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The RiverBots III VEX IQ Robotics Competition Signature Event

Middle School

Date
8-Dec-2024 - 9-Dec-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
RE-VIQRC-24-5645
Program
VEX IQ Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Field Control System
N/A
Capacity
64
Spots Open
64
Event Region
Michigan
Max Registrations per Organization
6
Early-Bird Registration Opens
18-Aug-2024 17:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
1-Sep-2024 17:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
5-Dec-2024 12:00 EST
Payment Deadline
5-Dec-2024 06:00 EST
Price
$150.00

A maximum of 50% of team registrations can be from any one event region

Region Maximum % # Spots Allowed # Spots Remaining
Michigan 50% 32 32
This event is closed to registration because:
  • Registration opens at a future date.

General Info

Good Day Teams,

It is a good day because you have elected to attend and compete at the River Raisin National Battlefield Park. The RiverBots III VIQRC Middle School Rapid Relay Signature Event is the only Signature Event in MI and the only one at a National Park. The River Raisin National Battlefield Park preserves the site of the Battle of Frenchtown as the only national battlefield marking a site of the War of 1812. You can also join the Junior Ranger program joining Major Muskrats Militia. The event scheduled to take place Dec 8-9, 2024.  Two days of teams competing for both judged and tournament awards.

The Event Organizing Committee and the River Raisin National Battlefield Park are eager to see you and your robots for competition in the "2024-2025 VIQRC: Rapid Relay". We expect intense competition with well-designed robots. This game looks to be a lot of fun!

Have a VEXellent day

Jeff Demaray & Mike Mohn

3547 Virus VEX Robotics

Mentors, Event organizers

https://www.facebook.com/vexteamvirus

E mail [email protected] and [email protected] 

Some Nearby Hotels:

https://www.hilton.com

Hampton INN

1565 North Dixie Highway Monroe MI 48162

 

https://www.marriott.com

TownePlace Suites Monroe

1440 North Dixie Highway Monroe MI 48162

 

https://www.hiexpress.com

Holiday Inn Express

1687 North Dixie Highway Monroe MI 48162


Grade Level: Middle School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 8-Dec-2024 - 9-Dec-2024

Venue/Location:
River Raisin National Battlefield Park
333 North Dixie Highway
Monroe, Michigan 48162
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

RiverBots III Middle School VIQRC Signature Event Day 1
8:30 a.m. Early Bird Check-in
9:00 a.m. Inspection Check-In
9:00 a.m. Judges meeting
10:00 a.m.  Driver's meeting
10:15 a.m. Opening Ceremonies
10:30 a.m. Qualifiers Begin/Skills Open
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Qualifiers resume
6:00 p.m. End Qualifiers
6:30 p.m. Venue closes
   
RiverBots III Middle School VIQRC Signature Event Day 2
8:30 a.m. Early Bird Check-in
9:30 a.m. Qualifiers Begin/Skills Open
9:30 a.m. Judging continues
12:30 p.m. Quals End/Lunch
1:30 p.m. Eliminations/16 Alliances
4:00 p.m. Awards
5:00 p.m. Venue Closes

 

Schedule subject to change: finalized schedule provided at day of the event.

Volunteer

Events of this magnitude take many hands to assure success. A signup genius will be used for volunteers. Links for the volunteer sign up will be posted here and sent out with team notes. Prior to the links being poasted reach out to the primary event contact [email protected] and the secondary contact [email protected] for volunteering roles.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

The potential for exteme weather in MI during December is always possible. Weather related schedule changes or cancellations will be communicated in robotevents and sent to head coaches via the coaches registered emails as quckly as information becomes available. While last minute changes are possible they will be avoided if possible. 

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: 

Refund of $145.00 will be given only in case of event cancellation by the Event Partner.

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

No refunds will be given.

Health and Safety Policies

With the cancellation of all local and national states of emergency there are no health and safety policies to be enforced. It is recomended that you follow your own dictates.

Date: 8-Dec-2024 - 9-Dec-2024
River Raisin National Battlefield Park
333 North Dixie Highway
Monroe, Michigan 48162
United States

Travel Info

U.S.-75, exit westbound at exit 15 Dixie Highway. River Raisin Battlefield visitor center is ~ 2 miles.

Webcast

You Tube Channel: vexvirus3547

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.

Hotels

https://www.hilton.com

Hampton Inn

1565 North Dixie Highway Monroe MI 48162

 

https://www.marriott.com

TownePlace Suites Monroe

1440 North Dixie Highway Monroe MI 48162

 

https://www.hiexpress.com

Holiday Inn Express

1687 North Dixie Highway Monroe MI 48162

Payment

Teams that do not pay by the payment deadline will be moved to the waitlist.

Signature Event Early Bird Policy

Please visit this link:

https://kb.roboticseducation.org/hc/en-us/articles/10214413286039-Signature-Event-Registration-Information-for-Teams