Event Code: RE-VRC-19-8619
Program: VEX Robotics Competition
Type of Event: Tournament
Capacity: 48 / Spots Open: -
Max Registrations per Organization: 4
Standard Registration Opens: Mon, Sep 2, 2019 5:37 PM EDT
Registration Deadline: Fri, Jan 3, 2020 5:38 PM EST
Price: $155.00This event is closed to registration because:
|Excellence Award (VRC/VEXU)||Does not qualify for any events.|
|Tournament Champions (VRC/VEXU)||Does not qualify for any events.|
|Innovate Award (VRC/VEXU/VIQC)||Does not qualify for any events.|
|Amaze Award (VRC/VEXU)||Does not qualify for any events.|
|Build Award (VRC/VEXU)||Does not qualify for any events.|
|Design Award (VRC/VEXU)||Does not qualify for any events.|
|Judges Award (VRC/VEXU)||Does not qualify for any events.|
|Volunteer of the Year (VRC/VEXU)||Does not qualify for any events.|
|Robot Skills Champion (VRC/VEXU)||Does not qualify for any events.|
The team list for this event is not currently available. Please check back four weeks prior to the event date.
There are several safe and clean hotels located fairly close to the fairgrounds.
1) Marriot - 801 Truxton Ave - 2 miles north
2) Doubletree - 3100 Camino Del Rio Ct. - 5 miles northwest
3) Comfort Suites - 3115 Camino Del Rio Ct. - 5 miles northwest
4) Holiday Inn & Suites - 3927 Marriot Drive. - 5 miles northwest
Don't forget to check out the Buck Owens Crystal Palace located just a short distance from these hotels! It is a piece of Bakersfield history!
Choose wisely if this is the event you are selecting... You will NOT be refunded your fee and teams will be moved to the wait list if they have not completed the payment by January 3, 2020. It is your responsibility to make sure that the payments have been processed in time. We will use the visible record of payment on robotevents.com to make the determination.
In the case of bad weather conditions or possible cancellations, please visit the event on Robotevents.com where updates about the event status will be posted as needed. We will also make every effort to reach teams directly in case of an emergency. Make sure your team contact information is up to date in your robotevents.com account, as this is the information that will be used to contact your team. Please contact me at (661) 304-4378 as soon as you encounter foul weather and we will do what we can to accomodate your teams.
Teams should make sure their contact information is up to date and includes both school and non-school phone numbers.
Get Inspired and Have Fun! Be a part of the excitement by joining a team of volunteers who help in a variety of ways to make this event a success for the students involved.
Experience level: No previous experience is needed for most volunteer positions, and you can even bring your kids for a family activity (for example, Field Resetter is an ideal position for young children).
Time Commitment: You can register for an entire day, or just a portion of the day as your schedule permits for most positions.
Meals: Lunch is included for volunteers.
Volunteer Positions Needed:
Want to find out more about these volunteer roles and expectations? Visit the REC Foundation website at RoboticsEducation.org/volunteer to check out position descriptions and find volunteer training materials.
Once you have an assigned volunteer role, please carefully review all guides and training materials posted on the Volunteer Resources page before the event at RoboticsEducation.org/volunteers/volunteer-resources/
7:00 am . . . Door Open for Volunteers
7:30 am . . . Judge's Meeting - - - Referee's Meeting
7:30 am . . . Team Arrivals / Pits Open - - - Team Check-In and Registration - - - Practice Field Opens - - - Inspection Table Opens
8:15 am . . . Drive Team Meeting (in stands)
8:30 am . . . Opening Ceremony - Please stop work on robots at this time
8:45 am . . . Qualifying Matches Begin - - - Skills Challenge Field Opens - - - Judging Begins
12:00 pm . . Lunch Begins
12:30 pm . . Qualifying Matches Resume
2:00 pm . . . Qualifying Ends- - - Judging Ends - - - Skills Challenge Field Closes
2:15 pm . . . Alliance Selections
2:30 pm . . . Final Matches Begin
4:00 pm . . . Awards Ceremony
4:30 pm . . . Team Load-Out - - - Clean-Up Begins
Grade Level: All
Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes
TSA Event: No
Welcome to the Seventh Annual Streets of Bakersfield Robotics Extravaganza! This year we are limiting the event to 48 teams. As this started out as a Rookie Only event eight years ago, we hold 5 spots for rookie teams to have a chance to play in the event. We classify 'rookie' by a team from a school that is new to VRC competition this season, not a team added this year to an school that is already competing. Please call Mr Henderson at (661) 304-4378 to reserve your spot. The reason that we are holding spots is as many of you remember, on your first year of competition, that by the time you figured out that you needed to sign up for tournaments they were all filled up.
Unfortunately last season several teams signed up, filled the event, then pulled out and asked for refunds. We could not fill the empty spots at the last minute. This year we will not give refunds to teams who sign up and then pull out of the event. So if you don't plan to compete in this event don't sign up for it. Leave the event open for folks who want to compete, not play games.
Finally, we will need all teams on site no later than 8:00AM on January 11. We plan to get the competetion rolling no later than 8:45AM. If you are having difficulty getting to the event on Saturday morning, please call me, Tom Henderson, at (661) 304-4378. Teams that have not arrived, or called by 8:00AM will be dropped from the event. To that end, we will have the venue open Friday evening (January 10) from 4:00PM to 5:30PM for teams to check-in early. We will check in robots and inspect them at that time to free up inspectors on Saturday morning. Please check the hotel listings on the Travel Information page for information on nice places to stay here in Bakersfield that are only about 10 minutes away from the venue.