Event Code: RE-VRC-18-6240
Program: VEX Robotics Competition
Type of Event: Tournament
Capacity: 76 / Spots Open: 0
Event Region: Southern New England
Price: $150.00This event is closed to registration because:
Date: 03/16/2019 - 03/17/2019
Grade Level: High School
Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes
With the impending snow storm coming this weekend, QCC will be postponing the tournament. Instead of running this weekend, the tournament will now take place on March 16th-17th.
About 1/4th of the teams registered for the Regional Championship is also registered for the Signature Event at WPI next weekend (the original snow date for the Regional event). To allow those teams to attend both tournaments and ensure the safety of all of the teams for the Regional Championship, the REC Foundation has decided to move the Regional Tournament to March 16th-17th.
On the new date of March 16-17th, the teams will still compete for 16 spots to World Championship.
Thank you to QCC for working with us on this to ensure the safety of the teams while allowing all the teams to have a chance to compete!
Regional Support Manager of Massachusetts
Southern New England Championship has been granted 15 World Championship spots:
1 Excellence Award Winner
2 Tournament Champions
2 Tournament Finalists
4 Tournament Semifinalists
1 Design Award Winner
1 Robot Skills Champion
1 Amaze Award
1 Think Award
1 Innovate Award
1 Build Award
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.
Double Qualifications will be sent out by March 5th the latest through email AND RobotEvents! If there are any questions about Double Qualifications or Qualification to World Championship, please contact Veronica Bitz with the REC Foundation at Veronica_Bitz@roboticseducation.org.
Please join us for the Southern New England High School VRC In the Zone Championship!
Lunch for up to 10 students and 1 coach is included in the registration fee for the event.
The event will be held in the Hebert Auditorium in the Suprenant building on QCC's campus.
This is our preliminary schedule. Times may adjust in the coming weeks before the event.
Please note that matches do not stop either day for lunch.
Our hope/plan is to get everyone 7 or 8 matches on Saturday and 3 or 4 on Sunday, depending on the final number of teams and timing.
7:00 AM - Check in Begins
7:30 AM - Technical Inspection Begins
8:45 AM - Check in Closes (All teams not checked in will be dropped from the schedule)
9:00 AM - Inspection Closes
9:00 AM - Opening Ceremonies - Hebert Auditorium
9:30 AM - Drivers Meeting - Hebert Auditorium
10:00 AM - First Match
6:00 PM End of Saturday Qualifying Matches
8:00 AM - Sunday Check in opens
9:00 AM - First Qualifying Match of the day
1:30 PM - End of Qualification Matches
1:45 PM - Alliance Selection
2:15 PM - Elimination Rounds begin
Awards to follow or be interspersed.
To Volunteer, please contact Betty Lauer at blauer (at) qcc.mass.edu (preferred) or 508-854-2765 or contact Gregory Caswell at gregory.caswell+VexVolunteers@gmail.com
If you are a team that's coming and have any members, parents, or younger children would like to help reset fields, managing the queuing backstage, or any of the other many required to run this event we would love your help. Please get in touch with us as soon as you know in order
The event will follow Quinsigamond Community College's cancellation policy. If the college is open, we're playing.
You can check the status of QCC at your favorite local school cancelation site, or at http://www.qcc.edu/alerts/inclement-weather.
Cancellation and/or delay will be posted on robotevents.com in the event name. Check back if inclement weather is possible prior to event.
In the event of snow on Sunday, our plan is the following: If QCC delays their opening we will open 1 hour after QCC opens. If QCC closes for the day, we will finish the tournament on Saturday March 9th. We will post the delay or cancellation on the RobotEvents website and you can check the QCC website at https://www.qcc.edu/alerts/inclement-weather for updates.
Refunds will only be issued in the event that the tournament is canceled and not rescheduled.
PARKING. You should not park in the lot next to the Surprenant Building and should avoid Staff and Faculty Lots. You may use the Surprenaut lot for drop off, but should park in one of the Student/Visitor Lots. Otherwise you may get ticketed or towed. Parking maps available: https://www.qcc.edu/main-campus-worcester/campus-map and https://www.qcc.edu/files/campus-police/campus_police_campus_map_00000002_0.jpg