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Allendale Robotics Full Volume Tournament

Blended VIQRC Qualifier Region 4

Date
18-Nov-2023 Add to Calendar
Event Code
RE-VIQRC-23-2982
Program
VEX IQ Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Field Control System
N/A
Capacity
32
Spots Open
23
Event Region
Michigan
Max Registrations per Organization
6
Early-Bird Registration Opens
11-Sep-2023 16:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
7-Oct-2023 16:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
13-Nov-2023 16:00 EST
Payment Deadline
6-Nov-2023 16:00 EST
Price
$75.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Thank you so much for choosing the 3rd Annual Allendale Robotics tournament for your school's IQ teams to compete!  We look forward to seeing you!  

This year we are running:

  • 2 tournament fields in the Allendale MS Gym. 
  • 2 Skills fields in the Allendale MS Gym

Pit tables, seating, and electrical power will be provided for each team attending along with plenty of spectator seating. Teams are welcome to bring their own food. Only teams that are checked in on time will be allowed to compete.  If you are running late please call Jennifer Newberry to make arrangments. 

Lunch and Concessions

  • Concessions will be available all day long. There will be coffee, hot chocolate and donuts in the morning. There will be water, pop, candy and snacks thru out the day. 
  • A lunch ticket will be available for purchase, which includes 2 pieces of pizza, snack and drink. 

Engineering notebooks

All Teams Engineering Notebooks must be a physical notebook and submitted upon arrival.  We will not have the ability to print a notebook on site and we cannot accept an electronic device or URL as submisison

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.

Finals Matches

Up to 20 teams will be paired up and participate in Finals matches. 

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

    • Laptop computer

    • Programming cable

    • Engineering notebook (Required for judged awards)

    • Banners and other decorations for your team pit table

  5. Be sure to readVEX Tournaments 101.

  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.

  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: 18-Nov-2023

Venue/Location:
Allendale Middle School
7161 Pleasant View Court
Allendale Charter Township, Michigan 49401
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

Agenda:

  • 8:00am Doors Open / Robot Check-in and Inspection Begins
  • 9:00am Skills Fields Open  
  • 9:15am Check-in and Robot Inspection Concludes
  • 9:20am Drivers and Coaches meeting
  • 9:30am Teamwork Challenge Qualifying Matches (3)
  • 12:00pm Lunch
  • 1:00pm Teamwork Challenge Qualifying Matches (2)
  • 2:30pm Teamwork Challenge Finals
  • 3:00pm Awards

Volunteer

Please help us at the event.  We cannot do it without wonderful volunteers like you.

Signup here to help: (Link to be added soon)

or contact [email protected]

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. Feel free to call Chad Potinsky at 616-836-2938

Refund and Payment Policies

All requests for refunds must be made 3 weeks prior to the event. Refunds, if approved, will be processed within 2 months following the event.

Event payments are expected when you register for the event and must be completed (showing PAID) a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the event date. Unpaid teams may be removed from the event to allow teams on the waiting list to register. Please contact us at [email protected] if there are considerations to be made.

 

Date: 18-Nov-2023
Allendale Middle School
7161 Pleasant View Court
Allendale Charter Township, Michigan 49401
United States

Travel Info

Map and Directions

Allendale Middle School

7161 Pleasant View Court

Allendale, MI 49401

 

Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/zmpFI

 

  • Parking is available on the East side of the Middle School with overflow parking across the street at the athletic fields and, for extreme overflow, at the Elementary schools.

  • A larger lot is available on the North side of the Middle School for Buses and Trailers.

  • The Main Entrance for Robots, Teams, Spectators, and visitors is on the East side of the building.  Inside the door the hallway will go alongside the Multi-Purpose Room (AKA Pits) and the Gym.

  • Note: There are No Parking zones next to the building needed for Emergency Services.  

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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.