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Virginia State Championship - Turning Point High School Division

Date
1-Mar-2019 - 2-Mar-2019
Event Code
RE-VRC-18-5892
Program
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Capacity
56
Spots Open
0
Event Region
Virginia
Standard Registration Opens
8-Aug-2018 14:01 EDT
Registration Deadline
20-Feb-2019 14:02 EST
Price
$300.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

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.  


Grade Level: High School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 1-Mar-2019 - 2-Mar-2019

Venue/Location:
The Meadow Event Park
13048 Dawn Boulevard
Doswell, Virginia 23047
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

Friday 3/1/19
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
 
Saturday 3/2/19
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

 

Volunteer

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.  To volunteer, please sign up at: volunteer.novastem.us/VEXStateChampionship

 

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.

Refund Policy

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.

Webcast

Check out the landing page for livestreaming States19: http://livestream.novastem.us/States19

You can also jump straight to each broadcast page:

http://livestream.novastem.us/States19/AwardsFinals

http://livestream.novastem.us/States19/ESVIQ

http://livestream.novastem.us/States19/MSVIQ

http://livestream.novastem.us/States19/MSVRC

http://livestream.novastem.us/States19/HSVRC

Award Nominations

Nominations for Mentor and Volunteer of the Year

We are now accepting nominations for Mentor of the Year and Volunteer of the Year. Use this link to nominate:

http://states.novastem.us/2019submission

Due by February 18th, 2019

World Qualifications

Virginia VRC – High School has been granted 12 World Championship spots:

  • 1 Excellence Award Winner
  • 2 Tournament Champions
  • 2 Tournament Finalists
  • 1 Design Award Winner
  • 1 Robot Skills Champion
  • 2 Tournament Finalists
  • 4 Semi Finalists
  • 1 Amaze Award Winner

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.

Team Update 2-28-19

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.