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The Lobstah Bowl V5RC Signature Event

High School

Date
12-Sep-2024 - 14-Sep-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
RE-V5RC-24-5673
Program
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Field Control System
VEXNet Field Control
Capacity
75
Spots Open
20
Event Region
Maine
Max Registrations per Organization
6
Early-Bird Registration Opens
23-May-2024 12:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
6-Jun-2024 12:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
29-Aug-2024 12:00 EDT
Payment Deadline
1-Aug-2024 12:00 EDT
Price
$375.00

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

Region Maximum % # Spots Allowed # Spots Remaining
Maine 50% 38 25

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General Info

The first V5RC Signature Event in Maine will be held on September 12 -14 in 2024. This event will of course be a great opportunity for teams to compete with others from around the nation and world and experiment with early season strategies.

The event will be held at the University of Maine in Orono at their Main performance space, the Collins Center for the Arts.

Matches will be held on the main stage(See view above)

Teams will compete over the course of 3 days for the title of first Lobstah Bowl Champions.

The winners (Excellence and Tournament Champions) will be invited to a 3 course lobster dinner on campus on the evening of the 14th.

The University is the flagship campus for the University of Maine System and is an R1 research University. It is also the home to the Advanced Structures and Composites Center, an advanced engineering and research facility that is home to the worlds largest 3D printer. Tours will be available to attendees throughout the duration of the event.

Matches will start in the afternoon of Day 1 with checkin, inspection and skills starting in the morning.

Day 2 will be Qualifications and Skills

Day 3 will finish matches and move to eliminations and finals culminating with a Lobster Bake for the victors in the evening.

Payment deadline for the event is August 1st. If your school or orginization requires a lengthy period to process payment or cut a check, please start this process as soon as your teams have registered.

This event will advance three (3) teams to the VEX Robotics World Championships: Tournament Champions (2) and Excellence Award (1).

 

Grade Level: High School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging with Remote Notebook Submission

 


Grade Level: High School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: Remote Engineering Notebooks

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 12-Sep-2024 - 14-Sep-2024

Venue/Location:
Collins Center for the Arts
2 Flagstaff Road
Orono, Maine 04473
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

Thursday September 12
Start Time End Time Activity Location
08:00:00 AM 06:00:00 PM Pits Open for Teams CCA and 1944 Pits
08:00:00 AM 06:00:00 PM Practice Fields Open CCA and 1944 Pits
08:15:00 AM 11:00:00 AM Registration Open for Teams CCA Lobby
08:30:00 AM 12:00:00 PM Inspection Open for Teams Backstage CCA Auditorium
09:00:00 AM 01:00:00 PM Skills Area Open First Floor CCA
12:00:00 PM 01:00:00 PM Lunch Break Student Union
01:00:00 PM 01:30:00 PM Opening Ceremonies CCA Auditorium
01:30:00 PM 06:00:00 PM Skills Area Open First Floor CCA
02:00:00 PM 06:00:00 PM Qualification Matches CCA Auditorium
       
       
Friday September 13
Start Time End Time Activity Location
08:00:00 AM 06:00:00 PM Pits Open for Teams CCA and 1944 Pits
08:00:00 AM 06:00:00 PM Practice Fields Open CCA and 1944 Pits
08:15:00 AM 12:00:00 PM Qualification Matches CCA Auditorium
08:15:00 AM 12:00:00 PM Skills Area Open First Floor CCA
12:00:00 PM 02:00:00 PM Lunch and Tours Break Student Union
01:00:00 PM 06:00:00 PM Skills Area Open First Floor CCA
02:00:00 PM 06:00:00 PM Qualification Matches CCA Auditorium
       
       
Saturday September 14
Start Time End Time Activity Location
08:00:00 AM 04:00:00 PM Pits Open for Teams CCA and 1944 Pits
08:00:00 AM 03:00:00 PM Practice Fields Open CCA and 1944 Pits
08:15:00 AM 11:00:00 PM Qualification Matches CCA Auditorium
08:15:00 AM 11:00:00 PM Skills Area Open First Floor CCA
11:15:00 AM 11:45:00 AM Alliance Selection CCA Auditorium
12:00:00 PM 01:00:00 PM Lunch Break Student Union
01:00:00 PM 02:30:00 PM Eliminations and Finals CCA Auditorium
02:30:00 PM 03:00:00 PM Awards CCA Auditorium
03:00:00 PM 04:00:00 PM All Teams Clean Out Pits CCA and 1944 Pits
05:00:00 PM 06:30:00 PM Lobster Bake for the Victors Buchannan Alumni House
     
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

 

Volunteer

If you wish to volunteer, pelase contact Michael Murphy at [email protected]

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the event of bad weather, a decision will be made on how the competition will proceed and any changes will be communicated to teams via the main contact email address and/or via live announcment in the venue. This may include a delayed start or early end to matches on a competitoin day, extending or modifying hours on some days, or removal of matches from the competition schedule in order to complete the event.  Every effort will be reasonably made to continue the event as planned.

Refund and Payment Policies

Payment is due in full by August 1 for this event. If a registered team fails to meet the August 1st deadline, they will be moved to the waitlist and a new team will be moved into the event. Teams moved form the waitlist will have 2 weeks to make payment.

If the Event Partner cancels the event: 

Full refunds less any recf processing and/or administrative fees will be issued.

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

No refeunds will be issued.

Judging Format

Digital Engineering Notebook Submissions / In Person Team Interviews: Team interviews will be conducted in-person at the event. Engineering notebooks will be submitted digitally for evaluation  via a link found within the "My Account" panel of the team contact on RobotEvents. Notebooks are due by September 5, 2024. Interviews will be conducted for all teams at a central location.  Teams may interview on their own time schedule. All initial interviews must be completed by 2:00 on Friday to be considered for awards.

Signature Event Early Bird Policy

  • All Signature Events will have a specific Early Bird Registration that is independent of all local/regional Early Bird systems
    • Each team starts the season with three (3) opportunities to register during the Signature Event Early-Bird period
      • An opportunity is taken away each time the team registers for a Signature Event, whether during the Signature Event Early-Bird period or Standard period
      • A Signature Event Early-Bird opportunity is not taken away if a team registers for a tournament hosted by their school or organization (where the team’s coach is the Event Partner)
    • Early Bird Registration will open 16 weeks before the event at 12:00PM EST
      • Note: Modifications to this may be made for events in August and September
    • Standard Registration will open 14 weeks before the event at 12:00PM EST
    • An Event Partner may register their own teams to their Signature Event during Signature Event Early Bird Registration no matter how many other Signature Events they are already registered for  
      • The Event Partner must be the Primary Contact for the teams they are registering

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waitlist

1 teams are on the waitlist for this event.

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