Event Code: RE-VRC-18-6949
Program: VEX Robotics Competition
Type of Event: Tournament
Capacity: 28 / Spots Open: 0
Event Region: Colorado
Max Registrations per Organization: 4
Price: $55.00This event is closed to registration because:
Grade Level: Middle School
Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes
Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase on site.
This event is sure to be fast-paced and exciting. All teams should come prepared for competition. Some great tips are available in the document “101 Things I Wish I’d Known Before My First VEX Tournament.”
Here are a few steps that every team should take to ensure they are ready.
Review rules and run through the inspection checklist (see Documents tab). Review closely the rules for using VEX V5 equipment or VEX Cortex equipment. Note also the rules on robot sizing. The sizing rules can cause your team a lot of work early in the day if not closely followed.
Check the official VEX forums for rule updates and changes
Carefully read all of the information contained in the tournament posting on RobotEvents.com
Review the descriptions and criteria for the awards being given during this tournament
Remember that safety comes first, please don't bring tools that pose a safety risk to your team, or others nearby. Also, remember no grinding or other actions that create sparks inside the school building. Bring safety glasses for everyone!
Understand how the game will be played. VEX participants are more than welcome to watch the referee training videos before they attend a tournament.
Ensure that you have the latest version of firmware.
Read through the robot troubleshooting guide and follow the directions about setting up your robot during the competition. Following the directions will avoid issues with the robots and the controllers.
Cell phones and other devices must have WIFI disabled during the event to avoid interference with the competing teams.
7:30am - Doors open - Volunteer Check in
8:00am - Team Check In - Inspection Opens
8:30am - Skills Field opens
9:00am - Team Check and Inspection closes - any team not checked in or inspected will be dropped from the schedule
9:15am - Opening Ceremonies and Drivers meeting
9:30am - 12:00pm - Qualifying matches
noon - 12:30pm - Lunch Break, all fields closed
12:30pm - 1:30pm - Qualifying & skills matches
1:30pm - Skills Field Closed
2:00pm - Alliance Selection & Elimination Rounds
Each team must provide one or more adult volunteers for this event. Full-day volunteers (signed up for a morning and and afternoon shift) will be provided with lunch!
Your volunteers can sign up and select their roles and shifts at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090A4EACA62DA20-erie1. Thanks!
It is Colorado and we have no idea what February will have in store for us. No refunds can be given for weather cancellation. Given the late date of our event, there will be no way to reschedule if we have to cancel.
No refunds will be provided, either in the event of cancellation or if a team decides not to attend.