Virginia State Championship - Starstruck High School Division
Event Code: RE-VRC-16-1139
Program: VEX Robotics Competition
Type of Event: Tournament
Capacity: 48 / Spots Open: 0
Event Region: Virginia
Price: $300.00This event is closed to registration because:
- This event currently has no spaces available.
- It is past the registration deadline.
Date: 02/17/2017 - 02/18/2017
13048 Dawn Boulevard
Doswell, Virginia 23047
Grade Level: High School
Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes
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Teams must qualify for the VEX State Championship by competing in a regional event prior to February 5th. This is a two day High School Championship that will qualify 9 teams for the World Championship in April.
The following is an example schedule, but changes will be made. A detailed agenda will be released closer to the event date.
Thursday, February 16th
10:00 am - 6:00 pm - Tournament Setup, Volunteers welcome
Friday, February 17th
8:00 am - 12:00 pm - Doors Open, Check-in, Inspection & Practice (Skills Field opens at 10:30 am)
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm - Opening Ceremony & Drivers Meeting (Main Stage)
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Practice Matches (1 per team)
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Qualification Matches (5 per team)
Saturday, February 18th
8:00 am - 9:00 am - Doors Open & Practice
9:00 am - 9:30 am - Awards Ceremony (Main stage)
10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Qualification Matches (2.5 per team)
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm - Lunch Break
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Qualification Matches (1.5 per team)
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm - Alliance Selection
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm - Elimination Rounds up to Finals
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm - Final Rounds & Awards
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm - Pack up & Clean up
Volunteer Signup will be here: https://2017vavex.my-trs.com/
We are currenly seeking the following key positions for experienced volunteers who have filled one of these roles at a local tournament:
- Division Manager
- Head Referee
- Head Judge
We will be in need of many Judges, Computer Operators and General Assistants. We will have training available on-site for these positions. All volunteers will receive meals, snacks and a free shirt.
Emergency/Bad Weather Policy
We will update any cancellations on our facebook page: www.facebook.com/NOVAsystemic. In the event of bad weather we will attempt to modify the event to fit within this weekend. In the event of a complete cancellation details will be emailed to teams on how to proceed.
Partial refunds will be issued up to February 1, 2017. Any teams cancelling beyond this date or not showing for the event will not receive a refund. If the event is cancelled we will issue refunds to teams who cannot attend the alternate date.
Virginia has 13 VRC High School World Tournament spots. They will be allocated as follows:
- Excellence (1)
- Tournament Champions (3)
- Tournament Finalists (3)
- Robot Skills Champion (1)
- Design Award (1)
The remaining 4 spots and any World spots not used due to double qualifications will go to the highest rated skills scores in Virginia for the season. The highest score may be at the State Championship or at an earlier event. The skills spots will not be announced until the week after the State Championship. Please contact Katrina Hill with any questions.
Nominations for Mentor and Volunteer of the Year
Nominations are being accepted for the Volunteer and Mentor of the Year awards. Please write a 1-2 page description of why an individual you know deserves one of these awards and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org
More details on the award description can be found on the REC Foundation Website.
Please bring signed Participant Release Forms for all team members (students and adult mentors) to team check-in/registration.Participant Consent Form
Please use the Robot Inspection Checklist to pre-inspect your robot prior to the event:Inspection Checklist
Please download our temporary license plate template if your team has yet to receive license plates:Temporary License Plate Template
Please dowload and print a copy of the Drivers Meeting Notes:Drivers Meeting Notes