Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
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GTACS IQ ES/MS Pitching In Tournament

Date
29-Jan-2022
Event Code
RE-VIQC-21-6126
Program
VEX IQ Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Capacity
28
Spots Open
0
Event Region
Michigan
Max Registrations per Organization
7
Price
$65.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

**All approved events and event attendees are required to follow all local, state, federal, or any other government ordinances regarding COVID-19 safety procedures, social distancing, and best hygiene practices. We will continually assess, based on current government guidelines, whether to postpone, cancel, or significantly reduce the number of attendees when necessary.

We’re  very excited that you’re considering the GTACS Tipping Point In-Person Tournament.

Judging:  Teams will have the opportunity to talk with Judges. Teams wishing to be eligible for all judged awards must submit an Engineering Notebook.

Skills: Skills will be available on a first come first serve basis.  Limit - 3 driver, 3 auto.  All skills runs must be completed by the end of qualifying rounds.  

Tournament: We will be playing Pitching In as a traditional live in-person tournament.  Expect between 5-7 qualifying rounds before finals. 

Additional Notes:

  • Teams are encouraged to maintain 6 feet minimum distance between other teams unless playing in a match.
  • Masks are recommended for students and adults, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Teams are encouraged to use hand sanitizer prior to placing their robot on the field and resetting game elements.
  • Food will NOT be permitted (individual water bottles are permitted)
  • All team registrations MUST BE PAID within 2 weeks of your team registration date and at least 1 week prior to the event.  Failure to meet these payment policies may result in your team being moved to the waitlist.

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 29-Jan-2022

Venue/Location:
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Middle School
1601 North Three Mile Road
Traverse City, Michigan 49696
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

Agenda is Subject to Change

  • Maximum Skills per team: 3 Driver and 3 Programming 

    • 8:30am             Doors Open
    • 9:30am             Notebook turn in deadline
    • 9:30am             Driver Meeting
    • 9:50am             Opening Ceremony
    • 10:00am           Qualification Rounds Begin and Skills Fields Open
    • 12:00pm           Lunch Break (no Skills during lunch)
    • 12:30pm           Judging will continue for all other teams
    • 1:00pm             Qualification Rounds Continue
    • 2:00pm             Skills Fields Close
    • 2:30pm              Finals Begin
    • 3:00pm              Awards

Volunteer

Volunteers are what make our robotics events thrive.  Please consider helping at this and other regional events.  

Your help is always welcome and appreicated.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

This is an In-Person Live event.  In the event of any cancelations, state restrictions or weather, we will post any cancelation updates in this section. 

The event title will also be udated to reflect "Cancelled".

Refund Policy

There are typically no refunds for this event. Please see below for our COVID-19 refund policy.

All team registrations MUST BE PAID within 2 weeks of your team registration date and at least 1 week prior to the event.  Failure to meet these payment policies may result in your team being moved to the waitlist.

COVID-19 and weather Refund Policies

If we cancel the event due to COVID-19 or any other reason, we will issue refunds for the event, reschedule the event, or apply the funds to a different event we are running at our discretion.

Any refunds will be issued only after payment is received from the REC Foundation. No refunds will include the $5 that is kept by the REC Foundation for credit card processing.

Refunds will not be offered in cases where we do not cancel the event. Please consider potential travel restrictions and weather when signing up and paying for the event.

Health and Safety Policies

  • Teams are encouraged to maintain 6 feet minimum distance between other teams to the fullest extent possible
  • Masks are recommended for all students and adults, regardless of vaccination status
  • Teams are encouraged to use hand sanitizer prior to touching any common item not owned by the individual team
  • Food will NOT be permitted (individual water bottles are permitted)

Date: 29-Jan-2022
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Middle School
1601 North Three Mile Road
Traverse City, Michigan 49696
United States

Travel Info

Please allow the necessary time to have your robot and team (students and mentor) report to the event on time.

Weather may be a factor for this event.  Allow for extra time.

Webcast

A webcast will not be available for this event

Judging Format

  •  In-Person Judging - The Team Interviews and Engineering Notebooks will be judged in-person the day of the event. Teams should bring a physical copy of their notebook to submit to the judges.