JR JACKET ROBOTICS - Slapshot VEXIQ Middle School Tournament
- Event Code
- VEX IQ Competition
- Event Type
- Event Format
- Spots Open
- Event Region
- Max Registrations per Organization
- Early-Bird Registration Opens
- 26-Sep-2022 16:00 EDT
- Standard Registration Opens
- 29-Oct-2022 16:00 EDT
- Registration Deadline
- 4-Dec-2022 23:59 EST
- Registration opens at a future date.
JR JACKET ROBOTICS - Slapshot VEX IQ Middle School Tournament
Jr Jacket Robotics Slapshot VEX IQ Middle School Tournament will be held on Saturday, December 10th, 2022. Students this year will design robots for the Slapshot Game, details can be found here: https://www.vexrobotics.com/vexiq/competition/viqc-current-game
This tournament is open to Middle School students (anyone born after May 1, 2007 (i.e. who will be 15 or younger at VEX Worlds 2023). Elementary teams should register for our Elementary tournament instead
Skills Challenges will be available to all teams, with 3 Max Driver attempts and 3 Max Programming attempts per team.
The top ten (10) teams from the qualification rounds will participate in Finals. These ten (10) teams will be automatically paired into 5 Alliances. The top scoring alliance in Finals will earn the Tournament Champion Award.
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: http://link.roboticseducation.org/viqc_robotinspectionchecklist20192020
2. Check the official Game Manual for rule updates and changes here:
3. Check the official QA Forums for rule updates and changes here:
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 have been some small changes to the awards process.
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.
9. 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. Referee training videos can be found here: http://www.roboticseducation.org/vex-iq-challenge/vex-iq-challenge-referee-training-videos/
10. Read through the Robot troubleshooting guide. The guide can be found here:
11. Ensure that you have the latest version of firmware. It can be found here:
DUTY TO SELF-MONITOR:
Participants and volunteers agree to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 (symptoms typically include fever, cough, and shortness of breath) and agree to not attend if any symptoms, potential exposure, or suspected illness are present. As a participant, volunteer, or attendee, You recognize that your participation, involvement and/or attendance at the Junior Jacket VEX Robotics Tournament is voluntary and runs the risk of potential exposure of Covid-19. You take this risk by participation and hold Junior Jacket Robotics blameless.
Grade Level: Middle School
Skills Challenge Offered: Yes
Judging Format: In-Person judging
Event Dates & Locations
2501 West Broadway
Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501
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Saturday, December10th, 2022
8:30am - Doors Open
9:00am - Registration, Inspection, Turn in Notebook
9:30am - Skills Challenge Opens
10:00am - Judging begins
10:30am - Match lists will be generated
11:30am - Skills challange Closes
11:45am - Event Meeting
12:00pm - 4:30 pm Qualification matches
4:45pm - 5:00 pm Final alliance matches
5:00pm - Presentation of awards, closing
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.
No previous experience is needed for most volunteer positions, and you can even bring your kids for a family activity (for example, Field Re-setter is an ideal position for young children).
You can register for the entire event or just a portion of the day as your schedule permits for most positions.
Lunch is included for volunteers.
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
In case of bad weather conditions or possible cancellations please visit the event on RobotEvents.com where we will post updates about the event status as needed. If the event is cancelled or postponed, then the title of the event will be changed to "Cancelled or postponed" in Robotevents.com."If any questions arise please contact Matt Koletzke at 712-310-2717 the day of the event.
Full refunds, minus the $5.00 processing fee, will be available until one week (7 days) before the tournament. After that, refunds based on special circumstances may be made at the discretion of the event partner.
We ask that participants contact Christy Arthur for refund requests. Refunds can take up to 2 - 3 weeks to process following the event.
Health and Safety Policies
DUTY TO SELF-MONITOR:
Participants and volunteers agree to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 (symptoms typically include fever, cough, and shortness of breath) and agree to not attend if any symptoms, potential exposure, or suspected illness are present. As a participant, volunteer, or attendee, You recognize that your participation, involvement and/or attendance at the Junior Jacket VEX IQ Robotics Tournament is voluntary and runs the risk of potential exposure of Covid-19. You take this risk by participation and hold Junior Jacket Robotics blameless.
- All 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.