Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
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Knights' High School Qualifier

01/28/2017
Knights' High School Qualifier

Event Code: RE-VRC-17-5316

Program: VEX Robotics Competition

Type of Event: Tournament

Capacity: 60 / Spots Open: 1

Event Region: Pennsylvania - East

Price: $75.00

This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.
Event Dates

Date: 01/28/2017

Venue/Location:

Delaware County Christian School
462 Malin Rd.
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania 19073
United States


Grade Level: High School

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Contact Information

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General Info

Tournament Location and Logistics:

School Website Directions to DC's Upper School: https://www.dccs.org/page.cfm?p=899

DC Campus Map: http://www.dccs.org/uploaded/About_DC/Directions/DC_Campus_Map_%28med%29.pdf

Enter through the doors between #6 and #7 on the campus map

Google Maps: Delaware County Christian School (Upper Campus)
Address: 462 Malin Road
Newtown Square, PA 19333

Arrival and Check-in

Doors will open at 7:30 AM on Saturday, January 28.
We must have all teams checked in no later than 8:30 AM. If your team is not checked in by 8:30 AM, we will generate the match list without your team included. If you are running late, please contact Joel Kamm at 434-907-0404. We will do our best to accommodate you, but we cannot hold up the event. We plan to end the event as near 4 PM as possible (+/- 1 hour).
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 in to the registration desk when checking in.
http://www.roboticseducation.org/documents/2013/06/vrc-participant-release-form.pdf (Copy URL and paste into your browser.)

Inspection and Necessities

Inspection tables will be ready to go at 7:45 and will remain open until 9:15. Review the rules and run through the inspection checklist. All robots must pass inspection before being allowed to compete. The inspection checklist can be found here. http://www.roboticseducation.org/documents/2013/06/inspection-checklist-vrc.pdf
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 and extension cord; Laptop computer; Engineering notebook (helpful for Judges, Design and
Excellence Awards)

Matches and Skills Challenges

We have an aggressive schedule set for the event and plan to begin matches no later than 9:15 AM. We need teams to arrive at the fields on time. Please be sure to check in and remain at the queuing table with your robot two matches prior to your scheduled match. If you are not checked in when we load the field for your match, you will not be allowed to play. The Pit Display projector will follow event progress and enable all teams to ensure they are on time for matches.

Skills Challenges: We will be offering the Programming Skills and Driving Skills Challenges. These skills challenges will be open from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM.  Teams will be limited to a maximum number of skills runs.

Notebook and Pit Judging

Notebook judges will be available for team interviews and notebook review from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM. All teams competing for the Design Award must sign up for slots by 10:00 AM in the registration area. Pit Judges will inspect robots and interview teams throughout the morning and afternoon on the pit floor to consider teams for the Build and Amaze Awards.

Food Options and Volunteers

We ask the teams support this event by ordering pizza and sodas from our school. We will be offering a pre-order option where your team can place and pay for their entire lunch order when you check in. The food will be ready for pickup by the coach at the lunch break. Snacks will be available for sale throughout the day.

As a small token of our appreciation, hot meals will be provided for volunteers and team mentors only.

Agenda

7:30 AM Pits and Inspection
9:00 AM Driver's Meeting
9:15AM First Qualification Matches
12:00PM Lunch
1:00 PM Qualification Matches Resume
2:30 PM Alliance Selection and Elimination Rounds
4:00 PM Awards and Closing
4:30 PM Please stay to help clean up
5:00 PM Safe Trip Home

Volunteer

Volunteers will consist of mentors, parents, and school community members who have an interest in helping with the event. A volunteer signup will be circulated before the competition. If you are interested in helping, please contact Joel Kamm at jkamm@dccs.org.

Thank you!

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the case of impending incliment weather, teams will be contacted via email to determine how many teams will still try to attend the event.  A decision about the event will be made, at the latest, by 6:30 AM on the day of the event.  This decision will be sent via email to participating teams and volunteers.

Refund Policy

Full refunds will be issued if the event needs to be cancelled for any reason. Other than the case of an event cancellation, there will be no refunds for a registered team that does not attend.

Please contact the event partner if you need to swap one registered team for another team, this can only be done before the day of the event.  

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