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2018 VEX Robotics World Championship - VEX IQ Challenge Middle School Division

Date
29-Apr-2018 - 1-May-2018
Event Code
RE-VIQC-17-3802
Program
VEX IQ Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Capacity
400
Spots Open
2
Event Region
Kentucky
Price
$975.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

EVENT DESCRIPTION

The 2018 VEX Robotics World Championship, presented by the Northrop Grumman Foundation, brings together top robotics teams in the VEX IQ Challenge, VEX Robotics Competition, and VEX U under one roof to celebrate their accomplishments and participate with the best teams from around the world. The event includes top teams from events happening in cities around the world from June 2017 to March 2018. Teams will play the current VEX IQ Challenge game, Ringmaster. For information about the game, click here.

A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS AND SPONSORS

Special thanks to our Global Sponsors Autodesk, TVA, Dell, NASA, Texas Instruments, Google, HexBug, IFI, Rack Solutions, VEX Robotics, and Robomatter.

We also would like to thank our many VEX Robotics World Championship sponsors: MathWorks, Microchip, US Army, Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Kentucky, Navy, Diversified Woodcrafts, Nissan, UPS, Nordson, Robotmesh, Kentucky Association of Manufacturers, East Kentucky Power Cooperative, EdCo, Toyotetsu, Zeon, TATA Consulting Services, Kodak, and Maker Mobile, Inc. The commitment and support of these partners ensure a great experience for everyone attending the event.

VEX WORLDS 2018 DIVISION TEAM LISTS -- VEX IQ CHALLENGE MIDDLE SCHOOL

VEX WORLDS 2018 QUALIFICATION MATCH LISTS -- VEX IQ CHALLENGE MIDDLE SCHOOL

VEX WORLDS 2018 PRACTICE MATCH LISTS -- VEX IQ CHALLENGE MIDDLE SCHOOL

CRITERIA FOR VEX IQ CHALLENGE FINALS

Click here for the criteria that will be used during the VEX IQ Challenge Finals.

SKILLS CHALLENGES INFORMATION

Click here for information about Skills Challenges at the 2018 VEX Robotics World Championship.

GUIDEBOOK APP

To install our VEX Worlds 2018 (VEX IQ Challenge) mobile application for iOS or Android download these instructions.

PRE-SUBMITTED AWARDS INFORMATION

Eligible teams are listed in the following documents. If you have any questions, please contact Tarek Shraibati at: tarek@roboticseducation.org.

CONCESSIONS

To order team lunches before the event, visit the “Concessions” tab after submitting the team's event registration and completing the survey. Make sure to order before the pre-order period closes on April 8.

For hours concession areas and food trucks are open during VEX Worlds click here.

WAIT LIST

A wait list has been created for teams that have not qualified at an event or teams that have qualified and did not register on time. If spots open up, teams on the wait list will be notified and instructed to register. Space at World Championship will be in high demand and we don't anticipate many (if any) spots opening up for teams on the wait list. Click the "Wait List" tab to place your team on the wait list.

TEAM FAQ

Please download and review the VEX Worlds 2018 Team FAQ document for commonly asked questions and more information.

TEAM PARTY

The VEX Robotics World Championship will once again conclude with a Team Party at Kentucky Kingdom amusement park. Tickets purchased before midnight (CST) on March 23, 2018, will cost $30. Tickets purchased after midnight (CST) on March 23, will cost $45.

PROGRAM BOOK

The VEX Robotics World Championship Program Book contains all the information you need to make your trip to Louisville a memorable one, with the event agenda, shuttle and hotel information, local attractions, Show Your Badge discounts, the VEX Worlds team party and much, much more.

ROBOT SHIPPING OPTION

Information about shipping your robot, tools, and supplies through Fern Exposition can be found in the following Competitor Kits:

If you have any questions about robot shipping information, please contact Fern directly at (502) 367-0254.

THE REC FOUNDATION STORE

The REC Foundation Store will be open for teams looking for VEX Robotics parts at VEX Worlds.

Store hours:

  • Wednesday: 12:00 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday: 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Monday: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

APPAREL

Online apparel from Fine Designs for the 2018 VEX Robotics World Championship is now available!

orld Championship is now available!

VENUE AND PIT AREA MAPS

Click the links below to download the Venue and Pit Area Maps for the VEX IQ Challenge portion (April 29-May 1) of the 2018 VEX Robotics Worlds Championship.

TEAM EMAIL BLAST ARCHIVE

Please follow this link that will direct you to the team email blast archive on VEXForum.com.

SPECTATOR INFORMATION

The VEX Robotics World Championship is free and open to the public. This lively and engaging event is suitable for the entire family. Spectators are welcome to attend the ceremonies, watch matches, and visit with teams in the pit area. Click here for parking information.

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Grade Level: Middle School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 29-Apr-2018 - 1-May-2018

Venue/Location:
Kentucky Exposition Center
937 Phillips Ln
Louisville, Kentucky 40209
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

Please click here for the 2018 VEX Robotics World Championship Agenda. Please note that since this agenda is tentative, times may vary from 15-30 minutes.

Volunteer

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WE NEED VOLUNTEERS OF ALL SKILL LEVELS - Volunteer at the VEX Robotics World Championship and help make this event the best experience ever for our participating students! Many volunteer roles do not require previous experience, and we provide online training resources to prepare you for any position. Join our volunteer team, get inspired, and have fun!

An average shift is 6-8 hours, and you can sign up for one shift, multiple shifts, and even multiple days if it suits your schedule. Volunteers who can commit to an entire day or more will get a free t-shirt, meals and snacks, swag bag, and free parking. This year we are again offering self-scheduling online, making it easy for you to select and view your shifts from any computer or mobile device.

Make volunteering a family affair! Younger kids who can pay attention to directions make great Field Resetters, and we can pair you up in the same area to volunteer together in most cases. Visit our VEX Worlds Volunteers page to learn about available volunteer positions and to sign up. We look forward to seeing you in Louisville!

Please email volunteer@roboticseducation.org with any questions.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Teams will be notified, via email, if any event occurs that would jeopardize the 2018 VEX Robotics World Championship.

Refund Policy

VEX Robotics World Championship registration cancellations must be received by March 2, 2018, in order to receive a full refund. All cancellations must be emailed to support@robotevents.com with the team number and the contact information for the team. Teams that cancel on March 3, 2018, or after will not receive a refund for their registration fee.


Date: 29-Apr-2018 - 1-May-2018
Kentucky Exposition Center
937 Phillips Ln
Louisville, Kentucky 40209
United States

Travel Info

HOTEL & TRAVEL INFORMATION

Click here for VRC teams to see the many discounted, team-friendly hotels.

Click here for VEX IQ Challenge teams to see the many discounted, team-friendly hotels.

These recommended hotels have been approved by VEX and offer the best rate guarantee and best terms and amenities to teams.

TRANSPORTATION

Click here for team airline, charter bus, or rental vehicle options and reservations to get to and from your destinations while in Louisville.

AIRPORT TRANSFERS

Teams are responsible for making their own arrangements for travel between the Louisville Airport (SDF) and their hotel.

Information about Louisville ground transportation services can be found on the airport's website.

SHUTTLE SCHEDULE

We are excited to announce that there will be a free shuttle bus loop between the Kentucky Exposition Center and many area hotels during VEX Worlds. Click here for details.

Click here for the 2018 VEX Robotics World Championship Shuttle Bus Area Map.

TEAM PARTY

VEX Worlds will once again conclude with a Team Party at Kentucky Kingdom amusement park. Tickets purchased before midnight (CST) on March 23, 2018, will cost $30. Tickets purchased after midnight (CST) on March 23, will cost $45.

VISA AND INVITATION LETTER REQUESTS

The REC Foundation is happy to provide visa and invitation letters to teams. In order to process visa and invitation letters, please have the team's primary contact fill out this form.

Please have the following information available:

  • Team info such as number, school/organization, and contact details
  • Names, birth dates, and passport country/number for every team member (including adults traveling as mentors or chaperones)

Visa and invitation letters submitted after January 31, 2018, will be processed as soon as possible, but may take up to three weeks.

Please Note: The REC Foundation will not produce a separate letter for each team member. Instead, the foundation will produce a letter for the entire team and attach the list of team members and mentors.

LEARN MORE ABOUT LOUISVILLE

To learn more about our exciting host city, please visit our Louisville VEX Robotics World Championship Microsite.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO THE KENTUCKY EXPO CENTER

Click here for driving instructions to the Kentucky Expo Center.

PARKING AT VEX WORLDS

All teams will get one parking pass valid for the duration of the event. The parking passes will be included in your registration packet that you will receive at the event upon check-in. To purchase parking passes click here. Parking passes may also be purchased at the ticket booth immediately inside the glass doors of the Workman Lobby.

If your team has more than one vehicle, additional vehicles will need to pay for parking. The REC Foundation has arranged a special discounted rate for VEX Worlds 2018 attendees.

  • VEX Robotics World Championship single day, single use parking pass: $8/day (no in/out privileges)
  • VRC/VEX U 3-Day Pass (April 26-28): $36 (in/out privileges)
  • VEX IQ Challenge 2-day pass (April 30-May 1): $24 (in/out privileges)
  • VRC/VEX U/VEX IQ Challenge full Week pass (April 26-May 1): $60 (in/out privileges)

Click here for a map and additional information regarding private charter parking.

Note: Parking is free on Wednesday, April 25, and Sunday, April 29.

KENTUCKY DERBY MUSEUM VEX WORLDS 2018 TICKETING

The Kentucky Derby Museum is one of the premiere attractions in the Louisville region, celebrating the tradition, history, hospitality and pride of the world-renown event that is the Kentucky Derby. Check out the special reduced rates for advanced purchase offered exclusively for VEX Robotics: April 23–May 1, 2018. With multiple tour options available, there's sure to be something to fit your interests.

LOUISVILLE BATS

PLAY BALL! If you’re searching for a safe and enjoyable place to entertain your students while in Louisville, look no further than a Louisville Bats baseball game. With a ballpark honored by national publications as one of the nation’s best, the setting is perfect for hosting student groups and it’s located less than a mile from most downtown hotels.

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Webcast

Visit RobotEvents.com/VEXtv during the event to build your own custom webcast and live results screen!

Global and Event Sponsors

Special thanks to our Global Sponsors Autodesk, TVA, Dell, NASA, Texas Instruments, Google, HexBug, IFI, Rack Solutions, VEX Robotics, and Robomatter.

We also would like to thank our many VEX Robotics World Championship sponsors: MathWorks, Microchip, US Army, Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Kentucky, Navy, Diversified Woodcrafts, Nissan, UPS, Nordson, Robotmesh, Kentucky Association of Manufacturers, East Kentucky Power Cooperative, EdCo, Toyotetsu, Zeon, TATA Consulting Services, Kodak, and Maker Mobile, Inc. The commitment and support of these partners ensure a great experience for everyone attending the event.

A 1-page description of the current challenge (VEX IQ Ringmaster) is available here.

VEX IQ Challenge Ringmaster Game Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEM Hall of Fame Inductees
Award Recipient
Partner of the Year Northrop Grumman Foundation
Teacher of the Year Nona Reimer
Volunteer of the Year LeRoy Nelson
Mentor of the Year Brigitte Wiegand
VEX IQ Challenge Middle School
Award Team # Team Name Affiliation Location
VEX IQ Challenge Middle School Excellence Award 21549   Queen ELizabeth's School London, United Kingdom
Middle School Teamwork Challenge World Champions 12580F FuzhouNO.1HS&CFR Create Future Robot fuzhou, Fujian, China
Middle School Teamwork Challenge World Champions 1140Z Discobots ζ Brampton Robotics Education Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Middle School Teamwork Challenge World 2nd Place 12279A Tianjiabing-1上海田家炳 Shanghai Tianjiabing High School Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Middle School Teamwork Challenge World 2nd Place 80516E Tiger Hawks Tiger Hawks Community Robotics Club Erie, Colorado, United States
Middle School Teamwork Challenge World 3rd Place 12580A Qiantang & Create Future Create Future Robot fuzhou, Fujian, China
Middle School Teamwork Challenge World 3rd Place 10700B I2C Great Minds Robotics Tarzana, California, United States
VEX IQ Challenge Middle School - Science Division
Award Team # Team Name Affiliation Location
Division Teamwork Challenge Champion 12580F FuzhouNO.1HS&CFR Create Future Robot fuzhou, Fujian, China
Division Teamwork Challenge Champion 1140Z Discobots ζ Brampton Robotics Education Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Division Teamwork Challenge 2nd Place 12279A Tianjiabing-1上海田家炳 Shanghai Tianjiabing High School Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Division Teamwork Challenge 2nd Place 80516E Tiger Hawks Tiger Hawks Community Robotics Club Erie, Colorado, United States
Division Teamwork Challenge 3rd Place 1008C The Guardians Vermillion Area Robotics Club Vermillion, South Dakota, United States
Division Teamwork Challenge 3rd Place 1550C Da Swedish Fish Da Swedish Fish (Peroni Family/Team541) Queen Creek, Arizona, United States
Amaze Award 21549A Gear Squad Queen ELizabeth's School London, United Kingdom
Build Award 10480B Golden Gears St. Mary School Los Gatos, California, United States
Create Award 10740W Wall-e wombats Oak Mountain Middle School Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Design Award 6277X Harvey MS X The Harvey School Katonah, New York, United States
Energy Award 10173F HBS Vexecutioners Henrietta Barnett School London, United Kingdom
Innovate Award 1008C The Guardians Vermillion Area Robotics Club Vermillion, South Dakota, United States
Inspire Award 3204S SPC Bots Sylvester St Peter's College Palmerston North, New Zealand
Judges' Award 83242A Leaders4tomorrow First Skills Club Sfax, Tunisia
Sportsmanship Award 11375D Robolions Lakeland Elementary Middle School Batimore, Maryland, United States
STEM Research Award 5017C GAtastrophe Greenwich Academy Greenwich, Connecticut, United States
Think Award 11336A The LADs Long Hill FORCE -- Central Middle School Stirling, New Jersey, United States
VEX IQ Challenge Middle School - Technology Division
Award Team # Team Name Affiliation Location
Division Teamwork Challenge Champion 12580A Qiantang & Create Future Create Future Robot fuzhou, Fujian, China
Division Teamwork Challenge Champion 10700B I2C Great Minds Robotics Tarzana, California, United States
Division Teamwork Challenge 2nd Place 1140M Discobots Canada Brampton Robotics Education Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Division Teamwork Challenge 2nd Place 27082A YinChuang因创机器人二队 YinChuang Robot Laboratory Beijing, Beijing, China
Division Teamwork Challenge 3rd Place 59990C LemonNation South Texas Competitive Robotics Alliance San Antonio, Texas, United States
Division Teamwork Challenge 3rd Place 10515F The Talking Heads Fulbright Junior High School Bentonville, Arkansas, United States
Amaze Award 5432A PunaTechs 5432A Kea'au Middle School Keaau, Hawaii, United States
Build Award 2045U REBotics U Ransom Everglades Middle School Coconut Grove, Florida, United States
Create Award 999A Rising Phoenix Capital Robotics Club Mclean, Virginia, United States
Design Award 10515F The Talking Heads Fulbright Junior High School Bentonville, Arkansas, United States
Energy Award 10173E HBS Incredibots Henrietta Barnett School London, United Kingdom
Innovate Award 929D Hereford Zone Robotics Hereford Middle School Monkton, Maryland, United States
Inspire Award 11771S Creobotics Creoscendo Beirut, Lebanon
Judges' Award 10700B I2C Great Minds Robotics Tarzana, California, United States
Sportsmanship Award 10979C MWSO DC Rising VII Metro Warrior STEM Organization Washington, District of Columbia, United States
STEM Research Award 23310X Lords of the Ring Cain Middle School Rockwall, Texas, United States
Think Award 323A APEX Cornerstone Robotics Pendleton, Indiana, United States
VEX IQ Challenge Middle School - Engineering Division
Award Team # Team Name Affiliation Location
Division Teamwork Challenge Champion 555A Gladiators KraftWerx Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Division Teamwork Challenge Champion 1900H Hunters RainForest East Palo Alto, California, United States
Division Teamwork Challenge 2nd Place 10978A Desert Titan Trinity Homeschool Robotics Club Chandler, Arizona, United States
Division Teamwork Challenge 2nd Place 12112B marlin memory robotics Houston, Texas, United States
Division Teamwork Challenge 3rd Place 27112B Branch of CJL MSch B陈经纶 Branch of Beijing Chen Jinglun Middle School Beijing, Beijing, China
Division Teamwork Challenge 3rd Place 38022J Wu Zhe Cheng Ba Beijing NO.21 Middle School beijing, Beijing, China
Amaze Award 1900H Hunters RainForest East Palo Alto, California, United States
Build Award 31337G Mountain Brook Robotics-G Mountain Brook Robotics-MBJH Mountain Brook, Alabama, United States
Create Award 2045S REBotics Ransom Everglades Middle School Coconut Grove, Florida, United States
Design Award 10700A Fellowship of the Rings Great Minds Robotics Tarzana, California, United States
Energy Award 11123A Goulburn High 1 Goulburn High School Goulburn, Australia
Innovate Award 11353A The Warriorettes Carrollton Schools Carrollton, Ohio, United States
Inspire Award 9366C Richton Robotics Richton School District Richton, Mississippi, United States
Judges' Award 1028A Robominds Mountain View Elementary School East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, United States
Sportsmanship Award 2501W The Hive Thomas Jefferson High School Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
STEM Research Award 2022A Tech-noids Montverde Academy Montverde, Florida, United States
Think Award 10330B CICYT CICYT DURANGO Durango, Durango, Mexico
VEX IQ Challenge Middle School - Arts Division
Award Team # Team Name Affiliation Location
Division Teamwork Challenge Champion 18705A Fu Xu Beijing Fuxu Mechatronics Engineering Ltd. Beijing, Beijing, China
Division Teamwork Challenge Champion 11173C Mililani Masters Cornerstone Engineering Robotics Mililani, Hawaii, United States
Division Teamwork Challenge 2nd Place 27112A Branch of CJL MSch A陈经纶 Branch of Beijing Chen Jinglun Middle School Beijing, Beijing, China
Division Teamwork Challenge 2nd Place 747A RGB Robotics RGB Robotics Fremont, California, United States
Division Teamwork Challenge 3rd Place 38022G Ji Yuan Chuang Ke 5 Beijing NO.21 Middle School beijing, Beijing, China
Division Teamwork Challenge 3rd Place 10582B Teles. Justo Sierra Telesecundaria Justo Sierra Gutierrez Zamora, Veracruz, Mexico
Amaze Award 2437B Lancer Robotics Sacred Hearts Academy Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Build Award 10226A Viper Sanford Middle School Opelika, Alabama, United States
Create Award 27070A Werobot韦伯双语 Werobot bilingual school(Deyang) deyang, Sichuan, China
Design Award 92P Vexmen: Phoenix Brandywine Robotics Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, United States
Energy Award 809D Fellowship of the Rings Pittsburgh Urban Christian School Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Innovate Award 70145A TNT Private school №1 Novorossiysk, Russia
Inspire Award 1714A WildCats Innova't Educació Girona, Girona, Spain
Judges' Award 10726A The Durg Monsters Wood River Middle School Hailey, Idaho, United States
Sportsmanship Award 33884B Tiim Mountain Orimattilan yhteiskoulu Orimattila, Finland
STEM Research Award 98000H F.B.I. Foothills Middle School Wenatchee, Washington, United States
Think Award 11336C The 4 C's Long Hill FORCE -- Central Middle School Stirling, New Jersey, United States
VEX IQ Challenge Middle School - Math Division
Award Team # Team Name Affiliation Location
Division Teamwork Challenge Champion 10582A Teles. Justo Sierra Telesecundaria Justo Sierra Gutierrez Zamora, Veracruz, Mexico
Division Teamwork Challenge Champion 10769D Wild Cards Palmetto Scholars Academy North Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Division Teamwork Challenge 2nd Place 1926D 1926D Lanier Middle School Houston, Texas, United States
Division Teamwork Challenge 2nd Place 27103A Rising Dragon @MAGO ROBOT Beijing MAGO Education Science and Tech.Co., Ltd Beijing, Beijing, China
Division Teamwork Challenge 3rd Place 38022C Ji Yuan Chuang Ke 1 Beijing NO.21 Middle School beijing, Beijing, China
Division Teamwork Challenge 3rd Place 11173B Mililani Masters Cornerstone Engineering Robotics Mililani, Hawaii, United States
Amaze Award 2437A Lancer Robotics Sacred Hearts Academy Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Build Award 5081E Mecha-Knights Pembroke Pines Charter Middle School- West Campus Pembroke Pines, Florida, United States
Create Award 11336B ASHA Long Hill FORCE -- Central Middle School Stirling, New Jersey, United States
Design Award 98000E Froot Loops Foothills Middle School Wenatchee, Washington, United States
Energy Award 10804T Oasis - Mavericks Oasis International School Cairo, Egypt
Innovate Award 10173G HBS Infinity Henrietta Barnett School London, United Kingdom
Inspire Award 10719C VEXIQ BEAR M3 Young Jae academy Daejeon, South Korea
Judges' Award 7035A Robotic Tigers Colegio San Conrado Ponce, Puerto Rico
Sportsmanship Award 74801J V.N.C. Gainesville Robotics Booster Gainesville, Florida, United States
STEM Research Award 11110C Greenspun Robotics Greenspun Junior High School Henderson, Nevada, United States
Think Award 43829E M.I.J International School Manila Taguig City Manila, Philippines
VEX IQ Challenge Middle School Skills Challenge Winners
Award Team # Team Name Affiliation Location
Middle School Robot Skills Challenge World Champion 747A RGB Robotics RGB Robotics Fremont, California, United States
Middle School Robot Skills Challenge World 2nd Place 2437A Lancer Robotics Sacred Hearts Academy Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Middle School Robot Skills Challenge World 3rd Place 80516E Tiger Hawks Tiger Hawks Community Robotics Club Erie, Colorado, United States
Online Challenge Award Winners
Award Team # Team Name Affiliation Location
Robot Virtual Worlds Online Challenge Sponsored by Robomatter 31009A Xi'an TieYi High School A Xi'an, China
VIQC Promote Award Online Challenge 11791C Nova Asuncion, Paraguay
VIQC Girl Powered Online Challenge Sponsored by Google 2014F Sandpiper Hexperts Redwood City, California, United States