Mineral Area VEX Challenge at the Robot and Technology Expo

04/01/2017
Mineral Area VEX Challenge at the Robot and Technology Expo

Event Code: RE-VRC-17-4889

Program: VEX Robotics Competition

Type of Event: Tournament

Capacity: 48 / Spots Open: 0

Price: $40.00

This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.
Team Award Winners
Award Team # Team Name Affiliation Location
Excellence Award (VRC/VEXU) 9571D Devil Bots Murphysboro High School Murphysboro, Illinois, United States
Tournament Champions (VRC/VEXU) 3885C Shockers- Creature Unitec Career Center Bonne Terre, Missouri, United States
Tournament Champions (VRC/VEXU) 9571M Devil Bots Iron Maiden Murphysboro High School Murphysboro, Illinois, United States
Tournament Champions (VRC/VEXU) 9571D Devil Bots Murphysboro High School Murphysboro, Illinois, United States
Innovate Award (VRC/VEXU/VIQC) 56567A Short Circuits 4H Electric Dolphins Saint louis, Missouri, United States
Create Award (VRC/VEXU) 9601A Robohobos Parkway North High School Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
Build Award (VRC/VEXU) 69686B 404 Error Northwest High School Cedar Hill, Missouri, United States
Design Award (VRC/VEXU) 9723H Hellbenders Gateway 4-H St Louis, Missouri, United States
Judges Award (VRC/VEXU) 50566A Crestview Vex A Crestview Middle School Ellisville, Missouri, United States
Judges Award (VRC/VEXU) 7093A REACH - 8 JOHN A. EVANS MIDDLE Potosi, Missouri, United States
Tournament Finalists (VRC/VEXU) 25322Z Flying Screws Lone Jack High School Lone Jack, Missouri, United States
Tournament Finalists (VRC/VEXU) 9601J Robohobos Parkway North High School Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
Tournament Finalists (VRC/VEXU) 3885A Shockers-Captain America Unitec Career Center Bonne Terre, Missouri, United States
Robot Skills Champion (VRC/VEXU) 9571M Devil Bots Iron Maiden Murphysboro High School Murphysboro, Illinois, United States
Sportsmanship (VRC/VEXU) 25322Z Flying Screws Lone Jack High School Lone Jack, Missouri, United States
Excellence Award - Middle School (VRC/VEXU) 50566D Crestview Vex D Crestview Middle School Ellisville, Missouri, United States
Design Award - Middle School (VRC/VEXU) 50566E Crestview Vex E Crestview Middle School ELLISVILLE, Missouri, United States
Individual Award Winners
Award Recipient
Volunteer of the Year (VRC/VEXU) Indunil Rathnayaka
Awards
Award Qualifies for
Excellence Award (VRC/VEXU) CREATE U.S. Open
Tournament Champions (VRC/VEXU) CREATE U.S. Open
Innovate Award (VRC/VEXU/VIQC) Does not qualify for any events.
Create Award (VRC/VEXU) Does not qualify for any events.
Build Award (VRC/VEXU) Does not qualify for any events.
Design Award (VRC/VEXU) Does not qualify for any events.
Judges Award (VRC/VEXU) Does not qualify for any events.
Volunteer of the Year (VRC/VEXU) Does not qualify for any events.
Tournament Finalists (VRC/VEXU) Does not qualify for any events.
Robot Skills Champion (VRC/VEXU) CREATE U.S. Open
Sportsmanship (VRC/VEXU) Does not qualify for any events.
Excellence Award - Middle School (VRC/VEXU) Does not qualify for any events.
Design Award - Middle School (VRC/VEXU) Does not qualify for any events.

Match Results

Ranking

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Team List ( 50 Teams )

Team Team Name Organization Location
3885A Shockers- Alpha Unitec Career Center Bonne Terre, Missouri, United States
3885B Shockers- Beta Unitec Career Center Bonne Terre, Missouri, United States
3885C Shockers- Charlie Unitec Career Center Bonne Terre, Missouri, United States
3885D Shockers- Delta Unitec Career Center Bonne Terre, Missouri, United States
3885E Shockers- Echo Unitec Career Center Bonne Terre, Missouri, United States
3885F Shockers- Unitec Career Center Bonne Terre, Missouri, United States
6042A Potosi High School Potosi High School Potosi, Missouri, United States
6042B Potosi High School Potosi High School Potosi, Missouri, United States
6042C Potosi High School Potosi High School Potosi, Missouri, United States
6042D Potosi High School Potosi High School Potosi, Missouri, United States
6042E Potosi High School Potosi High School Potosi, Missouri, United States
6042F Potosi High School Potosi High School Potosi, Missouri, United States
6042G Potosi High School Potosi High School Potosi, Missouri, United States
6042H Potosi High School Potosi High School Potosi, Missouri, United States
6042J Potosi High School Potosi High School Potosi, Missouri, United States
7093A REACH - 8 REACH Gifted Program - John Evans Middle School Potosi, Missouri, United States
7093B REACH - 8 REACH Gifted Program - John Evans Middle School Potosi, Missouri, United States
7093C REACH - 7 REACH Gifted Program - John Evans Middle School Potosi, Missouri, United States
7093D REACH - 7 REACH Gifted Program - John Evans Middle School Potosi, Missouri, United States
7645A Flux Capacitors Arcadia Valley High School Ironton, Missouri, United States
9571D Devil Bots Iron King Murphysboro High School Murphysboro, Illinois, United States
9571M Devil Bots Iron Maiden Murphysboro High School Murphysboro, Illinois, United States
9571N Devil Bots T.-B.O.T. Murphysboro High School Murphysboro, Illinois, United States
9601A Robohobos Parkway North High School Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
9601B Robohobos Parkway North High School Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
9601J Robohobos Parkway North High School Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
9723H Hellbenders Gateway 4-H St Louis, Missouri, United States
11911A Emergency STEMulation Overstemulated Rogers, Arkansas, United States
22726A Central Central r-3 high school park hills, Missouri, United States
25322A DIO Lone Jack High School Lone Jack, Missouri, United States
25322J Club Team Lone Jack High School Lone Jack, Missouri, United States
25322Z Team Club Lone Jack High School Lone Jack, Missouri, United States
41922A West County Bulldozers West St. Francois County R-4 Leadwood, Missouri, United States
50566A Crestview Vex 1 Crestview Middle School Ellisville, Missouri, United States
50566B Crestview Vex 2 Crestview Middle School Ellisville, Missouri, United States
50566C Crestview Vex 3 Crestview Middle School Ellisville, Missouri, United States
50566D Crestview Vex 4 Crestview Middle School Ellisville, Missouri, United States
50566E Crestview Vex 5 Crestview Middle School Ellisville, Missouri, United States
56567A electric dolphins 4h electric dolphins Saint louis, Missouri, United States
59060A Cor Jesu Cor Jesu Academy St. Louis, Missouri, United States
69686A Leo Bots Northwest High School Cedar Hill, Missouri, United States
69686B The Iron Giants Northwest High School Cedar Hill, Missouri, United States
69686C Weird Al TANKovic Northwest High School Cedar Hill, Missouri, United States
69686D Gear Heads Northwest High School Cedar Hill, Missouri, United States
69686E Bot Knots Northwest High School Cedar Hill, Missouri, United States
69686G Robots on Foam Northwest High School Cedar Hill, Missouri, United States
69686H The Gears of War Northwest High School Cedar Hill, Missouri, United States
98222 Circuit Breakers Cross Keys Middle School TSA Florissant, Missouri, United States
98222B Nightstalkers Cross Keys Middle School TSA Florissant, Missouri, United States
98222C FaZe Robotics Cross Keys Middle School TSA Florissant, Missouri, United States

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Documents - Resources for coaches and teams - Please READ!!

Resources for Coaches and Teams

There are AWESOME resources for teams on the Roboticseducation website.  Click HERE for resources on Team Organization and Planning, Troubleshooting Robot Issues, Cortex Guide, Curriculum, Coach Training, Engineering Notebook advice, and MORE.... 

Also - the VEX FORUMS are  another great resource. There are sections on robot design, programming, and team organization. 

Media Release and Consent Forms

A completed consent form for all participants must be turned in during check-in. Team leaders will need to collect the completed forms for all team members attending the event and turn them into the registration desk when checking in. Download the VEX/ REC Foundation Consent & Waiver Form HERE.

 

Competition Preparation


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

1. Do a final review of the rules and run through the inspection checklist about a week before the competition so that there is ample time for adjustments. The inspection checklist can be found here.

2. Check the official VEX forums for rule updates and changes -  found here.  Check this often during the season. 

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)
* Banners and other decorations for your team pit
* Giveaways if you have them

4. Be sure to read 101 Things You Should Know Before Your First VEX Tournament.

5. Review the descriptions and criteria for the awards that are being given during the tournament.  

6. Prep for your interviews with the judges.

7. 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

 

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

 


Date: 04/01/2017
Mineral Area College
Park Hills, Missouri 63601
United States

Travel Info

Directions

 

Mineral Area College:  5270 Flat River Road, Park Hills, MO 63601

Mineral Area College is located approximately 60 miles, or one hour, southwest of St. Louis. The college is located just off Highway 67 at the Leadington-Park Hills exit.

From North: Take I-55 South to Exit 174b (Hwy. 67 - Bonne Terre/Farmington). Continue on Highway 67 South for 30 miles. Take the Park Hills/Leadington exit. Turn left and Mineral Area College will be on the left.

From South: Take I-55 North to Exit 150 (Hwy. 32 Ste Genevieve/Farmington). Turn left onto Highway 32 and continue for 21 miles. Turn right at the stop light onto Karsch Blvd. Continue on Karsch Blvd. for 3 miles and then Karsch Blvd will turn into Highway 67. Make a slight right on to Highway 67 North and continue for 3 miles. Take the Park Hills/Leadington exit. It will be the second Park Hills exit. Turn right and Mineral Area College will be on the left.

Campus Map

The competition will be held in the FIELD HOUSE on the campus of Mineral Area College

click here for campus map
 

Parking and Load In

Park in Lot C, directly across the road from the Field House. There is a flight of stairs down to the level of the gymnasium where the pit area and fields are.

There is an entrance at the gym floor level at the back of the building.

Refund Policy

Please only register teams that you expect will attend the event. Teams that withdraw from the competition after the March 17th registration deadline will not be issued refunds.

Refund checks will be sent by the end of April.

 

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

No cancellation for bad weather.

Volunteer

Volunteers are needed for set up and tear down of this event!!!

We are asking all teams to provide assistance on Friday afternoon and evening to help set up the fields and pit. We are usually able to get into the field house around 4pm. The more volunteers we have the quicker we will be finished. Please let me know how many volunteers you will have at the field house on Friday.   THANK YOU!!!!

 

Agenda

6:00 am Building Opens
7:00 am Doors Open for Teams
7:30 am Check-ins, Inspections, Practice Field Open
8:30 am Captain's Meeting
8:45 am Opening Ceremony and Robot Parade
9:00 am VEX Qualification Matches Begin
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch Break
1:30 pm Qualification Matches Resume
2:30 pm VEX Alliance Selection
3:00 pm Elimination Matches Begin
4:30 pm Awards Ceremony / Closing
Tear Down

Event Dates

Date: 04/01/2017

Venue/Location:

Mineral Area College
Park Hills, Missouri 63601
United States

Grade Level: All

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

TSA Event: No

Contact Information

Primary Contact
Ann Boes
Title: EP
Email: annboes2007@gmail.com
Phone: 573-327-2009

Secondary Contact
Ann Boes
Title: EP
Email: annboes2007@gmail.com
Phone: 573-327-2009

General Info

The 2017 Mineral Area VEX Challenge is an event that takes place during the annual Robot and Technology Expo on the campus of Mineral Area College. It is an opportunity for youth to demonstrate their learning, celebrate their accomplishments and interact with others who share their interest in robotics and programming. There will be a  VEX Starstruck competition, VEX Skills Challenge Competitions,a Robofest Game Competition, Robofest  Exhibition opportunity, a Scratch Programming Competition and a LEGO building competition. Youth may participate in one, some or all of the events. Many organizations have been invited to set up demonstrations and hands-on activities related to robotics, technology, and programming. This event, which takes place late in the competition season is great for teams who want a challenging final competition experience before attending the World Championships, or a relaxed event with lots of fun, extra activities. There's something for everyone. Last year's event website is HERE. The new website for the 2017 event will be posted shortly. 

 

 

 

Days Agenda

Mineral Area VEX Challenge Schedule

6:30 am Building Opens
7:00 am Doors Open for Teams
7:30 am Check-ins, Inspections, Practice Field Open
8:30 am Captain's Meeting
8:45 am Opening Ceremony and Robot Parade
9:00 am VEX Qualification Matches Begin
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch Break
1:30 pm Qualification Matches Resume
2:30 pm VEX Alliance Selection
3:00 pm Elimination Matches Begin
4:30 pm Awards Ceremony / Closing
Tear Down

Schedule for non VEX events

8:00am Teams Check in for Robot Challenge
8:45 am Opening Ceremony and Robot Parade
9:00 am Robot Challenge Fields open
9:00 am Demos, LEGOs and Robotix building areas open
Scratch and Virtual NXT Programming Lab open
mini workshops begin
12:00pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm Scratch Competition Presentations and Awards
1:30pm Robot Challenge Interviews complete
2:00pm Robot Challenge and Exhibition Awards
3:00 pm Demo Tables close