Event Code: RE-VRC-19-8951
Program: VEX Robotics Competition
Type of Event: Tournament
Capacity: 48 / Spots Open: 14
Event Region: Colorado
Max Registrations per Organization: 8
Price: $65.00This event is closed to registration because:
Grade Level: All
Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes
Additional Contact Information:
Please see the http://www.berthoudrobotics.org/tournament for additional tournament information.
Questions can be directed to president@BerthoudRobotics.org at any time.
Text/Call 970.227.5368 if you have questions that need quick answers.
VexU teams: send/text/call using the above contact information if you are interested in attending our tournament.
Because this tournament is very early in the season and BRC is running both a VRC and an IQ tournament on the same day, both tournaments are performance only. What that means is that there will be no judging at the tournament and no judged awards given out. Qualifications for state will only be through the Tournament Champions awards per the Vex qualification rules for performance only events.
See http://www.berthoudrobotics.org/tournament for more tournament information.
Completed/signed consent FORMS for all participants (students, volunteers, mentors and participating adults) must be turned in online or during check-in. Team leaders will need to collect the completed forms for all participants attending the event and turn them in to the checkin table before your team will be considered IN. Forms are available on the Documents tab. We highly recommend using the online form submission process.
Each participating team must provide at least one volunteer for all or a portion of the day.
Volunteers should sign up by sending email to president@BerthoudRobotics.org with your preferred event volunteer position(s) with your team number if you are volunteering for a particular team. If you will need an official letter indicating your volunteer hours, please email that request to president@BerthoudRobotics.org. If using the sign-up-genius please put the team # and note if you need an official letter in the "comment" text-box on the page where you type in your email address.
Sign Up Genius for the VRC Tournament: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a45aaae22a2f94-berthoud1
We will assign positions based on the order of signing up or the arrival of your email so volunteer early to get your number one choice.
Volunteers should plan to wear a RED shirt so that you can be easily identified.
Breakfast burritos will be available at the event but also can be purchased offsite:
A pre-order form will be sent to each registered team as of 11/1/19.
In addition, Berthoud Robotics will have various drinks and snacks available for preorder and purchase including water, diet and non-diet soft drinks (Pepsi/Coke products) and various sport drinks. Snacks will generally be pre-packaged chips and candy bars. By-the-slice pizza will also be available.
This event is sure to be a fast paced and exciting event. All teams should come prepared for competition.
Here are a few steps that every team should take to ensure they are ready.
Review rules and run through the inspection checklist (see Documents tab). Review closely the rules for using VexV5 equipment or Vex Cortex equipment. Note also the rules on robot sizing. The sizing rules can cause your team a lot of work early in the day if not closely followed.
Check the official VEX forums for rule updates and changes
Carefully read all of the information contained in the tournament posting on RobotEvents.com
Review the descriptions and criteria for the awards being given during this PERFORMANCE ONLY tournament
Remember that safety comes first, please don't bring tools that pose a safety risk to your team, or others nearby as the venue is a very tight fit. Also, remember no grinding or other actions that create sparks inside the high school building.
Understand how the game will be played. VEX participants are more than welcome to watch the referee training videos before they attend a tournament.
Ensure that you have the latest version of V5 or Cortex firmware.
Read through the robot troubleshooting guide and follow the directions about setting up your robot during the competition. Following the directions will avoid issues with the robots and the controllers.
Cell phones must have WIFI disabled during the event to avoid interference with the competing teams.
If you have issues with your computer or software, BRC will likely only be able to help you if your are using the Vex VRC integrated development environment. We have limited setups to help with PROS, JAVA or Python.
Teams may bring in own food, pre-order lunch, buy pizza by the slice, or go out to lunch. Lunch is only 30 minutes.
Nearby local resturants include:
A & W, 802 Mountain Avenue, Berthoud 80513 - 970.532.2272
Subway, 307 Mountain Avenue, Berthoud 80513 - 970.532.9818
Pizza Hut, 821 Mountain Avenue, Berthoud 80513 - 970.532.1111
Brick Oven Pizza, 269 Mountain Avenue, Berthoud 80513 - 970.532.4747
Berthoud Pizza Company, 527 N 4th St, Berthoud 80513 - 970.344.5292
Mi Cocina, 400 Mountain Avenue, Berthoud 80513 - 970.344.5022
Participating teams are required to have 1 volunteer sign up per team who is not a coach for half of the day (this can be organized as two volunteers each taking a 2-hour slot). Please have the volunteer send email with their preferred volunteer position to email@example.com OR use our VRC Tournament SIGN-UP-GENIUS
We are in need of both full and partial day volunteers. Volunteer slots for most positions are 2-hours in length. A half-day slot would be two 2-hour slots. A full day position would be either a full day position (e.g., Referee) or two half-day or three 2-hour slots.
A list of the volunteer positions available can be found on http://BerthoudRobotics.org/tournament
Teams who have a volunteer registered by 11/7/19 and who signs in and participates as a volunteer will receive $10 of their registration fee returned or that $10 applied to any lunch pre-order.
The event will be cancelled if news stations advise staying home. We will post on both http://BerthoudRobotics.org/tournament and on http://www.action-works.org assuming the weather isn't so bad as to lose power.
Full refund if cancelled by 11/1/19, minus the $5.00 RobotEvents fee which is non-refundable.
After 11/1/19, we will refund only if there is a replacement team on the wait list who actually participates in the event. Note we have 48 team slots available which means the waitlist will likely go unused. If you do find a team to take your spot please send mail to president@BerthoudRobotics.org with the team number as soon as you know.
If you end up losing your tournament registration fee due to cancellation but your volunteer shows up even if your team didn't, we will refund $10 of your fee.
Berthoud Inn and Events
444 First St
Berthoud, CO 80513
970.532.4566 -- berthoudinn.com
Super 8 Longmont
2445 Main St
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Quality Inn & Suites
1500 N Cheyenne Ave
Loveland, CO 80539
970.593.0100 -- choicehotels.com
Hampton Inn Loveland (Hilton)
5500 Stone Creek Circle
Loveland, CO 80538
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No webcast will be provided.
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