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2024 Ohio VIQRC Middle School State Championship; Marion, OH

Date
2-Mar-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
RE-VIQRC-23-2553
Program
VEX IQ Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Field Control System
N/A
Capacity
45
Spots Open
2
Event Region
Ohio
Standard Registration Opens
1-Nov-2023 12:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
28-Feb-2024 12:00 EST
Payment Deadline
17-Feb-2024 12:00 EST
Price
$180.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Welcome to the 2024 Ohio VEX IQ Middle School State Championship!

We are looking forward to welcoming the best VEX IQ teams in the state of Ohio for this championship event!  Qualified teams should be sure to register prior to the deadline and make sure that payment for registration fees has been processed. 

 

Important Details:

*Update 2/24/24, 6:30 PM: 

All invitations from Skills have been sent!  

 

2/23/2024 Update Sent to Coaches and Team Contacts:  See it HERE!

 

*Update*

A decision on how many teams will be selected from the Skills list will be made and announced on February 26th once all season results have been uploaded and confirmed.

 

 

Lunch:

Concessions will be available.  CASH ONLY!

Pizza Pre-Orders will be available HERE.

Make lunchtime easy!  Pre-order whole pizzas for your teams!  Cheese or pepperoni, 16" X-LARGE,  $15 each

Payment should be made directly to the concession stand when you check-in in the morning.  CASH ONLY!

ORDER DEADLINE:  WEDNESDAY, February 28th by 5:00 pm.
**We can no longer accept pre-orders after this deadline.  No exceptions. 

Whole pizzas will NOT be available from regular event concessions.

 

Competition Preparation:

This event is sure to be a fast-paced and exciting event. All teams should come prepared for competition. Here are a few steps that every team should take to ensure that they are prepared.

1. Review the rules, the code of conduct, and run through the inspection checklist. 

2. Check the VIQRC Official Q & A for official rule updates and changes or the VEX Forum for relevant discussion boards.

3. Carefully read all of the information contained in this tournament posting

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

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

6. Ensure that you have the latest version of firmware.

 

Qualifying Criteria

Please refer to the REC Library Qualifying Criteria for VIQRC, VRC, and VEX U Events document to review the criteria that both teams and events must meet for qualification into 2023-2024 Event Region Championship events, such as the Ohio State Championship, as well as the World Championship.  Spot allocations for VEX IQ can be found in Appendix A and Appendix C. 

 

Animals

  • Except for service animals or approved support animals for persons with disabilities, no pets/animals are permitted inside the Marion Coliseum. The guest is responsible for the actions and for meeting all needs of the service animal.

Grade Level: Middle School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 2-Mar-2024

Venue/Location:
Marion County Fairgrounds & Veterans Memorial Coliseum
220 East Fairground Street
Marion, Ohio 43302
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

Schedule is subject to change.

8:00 - Doors Open, Team Check-In, Inspections Begins

9:00 - 10:00 Skills

9:30 - Inspection Closes

9:45 - Event Meeting

10:00-12:00  - Qualification Rounds 

12:00-1:00 BREAK - Lunch, Skills, Team Interviews

1:00-4:15 - Qualification Rounds

4:15 - Final Matches (top 10 Alliances)

5:30 - Awards

Volunteer

Volunteers are an important part of every event and we acknowledge that these events would be impossible without them. We appreciate those volunteers who are willing to give of their time for the benefit of our students!  Volunteers help make events run smoothly and play a critical role in every process, from registration to scoring to judging. Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt and lunch.

Sign up here to volunteer at this or any of the 2024 VEX Robotics Ohio State Championship events:  https://signup.com/go/kaNEpEE

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the event of bad weather, we will make every attempt to contact all coaches by email, phone or text, as well as make announcements through social media of any changes of the event or the event schedule. 

We will also put all cancelations on WMRN AM 1490 and FM 95.9

http://wmrn.iheart.com/articles/closings-and-delays-122096/closings-and-delays-9395790/

Refund and Payment Policies

If this event is canceled by the Event Partner, a refund for registration fees paid minus the $5 REC processing fee will be issued to each team. 

If a Coach/Mentor completes registration for the event and then chooses to withdraw or not attend, registration fees will not be refunded. 

Date: 2-Mar-2024
Marion County Fairgrounds & Veterans Memorial Coliseum
220 East Fairground Street
Marion, Ohio 43302
United States

Travel Info

 

 

Webcast

We will be live-streaming this event on the Ohio VEX Robotics State Championship YouTube Channel. 

Judging Format

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

Judges will be working in accordance with the Judge Guide, which states that "All teams being judged for an event should be judged in the same format to ensure consistency in the judging experience."    PLEASE NOTE...if a team has a digital engineering notebook, these must be printed IN ADVANCE in order for the team to submit a physical copy to the judges.  Links to an online version or flash drives will not be accepted. 

Please refer to the Judge Guide for all judging and Engineering Notebook information, criteria, procedures, rubrics, etc. 

Sponsors

Thank you for your interest in sponsoring the 2024 Ohio VEX Robotics Competition State Championship. We are always seeking and open to new partnerships and event sponsors are very excited 

Along with the Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation, we strive to provide elementary, middle school, and high school age youth with unique opportunities to participate in high-quality and affordable STEM-based competitive robotics programs and competitions using the VEX Robotics platform. These programs serve as a tool for student engagement in STEM, while also developing critical life skills and preparing students to become future problem solvers. 

We rely on the support of our sponsor partners to sustain and expand this culminating event in Ohio each year. We welcome you to join our family of sponsors and partners in any or all of the following ways:

  • Our Sponsors are highly visible and committed partners who support programs, operations, and team growth in their communities and around the world.
  • Our sponsors have the opportunity to provide financial assistance and have their logo proudly displayed on a variety of event signage & print materials. 
  • All of our sponsors have the opportunity to see their employees engage directly with students as volunteers at events.  

There are endless ways that you or your company can help!

If you have any questions about this form, please email Rob Smith at [email protected]