Event Code: RE-VRC-18-7282
Program: VEX Robotics Competition
Type of Event: Tournament
Capacity: 30 / Spots Open: 0
Event Region: Colorado
Max Registrations per Organization: 4
Price: $55.00This event is closed to registration because:
Grade Level: All
Robot Skills Challenge Offered : Yes
Faith Christian Academy - Elementary School
6210 Ward Road
Arvada, Colorado 80004
Grade Level: All
Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes
TSA Event: No
One week left until our fun-filled day at FCA Elementary School (6210 Ward Rd. Arvada, Co)! The school is on the east side of Ward Road, just south the 64th Ave.. The main entrance and parking is on north side of the building. A map is attached.
Attached please find the consent form that must be filled out and turned in at check-in for all teams, coaches, and volunteers.
Here is the tentative days schedule:
08:00 08:30 Doors Open, Team Registration
08:30 09:30 Inspections
09:30 10:00 Opening Ceremony, Driver's and Coach's meeting
09:00 12:00 Team Interviews with the Judges
10:00 12:00 Qualification Matches, Skills Field Open
12:00 12:30 Lunch
12:30 01:00 Alliance Selection
01:00 02:30 Elimination Matches, Skills Field Open
02:30 03:00 Awards
Simply queue up your team for Robot Inspection immediately after you check-in and find your Pit table. You can find the checklist here
The things that most often cause a re-inspection:
Being over 18x18x18
No Team Number License Plate
No license plate holder
No 9V battery. This will cause your robot to reset during competition if you draw too much current.
Competition software template not loaded
Protruding axles or likewise which risk entanglement
Referee Training Videos
Summary of the Q&A forum
attached doc: Q&A_Summary_In_the-Zone.docx
Charge your batteries the night before the event, bring them & chargers
Ensure that you have the latest version of firmware loaded onto your Cortex AND Joystick(s).
Safety Glasses All participants must wear goggles while competing.
Spare parts & tools
The computer with your robots code
Programming Skills Award
Robot Skills Award
You may bring your own food or purchase pizza and other snacks at the event. The FCA HS Robotics Club will be running concessions (as well as volunteering many hours for this event). All proceeds will go to help fund their teams. The attached Pre-Order Lunch Form should be turned in at check-in.
Can't wait to see everyone!
Team Lunch Pre-Order
FCA HS VEX Event
Faith Christian Academy Elementary School
Email order to email@example.com by Wednesday Evening.
Present this form and payment at check-in.
Please bring cash or check.
Proceeds benefit Faith Christian Academy High School Robotics
Qty Large 10 slices, Papa Johns
Large Cheese Qty ____ x $12 $ ____________
Large Pepperoni Qty ____ x $12 $ ____________
Water 16 oz bottle Qty _____ x $1 $ ____________
Sprite 12 oz can Qty _____ x $1 $ ____________
Coke 12 oz can Qty _____ x $1 $ ____________
Diet Coke 12 oz can Qty _____ x $1 $ ____________
Pepsi 12 oz can Qty _____ x $1 $ ____________
Voltage 12 oz can Qty _____ x $1 $ ____________
Code Red 12 oz can Qty _____ x $1 $ ____________
Dr. Pepper 12 oz can Qty _____ x $1 $ ____________
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This event is sure to be a fact-paced and exciting event. All teams should come prepared for competition. Here are a few steps that every team should take to ensure they are prepared.
1. Review the rules and run through the inspection checklist about a week before the competition so that there is ample time for adjustments. The inspection checklist can be found here.
2. Check the official VEX forums for rule updates and changes.
3. Carefully read all of the information contained in the tournament posting on RobotEvents.com
4. Pack for the event the day before the day of departure. Here are a few items that you don't want to forget.
Spare parts & tools
Batteries and chargers
Engineering notebook (if you have one, helpful for Judges, Design and
Excellence Awards )
Banners and other decorations for your team pit
5. Be sure to read 101 Things You Should Know Before Your First VEX Tournament.
6. Review the descriptions and criteria for the awards that are being given during the tournament.
7. Prep for your interviews with the judges. Check the awards tab to see what awards will be given during the tournament.
8. Remember that safety comes first, please don't bring tools that pose a safety risk to your team, or others nearby as the venue is a very tight fit. Also, remember no grinding or other actions that create sparks.
9. Understand how the game will be played. VEX participants are more than welcome to watch the referee training videos before they attend a tournament.
10. Read through the Robot troubleshooting guide. The guide can be found here.
11. Ensure that you have the latest version of firmware.
A completed form for all participants must be turned in during check-in. Team leaders will need to collect the completed forms for all team members attending the event and turn them in to the registration desk when checking in.
Download the VEX/RECF Consent & Waiver Form.
All teams will be given 4 skills runs of their choosing. Three runs will be allowed before lunch and one after. If you elect to stop a run early, that run cannot be made up. NO EXCEPTIONS.
The event area is a multi-use area and we must be out by 4pm. This is why we are starting our event early to allow us to complete by 2:30 and have the venue cleaned and be out be 4pm.
This is our 8th event and offers a good opportunity for newer Event Partners an Volunteers to experince and learn. Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering with us. Please don' hesitate to contact us of we can assist you on your event.
Mike Stiles 303-437-8425, Cell
Randy Miller 303-359-0450, Cell
Team 1826, The Fuse
Igniting Endless Possibilities
Should we have to cancel the event we will refund teams, minus the non-refundable $5.00 RobotEvents fee.
Here are a few hotels/motels near the school:
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Wheat Ridge-Denver West
10101 West 48th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, Colorado 80033
Ramada Denver West
4700 Kipling Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
La Quinta Inn Denver Golden
3301 Youngfield Service Road
Golden, CO 80401
Motel 6 Denver West Wheat Ridge North
9920 West 49th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033