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NE Kansas V5RC Blended League; Topeka

High Stakes

Date
19-Nov-2024 - 4-Feb-2025
Event Code
RE-V5RC-24-6055
Program
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
League
Event Format
In-Person
Field Control System
VEXNet Field Control
Capacity
40
Spots Open
-
Event Region
Kansas
Max Registrations per Organization
10
Standard Registration Opens
24-Sep-2024 12:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
15-Nov-2024 12:00 EST
Payment Deadline
20-Jan-2025 12:00 EST
Price
$50.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • Registration opens at a future date.

General Info

This is our second time hosting a league. Hopefully we have learned from our mistakes. We are excited to make all new and never before seen mistakes. The advantage of a league event is the ability to test your robot in a competion environment and make changes between sessions. The teams who participated last year exibited a great deal amount of growth.

Due to the short amount of time we have at each session, please have teams ready to be inspected when they arrive. Skills fields will be open when you arrive.

We will have concessions available each night.

Competition Preparation:

This event is sure to be fast-paced and exciting. All teams should come prepared for competition. Here are a few steps that every team should take to ensure that they are prepared.

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

2. Check the official VEX forums for rule updates and changes.

3. 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
  • 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

4. 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.

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

6. Read through the Robot troubleshooting guide.

7. To ensure that you have the latest version of firmware make sure that you have the latest update of your programming software.

8. Participation and Consent Form - A completed form for all participants must be submitted online. 

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Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 19-Nov-2024
Venue/Location:
Topeka Center For Advanced Learning & Careers (TCALC)
500 Southwest Tuffy Kellogg Drive
Topeka, Kansas 66606
United States
Date: 3-Dec-2024
Venue/Location:
Topeka Center For Advanced Learning & Careers (TCALC)
500 Southwest Tuffy Kellogg Drive
Topeka, Kansas 66606
United States
Date: 21-Jan-2025
Venue/Location:
Topeka Center For Advanced Learning & Careers (TCALC)
500 Southwest Tuffy Kellogg Drive
Topeka, Kansas 66606
United States
Date: 4-Feb-2025
Venue/Location:
Topeka Center For Advanced Learning & Careers (TCALC)
500 Southwest Tuffy Kellogg Drive
Topeka, Kansas 66606
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

Ranking Sessions

3:30  Event opens Team check in and inspection 

          Skills Fields are open

5:00  Opening annoncements/Drivers Meeting

5:30 - TBD Qualification matches

~ 7:00 Teams will have 4 matches Skills willl continue  until each team has had a chance to run 3 drivers skills and 3 autonomous skills.

Finals 2/4/2025

3:30 Event opens/Team inspection and Notebook turn in

4:00 Team interviews begin

6:00 Alliance selection in auditorium

6:30 Elimination rounds 

7:15 Trophy Presentations and closing

Volunteer

Volunteers are the only way these events are possible. Please promote volunteering to your parents/contacts. If interested, please contact Donald Koon at 

[email protected] or 785 383-3853

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

If the threat of bad weather or dangerous driving conditions the event will be rescheduled. Team sponsors will be contacted by e-mail prior to the day of the event and by phone/text the day of the event.

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: Refunds will be issued minus the $5 REC foundation administration fee. If a ranking session is canceled it will be rescheduled if possible. 

 

If a Coach/Mentor completes registration for the event then chooses to withdraw or not attend: Refunds of fees may be granted if requested 2 weeks prior to the event and a replacement can be found.

 

Judging Format

Please review the following Judging Format options and keep the ones that apply to your event, and delete the others that do not apply. Please see the Remote Judging section of the Guide to Judging for more information.

  • 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.