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Virginia State Championship - Tower Takeover High School Division

03/06/2020 - 03/07/2020
Virginia State Championship - Tower Takeover High School Division

Event Code: RE-VRC-19-8293

Program: VEX Robotics Competition

Type of Event: Tournament

Capacity: 56 / Spots Open: 0

Event Region: Virginia

Price: $300.00

This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

Event Sponsors:
Event Dates

Date: 03/06/2020 - 03/07/2020

Venue/Location:

The Meadow Event Park
13048 Dawn Boulevard
Doswell, Virginia 23047
United States


Grade Level: High School

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Contact Information

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General Info

The VRC High School State Championship is a two day event in Doswell, VA at the Meadow Event Park.  Teams must qualify for the tournament by participating in a regional event by February 22nd, 2020.  Teams qualify by winning awards at a local tournament or by invitation based on the highest skills scores posted in Virginia during the season. 

As in previous years, teams will be in roughly a 10'x10' booth with pipe and drape, a table, 2 chairs, and a pit sign in the west half of the venue.  Skills challenges, practice fields, and matches will take place in the east half of the venue.  Teams will have 8 matches and 3 attempts at each skills challenge (driving and programming).  Parking is available on the west side of the venue.

This event is free and open to the public.

Agenda

Friday 3/6/20
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM  :   Doors Open, Check-In, Inspection and Practice Fields Open
               10:00 AM  :   Teams must check-in by this time. One student & Robot
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM  : Drivers Meeting
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM  :   Opening Ceremony
12:30 PM - 5:30 PM  :   Skills Fields Open
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM  :   Practice Matches
2:00 PM - 4:20 PM  :   Qualification Matches
4:20 PM - 5:15 PM  :   Break - VEX IQ Elementary Finals & Awards
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM  :   Qualification Matches
6:15 PM - 6:30 PM  :   PITS CLOSE - Secure your belongings
 
Saturday 3/7/20
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM  :   Doors Open and Practice Fields Open
9:00 AM - 9:40 AM  :   Awards & Welcoming
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM  :   Qualification Matches
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM  :   Skills Fields Open
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM  :   Lunch Break
12:45 PM - 2:00 PM  : Qualification Matches
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM  :   Alliance Selection
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM  :   Round of 16 and Quarterfinals
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM  : Finals and Awards
5:45 PM - 6:30 PM  :   Pack Up & Clean Up

 

Volunteer

We are currenly seeking the following key positions for experienced volunteers who have filled one of these roles at a local tournament:

  • Division Manager
  • Head Referee
  • Head Judge

We will be in need of many Judges, Computer Operators and General Assistants.  We will have training available on-site for these positions.  All volunteers will receive meals, snacks and a free shirt.  To volunteer, please sign up at: volunteer.novastem.us/VEXStateChampionship

 

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

We will update any cancellations on our facebook page: www.facebook.com/NOVAsystemic.  In the event of bad weather we will attempt to modify the event to fit within this weekend.  In the event of a complete cancellation details will be emailed to teams on how to proceed.

Refund Policy

Partial refunds of $270 will be issued up to February 1, 2020. Any teams cancelling beyond this date or not showing for the event will not receive a refund. If the event is cancelled we will issue partial refunds to teams who cannot attend the alternate date. Teams that do not pay will not be allowed to participate.

Webcast

livestream.novastem.us/States/HSVRC

Friday March 6
12:00pm – 12:30pm Opening Ceremony
2:00pm – 4:20pm Qualification Matches
5:15pm – 6:15pm Qualification Matches

Saturday March 7
9:00am – 9:40am Award Ceremony and VIQ MS Welcome
10:00am – 12:00pm Qualification Matches
12:45pm – 2:00pm Qualification Matches
3:15pm – 4:00pm Elimination Matches (Round of 16 and Quarterfinals)
4:15pm – 5:00pm Finals (VIQ MS, VRC MS, and VRC HS)
5:15pm – 6:15pm Award Ceremony (VIQ MS, VRC MS, and VRC HS)

To see a schedule for all the livestream schedules visit livestream.novastem.us/States

To see a schedule for all the livestream ceremonies and finals please visit livestream.novastem.us/States/AwardsFinals

Award Nominations

Nominations for Mentor and Volunteer of the Year

We are now accepting nominations for Mentor of the Year and Volunteer of the Year. Use this link to nominate:

http://states.novastem.us/2019submission

Due by February 18th, 2019

World Qualifications

Virginia VRC – High School has been granted 13 World Championship spots:

  • 1 Excellence Award Winner
  • 2 Tournament Champions
  • 2 Tournament Finalists
  • 1 Design Award Winner
  • 1 Robot Skills Champion
  • 4 Semi Finalists
  • 1 Amaze Award Winner
  • 1 Think Award Winner

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.

REC Foundation Design Award Rubric.

REC Foundation Design Award Rubric

 

Participant Release Form Spanish.

Participant Release Form Spanish

 

Participant Release Form.

Participant Release Form

 

REC Foundation Code of Conduct.

REC Foundation Code of Conduct

 

VRC Qualifying Criteria.

VRC Qualifying Criteria

 

VRC Robot Inspection Checklist for V5.

VRC Robot Inspection Checklist for V5

 

VRC Tower Takeover One Page Description.

VRC Tower Takeover One Page Description