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Signature Event: The WAVE at WPI

03/07/2019 - 03/09/2019
Signature Event: The WAVE at WPI

Event Code: RE-VRC-19-5411

Program: VEX Robotics Competition

Type of Event: Tournament

Capacity: 96 / Spots Open: 24

Event Region: Southern New England

Price: $200.00

This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

Event Sponsors:
Event Dates

Date: 03/07/2019 - 03/09/2019

Venue/Location:

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
100 Institute Road
Worcester, Massachusetts 01609
United States


Grade Level: High School

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

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General Info

Video archive of the event available on our Twitch Channel!

WPI is very excited to host 96 VEX Robotics teams at The WAVE (WPI Annual VEX Event)   This inaugural event will be a celebration of all these team's hard work this season and promises be a show that you can't miss! 

Three teams will advance to the VEX Robotics World Championship; the two teams on the winning alliance and the winner of the Excellence Award. If one or more of these awards is given to a team that is otherwise already qualified for worlds, the qualification spot(s) will pass to the team(s) with the highest skills score. If the highest skills ranked team or teams are also qualified for worlds, the spot(s) will pass onto the team with the next highest skills score, and so on.

Agenda

The WAVE  - WPI VEX Signature Event

2019 Schedule - VRC High School/Single Division

WPI Sports and Recreation Center/Harrington Auditorium

updated 2-26-19

 

THURSDAY MARCH 7th, 2019

1400 Venue Opens

1430-1730 Team Registration

1500-2000 Inspection

1500-2000 Practice Area Open

1500-2000 Skills Challenge Open

2030 Venue Closes

 

FRIDAY MARCH 8th, 2019

0730 Venue Opens

0800-1830 Practice Area Open

0830-0845 Driver/Coach Meeting

0920-0950 Opening Ceremony

1000-1230 Qualifying Rounds

1230-1330 Lunch

1330-1800 Qualifying Rounds

1900 Venue Closes
 

SATURDAY MARCH 9th, 2019

0730 Venue Opens

0800-1500 Practice Area Open

0800-1200 Qualifying Rounds

1200-1245 Lunch

1245-1500 Qualifying Rounds

1515-1535 Alliance Selection

1600-1730 Elimination Matches

1730-1815 Closing Ceremony

1900 Venue Closes

Volunteer

We will be seeking experienced and rookie volunteers to serve in all roles at the inaugral event.  We will be posting details on how to sign up.  If you are experienced in key positions within VEX (judging, refereeing, etc) and are interested in continuing or being promoted to a leadership position at this event, you can email vexrobotics@wpi.edu.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the event of inclement weather, a decision will be made on how the competition will proceed.  This may include extended hours on some days or removal of matches from the competition schedule in order to complete the event.  Every effort will be reasonably made to continue the event as planned.

Refund Policy

  • Teams who sign up and cancel before January 2nd, 2019 will receive a full refund.
  • Teams who sign up and cancel between January 2nd, 2019 and February 7th, 2019 will only receive a full refund if they are able to be replaced by another paying team.  If not, they will receive a $100 refund.
  • Teams who sign up and cancel after February 7th, 2019 will not receive a refund. 

Date: 03/07/2019 - 03/09/2019
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
100 Institute Road
Worcester, Massachusetts 01609
United States

Travel Info

We are working with hotels and travel companies to get discounted rates.  Please check back often as we will update this list with more discounts.  

NOTE: All hotels have limited space blocked for the event, so please do not hold spaces across multiple hotels.

Hotels with blocked rooms/discounted rates (Ask for VEX Robotics):

  • Holiday Inn Express (Worcester) - $139/night
    • 110 Summer St, Worcester MA
    • Booking process TBD - or call hotel directly
    • Approximately 1 mile from WPI Sports & Rec Center
  • Holiday Inn Express (Auburn) - $104/night
    • 10-12 Johnson St, Auburn MA
    • Booking Link will be provided, or call hotel directly to book.  Mention VEX Robotics for block/rates.
    • Block available until 2/7. After that, rate may be honored if space is available.
    • Approximately 8 miles from WPI Sports & Rec Center.
  • Hilton Garden Inn - $129/night
    • 35 Major Taylor Blvd, Worcester MA.
    • Call hotel directly to book.  Mention VEX Robotics for block/rates.
    • Block available until 2/14.  After that rate will be honored if space is available.
    • Parking not included
    • Restaurant on-site (Uno's Pizza), many restaurants within walking distance.
    • Approximately 1 mile from WPI Sports & Rec Center
  • Courtyard by Marriot - $179/night, limited space available
    • 72 Grove St, Worcester, MA
    • Call 508-363-0300 and mention VEX Robotics or the group code VEX.
    • Block available until 2/7.  After that rate may be honored if space is available.
    • Parking not included.  Overnight free parking MAY be available at nearby WPI lots.
    • Restaurants within walking distance.
    • Located adjacent to WPI campus, approximately .5 miles from WPI Sports & Rec Center.  WPI Shuttle may be accesible to participants (stops across the street from hotel).
  • AC Hotel by Marriot - $189/night
    • 125 Front St, Worcester, MA
    • Call call 774-420-7555 and mention VEX Robotics or the group code VEX.
    • Block availabe until 2/7.  After that, rate may be honored if space is available.
    • Parking not included.
    • Walking distance to Union Station (Amtrak, Commuter Rail)
    • Approximately 1.5 miles from WPI Sports & Rec Center

Airport Transportation (discounted rates to/from local airports)

  • Knight's Airport Limo
    • Use this link for discounted rates. Note their rates will be increasing in 2019, so book before end of year to lock in lower rates.

Webcast

The event will be webcast at https://www.twitch.tv/wpirobotics starting on the morning of morning Friday 3/7/19. Matches will be archived and publicly available after the event.