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Mustang Madness Winter Blast VIQRC Tournament

Middle School VIQRC

Date
27-Jan-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
RE-VIQRC-23-4740
Program
VEX IQ Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Field Control System
N/A
Capacity
24
Spots Open
0
Event Region
Nebraska
Max Registrations per Organization
5
Early-Bird Registration Opens
20-Nov-2023 16:00 EST
Standard Registration Opens
16-Dec-2023 16:00 EST
Registration Deadline
24-Jan-2024 16:00 EST
Payment Deadline
15-Jan-2024 16:00 EST
Price
$55.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

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.

Judging Notebooks:   At this point we are not organizing judges due to limited volunteers.  If your school can provide a few volunteers for judging please let me know.  If we can get enough we can run this important part of a tournament.  

Lunch and Concessions:   Concessions will be available.  Lunch specials will be announced.

Finals Matches:   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. 

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)

 

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. 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.

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

 


Grade Level: Middle School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: No Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 27-Jan-2024

Venue/Location:
Millard North Middle School
2828 South 139th Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68144
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

8:15 am:  Doors open for teams

8:15am - 9:30 am:  Registration, Inspection

9:00am  Skills on all Fields

9:45 am: Driver Meeting

10:00 am  - 12:20 pm:  Qualification Matches Field 1    Skills on Field 2 and 3

Break

12:40 pm:  Qualification Matches Field 1    Skills on Field 2 and 3

4:00 pm:  Presentation of the Award, Closing

Volunteer

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.  You can register for an entire day, or just a portion of the day as your schedule permits for most positions.

Volunteer Coordinator:
Amy Hemje  [email protected]

Experience level: No previous experience is needed for most volunteer positions, and you can even bring your kids for a family activity (for example, Field Resetter is an ideal position for young children).

Meals: Lunch is provided for volunteers.

Information:  Want to find out more about these volunteer roles and expectations? Visit the REC Foundation website at RoboticsEducation.org/volunteer-resources/ 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.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In case of inclement weather, check the Event on Robot Events for further updates the night before the event date. In the event of cancellation we will try our best to reschedule. In case  the event is cancelled, registration fees received will be returned minus the $5.00 processing fee.

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: 

In case the event is cancelled for weather or unforseeable event, registration fees received will be returned minus the $5.00 processing fee.

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

If something happens and you are unable to attend the competition, please notify the Amy Hemje at [email protected].   Refunds for non-attendance will only be given if the cancellation notice has been received no later than 2 weeks prior to the event date.

 

Judging Format

  • I would love to offer judging, but currently don't have the volunteers to acheive this.  Please contact me if you have people who would like to volunteer.