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SCLA V5RC Blended Tournament

Blended V5RC MS/HS

Date
23-Nov-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
RE-V5RC-24-5534
Program
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Field Control System
VEXNet Field Control
Capacity
48
Spots Open
-
Event Region
Minnesota
Max Registrations per Organization
12
Early-Bird Registration Opens
2-Sep-2024 16:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
12-Oct-2024 16:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
20-Nov-2024 16:00 EST
Payment Deadline
11-Nov-2024 16:00 EST
Price
$100.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • Registration opens at a future date.

General Info

Registration Information

All participating teams must be registered with VEX V5 Robotics Competition on 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.

Engineering notebooks

We will be collecting Physical engineering notebooks at this event for judging.

Lunch and Concessions

Full concessions will be available from 9 am to 3 pm. Lunch specials will be announced.

Elimination Matches

Number of elimination alliances (16-23 teams = 8 alliances in finals, 24-31 teams =12 alliances in finals, 32+ teams = 16 alliances in finals)

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 V5 parts. Please self inspect before arriving at the tournament using the V5 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.

    • Goggles/Safety Glasses

    • Spare parts & tools

    • Batteries and chargers

    • Power strip and extension cord

    • Laptop computer

    • Programming cable

    • Engineering notebook (Required for judged awards)

    • Banners and other decorations for your team pit table

    • Giveaways if you have them

  5. Be sure to read VEX 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, ask the tournament director for a safe location if grinding is needed.

  9. Ensure that you have the latest version of programming software and firmware for your V5 Brain.

Participation and Consent Form

A completed form for all participants must be completed (either online or 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)

Waiting List

If this event is full, please feel free to add your team to the Waiting List and then contact the Event Partner (Primary Contact on the General Info tab). The Event Partner will let you know about possible openings for the event. If you are moved from the Waiting List to the Registered Teams List, please be prepared to pay for the event promptly at your robotevents.com account.

Walk-up Teams & Walk-Up Skills

Walk-up teams WILL NOT be permitted to compete, either in the tournament or to run Skills Only. There are no exceptions. If your team wishes to compete, they must register before the registration deadline.


Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 23-Nov-2024

Venue/Location:
1200 Oakdale Ave
1200 Oakdale Avenue
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55118
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

Tentative Agenda – Subject to Change

IMPORTANT! If your team will be late, you must call or text the Event Partner (Primary Contact on the General Info tab). If your team is not checked-in on time, the match schedule will be run without your team and they cannot compete. The match schedule CANNOT be run after the tournament begins.

7:15 am - Check in/inspection/turn in engineering notebooks, Skills field opens shortly after (for inspected robots)

8:30 am - All teams need to be checked in

9:00 am - Inspection closes/Opening Announcements

9:15 am - Qualification rounds begin, Judging begins shortly thereafter

11:45 am - Lunch

12:15 pm - Qualification matches resume

2:30 pm - Skills Fields will close with 6 matches remaining, all teams in line will be able to finish their last skills run

2:45 pm - Qualification matches end

2:55 pm - Alliance selection for elimination rounds

3:15 pm - Elimination rounds (with some awards between matches)

4:30 pm - Closing

Volunteer

Please contact the Event Partner if you are interested in volunteering at this event.

Food will be provided to all volunteers.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

If our school closes activities due to weather, this event may be postponed, rescheduled, or canceled. Please check the General Info tab at the event web site; updates will be posted as they become available. If the event is canceled, then "Canceled" will appear in the title of the event on RobotEvents.com, and refunds will be given to teams (minus the RobotEvents fee).

The safety of teams, coaches, parents, and volunteers always comes first. If the weather looks threatening, adults should exercise their own judgment when deciding to travel or allowing their children to travel.

Refund and Payment Policies

Teams that wish to withdraw before the tournament will receive no refund unless another team from the Waiting List can fill the team’s spot. If a team withdraws before the tournament due to extenuating circumstances, the Event Partner will consider whether a refund is appropriate. Refunds in this instance will be rare. 

If the event is canceled because of weather, refunds will be given to teams (minus the $5 RobotEvents fee).

Date: 23-Nov-2024
1200 Oakdale Ave
1200 Oakdale Avenue
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55118
United States

Travel Info

Google Maps Link

Webcast

Event will be livestreamed on our school's YouTube channel here!

Judging Format

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.