2020 CREATE U.S. Open Robotics Championship - VRC MIDDLE SCHOOL Tournament

04/02/2020 - 04/04/2020
2020 CREATE U.S. Open Robotics Championship - VRC MIDDLE SCHOOL Tournament 2020 CREATE U.S. Open Robotics Championship - VRC MIDDLE SCHOOL Tournament

Event Code: RE-VRC-19-8830

Program: VEX Robotics Competition

Type of Event: Tournament

Capacity: 160 / Spots Open: 27

Max Registrations per Organization: 8

Registration Deadline: Mon, Mar 2, 2020 12:25 PM EST

Price: $650.00

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Additional Awards


 

VRC Middle School Tournament Awards              
  Skills Challenge Fourth Place            
  Bracket Buster Award            
VRC/Open Program Challenge Awards              
  Mega Alliance Challenge Champion            
  Mega Alliance Challenge Finalist            
VRC/Open Program Event-Wide Awards              
  Teacher of the Year            
  Mentor of the Year            
U.S. Open Event-Wide Award              
  Volunteer of the Year            
               
               

Award
Excellence Award (VRC/VEXU)
Tournament Champions (VRC/VEXU)
Create Award (VRC/VEXU)
Amaze Award (VRC/VEXU)
Build Award (VRC/VEXU)
Design Award (VRC/VEXU)
Think Award (VRC/VEXU)
Tournament Finalists (VRC/VEXU)
Robot Skills Champion (VRC/VEXU)
Energy Award (VRC/VEXU)
Robot Skills 2nd Place (VRC/VEXU)
Sportsmanship (VRC/VEXU)
Robot Skills Third Place (VRC/VEXU)

Match Results

Ranking

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Waitlist

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Team List ( 133 Teams )

Team Team Name Organization Location
80A VEXMEN: Sway Brandywine Robotics Inc. Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, United States
80E VEXMEN: Iceman Brandywine Robotics Inc. Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, United States
80W VEXMEN: Warlock Brandywine Robotics Inc. Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, United States
90M VEXMEN: Magneto Brandywine Robotics Inc. Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, United States
255F Norristown Robotics - F NORRISTOWN AREA HIGH SCHOOL Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States
355T Hexaflexagon Fox Valley Robotics Batavia, Illinois, United States
355W HAX0RS Fox Valley Robotics Batavia, Illinois, United States
367G Girls Build Robots! SOLON MIDDLE SCHOOL Solon, Iowa, United States
369A EON FJ Robotics Irvine, California, United States
589X Saber-Toothed Squids XCentric Robotics Erie, Colorado, United States
729S Scitus Downingtown Robotics Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, United States
935R BOBA-BOTS Girl Scouts of Northern CA Cupertino, California, United States
985A Enlightened Luddites MARY OUR QUEEN SCHOOL Omaha, Nebraska, United States
985C Robohawks MARY OUR QUEEN SCHOOL Omaha, Nebraska, United States
1021G BAMS Oriole Glitches BESSIE ALLEN MIDDLE SCHOOL North Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States
1021M BAMS Reapers BESSIE ALLEN MIDDLE SCHOOL North Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States
1021Z BAMS Techno Lizards BESSIE ALLEN MIDDLE SCHOOL North Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States
1028J Bastion Brownell Talbot College Preparatory School Omaha, Nebraska, United States
1028Y Ork-estra Brownell Talbot College Preparatory School Omaha, Nebraska, United States
1304X MD Robotics MD Robotics Derby, Kansas, United States
1469A Holmes MS Eaglebotz OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES MIDDLE Northridge, California, United States
1980G Ralston GOLDEN ROBOTS RALSTON INTERMEDIATE Belmont, California, United States
2036A Bomb Squad 4 WILBUR MIDDLE SCHOOL Wichita, Kansas, United States
2036B The Nuggets WILBUR MIDDLE SCHOOL Wichita, Kansas, United States
2036E Pink Steel WILBUR MIDDLE SCHOOL Wichita, Kansas, United States
2626C The Pirates ST FRANCIS XAVIER Middle SCHOOL Appleton, Wisconsin, United States
2704A Allie Cats FLORENCE CHAPEL MIDDLE Duncan, South Carolina, United States
3141R Random Bits Gross Catholic Robotics Bellevue, Nebraska, United States
3303G Dublin Robotics G Team Dublin Robotics Club Dublin , California, United States
3303T Dublin Robotics T Team Dublin Robotics Club Dublin , California, United States
3304Y Robolabs Y Team Robolabs Dublin , California, United States
3324Z Supernovas - Route 66 The Science Academy STEM Magnet Highly Gifted High Los Angeles, California, United States
4082A Rocket Robots ST NICHOLAS CATHOLIC SCHOOL Freedom, Wisconsin, United States
4863A IRVING BEAR-BOTIKZ IRVING MID SCH MATH MUSIC AND ENGR MAGNET Los Angeles, California, United States
4863B IRVING BEAR-BOTIKZ WASHINGTON IRVING MID SCH MATH MUSIC AND ENGR MAGNET Los Angeles, California, United States
4863H IRVING BEAR-BOTIKZ IRVING MID SCH MATH MUSIC AND ENGR MAGNET Los Angeles, California, United States
4863R IRVING BEAR-BOTIKZ IRVING MID SCH MATH MUSIC AND ENGR MAGNET Los Angeles, California, United States
5230A RHMS Robotics ROSE HILL MIDDLE SCHOOL Redmond, Washington, United States
5233D Humpty Dumpty DC West Community Schools Valley, Nebraska, United States
5233J Justice League DC West Community Schools Valley, Nebraska, United States
5297A Sacred Heart Robotics SACRED HEART SCHOOL Saratoga, California, United States
5297B Dalex SACRED HEART SCHOOL Saratoga, California, United States
5509E VHS Excelsior! VHS Robotics Appleton, Wisconsin, United States
5925A Lakeview 5925A LAKEVIEW LEADERSHIP ACADEMY Victorville, California, United States
5925C Lakeview 5925C LAKEVIEW LEADERSHIP ACADEMY Victorville, California, United States
6047F Full Scale WESTVIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL Longmont, Colorado, United States
6047M The Martians WESTVIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL Longmont, Colorado, United States
6047S Skynet WESTVIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL Longmont, Colorado, United States
6047Z Classified Westview Middle School Longmont, Colorado, United States
6620A Tonberry Kings Woodland Junior High School FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas, United States
6620B Cactaurs Woodland Junior High School FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas, United States
7225F Southland Southbots Southland Middle School Adams, Minnesota, United States
7225X Southland Roverbots Southland Middle School Adams, Minnesota, United States
7225Z Southland Borderbots Southland Middle School Adams, Minnesota, United States
7259D Likabot Magnolia Science Academy - 1 Reseda, California, United States
7517F Great Valley MS F GREAT VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL Malvern, Pennsylvania, United States
7517G Great Valley MS G GREAT VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL Malvern, Pennsylvania, United States
7700B Rolling Robots Rolling Robots Rolling Hills Estates, California, United States
7700K Rolling Robots Rolling Robots Rolling Hills Estates, California, United States
8108E The Purrito’s NORTH JUNIOR HIGH Saint Cloud, Minnesota, United States
8440A IJ Holton Engineers A I.J. Holton Intermediate School Austin, Minnesota, United States
8440B IJ Holton Engineers B I.J. Holton Intermediate School Austin, Minnesota, United States
8778W Baljeet Fan Club Platte City Middle School Platte City, Missouri, United States
8778Y The Autobots PLATTE CITY MIDDLE Platte City, Missouri, United States
8860B Easy as Pi Hudsonville Robotics - Baldwin MS Hudsonville, Michigan, United States
8951B RoboEagles CROSS COUNTRY ELEMENTARY Baltimore, Maryland, United States
9393B Rockbots ROCKWAY MIDDLE SCHOOL Miami, Florida, United States
9393G ROCK-G-BOTS Rockway Middle School MIAMI, Florida, United States
10058A The Flying Waffles CORAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCE LAS VEGAS - Eastgate Henderson, Nevada, United States
10102Z Lightning Bots Vinci Robotics Academy Burlington, Massachusetts, United States
10930A VH Octobots VAN HOOSEN MIDDLE SCHOOL Rochester Hills, Michigan, United States
11612A Eagle Mind Squad OAKBROOK MIDDLE Ladson, South Carolina, United States
13406C Master Minds LOMIRA MIDDLE Lomira, Wisconsin, United States
13565A Spartan1 Hesperia Unified School District Hesperia, California, United States
16531A CMS Eagles CROSSETT MIDDLE SCHOOL Crossett, Arkansas, United States
19072A WVMS Dragons: Night Fury WELSH VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL Narberth, Pennsylvania, United States
19072B WVMS Dragons: Viserion WELSH VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL Narberth, Pennsylvania, United States
19072D WVMS Dragons: Wyvern WELSH VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL Narberth, Pennsylvania, United States
19291B The Brady Bunch Ankeney Middle School/Greene County Career Center Beavercreek, Ohio, United States
19291D G.O.O.B.E.R Ankeney Middle School/Greene County Career Center Beavercreek, Ohio, United States
22172A Ace of Spade$ Enginotic 6 Robotics Triangle, Virginia, United States
22172S Save The Turtles Enginotic 6 Robotics Triangle, Virginia, United States
26000C DMS Bulldog Robotics-#3 DERBY MIDDLE SCH Derby, Kansas, United States
27301A Alpha-Tech Waianae Intermediate School Waianae, Hawaii, United States
29420A Llamas RIVER OAKS MIDDLE North Charleston, South Carolina, United States
29420C Da Boxers River Oaks Middle School North Charleston, South Carolina, United States
29651B The Land Sharks Blue Ridge Middle School Greer, South Carolina, United States
29651C Born in the Sky Blue Ridge Middle School Greer, South Carolina, United States
30526A Red Raptors McGehee Conner Jr High School Mcgehee, Arkansas, United States
30526C War Monkeys McGehee Conner Jr High School McGehee, Arkansas, United States
30526E Stereotypes McGehee Conner Jr High School McGehee, Arkansas, United States
35216A Indomitus Pizitz 35216 A PIZITZ MIDDLE SCHOOL Vestavia Hills, Alabama, United States
35216B Applewood Smoked Bacon PIZITZ MIDDLE SCHOOL Vestavia Hills, Alabama, United States
35216F Got Milk? PIZITZ MIDDLE SCHOOL Vestavia Hills, Alabama, United States
36373C Metal Mania Parkway Central Middle School Chesterfield, Missouri, United States
40979C Rusted Rods Gregg Middle School Summerville, South Carolina, United States
41843G Panther Tech NORTHWEST MIDDLE Travelers Rest, South Carolina, United States
41843H Overriders NORTHWEST MIDDLE Travelers Rest, South Carolina, United States
42748B Invictus FLORENCE CHAPEL MIDDLE Duncan, South Carolina, United States
42748D The Droids Florence Chapel Middle School Duncan, South Carolina, United States
46838C Major Trouble Rebel Alliance Robotics Grand Blanc, Michigan, United States
51115A Infinite Loop Sunshine STEM Academy Micro School Alpharetta, Georgia, United States
60946A Spartan Robotics SOSSAMAN MIDDLE SCHOOL Queen Creek, Arizona, United States
60946B Spartacus Sossaman Middle School Queen Creek, Arizona, United States
61170A Tiger Alpha SOUTH JUNIOR HIGH St. Cloud, Minnesota, United States
61526C ST Therese Robotics ST THERESE SCHOOL Kansas City, Missouri, United States
68132A Experiment 626 ST MARGARET MARY SCHOOL Omaha, Nebraska, United States
68132B Avengers ST MARGARET MARY SCHOOL Omaha, Nebraska, United States
68132C 68132C St Margaret Mary School OMAHA, Nebraska, United States
70565A MJHS Team 1 MCFARLAND Junior High School McFarland, California, United States
73013A Salty Pretzels Cimarron Middle School Edmond, Oklahoma, United States
73013G Legacy Cimarron Middle School Edmond, Oklahoma, United States
73805A Tagg GERMANTOWN MIDDLE SCHOOL Madison, Mississippi, United States
73805Z dream crushers GERMANTOWN MIDDLE SCHOOL Madison, Mississippi, United States
77240B Gettys Alpha Breakers RICHARD H. GETTYS MIDDLE Easley, South Carolina, United States
83490G Original Geek GATEWAY ACADEMY TO INNOVATION & TECH. Hopkinsville, Kentucky, United States
83561A Clover Rovers Penn State Extension/Chester County 4-H Program West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
88000K Infinity A&K Robotics Irvine, California, United States
89878B Team Bean Powdersville Middle School Greenville, South Carolina, United States
91416D Cavalry MS-Titans BISHOP NEUMANN HIGH SCHOOL Weston, Nebraska, United States
92620C JTMS Robotics Team C JEFFREY TRAIL MIDDLE Irvine, California, United States
93528A Cardboard Fox Colorado Early Colleges Fort Collins Middle School Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
94927A VEX Wrecks 3.0 St Catherine Catholic School MORGAN HILL, California, United States
94927B 3D Squares St Catherine Catholic School MORGAN HILL, California, United States
95070A Redwood Robotics Redwood Middle School Saratoga, California, United States
95070B Redwood Robotics Redwood Middle School Saratoga, California, United States
95070C Redwood Robotics Redwood Middle School Saratoga, California, United States
95070F Redwood Robotics Redwood Middle School Saratoga, California, United States
97896C Ashers DUNCAN LAKE MIDDLE SCHOOL Caledonia, Michigan, United States
98791B Sparks Robotics Thunder PICKENS MIDDLE Pickens, South Carolina, United States
99319A Four Horsemen Princeton Middle School Princeton, Minnesota, United States
99707K ROBO Chickens Sioux Falls - Brad Newitt Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
99766C Cyberbulldogs C North Kirkwood Middle School Kirkwood, Missouri, United States

REC Foundation Design Award Rubric.

REC Foundation Design Award Rubric

 

Participant Release Form Spainish.

Participant Release Form Spainish

 

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 Cortex.

VRC Robot Inspection Checklist for Cortex

 

VRC Robot Inspection Checklist for V5.

VRC Robot Inspection Checklist for V5

 

VRC Tower Takeover One Page Description.

VRC Tower Takeover One Page Description

 

Webcast

A link to the webcsat will be posted on our Tournament Home Page no later than 3/29/2020.


Date: 04/02/2020 - 04/04/2020
Mid-America Center
1 Arena Way
Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501
United States

Travel Info

For travel information please visit our Tournament Home Page.

Refund Policy

All requests for refunds must be made in writing via email.  Full refunds will be granted to requests made prior to 1/1/2020.  Refunds of $300 will be issued to teams requesting a refund after 12/31/19 and prior to 2/1/2020. $100 refunds will be issued to teams requesting a refund prior to 3/20/2020. No refunds will be issued after 3/19/2020.  (In rare cases where the user registered for the wrong event, AND  CREATE is notified within 48 hours of registration, a full refund might be granted after 12/31/19.)

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Due to the nature of scheduling an event of this size there is no viable way to have contigency dates due to weather and weather related events.

Volunteer

Join our great team of volunteers!  Benefits include a FREE hot lunch, snacks, beverages, an event t-shirt and the pride in knowing you were part of making the event a success.

To volunteer please sign up at our VRC Tournament Volunteer Sign Up Page.

Agenda

Here is the VRC Middle School Schedule.

For the schedules of all other tournaments please visit our Tournament Home Page.

Event Dates

Date: 04/02/2020 - 04/04/2020

Venue/Location:

Mid-America Center
1 Arena Way
Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501
United States

Grade Level: Middle School

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Contact Information

Primary Contact
The CREATE Support Team
Email: Support@CREATE-Found.org
Phone: (402) 614-2210
Event Day Phone: (402) 614-2210

Secondary Contact
The CREATE Support Team
Email: Support@CREATE-Found.org
Phone: (402) 614-2210
Event Day Phone: (402) 614-2210

General Info

NOTICE:  "Due to the potential safety risk of those traveling from China, and for the safety of all attending, the CREATE U.S. Open Robotics Championship scheduled from March 30th through April 4th, 2020, CREATE leadership, including the CREATE Board of Directors, have determined the best course of action is to restrict all Chinese teams from attending this year. This restriction includes mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. 

 

Welcome to the CREATE Foundation U.S. Open Robotics Championship.  The U.S. Open has grown into one of the largest robotics tournaments in the world and we hope you can join us in 2020. 

We expect the 2020 U.S. Open to be the biggest and best yet. Regular season tournaments from across the United States and Canada are qualifiers for this signature event.  Teams from the rest of the World are invited on a country by country basis.  We wish all teams the very best of luck.

There are six distinct tournaments in this multifaceted event.  This is the VRC - Middle School Tournament.  If you are looking for one of our other tournaments: VRC- High School, VEX IQ Elementary School,  VEX IQ Middle School, CREATE Jr, or the Open Program Tournament, please return to the main RobotEvents page and select the proper tournament. 

Please be advised that you will have 3 weeks from the date of your qualifying tournament to register for the U.S. Open.  Once registered, you will have 3 weeks to pay.  Teams that miss the payment deadline will be moved to the wait list.  If any teams are invited off the wait list they will be notified, at the earliest, mid February.

Tournament Code of Conduct

CREATE Sponsored and Co-sponsored events require teams to understand and accept a Tournament Code of Conduct. This Code of Conduct will help clarify the role of students and adults at CREATE events. Please be sure to read through the entire CREATE Tournament Code of Conduct and be sure that all members of your team understand it as well. We believe these simple rules will help everyone have a great experience.

Video Judging

Video Judging will be used this year for both Middle School divisions. Video judging requires each team to submit a video based upon the guidelines found HERE.  Please note that these rubrics/guidelines have a few important differences from the traditional VRC tournament rubrics/guidelines.  Be sure to read the Team Guidelines thoroughly. Feel free to review the two event partner documents, too. This will give you a clear understanding of how video judging works and how your team will be evaluated.

All teams are highly encouraged to submit a team video. Many awards, including Excellence and Design, require, or are greatly aided by, the submission of a video.  If your team advances to the face-to-face interviews, an invitation will be placed on your pit table Friday morning. Be sure to bring your engineering notebook in case you are selected for a face-to-face interview.

Submit video by filling out this Middle School Video Judging Google Form

Submission Deadline:  March 15, 2020

Engineering Notebook

ALL teams are strongly encouraged to submit an engineering notebook.  These will be collected at registration and all notebooks will be reviewed.  This should be done whether or not you have submitted a video.  A review of your engineering notebook will be the first step in potentially earning a face-to-face interview geared at determining the Design Award winner.

Waiver

REC Participant Release Forms (found HERE) will be required for 2020.  (We will no longer have a specific CREATE Waiver.  Online waivers will be accepted.) 

Wait List

Teams on the wait list that have qualified for the U.S. Open will be given preference over non-qualified teams.

Qualified teams on the wait list will be invited in the order they have added their teams to the wait list, not the date of their qualification.

Teams on the wait list from schools/organizations that have reached the individual school/organization team maximum will be invited last off the wait list.

 

Invitations are NOT a Guarantee of Participation


Often, tournaments within the U.S. Open Event will fill before our registration deadline.  When it fills, there are normally many active invitations outstanding. But once filled, these invitations become null and void.  When a tournament fills, registration is permanently closed to domestic teams.  We do not expand capacity and no teams will be taken off of the wait list.  Even if teams cancel, those spots are not opened back up.  The reason is that we set our capacity about 10% over our optimal capacity in anticipation of a certain number of teams canceling.  This is something that happens every year.  Essentially we are anticipating, even counting on, a few teams canceling, thus we do not open up spots.  We feel this is the fairest way to handle the registration process and precludes the necessity to continually check back.  We hope this finality allows for clear planning on the part of all teams.  We are sorry that we cannot accommodate all the teams that want to attend, and are humbled by the great number of teams that do  attend.  We also want to ensure a world class event, and limiting registrations to an optimal number of teams is an important step in accomplishing this goal. 


Capacity Changing Over Time


If you continue to monitor this tournament, you may find that the overall capacity may increase over time.  This is to accommodate international teams.  We reserve a certain number of spots for international teams and hold those spots for them, as often they are not able to commit until later in the year.  If we did not hold them, most tournaments would fill with U.S. teams only, thus greatly reducing the international flavor of our event.  Our desire is to be fair to all teams, while balancing our desire to create an environment where cultural exchange is possible and encouraged.