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2018 VEX Robotics World Championship - VEX Robotics Competition Middle School Division

04/25/2018 - 04/28/2018
2018 VEX Robotics World Championship  - VEX Robotics Competition Middle School Division 2018 VEX Robotics World Championship  - VEX Robotics Competition Middle School Division

Event Code: RE-VRC-17-3803

Program: VEX Robotics Competition

Type of Event: Tournament

Capacity: 184 / Spots Open: 0

Event Region: Kentucky

Price: $975.00

This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

Event Sponsors:
Event Dates

Date: 04/25/2018 - 04/28/2018

Venue/Location:

Kentucky Exposition Center
937 Phillips Ln
Louisville, Kentucky 40209
United States


Grade Level: Middle School

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Contact Information

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General Info

EVENT DESCRIPTION

The 2018 VEX Robotics World Championship, presented by the Northrop Grumman Foundation, brings together top robotics teams in the VEX IQ Challenge, VEX Robotics Competition, and VEX U under one roof to celebrate their accomplishments and participate with the best teams from around the world. The event includes top teams from events happening in cities around the world from June 2017 to March 2018. Teams will play the current VEX Robotics Competition game, In the Zone. For information about the game, click here.

A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS AND SPONSORS

Special thanks to our Global Sponsors Autodesk, TVA, Dell, NASA, Texas Instruments, Google, HexBug, IFI, Rack Solutions, VEX Robotics, and Robomatter.

We also would like to thank our many VEX Robotics World Championship sponsors: MathWorks, Microchip, US Army, Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Kentucky, Navy, Diversified Woodcrafts, Nissan, UPS, Nordson, Robotmesh, Kentucky Association of Manufacturers, East Kentucky Power Cooperative, EdCo, Toyotetsu, Zeon, TATA Consulting Services, Kodak, and Maker Mobile, Inc. The commitment and support of these partners ensure a great experience for everyone attending the event.

VEX WORLDS 2018 DIVISION TEAM LISTS -- VRC MIDDLE SCHOOL

VEX WORLDS 2018 QUALIFICATION MATCH LISTS -- VRC MIDDLE SCHOOL

VEX WORLDS 2018 PRACTICE MATCH LISTS -- VRC MIDDLE SCHOOL

VEX ROBOTICS COMPETITION IN THE ZONE VEX WORLDS UPDATE

Be sure to download and read the VEX Robotics Competition In the Zone VEX Worlds Update. This scheduled April 5, 2018, Game Manual update includes important rule clarifications.

SKILLS CHALLENGES INFORMATION

Click on the following links for information about Skills Challenges at the 2018 VEX Robotics World Championship.

GUIDEBOOK APP

To install our VEX Worlds 2018 (VRC) mobile application for iOS or Android download these instructions.

PRE-SUBMITTED AWARDS INFORMATION

Eligible teams are listed in the following documents. If you have any questions, please contact Tarek Shraibati at: tarek@roboticseducation.org.

CONCESSIONS

To order team lunches before the event, visit the “Concessions” tab after submitting the team's event registration and completing the survey. Make sure to order before the pre-order period closes on April 8.

For hours concession areas and food trucks are open during VEX Worlds click here.

WAIT LIST

A wait list has been created for teams that have not qualified at an event or teams that have qualified and did not register on time. If spots open up, teams on the wait list will be notified and instructed to register. Space at World Championship will be in high demand and we don't anticipate many (if any) spots opening up for teams on the wait list. Click the "Wait List" tab to place your team on the wait list.

TEAM FAQ

Please download and review the VEX Worlds 2018 Team FAQ document for commonly asked questions and more information.

TEAM PARTY

The VEX Robotics World Championship will once again conclude with a Team Party at Kentucky Kingdom amusement park. Tickets purchased before midnight (CST) on March 23, 2018, will cost $30. Tickets purchased after midnight (CST) on March 23, will cost $45.

PROGRAM BOOK

The VEX Robotics World Championship Program Book contains all the information you need to make your trip to Louisville a memorable one, with the event agenda, shuttle and hotel information, local attractions, Show Your Badge discounts, the VEX Worlds team party and much, much more.

ROBOT SHIPPING OPTION

Information about shipping your robot, tools, and supplies through Fern Exposition can be found in the following Competitor Kits:

If you have any questions about robot shipping information, please contact Fern directly at (502) 367-0254.

THE REC FOUNDATION STORE

The REC Foundation Store will be open for teams looking for VEX Robotics parts at VEX Worlds.

Store hours:

  • Wednesday: 12:00 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday: 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Monday: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

APPAREL

Online apparel from Fine Designs for the 2018 VEX Robotics World Championship is now available!

VENUE AND PIT AREA MAPS

Click the links below to download the Venue and Pit Area Maps for the VRC and VEX U portion (April 25-28) of the 2018 VEX Robotics Worlds Championship.

TEAM EMAIL BLAST ARCHIVE

Please follow this link that will direct you to the team email blast archive on VEXForum.com.

SPECTATOR INFORMATION

The VEX Robotics World Championship is free and open to the public. This lively and engaging event is suitable for the entire family. Spectators are welcome to attend the ceremonies, watch matches, and visit with teams in the pit area. Click here for parking information.

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Agenda

Please click here for the 2018 VEX Robotics World Championship Agenda. Please note that since this agenda is tentative, times may vary from 15-30 minutes.

Volunteer

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WE NEED VOLUNTEERS OF ALL SKILL LEVELS - Volunteer at the VEX Robotics World Championship and help make this event the best experience ever for our participating students! Many volunteer roles do not require previous experience, and we provide online training resources to prepare you for any position. Join our volunteer team, get inspired, and have fun!

An average shift is 6-8 hours, and you can sign up for one shift, multiple shifts, and even multiple days if it suits your schedule. Volunteers who can commit to an entire day or more will get a free t-shirt, meals and snacks, swag bag, and free parking. This year we are again offering self-scheduling online, making it easy for you to select and view your shifts from any computer or mobile device.

Make volunteering a family affair! Younger kids who can pay attention to directions make great Field Resetters, and we can pair you up in the same area to volunteer together in most cases. Visit our VEX Worlds Volunteers page to learn about available volunteer positions and to sign up. We look forward to seeing you in Louisville!

Please email volunteer@roboticseducation.org with any questions.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Teams will be notified, via email, if any event occurs that would jeopardize the 2018 VEX Robotics World Championship.

Refund Policy

VEX Robotics World Championship registration cancellations must be received by March 2, 2018, in order to receive a full refund. All cancellations must be emailed to support@robotevents.com with the team number and the contact information for the team. Teams that cancel on March 3, 2018, or after will not receive a refund for their registration fee.


Date: 04/25/2018 - 04/28/2018
Kentucky Exposition Center
937 Phillips Ln
Louisville, Kentucky 40209
United States

Travel Info

HOTEL & TRAVEL INFORMATION

Click here for VRC teams to see the many discounted, team-friendly hotels.

Click here for VEX IQ Challenge teams to see the many discounted, team-friendly hotels.

These recommended hotels have been approved by VEX and offer the best rate guarantee and best terms and amenities to teams.

TRANSPORTATION

Click here for team airline, charter bus, or rental vehicle options and reservations to get to and from your destinations while in Louisville.

AIRPORT TRANSFERS

Teams are responsible for making their own arrangements for travel between the Louisville Airport (SDF) and their hotel.

Information about Louisville ground transportation services can be found on the airport's website.

SHUTTLE SCHEDULE

We are excited to announce that there will be a free shuttle bus loop between the Kentucky Exposition Center and many area hotels during VEX Worlds. Click here for details.

Click here for the 2018 VEX Robotics World Championship Shuttle Bus Area Map.

TEAM PARTY

VEX Worlds will once again conclude with a Team Party at Kentucky Kingdom amusement park. Tickets purchased before midnight (CST) on March 23, 2018, will cost $30. Tickets purchased after midnight (CST) on March 23, will cost $45.

VISA AND INVITATION LETTER REQUESTS

The REC Foundation is happy to provide visa and invitation letters to teams. In order to process visa and invitation letters, please have the team's primary contact fill out this form.

Please have the following information available:

  • Team info such as number, school/organization, and contact details
  • Names, birth dates, and passport country/number for every team member (including adults traveling as mentors or chaperones)

Visa and invitation letters submitted after January 31, 2018, will be processed as soon as possible, but may take up to three weeks.

Please Note: The REC Foundation will not produce a separate letter for each team member. Instead, the foundation will produce a letter for the entire team and attach the list of team members and mentors.

LEARN MORE ABOUT LOUISVILLE

To learn more about our exciting host city, please visit our Louisville VEX Robotics World Championship Microsite.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO THE KENTUCKY EXPO CENTER

Click here for driving instructions to the Kentucky Expo Center.

PARKING AT VEX WORLDS

All teams will get one parking pass valid for the duration of the event. The parking passes will be included in your registration packet that you will receive at the event upon check-in. To purchase parking passes click here. Parking passes may also be purchased at the ticket booth immediately inside the glass doors of the Workman Lobby.

If your team has more than one vehicle, additional vehicles will need to pay for parking. The REC Foundation has arranged a special discounted rate for VEX Worlds 2018 attendees.

  • VEX Robotics World Championship single day, single use parking pass: $8/day (no in/out privileges)
  • VRC/VEX U 3-Day Pass (April 26-28): $36 (in/out privileges)
  • VEX IQ Challenge 2-day pass (April 30-May 1): $24 (in/out privileges)
  • VRC/VEX U/VEX IQ Challenge full Week pass (April 26-May 1): $60 (in/out privileges)

Click here for a map and additional information regarding private charter parking.

Note: Parking is free on Wednesday, April 25, and Sunday, April 29.

KENTUCKY DERBY MUSEUM VEX WORLDS 2018 TICKETING

The Kentucky Derby Museum is one of the premiere attractions in the Louisville region, celebrating the tradition, history, hospitality and pride of the world-renown event that is the Kentucky Derby. Check out the special reduced rates for advanced purchase offered exclusively for VEX Robotics: April 23–May 1, 2018. With multiple tour options available, there's sure to be something to fit your interests.

LOUISVILLE BATS

PLAY BALL! If you’re searching for a safe and enjoyable place to entertain your students while in Louisville, look no further than a Louisville Bats baseball game. With a ballpark honored by national publications as one of the nation’s best, the setting is perfect for hosting student groups and it’s located less than a mile from most downtown hotels.

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Webcast

Visit RobotEvents.com/VEXtv during the event to build your own custom webcast and live results screen!

Global and Event Sponsors

Special thanks to our Global Sponsors Autodesk, TVA, Dell, NASA, Texas Instruments, Google, HexBug, IFI, Rack Solutions, VEX Robotics, and Robomatter.

We also would like to thank our many VEX Robotics World Championship sponsors: MathWorks, Microchip, US Army, Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Kentucky, Navy, Diversified Woodcrafts, Nissan, UPS, Nordson, Robotmesh, Kentucky Association of Manufacturers, East Kentucky Power Cooperative, EdCo, Toyotetsu, Zeon, TATA Consulting Services, Kodak, and Maker Mobile, Inc. The commitment and support of these partners ensure a great experience for everyone attending the event.

Please download and reference the 1-page VEX Robotics Competition In The Zone game description.

VRC In The Zone Game Description

 

Please download and review the official 2018 VEX Robotics Competition Qualifying Criteria document for more information regarding qualification to your state/regional championship, national championship, or the 2018 VEX Robotics World Championship.

VEX Robotics Competition Qualifying Criteria

 

 

 

 

 

STEM Hall of Fame Inductees
Award Recipient
Partner of the Year Google
Teacher of the Year Jason Neagle
Volunteer of the Year Dane Leifson
Mentor of the Year Brian McGee
VEX Robotics Championship Middle School
Award Team # Team Name Affiliation Location
VRC Middle School Excellence Award 1375   Carman-Ainsworth Schools Flint, Michigan, United States
VRC Middle School World Champions 7617B Haicang Sch AT BNU B Xiamen Haicang School Attached to BNU xiamen, China
VRC Middle School World Champions 7792B CD Shishi MSch B Chengdu Shishi Middle School chengdu, Sichuan, China
VRC Middle School World Finalists 8736A Nanxiang-A嘉定南翔A队 Shanghai Jiading District Nanxiang High School Shanghai, Shanghai, China
VRC Middle School World Finalists 8986A SH Yangbo扬波 Shanghai Yangbo Middle School Shanghai, Shanghai, China
VEX Robotics Championship Middle School - Spirit Division
Award Team # Team Name Affiliation Location
Division Champion 8736A Nanxiang-A嘉定南翔A队 Shanghai Jiading District Nanxiang High School Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Division Champion 8986A SH Yangbo扬波 Shanghai Yangbo Middle School Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Division Finalist 8825A NullPointerException ShanghaiForeignLanguageSchool Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Division Finalist 8193B Yongchang B永昌 Shanghai Yongchang Private School Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Amaze Award 9290B Hereford Zone Robotics Hereford Middle School Monkton, Maryland, United States
Build Award 1691A Hurricane Robotics Hurricane Robotics Cary, North Carolina, United States
Community Award 6724M Chrisy Butter Chadwick International Songdo, South Korea
Create Award 8825A NullPointerException ShanghaiForeignLanguageSchool Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Design Award 80J VEXMEN: Cannonball Brandywine Robotics Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, United States
Energy Award 3333B SMASH Mildly Aggressive Bees - Notre Dame Marist Academy Pontiac, Michigan, United States
Innovate Award 99157A IronMechs MapAvenue LLC Haymarket, Virginia, United States
Inspire Award 1737K VEXecutioners Nazarbayev Intellectual School of Physics & Math Almaty, Kazakhstan
Judges' Award 3324A ID-ya The Science Academy STEM Magnet Sherman Oaks, California, United States
Service Award 6250A The Joker Institución Educativa Mayor de Mosquera Mosquera - Cundinamarca, Colombia
Sportsmanship Award 8068C IsoDone School of Science and Technology, Singapore Singapore, Singapore
Teamwork Award 8192A Shanghai Huangpu A黄浦 Shanghai Huangpu Teenagers S&T Activity Center Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Think Award 6842Z PigPen Park Tudor Middle School Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
VEX Robotics Championship Middle School - Opportunity Division
Award Team # Team Name Affiliation Location
Division Champion 7617B Haicang Sch AT BNU B Xiamen Haicang School Attached to BNU xiamen, China
Division Champion 7792B CD Shishi MSch B Chengdu Shishi Middle School chengdu, Sichuan, China
Division Finalist 21246D Dublin Robotics-Chargers Dublin Robotics Club Dublin, California, United States
Division Finalist 88825G Wingirls ShanghaiForeignLanguageSchool Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Amaze Award 88825G Wingirls ShanghaiForeignLanguageSchool Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Build Award 5868C Pui Ching Middle School Pui Ching Middle School Macau Macau, Macau
Community Award 9393A Rockway A Rockway Middle School Miami, Florida, United States
Create Award 8193D Yongchang D永昌 Shanghai Yongchang Private School Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Design Award 32545A Glendale Technicals Glendale Technical Robotics Education Corporaton Glendale, Kentucky, United States
Energy Award 1028J Bastion Brownell Talbot School Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Innovate Award 9364X Iron Eagles Brentwood Academy Brentwood, Tennessee, United States
Inspire Award 1074S Somersfield Sharks Somersfield Academy Devonshire, Bermuda
Judges' Award 2979E DotDotBot NIST International School Bangkok, Thailand
Service Award 35216A Invictus Louis Pizitz Middle School Vestavia Hills, Alabama, United States
Sportsmanship Award 2316C Acad Interamericana MS Academia Interamericana de Arecibo Arecibo, Puerto Rico
Teamwork Award 68689A Holland Bulldogs Jerry D. Holland Middle School Baldwin Park, California, United States
Think Award 84927A Probots Mary G. Porter Traditional School Woodbridge, Virginia, United States
VRC Middle School Skills Challenge Winners
Award Team # Team Name Affiliation Location
VRC Middle School Robot Skills Challenge World Champion 7090A Vesibay Robotics Foshan Nanhai Yanbu Middle School Foshan, Guangdong, China
VRC Middle School Robot Skills Challenge 2nd Place 3333Y Queen Bees Mildly Aggressive Bees - Notre Dame Marist Academy Pontiac, Michigan, United States
VRC Middle School Robot Skills Challenge 3rd Place 84927A Probots Mary G. Porter Traditional School Woodbridge, Virginia, United States
Online Challenge Award Winners
Award Team # Team Name Affiliation Location
VEX Photography Online Challenge 8110C Steel Phoenixes Mankato, Minnesota, United States
VEX Photography Online Challenge 9364A Iron Eagles Brentwood, Tennessee, United States
VEX Photography Online Challenge 2904A Lakebots Auckland, New Zealand
VEX Photography Online Challenge 1119 Sweetch Mexico City, Mexico
VEX Photography Online Challenge 68001B Wellsbot Cordova, Tennessee, United States
Recycling Online Challenge Sponsored by FUTURE Foundation 6008A The A-Team Richwood, Ohio, United States
Robot Virtual Worlds Online Challenge Sponsored by Robomatter 7110Z Fired Up! Southlake, Texas, United States
Robotics Team Website Challenge Sponsored by Dell 4104A Trojan Pride Elizabethtown, Kentucky, United States
REC Foundation STEM Educational Video Challenge 114T Lone Wolf Robotics Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
Make It Real CAD Engineering Challenge Sponsored by Autodesk 9364X Iron Eagles Brentwood, Tennessee, United States
Make It Real CAD Engineering Challenge Sponsored by Autodesk 98807A Paradox Wenatchee, Washington, United States
VEX Game Design Animation Online Challenge 7682E Wingus & Dingus Auckland, New Zealand
Electronics Online Challenge Sponsored by Texas Instruments 986A Grace Brethren Lancers Simi Valley, California, United States
VRC Promote Award Online Challenge 2284B Coquitron San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico
VRC Girl Powered Online Challenge Sponsored by Google 7983V Centennial CyberHawks Bakersfield, California, United States