event Judging. Digital Engineering Notebooks may take any form that is accessible by clicking a link without any special software other than a web browser or PDF reader. A bound notebook that is scanned as a PDF and stored in a cloud service meets the definition of a Digital Engineering Notebook. A document stored in a cloud-based service meets the definition of a Digital Engineering Notebook. These are only two examples of an acceptable Digital Engineering Notebook. It is the team’s responsibility to ensure the link is accessible. Additionally, it is the responsibility of the team to ensure their submission is legible.
A digital Engineering Notebook must be submitted to qualify for the Excellence Award and Design Award.
You will not be able to upload your notebook as a file. It must be submitted as a link.
Action Item: If you plan on submitting your notebook for judging, convert it to a digital file with an accessible link.
Submission Instructions for Notebooks
If you receive an invitation to provincials you will receive an email with links to submit your notebooks closer to the event. Submission of your engineering design notebook will be due by Tuesday, April 13 if you want them considered for judging.
If you foresee not having the ability to produce a digital version of your notebook please let us know as soon as possible so we can work with you on an alternative submission method.
Grade Level: Middle School
Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes
Judging Format: Remote judging
Event Dates & Locations
205 Riviera Drive
Markham, Ontario L3R 5J8
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Tuesday , April 13th- Notebooks Due
Saturday April 17th - SCHEDULE TO BE ANNOUNCED
If you are interested in vounteering remotely for this event, please contact James at email@example.com
Emergency/Bad Weather Policy
Refunds will be offered until Wednesday, April 7th, 2021
Health and Safety Policies
Please follow your district health and school board guidelines for all COVID-19 precautions. Make sure students have access to hand sanitizer and masks as needed.
2 Streams will run during this event, titled field 1 and field 2. Teams will be assigned 1 of 2 fields that they will compete on, and their attempts will be streamed on their respective field stream. Check back closer to the event for links!
Please visit the link below to pay for this competition. Be sure to include ALL team numbers, and ensure to pay for all your teams. The fee, as listed above is $50CAD per team.
If you experience any issues with payment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is the link to submit your engineering notebook:
ALL NOTEBOOKS DUE BY TUESDAY, APRIL 13.