Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
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2019 VEX Robotics World Championship - VEX Robotics Competition Middle School Division

Date
24-Apr-2019 - 27-Apr-2019
Event Code
RE-VRC-18-6083
Program
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Capacity
188
Spots Open
2
Event Region
Kentucky
Price
$975.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

EVENT DESCRIPTION

The The 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.

VEX Robotics Competition teams compete in the exciting 2018-19 VRC game, Turning Point, to earn a spot at this prestigious event. For information about the game, click here.

A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS AND SPONSORS

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

We also would like to thank our VEX Robotics World Championship sponsors: Mathworks, Microchip, UPS, Nordson, Nissan, Robot Mesh, and Tata. The commitment and support of these partners ensure a great experience for everyone attending the event.

DIVISION TEAM LISTS

VEX WORLDS 2019 DIVISION QUALIFICATION MATCH LISTS

VEX WORLDS 2019 DIVISION PRACTICE MATCH LISTS

VENUE MAP

PIT MAPS

VRC TURNING POINT VEX WORLDS UPDATE

Be sure to download and read the scheduled April 5, 2019, Game Manual update that include important rule clarifications.

MOBILE APP

To install the VEX Worlds 2019 mobile application for iOS or Android download the following instructions.

Click here for the app QR code.

CONCESSIONS HOURS OF OPERATION

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

WAIT LIST

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. If spots open up, teams on the wait list will be notified and instructed to register.

TEAM FAQ

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

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.

POLICY FOR USE OF MOBILITY DEVICES

Please review the policy for use of mobility devices at VEX Worlds.

SERVICE ANIMAL POLICY

Please review the Service Animal Policy.

THE REC FOUNDATION STORE

Check back soon for the REC Foundation store’s hours of operation.

APPAREL

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

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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Grade Level: Middle School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 24-Apr-2019 - 27-Apr-2019

Venue/Location:
Kentucky Exposition Center
937 Phillips Ln
Louisville, Kentucky 40209
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

Click here for the 2019 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 VEX Robotics World Championship.

Refund Policy

VEX Robotics World Championship registration cancellations must be received by March 11, 2019, 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 12, 2019, or after will not receive a refund for their registration fee.


Date: 24-Apr-2019 - 27-Apr-2019
Kentucky Exposition Center
937 Phillips Ln
Louisville, Kentucky 40209
United States

Travel Info

HOTEL INFORMATION

Click here to download the VEX Worlds 2019 GET Travel Flyer to learn everything you need to know about planning your trip from our official travel partner.

International Teams: Click here to download the VEX Worlds 2019 Travel Flyer to learn everything you need to know about planning your trip from our official travel partner.

Hotels: These 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

A free shuttle bus loop will run between the Kentucky Exposition Center and many area hotels during VEX Worlds. Click here for details.

MEDICAL SCOOTERS

Gould’s Discount Medical Scooters will be available for rent at VEX Worlds. Call Evelyn at (502) 491-2000 extension 4330 to make a reservation. Click here for more information.

TEAM PARTY

VEX Worlds will once again conclude with a Team Party at Kentucky Kingdom amusement park. $30 Early bird pricing will be valid through Sunday, March 24. Tickets purchased after will cost the regular price of $45.

TEAM FAQ

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

LEARN MORE ABOUT LOUISVILLE

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

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 [Date], 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.

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.

There are two options for purchasing your Parking Passes while attending the VEX World events April 24th thru April 30th. You may purchase parking passes online at a reduced cost or purchase parking passes once you reach the Kentucky Exposition Center.

KEC PARKING PASS FEE BREAKDOWN (Flyer)

To purchase online, use the following links:

If you purchase at the gate, the following prices apply:

  • Single Day, Single Use Pass: $10
  • VRC/VEX U 3-Day, In / Out Pass: $45
  • VEX IQ Challenge 2-Day, In/Out Pass: $30
  • VEX Full Event, In/Out Pass: $75

Important things to know regarding Parking at the Kentucky Exposition Center:

  • A Single Day, Single Use parking pass is good for any one day, for one-time parking. If you leave and come back to KEC on the same day, you will have to pay the “at the Gate” $10 parking fee.
  • An “In/Out parking pass” allows you to come and go as often as you need to each day, with no additional charges.
  • There are no fees when purchasing parking passes online. For example, the $8.00 Single Day, Single Use pass will only cost $8.00 and nothing more.
  • When purchasing parking passes online, you MUST print your parking pass before coming to the Kentucky Exposition Center. We cannot accept the receipt on your mobile phone as proof of purchase.
  • You may only purchase a Single Day, Single Use pass at the KEC Gates. Multi-Day passes are not available for sale at the KEC Gates, but are available at designated areas inside KEC.
  • You are able to upgrade a Single Day, Single Use parking pass at one of the designated upgrade stations located at KEC. All upgrade costs will be based on the “At the Gate” pricing and not the online pricing.
  • Online parking passes will remain available for sale throughout the VEX Worlds event
  • All parking pass sales are final and no refunds will be given for any reason.

Parking passes may also be purchased at the ticket booth immediately inside the glass doors of the Workman Lobby. If a team has more than one vehicle, additional vehicles will need to pay for parking. Click here for a map and additional information regarding private charter parking.

Note: Parking is free on Wednesday, April 24, and Sunday, April 28.

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, Dell,  Google, HEXBUG, IFI,  NASA, Rack Solutions, Robomatter, Tesla, Texas Instruments, Toyota, TVA, and VEX Robotics.

We also would like to thank our VEX Robotics World Championship sponsors: Mathworks, Microchip, UPS, Nordson, Nissan, Robot Mesh, and Tata. The commitment and support of these partners ensure a great experience for everyone attending the event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waitlist

80 teams are on the waitlist for this event.

Please login to add or remove teams from the waiting list.
Inspiration All-Star
Award Recipient
Inspiration All-Star David Parisi
Inspiration All-Star Kaitlin Jordan Russell
Inspiration All-Star Harry Wood
VEX Robotics Championship Middle School
Award Team # Team Name Affiliation Location
VRC Middle School Excellence Award 9364X Iron Eagles Brentwood Academy Brentwood, Tennessee, United States
VRC Middle School World Champions 7671C Shadowless chicken New Century Robotics Club(commonweal) Quzhou, Zhejiang, China
VRC Middle School World Champions 9123A Ruiguan Robot Center A ShangHai RuiGuan Robotics Activity Center Shanghai, Shanghai, China
VRC Middle School World Finalists 4082A Rocket Robots St. Nicholas School Freedom, Wisconsin, United States
VRC Middle School World Finalists 8825A NullPointerException ShanghaiForeignLanguageSchool Shanghai, Shanghai, China
VEX Robotics Championship Middle School - Spirit Division
Award Team # Team Name Affiliation Location
Division Champion 7671C Shadowless chicken New Century Robotics Club(commonweal) Quzhou, Zhejiang, China
Division Champion 9123A Ruiguan Robot Center A ShangHai RuiGuan Robotics Activity Center Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Division Finalist 388A 瑞卜德388A China Shanghai Robot Education technology co. LTD Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Division Finalist 66666B hefei no.45 ms 合肥第四十五中学 合肥, Anhui, China
Amaze Award 6047D Martians Westview Middle School Longmont, Colorado, United States
Build Award 28468A VICTORIA Middle School 1519 Moscow, Russia
Community Award 4813A Yella Belly Frog Taipei American School - Middle School Taipei, Taiwan
Create Award 7225X Southland Roverbots Southland Middle School ADAMS, Minnesota, United States
Design Award 8838A Robohawks - Discovery Orchard Hills School Irvine, California, United States
Energy Award 82776C Baldor BBVA Asunción, Paraguay
Innovate Award 99567X #TeamXtreme North Andover Middle School North Andover, Massachusetts, United States
Inspire Award 2919S Skywalker Kristin School Auckland, New Zealand
Judges Award 1074T Somersfield Sharks Somersfield Academy Devonshire, Massachusetts, Bermuda
Service Award 4431A West Hardin West Hardin Middle School Cecilia, Kentucky, United States
Sportsmanship Award 2211A KHU Inventors Home Schooling Caguas, Puerto Rico
Teamwork Award 66666B hefei no.45 ms 合肥第四十五中学 合肥, Anhui, China
Think Award 3324V Science Academy - The Lab The Science Academy STEM Magnet North Hollywood, California, United States
VEX Robotics Championship Middle School - Opportunity Division
Award Team # Team Name Affiliation Location
Division Champion 4082A Rocket Robots St. Nicholas School Freedom, Wisconsin, United States
Division Champion 8825A NullPointerException ShanghaiForeignLanguageSchool Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Division Finalist 7617C Haicang Sch AT BNU C Xiamen Haicang School Attached to BNU xiamen, Fujian, China
Division Finalist 8192B Shanghai Huangpu B Shanghai Huangpu Teenagers S&T Activity Center Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Amaze Award 3141R Random Bits Gross Catholic Robotics Bellevue, Nebraska, United States
Build Award 77000X RoboKodas North Sioux City RoboKodas Robotics Club Jefferson, South Dakota, United States
Community Award 6090C IBN ROSHD BNAT Ibn Roshd Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Create Award 80P VEXMEN:Pandemic Brandywine Robotics Inc. Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, United States
Design Award 1231C |CTRL| Benton Middle School Manassas, Virginia, United States
Energy Award 30526D Geeky Hamilfans McGehee Conner Jr High School McGehee, Arkansas, United States
Innovate Award 2568K Porta-Botz! - Karma Portage Middle School Portage, Indiana, United States
Inspire Award 9791C Walsh Roboty McRobotface Walsh Middle School Framingham, Massachusetts, United States
Judges Award 56332U FNATIC1 FNATIC Robotic Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco, Mexico
Service Award 8192B Shanghai Huangpu B Shanghai Huangpu Teenagers S&T Activity Center Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Sportsmanship Award 44053A TechNoLogic Liberty Middle School cumming, Georgia, United States
Teamwork Award 6724A 24K Chadwick International Songdo, South Korea
Think Award 88909X InoBotics - VarX InoBotics Palo Alto, California, United States
VRC Middle School Skills Challenge Winners
Award Team # Team Name Affiliation Location
VRC Middle School Robot Skills Challenge World Champion 3324V Science Academy - The Lab The Science Academy STEM Magnet North Hollywood, California, United States
VRC Middle School Robot Skills Challenge 2nd Place 94065J Black Jaguar Redwood Shores Robotics Redwood City, California, United States
VRC Middle School Robot Skills Challenge 3rd Place 6047D Martians Westview Middle School Longmont, Colorado, United States
Online Challenge Award Winners
Award Team # Team Name Affiliation Location
VEX Photography Online Challenge 11004G DiscoGirls HS Brampton, Ontario, Canada
VEX Photography Online Challenge 9364X Iron Eagles Brentwood, Tennessee, United States
VEX Photography Online Challenge 1814D [TVA] DΣLTΛ Missouri City, Texas, United States
VEX Photography Online Challenge 86868R The Resistance Santa Clara, California, United States
VEX Photography Online Challenge TJU1 Tong Ji University Shanghai, China
VEX Photography Online Challenge 21117B LCS Robo-Lions Owings Mills, Maryland, United States
VEX Photography Online Challenge 37N Robot Royalty Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, United States
VEX Photography Online Challenge 53535A 5 x 5 Aurora, Illinois, United States
VEX Photography Online Challenge 53252B Phoenix Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
VEX Photography Online Challenge 1008C The Guardians Vermillion, South Dakota, United States
Robot Virtual Worlds Online Challenge Sponsored by Robomatter 8757C House of Science Tauranga, New Zealand
VRC Promote Award Online Challenge 5S A.K. 20/20 Ravenna, Nebraska, United States
Make It Real CAD Engineering Challenge Sponsored by Autodesk MCC1 Manchester Community College Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
Make It Real CAD Engineering Challenge Sponsored by Autodesk 242A Firebirds Bensalem, Pennsylvania, United States
Make It Real CAD Engineering Challenge Sponsored by Autodesk 99157A IronMechs Haymarket, Virginia, United States
Make It Real CAD Engineering Challenge Sponsored by Autodesk 2496R BHS Robopatties R Irvine, California, United States
Robotics Team Website Challenge Sponsored by Dell 356 Castlebrooke Secondary School Brampton, Ontario, Canada
VRC Girl Powered Online Challenge Sponsored by Google 7983W Centennial CyberHawks W Bakersfield, California, United States