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Trojan Robotics - Full Volume VIQRC Tournament

Blended VIQRC MS/ES

Date
6-Jan-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
RE-VIQRC-23-2426
Program
VEX IQ Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Field Control System
N/A
Capacity
16
Spots Open
0
Event Region
Iowa
Max Registrations per Organization
6
Standard Registration Opens
30-Oct-2023 16:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
29-Dec-2023 16:00 EST
Payment Deadline
30-Dec-2023 00:00 EST
Price
$35.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Trojan Robotics Full Volume VIQRC tournament will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2024.  

This tournament is open to both middle school and elementary VIQRC teams and will be a mixed tournament, meaning that teams at both levels will partner with and compete against each other. 

Registration Information

All participating teams must be registered with VEX Robotics and the Robot Events website and have an official team number before registering for this event. Tournament fees must be paid before teams are allowed to compete. Registration and payments should be made through the Robot Events website.

Engineering notebooks

We will be collecting Physical engineering notebooks at this event for judging.

Lunch and Concessions

Full concessions will be available from 9 am to 3 pm. Lunch specials will be announced.

Finals Matches

All teams from the qualification rounds will participate in Finals.  These teams will be automatically paired into 8 Alliances.  The top scoring alliance in Finals will earn the Teamwork Champion Award.

Awards

The following awards will be given out: Excellence, Teamwork Champions, Teamwork 2nd place, Design, Robot Skills Champion, Robot Skills 2nd place, Judges and Energy.

Competition Preparation

All teams should come prepared for competition. Here are a few steps that every team should take to ensure that they are prepared.

 

Review all game information: Current Game Webpage

  1. Review the rules and run through the inspection checklist about a week before the competition so that there is ample time for adjustments. Robots must use VEX IQ parts. Please self inspect before arriving at the tournament using the IQ Robot Inspection Checklist

  2. Check the official VEX forums for rule updates and changes.

  3. Carefully read all of the information contained in the tournament posting on robotevents.com

  4. 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

    • Power strip and extension cord

    • Laptop computer

    • Programming cable

    • Engineering notebook (Required for judged awards)

    • Banners and other decorations for your team pit table

    • Giveaways if you have them

  5. Be sure to read 101 Things You Should Know Before Your First VEX Tournament.

  6. Review the descriptions and criteria for the awards that are being given during the tournament.

  7. Prep for your interviews with the judges and read the Judge's Guide. 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 teams are close to each other in the venue pit area. Also, remember no grinding or other actions that create sparks, ask the tournament director for a safe location if grinding is needed.

  9. Ensure that you have the latest version of programming software and firmware for your IQ Brain.

Participation and Consent Form

A completed form for all participants must be uploaded to robotevents.com prior to the tournament. Team leaders will need to check that all team members attending the event have completed the online consent form prior to the tournament. Instructions on how to upload consent forms in English or Spanish is given here: VEX Consent Form (English) or VEX Consent Form (Spanish)


Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 6-Jan-2024

Venue/Location:
West Marshall Middle School
605 3rd Street Northwest
State Center, Iowa 50247
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

8:00 am Doors Open, Check-In, Inspection, Turn in Notebook, Practice Fields Open
8:30 am Skills start for those that have passed Inspection
9:15 am Match lists run for all teams that are checked in
10:00 am Judging begins
12:00 pm Skills Challenge Closes
12:20 pm Event Meeting
12:30 - 3:15 pm Qualification Matches
3:30-4:00 pm Final Alliance Matches
4:00 pm Presentation of Awards

Volunteer

There are many opportunities to volunteer at a tournament. If you would like to help out in any way, please contact Mari Haley at [email protected] for more information. Volunteers will receive a free meal from the concession stand.

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 Mari Haley at 641-485-4157 the day of the event.

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: 

Full refunds, minus the $5.00 processing fee, will be issued if the event is cancelled by the event partner. Please alllow up to 4 weeks to receive the refund.

If a Coach/Mentor completes registration for the event then chooses to withdraw or not attend:

Full refunds, minus the $5.00 processing fee, will be available until two weeks (14 days) before the tournament. After that, refunds based on special circumstances may be made at the discretion of the event partner. 

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 Trojan Robotics VIQRC tournament is voluntary and runs the risk of potential exposure of Covid-19.  You take this risk by participation and hold Trojan Robotics or West Marshall Community School District blameless. 

Judging Format

 

  • 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.