Event Code: RE-VRC-18-5892
Program: VEX Robotics Competition
Type of Event: Tournament
Capacity: 56 / Spots Open: 0
Event Region: Virginia
Price: $300.00This event is closed to registration because:
Date: 03/01/2019 - 03/02/2019
Grade Level: High School
Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes
The VRC State Championship is a two day event in Doswell, VA. Teams must qualify for the tournament by participating in a regional event by February 16th, 2019. Teams qualify by winning awards at a local tournament or by invitation based on the highest skills scores posted in Virginia during the season.
|8:00 AM - 12:00 PM||:||Doors Open, Check-In, Inspection and Practice Fields Open|
|10:00 AM||:||Teams must check-in by this time. One student & Robot|
|11:00 AM - 11:30 AM||:||Drivers Meeting|
|12:00 PM - 12:30 PM||:||Opening Ceremony|
|12:30 PM - 5:30 PM||:||Skills Fields Open|
|1:00 PM - 2:00 PM||:||Practice Matches|
|2:00 PM - 4:20 PM||:||Qualification Matches|
|4:20 PM - 5:15 PM||:||Break - VEX IQ Elementary Finals & Awards|
|5:15 PM - 6:15 PM||:||Qualification Matches|
|6:15 PM - 6:30 PM||:||PITS CLOSE - Secure your belongings|
|8:00 AM - 9:00 AM||:||Doors Open and Practice Fields Open|
|9:00 AM - 9:40 AM||:||Awards & Welcoming|
|10:00 AM - 12:00 PM||:||Qualification Matches|
|10:00 AM - 1:30 PM||:||Skills Fields Open|
|12:00 PM - 12:45 PM||:||Lunch Break|
|12:45 PM - 2:00 PM||:||Qualification Matches|
|2:15 PM - 3:00 PM||:||Alliance Selection|
|3:15 PM - 4:00 PM||:||Round of 16 and Quarterfinals|
|4:00 PM - 5:45 PM||:||Finals and Awards|
|5:45 PM - 6:30 PM||:||Pack Up & Clean Up|
We are currenly seeking the following key positions for experienced volunteers who have filled one of these roles at a local tournament:
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. To volunteer, please sign up at: volunteer.novastem.us/VEXStateChampionship.
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 of $270 will be issued up to February 1, 2019. 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 partial refunds to teams who cannot attend the alternate date.
Check out the landing page for livestreaming States19: http://livestream.novastem.us/States19
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Teams, we are aware of the forecast for those coming from Northern Virginia. The forecast for Doswell looks fine and the event will not be cancelled. Having said that, please take note of the following:
1) We encourage you to get here tonight if possible to avoid travel disruptions.
2) There is no requirement that teams must arrive by 8AM when the doors open. We'd like for teams to be checked in by 10AM. If for any reason you will be arriving later than 10AM, please contact me directly at 703-895-0933 to let me know an estimated time of arrival.
For VRC (Friday): We plan to run the match schedule at noon so if you are arriving past that time, we need to know whether or not to keep your team on the list. Teams need to be here no later than 12:30PM.
For Elementary VEX IQ (Friday): Practice matches begin at 11:20. We plan to run the match schedule by 11 and need to know by then if your team is coming.
For Middle School VEX IQ (Saturday): Practice matches begin at 10:30 on Saturday. We plan to run the match schedule by 10 and need to know by then if your team is coming.
Virginia VRC – High School has been granted 12 World Championship spots:
If a team double-qualifies for a World Championship spot, the state’s next highest ranking team from the World Skills Standings up to and including the State Championship receives the invitation. World Championship invitations from the World Skills Standings are issued by email after the results of the State Championship have been posted at robotevents.com, and will not be announced at the State Championship.
World Championship qualifying awards and invitations are issued to teams whether or not the teams have expressed an intention to attend the event. Unaccepted World Championship invitations are not offered or transferred to other teams.
We are now accepting nominations for Mentor of the Year and Volunteer of the Year. Use this link to nominate:
Due by February 18th, 2019