Event Code: RE-VRC-19-7968
Program: VEX Robotics Competition
Type of Event: Tournament
Capacity: 32 / Spots Open: 32
Event Region: South Dakota
Max Registrations per Organization: 4
Price: FREEThis event is closed to registration because:
Grade Level: All
Robot Skills Challenge Offered: No
Welcome! VARA is hosting a scrimmage that features the VEX EDR metal robots built by high school and middle school students. This scrimmage will take place on March 16th, after state tournaments have ended in SD, NE, IA and MN, but just 3 weeks before the VEX US Open. We are planning to have top teams from the surrounding states come to Vermillion to scrimmage against each other in a mock tournament in preparation for the US Open. This will give teams a chance to test their final design changes. We plan to give them a very competitive environment to make that happen.
This is a scrimmage, not a qualifying tournament. We will provide as many alliance matches as the time allows and plan to have awards for the Tournament Champions and Tournament Finalists.
We look forward to seeing you!
07:30 Registration Opens
08:00 Inspections Open
08:00 Practice field Open
09:00 Opening Ceremony
09:30 Qualification Matches begin
11:45 Dr. K.C. Santosh, Department of Computer Science, The University of South Dakota, will present his Humanoid robot.
12:00 Lunch Break
12:30 Qualification Matches resume
03:45 Alliance Selection
04:00 Elimination Rounds begin
05:00 Finals and Awards
This event is fully volunteer run. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Susan Rolfes 605-677-8049 for information on volunteering for this event.
No experience is required for many volunteer positions. Some volunteer positions can be split between two adults for a morning & afternoon shift. Or, you can volunteer for a whole day depending on the volunteer role. Lunch is provided for all-day volunteers.
Visit the REC Foundation website at www.roboticseducation.org/volunteer to check out position descriptions and find volunteer training materials:
If the weather forces a cancellation, teams will be notified the day before. Refunds will be issued as possible. Unrecoverable expenses (Like the RECF fee) will not be refunded.
We will add "Cancelled" to the tournament title if we cancel the event.
Full Refunds (Less RECF fee) will be issued if notice of cancellation is recieved prior to 2 weeks before the event. Partial refunds for cancellations closer to the event will be issued as possible.