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HPE VIQRC Capital Qualifier (ES/MS)

Blended Qualifier

Date
27-Jan-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
RE-VIQRC-23-4945
Program
VEX IQ Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Field Control System
N/A
Capacity
20
Spots Open
1
Event Region
North Carolina
Max Registrations per Organization
3
Early-Bird Registration Opens
21-Nov-2023 12:00 EST
Standard Registration Opens
16-Dec-2023 12:00 EST
Registration Deadline
20-Jan-2024 12:00 EST
Payment Deadline
20-Jan-2024 12:00 EST
Price
$75.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Competition Preparation

Coaches and students only allowed in the pit area.  Coaches wrist bands will be given to school Head Coach to distribute to other team coaches. 

1. Review the rules and run through the inspection checklist about a week before the competition so that there is ample time for adjustments. The inspection checklist can be found here.

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.
Robot
Goggles/Safety Glasses (optional for VEX IQ)
Spare parts & tools
Batteries and chargers
Programming cable
Power strip
Laptop computer
Engineering notebook (if you have one, helpful for Judges, Design and 
Excellence Awards)
Banners and other decorations for your team pit
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. 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 the venue is a very tight fit. Also, remember no grinding or other actions that create sparks.

9. Understand how the game will be played. VEX participants are more than welcome to watch the referee training videos before they attend a tournament.

10. Read through the Robot troubleshooting guide.

 


Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 27-Jan-2024

Venue/Location:
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
1015 Swabia Court
Durham, North Carolina 27703
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

7:30 AM Doors open to volunteers

8:00 AM - 9 AM Check-in / Inspection / Practice

9:00 AM Check-in Closed

9:00 AM Event meeting / Opening Ceremony

9:15 - 11:30 AM Programming / Robot Skills (3 ea.)  Design Interviews - Pits

11:30 - 12:15 Lunch

12:15 - 3:15 PM Teamwork Challenge Matches (minimum 7 per team), Design Interviews - Pits

3:30 PM Finals Matches 

Awards follow Final Matches

Volunteer

Interested in volunteering for this event, reachout to Niiveeta Sharma, [email protected]

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

If the event has to be cancelled due to an Emergency / Bad Weather refunds will be sent out, minus the RECF $5 processing fee.

Refund and Payment Policies

No refunds will be given for teams, if the event is held, regardless of the reason. Our goal is to host the event as long as policy will allow. Even if it means the event is closed to spectators and/or limited to the number of adults per team permitted in the facility.

If the host cancels the event due any unforseen circumstances, full refunds minus the $5 REC processing fee will be done. 

 

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