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High Voltage IQ Tournament

VIQRC, Blended ES&MS, In-Person with Physical Notebook Judging

Date
27-Jan-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
RE-VIQRC-23-4337
Program
VEX IQ Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Field Control System
N/A
Capacity
36
Spots Open
0
Event Region
Washington
Max Registrations per Organization
10
Early-Bird Registration Opens
20-Nov-2023 20:00 EST
Standard Registration Opens
16-Dec-2023 20:00 EST
Registration Deadline
25-Jan-2024 12:12 EST
Payment Deadline
15-Dec-2023 13:01 EST
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

Coaches and Team-members,

Thank you for registering for the High Voltage Event - the information below is tentative, please be sure to check back one week before the Event for any changes to the schedule or offerings.

Food:  UPDATE: pizza/snacks/bakegoods will be sold at the Event - Check your Jan 16th & 20th email for the pre-order QR code or you can order & pay the day of Event

OR if you wish, bring your own lunch, snacks and a water bottle. There is plenty of food for sale in Monroe within 2 miles of the school. Bring a warm jacket if you want to eat outside.

Pits:  Each team will have a table for their robot.  We have Guest WiFi, but it is not great so have your robot Programming Code on a USB just in case.  You are welcome to bring your own surge protected extension cords. Label all of your equipment to prevent confusion and loss - reminder to come with fully charged batteries as backup and on your robots.

There will be NO Practice Field available UNLESS a Team(s) is willing to bring their full field to share with everyone  (email me ASAP if you are willing so we can adjust our layout - it would be greatly appreciated!)

  • If Teams want to bring their own field elements to practice on their Pit table that is fine, but there will be no spare space for Teams to bring portions of their own fields for only their individual use unless you want to set up outside the building

Qualification Matches:  Our goal is to run 6-7 qualification matches  (that may change depending on the Teams that check in)

Conduct:  Please remind your students and adults that is is a "student led" Event so only students communicate with Referees, and adults need to stay in the stands as much as possible so Teams can do their own troubleshooting. Overly-aggressive confrontations with volunteer Scorekeepers, Referees, and Judges will not be tolerated, and may result in a written report to the Event Partner that may affect Award decisions. Respectful communication is always welcome, but we have had some problems in the past with students not wanting to accept the answer/decision they were given so please work with your students and parents on how to accept "no" gracefully.

Volunteers always needed:  If you know of any high schoolers or older that want some volunteer hours or just like to help, please have them contact us at this email. The more the merrier, and we feed them all lunch and snacks!

Schedule/Agenda:   [*once Matches start, times may fluctuate - watch the Que Display!]      revised 1/20/24

  • 730am: Check In & Pits Open. Turn in those printed paper-copy EDNs 

  • 730am: Inspection starts  

  • 800a: Skills Field open as soon as teams pass inspection  (robot must be present to hold space in line)

  • 830am: Check in closes   

  • 830am: Inspection closes

  • 900am: Opening Ceremonies and Drivers Meeting    (Skills will pause-no saved spots)

  • 915am: Qualification Matches and Judge visits in Pits begin

  • 1145-1230pm  Lunch

  • 1230-210pm: Qualification Matches and Judging  

  • 130p: Skills Field closes

  • 210p-245p Final Match organization

  • 3:00pm  Final Elimination Matches  

    • the goal is all Teams get a Finals Match, but at a minimum, it will be the top 20 Teams depending on time

  • 4pm: Awards Ceremony

**Any help with cleanup would be greatly appreciated  (trash into cans, breaking down tables, stacking chairs)

If you are sure you will NOT be attending, please let us know ASAP via email until 10pm Friday (then email will NOT be checked again). 

My personal cell # is 206.755.5792. Use it ONLY for Saturday morning non-attendance or travel delays please.

Any additional updates from us will go out by Friday at 5pm at the latest

Please contact us with any questions, looking forward to the Event!

Karen Ash

VIQC Qualifying Tournament

The event must meet the VIQC Qualifying Criteria for the results to upload to RobotEvents, which can be viewed in the REC Foundation Qualifying Criteria.   If there is an out-of-state/region/province/nation team, or a team that double qualifies from the event (not from previous events or other methods), that spot will go to the next highest unqualified team on the Robot Skills ranking at that event. There is no look-back to previous events to see if a team has previously qualified. These spots will be filled by the Event Engagement Manager after the event has been uploaded and the results have been verified.

The state qualification spots are determined by the capacity of the State Championship, the number of events in the state, and the size of the event.  The number of state championship spots for each local event are initially determined by the event capacity and will be reassessed one week prior to the event.  If you have questions about the State Championship qualification process, please contact your Event Engagement Manager, Richard Craig at [email protected].


Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 27-Jan-2024

Venue/Location:
351 Short Columbia St
351 Short Columbia Street
Monroe, Washington 98272
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

Schedule/Agenda:   [*once Matches start, times may fluctuate - watch the Que Display!]      revised 1/20/24

  • 730am: Check In & Pits Open. Turn in those printed paper-copy EDNs 

  • 730am: Inspection starts  

  • 800a: Skills Field open as soon as teams pass inspection  (robot must be present to hold space in line)

  • 830am: Check in closes   

  • 830am: Inspection closes

  • 900am: Opening Ceremonies and Drivers Meeting    (Skills will pause-no saved spots)

  • 915am: Qualification Matches and Judge visits in Pits begin

  • 1145-1230pm  Lunch

  • 1230-210pm: Qualification Matches and Judging  

  • 130p: Skills Field closes

  • 210p-245p Final Match organization

  • 3:00pm  Final Elimination Matches  

    • the goal is all Teams get a Finals Match, but at a minimum, it will be the top 20 Teams depending on time

  • 4pm: Awards Ceremony

**Any help with cleanup would be greatly appreciated  (trash into cans, breaking down tables, stacking chairs)

If you are sure you will NOT be attending, please let us know ASAP via email until 10pm Friday (then email will NOT be checked again). 

My personal cell # is 206.755.5792. Use it ONLY for Saturday morning non-attendance or travel delays please.

Any additional updates from us will go out by Friday at 5pm at the latest

Volunteer

Volunteers always needed: 

If you know of any high schoolers or older that want some volunteer hours or just like to help, please have them contact us at this email. The more the merrier, and we feed them all lunch, snacks!

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

If National/Regional/District Emergency/Bad weather causes cancellation of event, HALF the registration funds will be returned after deducting the VEX per team processing fee.

**Event Hosting requires purchasing fields, field elements, and various other supplies in advance

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event for any reason other than National/Regional / District Emergency/Bad Weather: Full refunds will be issued minus any VEX per team registration processing fees incurred by Event Host

If a Coach/Mentor completes registration for the event then chooses to withdraw or not attend:  No Refunds will be issued

 

Health and Safety Policies

We do not have any health restrictions in place at this time. However, if that changes prior to the tournament, all registered teams will be notified.

We expect all Team members to be supervised by their designated adult at all times to ensure appropriate, professional, and safe behavior practices while at the Host Facility.

Date: 27-Jan-2024
351 Short Columbia St
351 Short Columbia Street
Monroe, Washington 98272
United States

Travel Info

PARKING:

  • The Main SVEC parking lot is off of Short Columbia Street   
  • There is a bus drop off pull out on Kelsey St   (not for parking)
  • There is additional parking on W. Hill St which is the backside of the Big Gym

DIRECTIONS:

If you are following Highway 2 East to Monroe...Turn right on Kelsey Street, then left on West Main Street. Proceed one block and turn left on Short Columbia Street. You will see the entrance to Sky Valley Education Center straight ahead one block. 

If you are following Highway 522 North-East from Woodinville to Monroe...Take the exit for West Main Street and proceed east on West Main until you reach Short Columbia Street (one street past Kelsey Street). Turn left on Short Columbia St and you will see the entrance to Sky Valley Education Center straight ahead one block.

*(from either direction) To reach Hill Street parking, turn onto Kelsey Street and Hill St is on the North side of the school. Gates will open at 700am

Webcast

None will be offered as of this time - notifications will be sent out if this changes in the future

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.