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Omaha Area VEX IQ League

Date
6-Dec-2021 - 8-Jan-2022
Event Code
RE-VIQC-21-5497
Program
VEX IQ Competition
Event Type
League
Event Format
In-Person
Capacity
28
Spots Open
8
Event Region
Nebraska
Max Registrations per Organization
6
Price
$40.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Omaha Area VEX IQ League Play

The Omaha Area VEX IQ League's mission is to provide convenient opportunities for elementary and middle school students in Omaha Metro area to compete in local robotics tournaments.  League Play dates are especially designed to be an introduction to VEX IQ for young and new teams, the shorter format allows each event to last about 2 hours.

The Championship Event for the Omaha Area VEX IQ League Play will be held on Tuesday, January 21th. The top twenty-four (24) teams from the qualification Ranking will participate in Finals at the Championship Event.  These twenty-four (24) teams will be automatically paired into twelve (12) Alliances.  The top scoring alliance in Finals will earn the Tournament Champion Award. 

Skills Challenges will be available at each League Play event to all teams, with 2 Max Driver attempts and 2 Max Programming attempts per team.  

Students this year will design robots for the Pitching In, details can be found here:  https://www.vexrobotics.com/vexiq/competition/viqc-current-game

LATE Arrivals
Teams must be checked in 30 minutes prior to the start of the qualification matches so that the match schedule may be printed. Teams must contact the event partner if they are running late or they will be removed from the team list for the event. 

Competition Preparation

This event is sure to be a fast-paced and exciting event. To help all teams prepare, here are a few tips for each team:

1. Review the rules and run through the inspection checklist about a week before the competition so that there is ample time for adjustments. The inspection checklist can be found here. https://www.roboticseducation.org/documents/2019/09/viqc-robot-inspection-checklist.pdf/

2. Check the official Game Manual for rule updates and changes.
http://www.roboticseducation.org/vex-iq-challenge/viq-current-game/

3. Check the official QA Forums for rule updates and changes.
https://www.robotevents.com/VIQC/2021-2022/QA

4. Carefully read all of the information contained in this tournament posting all updates will be posted here

5. Pack for the event the day before the day of departure. Here are a few items that you don't want to forget.

  • Spare parts & tools
  • Batteries and chargers
  • Programming cable
  • Power strip
  • Laptop computer
  • Engineering notebook.

6. Read through the Awards Appendix, there has been some small changes to the awards process. 
https://content.vexrobotics.com/docs/21-22/pitching-in/GameManual-2.0.pdf

7. Prep for your interviews with the judges. Check the awards tab to see what awards will be given during the tournament.

8. Remember that safety comes first, please don't bring tools that pose a safety risk to your team, or others nearby as the venue is a very tight fit. 

8. Understand how the game will be played. VEX IQ participants are more than welcome to watch the referee training videos before they attend a tournament. 

10. Read through the Robot troubleshooting guide. The guide can be found here -
http://content.vexrobotics.com/vexiq/pdf/VEX-IQ-Troubleshooting-Flowcharts-20141117.pdf

11. Ensure that you have the latest version of firmware. https://www.vexrobotics.com/vexiq/resources/vexos


Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: In-Person judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 6-Dec-2021
Venue/Location:
Holy Cross School
1502 South 48th Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68106
United States
Date: 18-Dec-2021
Venue/Location:
St Robert Bellarmine School
11900 Pacific Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68154
United States
Date: 8-Jan-2022
Venue/Location:
Mary Our Queen School
3405 South 119th Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68144
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

Agenda for the first league session on Dec. 6 at Holy Cross:

Agenda for the first league session on Dec. 18 at St. Robert's Bellarmine:

9 am to noon

Agenda for the last league session on Jan. 8 at MOQ, the Championship Session:

1:00-1:15 PM  Doors open. Volunteers check in. Teams check in and turn in Engineering Notebooks
1:15-1:45 PM  Robot Inspection
1:45-2:00 PM  Opening Ceremony/Announcements
2:00-3:30 PM  Judging and Skills Matches
3:30-4:00 PM  Teamwork Finals Matches and Awards
4:00-4:30 PM  Teams depart. Tear down. Doors close

Volunteer

Get Inspired and Have Fun! Be a part of the excitement by joining a team of volunteers who help in a variety of ways to make this event a success for the students involved.

Volunteers will be coordinated at each individual League Play location, the overall Volunteer Coordinator is Brandon Petersen (brandon.petersen@gmail.com or 712-828-5179).  League Play events last just over 2 hours, making League Events a great introduction to volunteering for VEX IQ.

Experience level:
No previous experience is needed for most volunteer positions, and you can even bring your kids for a family activity (for example, Field Resetter is an ideal position for young children).

Want to find out more about these volunteer roles and expectations? Visit the REC Foundation website at RoboticsEducation.org/volunteer to check out position descriptions and find volunteer training materials.

Once you have an assigned volunteer role, please carefully review all guides and training materials posted on the Volunteer Resources page before the event at RoboticsEducation.org/volunteers/volunteer-resources/

Contact the Volunteer Coordinator to register for this event today!

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

If any session has to be cancelled, we will offer an additional session.

The event partner will contact teams if the event must be postponed. Teams should make sure their contact information is up to date on RobotEvents.com and includes both school and non-school phone numbers.

Refund Policy

Full refunds minus the $5.00 processing fee will be available until one week before the first session. After that, refunds based on special circumstances may be made at the discretion of the event partner.