Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
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Space City V5RC Signature Event

Middle School

Date
22-Nov-2024 - 23-Nov-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
RE-V5RC-24-5727
Program
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Field Control System
Smart Field Control
Capacity
64
Spots Open
64
Event Region
Texas - Region 3
Max Registrations per Organization
5
Early-Bird Registration Opens
2-Aug-2024 12:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
16-Aug-2024 12:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
15-Nov-2024 12:00 EST
Payment Deadline
15-Nov-2024 17:00 EST
Price
$375.00

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

Region Maximum % # Spots Allowed # Spots Remaining
Texas - Region 3 50% 32 32
This event is closed to registration because:
  • Registration opens at a future date.

General Info

Welcome to the 11th annual Space City VRC Middle School tournament! 

Space City has long been on the schedule annually for teams from across the state of Texas, and in recent years teams from across the country.  We are happy to welcome you to our home for the first Space City Signature Event in 2024!  Space City is hosted at the Clear Creek ISD Robotics Event Center, the first dedicated space in the United States just for VEX Robotics Competitions.  The Robotics Event Center is home to over 30 VEX Robotics Competition events each year including the Texas Region 3 Championships, the RECF-UIL Texas High School Championships, Texas VEXU, and most recently the 2024 VEX AI World Championship.

   

   

Click Here to learn more about the Robotics Event Center.

While you are here visit Space Center Houston

Space Center Houston is the area's number 1 attraction for international visitors.  The science and space exploration learning center tells the complete story of NASA and human space-flight.  You can touch moon rocks, board the space shuttle carrier, and take tours of NASA's Johnson Space Center.  You can visit Mission Control where you will see live action of what is in flight now as well as visit the historic Mission Control center to experience the first lunar landing.  Tour Building 9, the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility, where astronauts train to live aboard the international space station and prepare to visit both the Moon and Mars.  Discount ticket info is coming soon.

         

        

Other Attractions

While you are here visit Kemah Boardwalk, just a few minutes away.  Kids of all ages love the Boardwalk, it's the perfect family getaway! Watch sailboats while you dine on the decks, ride amusement rides next to the Bay, join us for festivals in our plaza and stay the weekend. You can expect big fun, big thrills and create memories that last a lifetime!

Want to take a trip to the beach?  Galveston Island is only 30 minutes away from the Robotics Event Center.  It's a destination full of art, historic architecture, chic boutiques, ghost legends and more - all tucked within a quaint Gulf Coast barrier island.

   


Grade Level: Middle School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 22-Nov-2024 - 23-Nov-2024

Venue/Location:
Learner Support Center CCISD
2903 Falcon Pass
Houston, Texas 77062
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

Click Here to download the printable agenda

 

Friday, November 22, 2024

8:00 am  Team Load In - Pit Area, Registration, & Inspection Open

9:00 am  Skills Challenge Rounds Open

9:15 am  Team/Driver Meeting

10:00 am  Practice Rounds Begin

11:00 am  Qualifying Rounds Begin

12:00 pm  Lunch Break

1:00 pm  Qualifying Rounds/Skills Challenge Rounds Resume

5:30 pm  Skills Challenge Rounds End

6:00 pm  Venue Closed

Saturday, November 23, 2024

8:45 am  Pit Area & Inspection Open

9:00 am  Qualifying Rounds Resume

11:30 am  Alliance Selection

12:00 pm  Lunch Break

12:45 pm  Elimination Matches & Awards

6:00 pm  Venue Closed

Volunteer

Volunteers are what make robotics events happen.  Our biggest need for each event are judges, and no experience is needed.  Volunteers receive an event shirt, lunch, and snacks throughout the day.  Contact the James Jobe at [email protected] if you would lke to volunteer. 

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

All cancellations will be communicated through email. Please check your email the day before and the morning of the tournament (before leaving).

Refund and Payment Policies

No Refunds.  Registration fees may be transferred to another current season CCISD event.

Webcast

All CCISD robotics events are webcast on our Vimeo page: https://vimeo.com/ccisdrobotics

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.

 

Lunches

The booster club for Robonauts, FRC team 118, will be providing concessions throughout the event.  Please help us help you plan ahead with lunch pre-orders.  Please only one pre-order per team (preferably only one per organization) per day.  Deadline to preorder is noon CST Friday November 15th.  Pre-payment via PayPal or Venmo is preferred, but we will take cash, check, or credit card at check-in on Monday as well.

Link to Pre-Order Form will be available closer to the event

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 and other events as deemed necessary by the REC Foundation
    • 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