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Kettering University VEX IQ ES/MS Pitching In Tournament

11/13/2021
Kettering University VEX IQ ES/MS Pitching In Tournament

Event Code: RE-VIQC-21-4845

Program: VEX IQ Challenge

Type of Event: Tournament

Event Format: In-Person

Capacity: 24 / Spots Open: 0

Event Region: Michigan

Max Registrations per Organization: 8

Registration Deadline: Mon, Nov 1, 2021 1:10 PM EDT

Price: $65.00

This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
Event Dates

Date: 11/13/2021

Venue/Location:

Kettering University
1700 University Avenue
Flint, Michigan 48504
United States


Grade Level: All

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: In-Person judging

Contact Information

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General Info

Welcome to the Kettering University VEX IQ ES/MS Pitching In Tournament!

  • Thank you for choosing to join us on November 13, 2021, for the Kettering University VEX IQ ES/MS Pitching In Tournament 
  • This is an in-person event that includes Robot Skills Challenge.
  • Teams are expected to pay the registration fee at the time of registration. Those not paid by November 1, 2021, will be waitlisted and not allowed to compete.
  • The event screening station will open at 9:00 AM for teams to check-in.
  • Individuals fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are not required to wear a mask, those not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are required to wear a mask while indoors (this is subject to change if the COVID-19 restrictions change)
  • Kettering University is located at 1700 University Ave, Flint, MI 48504.
  • The Event will be held in Kettering University's FIRST Robotics Center located on the corner of Chevrolet and Dupont Avenues. Look for signs that will direct you to park in the lower parking lot behind the Academic Building. Enter through the double doors next to the stairs.
  • We anticipate the event concluding by no later than 3:00 PM.
  • Please do not bring your team members to this event if they or someone in their household are sick. 
  • For those who have travelled out of state within the 14 days prior to the event, please find the state(s) you traveled to or through and take note of the COVID Positive Percent for each state(s). If any that you traveled to or through in the 14 days prior to the event are 10% of higher, DO NOT attend the event.

https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/testing/tracker/overview

Feel free to reach out with any questions: Kimberly Shumaker kshumaker@kettering.edu 

 

Agenda

9:00am - Doors/Pits Open - Check In and Robot Inspection
9:00 - 10:15am - Check In, Inspection and Practice 
10:15 - 10:30am - Opening Ceremonies and Driver's Meeting
10:30 - 12:00pm - Teamwork Matches, Skills and Judging
12:00 - 1:00pm - Lunch
1:00 - 3:00pm - Teamwork Matches, Skills and Judging continue
2:30pm - Skills close
3:15 - 4:00pm - Final Matches and Awards
4:15pm - Pits Close & Cleanup 

*All times subject to change

Volunteer

Kettering University would be honored to utilize your assistance during the event. Please email Kimberly Shumaker (kshumaker@kettering.edu) to volunteer. We will contact you to discuss the role you would like to play in this special event.

Volunteers will be screened, complete temperature checks and wear masks if they are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Event Cancellation:

If weather, a local emergency, or enhanced coronavirus restrictions cause us to cancel or modify the scheule for this event, we will update this event's RobotEvents.com general information page. Please check the robotevents.com General Information page before traveling to Kettering University for possible notice of a delayed event start time, cancellation or rescheduling of the event due to inclement weather, local emergency or enhanced coronavirus restrictions.

 

Notice will be posted by 5:00 AM the morning of the event (or sooner if decision is made).

Refund Policy

Should the Kettering University VEX IQ ES/MS Pitching In Tournament on November 13, 2021 be cancelled, refunds in the amount of $85 will be issued.

Health and Safety Policies

Health & Safety Policies

While we cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed to COVID-19 during your visit, we are committed to making our venue as safe as possible. We appreciate your cooperation during this unprecedented time and ask that you Visit the CDC website for the latest information. 

 

Competition Safety Measures:

  • Currently:
  • Spectators will be allowed in the event facility
  • Members of registered teams are not limited in number 
  • Individuals who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are not required to wear a mask
  • Individuals not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are required to wear a mask while indoors and to have their temperature taken prior to entry
  • Individuals may be screened prior to entry
  • Kettering University screens staff, faculty and students upon entry to buildings and tests those not vaccinated against COVID-19 at the beginning of each term in Jan, Apr, July and Oct.
  • Masks and hand sanitizer will be available onsite

 

Participant Requirements:

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Face covering required for Individuals not vaccinated against COVID-19

Individuals not vaccinated against COVID-19 are required to wear a mask covering their nose and mouth for the entirety of the event, unless actively eating or outside

 

 

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Screening and Temperature check 

Screening  may be performed and temperature checks will be required for those not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before entering the competition building, anyone with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or greater will not be admitted.

 

 

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Avoid contact with people who may be sick

Days prior to traveling to our event, limit activities that may expose you to friends or family members who are sick

 

 

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Follow volunteer direction

Please follow directions from our volunteers and have patience as we work to provide a safe environment.

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Where do I have to go to get my temperature taken?  Individuals not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will have their temperatures taken at the competition facility entry screening station

  2. What will happen if someone has a high temperature?  Any participant that has a temperature of 100.4 degrees or greater will not be able to enter the event facility and requested that the individual see a doctor, per CDC guidelines.

  3. Will I be required to wear a mask? What if I don’t have one?  Yes if you are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We are following CDC guidelines as well as local health protocols and Kettering University protocols, and masks are required to participate in this event (indoors) if you are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please see details below on what is considered an appropriate mask for your visit. If you do not have a mask, we have them available at no charge. 
  4. What is considered an appropriate mask?  An appropriate mask for the competition must fit the following criteria:
    • Must cover your nose and mouth and be secured under your chin
    • Must fit snugly against the sides of your face and be secured with ear loops or secured around your head
    • We recommend that masks be at least two-ply (consist of at least two layers). Also, a gaiter is not considered an appropriate face covering 
    • The following are NOT permitted at the event:
      • Face coverings that are not secured with ear loops or secured around your head
      • Face coverings that include mesh material or holes of any kind
      • Face coverings that are unable to be secured under your chin, such as bandannas
      • Costume masks or veils                                                                                                                          
  5. What if I don't have a mask?   ​​​Masks will be provided at no charge                                                                                                            
  6. What about masks when participants are eating?  Individuals not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 must wear a mask at all times, unless they are actively eating or drinking.                                                                                                                                         
  7. What if I’m traveling from out-of-state to the event? (outside Michigan)  Individuals should be aware of and comply with government guidelines regarding travel restrictions and mandatory quarantines before visiting our campus. In addition, individuals must comply with Kettering Universities out-of-state travel guidelines by visiting https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/testing/tracker/overview. If the state(s) you travel from and/or through have a COVID Positive Percent of 10% or higher for the seven days prior to the event, you may NOT attend the event.                                             
  8. What if I traveled out of state in the 14 days prior to the event?  Individuals must comply with Kettering Universities out-of-state travel guidelines by visiting https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/testing/tracker/overview. If the state(s) you travel from and/or through have a COVID Positive Percent of 10% or higher for the seven days prior to the event, you may NOT attend the event.

Date: 11/13/2021
Kettering University
1700 University Avenue
Flint, Michigan 48504
United States

Travel Info

Kettering University
1700 University Avenue
Flint, Michigan 48504
United States

Directions to Kettering University:

1700 University Ave., Flint, MI 48504

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Webcast

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Waitlist

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