Tallahassee @FAMU Tower Takeover VEX VRC Tournament

01/18/2020
Tallahassee @FAMU Tower Takeover VEX VRC Tournament

Event Code: RE-VRC-19-9052

Program: VEX Robotics Competition

Type of Event: Tournament

Capacity: 24 / Spots Open: 1

Price: $55.00

This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.
VEX Robotics Competition - Division 1
Award Team # Team Name Affiliation Location
Excellence Award (VRC/VEXU) 5956A Bangarang TIMBER CREEK HIGH Orlando, Florida, United States
Tournament Champions (VRC/VEXU) 5956C Bangarang TIMBER CREEK HIGH Orlando, Florida, United States
Tournament Champions (VRC/VEXU) 2709A TCHS Blue Devils TIFT COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL Tifton, Georgia, United States
Innovate Award (VRC/VEXU/VIQC) 5956C Bangarang TIMBER CREEK HIGH Orlando, Florida, United States
Create Award (VRC/VEXU) 1957G Marianna High School Marianna High School MARIANNA, Florida, United States
Amaze Award (VRC/VEXU) 91820B Chiles TimberWolves Lawton Chiles High School Tallahassee, Florida, United States
Amaze Award (VRC/VEXU) 5956C Bangarang TIMBER CREEK HIGH Orlando, Florida, United States
Build Award (VRC/VEXU) 5956C Bangarang TIMBER CREEK HIGH Orlando, Florida, United States
Build Award (VRC/VEXU) 13941A NEMS Devil-Bots Northeast Middle Tift County Schools Tifton, Georgia, United States
Build Award (VRC/VEXU) 1957G Marianna High School Marianna High School MARIANNA, Florida, United States
Build Award (VRC/VEXU) 91820B Chiles TimberWolves Lawton Chiles High School Tallahassee, Florida, United States
Design Award (VRC/VEXU) 5956A Bangarang TIMBER CREEK HIGH Orlando, Florida, United States
Think Award (VRC/VEXU) 1957G Marianna High School Marianna High School MARIANNA, Florida, United States
Judges Award (VRC/VEXU) 5956C Bangarang TIMBER CREEK HIGH Orlando, Florida, United States
Robot Skills Champion (VRC/VEXU) 91820B Chiles TimberWolves Lawton Chiles High School Tallahassee, Florida, United States
Energy Award (VRC/VEXU) 16946B Falcons 2 FAIRVIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL Tallahassee, Florida, United States
Robot Skills 2nd Place (VRC/VEXU) 4100B Millennial Falcons EAST RIVER HIGH Orlando, Florida, United States
Sportsmanship (VRC/VEXU) 1957G Marianna High School Marianna High School MARIANNA, Florida, United States
Sportsmanship (VRC/VEXU) 91820B Chiles TimberWolves Lawton Chiles High School Tallahassee, Florida, United States
Sportsmanship (VRC/VEXU) 4100B Millennial Falcons EAST RIVER HIGH Orlando, Florida, United States
Sportsmanship (VRC/VEXU) 5956C Bangarang TIMBER CREEK HIGH Orlando, Florida, United States
Sportsmanship (VRC/VEXU) 13941A NEMS Devil-Bots Northeast Middle Tift County Schools Tifton, Georgia, United States
Awards
Award Qualifies for
Excellence Award (VRC/VEXU) State/Regional Championship
CREATE U.S. Open
Tournament Champions (VRC/VEXU) State/Regional Championship
CREATE U.S. Open
Innovate Award (VRC/VEXU/VIQC) Does not qualify for any events.
Create Award (VRC/VEXU) 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.
Think Award (VRC/VEXU) Does not qualify for any events.
Judges Award (VRC/VEXU) Does not qualify for any events.
Robot Skills Champion (VRC/VEXU) Does not qualify for any events.
Energy Award (VRC/VEXU) Does not qualify for any events.
Robot Skills 2nd Place (VRC/VEXU) Does not qualify for any events.
Sportsmanship (VRC/VEXU) Does not qualify for any events.

Match Results

Ranking

VEX via

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Team List ( 23 Teams )

Team Team Name Organization Location
850A G. E. A. R. AMOS P. GODBY HIGH SCHOOL Tallahassee, Florida, United States
850C G. E. A. R. Amos P. Godby High School Tallahassee, Florida, United States
1957A MHS Bulldogs 1 Marianna High School MARIANNA, Florida, United States
1957G Marianna High School Marianna High School MARIANNA, Florida, United States
2709A TCHS Blue Devils TIFT COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL Tifton, Georgia, United States
3502A OctoPiRates SAIL Tallahassee, Florida, United States
3502B OctoPiRates SAIL Tallahassee, Florida, United States
4100B Millennial Falcons EAST RIVER HIGH Orlando, Florida, United States
5956A Bangarang TIMBER CREEK HIGH Orlando, Florida, United States
5956C Bangarang TIMBER CREEK HIGH Orlando, Florida, United States
13941A NEMS Devil-Bots Northeast Middle Tift County Schools Tifton, Georgia, United States
16946A Falcons 1 FAIRVIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL Tallahassee, Florida, United States
16946B Falcons 2 FAIRVIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL Tallahassee, Florida, United States
22427A Buck Deerlake Middle School Tallahassee, Florida, United States
27096B BellGirls! BELLVIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL Pensacola, Florida, United States
31794A For The "T" EIGHTH STREET MIDDLE SCHOOL Tifton, Georgia, United States
74801E Jay+Ant Westwood Gainesville, Florida, United States
91820A Chiles TimberWolves Lawton Chiles High School Tallahassee, Florida, United States
91820B Chiles TimberWolves Lawton Chiles High School Tallahassee, Florida, United States
97761A ACC Red BLOUNTSTOWN HIGH SCHOOL Blountstown, Florida, United States
97761B ACC White BLOUNTSTOWN HIGH SCHOOL Blountstown, Florida, United States
97761C ACC Black BLOUNTSTOWN HIGH SCHOOL Blountstown, Florida, United States
99095A Rickards Raiders Robotics James Rickards High School TALLAHASSEE, Florida, 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

 

Lunch Options

Lunch Options:

Bring your own lunch!

 

A food truck will be outside.

Order and pickup pizza.  

 

  Use google map or other app to find local  restaurants - may are nearby

Check out other nearby restaurants on Grubhub:  FAMU zip is 32307

.http://www.ticketmaster.com/FAMU-Jake-Gaither-Gym-tickets-Tallahassee/venue/278761#

The FAMU cafeteria will NOT be open for lunch.

Documents

Participation Consent Forms
.A completed form for all participants must be turned in during check-in. Team leaders will need to collect the completed forms for all team members attending the event and turn them in to the registration desk when checking in. Download the VEX/ REC Foundation Consent & Waiver Form.  http://www.roboticseducation.org/documents/2013/06/vrc-participant-release-form.pdf




 


Date: 01/18/2020
ALFRED LAWSON JR. MULTIPURPOSE CENTER
1800 Wahnish Way
Tallahassee, Florida 32307
United States

Travel Info

Directions:  http://www.famu.edu/index.cfm?TeachingGym&Directions

MAP  https://mirattler.famu.edu/app/catalog/mapBuilding/FAM01/MPTC

Alfred Lawson Jr. Gym

Local Hotels near FAMU

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Refund Policy

Refunds can be made up to 2 weeks before the tournament.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

The event will be conducted inside, so weather should not be a problem. If some extremely unusual weather prevents the tournament from occurring, we will let you know at that time.

Volunteer

We need volunteers. Please contact Jane McDonald by email and put "VEX VOLUNTEER" in the subject line and let me know what you would like to do. More information will be posted here closer to the time of the tournament. mcdonaldchemistry@comcast.net

Agenda

7:30AM: doors open with practice fields open:

7:30 - 9:30AM Registration and inspection--turn in engineering notebooks on check in

8:30 Match list Printed and distributed to teams (responsibility is on the team coach to contact the EP if not arriving to check in before 8:30-failure to do so is the team not playing/no refund)

9:15 All robots for matches 1 and 2  on the fields and matches 3, and 4, on the queuing tables 

9:20--Drivers and Event Meeting  

9:45- Opening Ceremony 

10:00 Qualifying matches begin with skills field open 10:30 and run concurrently with qualifying matches: with Judges convening to begin reviewing notebooks (followed with pit interviews)

12:00--1:30: Break for lunch

1:30-3:00  Qualifying matches resume (skills fields close  at 3:00):

3:15 Alliance selections

3:30-4:30 Elimination matches

4:30-5:00 Closing ceremonies and awards

Event Dates

Date: 01/18/2020

Venue/Location:

ALFRED LAWSON JR. MULTIPURPOSE CENTER
1800 Wahnish Way
Tallahassee, Florida 32307
United States

Grade Level: All

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Contact Information

Primary Contact
Jane McDonald
Title: Event partner
Email: tallyrobotics1@gmail.com
Phone: 8502282585
Event Day Phone: 850-228-2585

Secondary Contact
Chao Li
Title: Event Co-partner
Email: chao.li@famu.edu
Phone: 850-688-3340.
Event Day Phone: 850-668-3340

Additional Contact Information:

David White, 850-443-3336

General Info

 

Please bring your own power strips and extension cords. 

Competition Preparation

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 that they are prepared.

Read up online about: How to run a team, do your engineering notebook, and the steps to build your robot.


1. Review the rules and run through the inspection checklist about a week before the competition so that there is ample time for adjustments. The inspection checklist can be found here.

2. Check the official VEX forums for rule updates and changes.

3. Carefully read all of the information contained in the tournament posting on RobotEvents.com

4. Pack for the event the day before the day of departure. Here are a few items that you don't want to forget.
* Goggles/Safety Glasses
* Spare parts & tools
* Batteries and chargers
* Programming cable
* Power strip
* Laptop computer
* Engineering notebook (if you have one, helpful for Judges, Design and
Excellence Awards )
* Banners and other decorations for your team pit
* Giveaways if you have them

5. Be sure to read 101 Things You Should Know Before Your First VEX Tournament.

6. Review the descriptions and criteria for the awards that are being given during the tournament.

7. Prep for your interviews with the judges. Check the awards tab to see what awards will be given during the tournament.

8. 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.

9. Understand how the game will be played. VEX participants are more than welcome to watch the referee training videos before they attend a tournament. The referee training videos can be found here.

10. Read through the Robot troubleshooting guide.

11. Ensure that you have the latest version of firmware.

LINK TO TEAM RESOURCES:  https://www.roboticseducation.org/competition-teams/vex-robotics-competition/

12. Online Challenges---compete against the world here.

SKILLS CHALLENGE

THREE attempts of each type of skill match are allowed.

VEX Curriculum
.If you are still working on your robot design and have questions about integrating your various systems or want to ensure that you have powered your robot properly, refer to the Autodesk VEX Robotics Curriculum.

Link to VRC Information for Tower Takeover Game

https://www.vexrobotics.com/vexedr/competition

Welcome! Thank you for registering for the Tallahassee Tower Takeover Tournament. We  look forward to you being here. Our aim is to have a smoothly run event where the teams can proudly participate in the Matches or Skills Challenges. 

Teams that qualify for a Florida State Championship Event in Florida will be responsible for the Central/North Florida State Championship.

Qualifying Criteria.. https://www.roboticseducation.org/documents/2019/08/qualifying-criteria-vrc-2019-2020.pdf

When you win a state championship spot from a qualifying competition, you will have two weeks to register and pay for the state championship. Yes--you only can play in one state championship) Failure to register and pay within two weeks of the competition date where the state championship spot was earned forfeits your teams state spot--so be sure and plan ahead to register and pay on time and determine in advance the appropriate state championship you plan to attend.  

Teams are responsible to have teams registered and fees paid two weeks following earning the state championship spot, unless of course your event you win a state spot is the final two weeks before states, in which you must be prepared to pay immediately following that event.  

**The State qualifying Skills score cut off will be two weeks prior to the state championship.  The number of teams coming qualifying from the skills list is based on open spots after all events have completed two weeks prior to the state championship.  While teams at events now fill double qualified spots from skills at the event, there will still be teams winning spots from multiple competitions, these additional spots come from the top combined skills scores to teams who have not yet won a spot for a state championship as in previous years.  Teams that qualify from the states skills list will have a short time to registered and pay for the state championship, please plan accordingly and be prepared for a potential invitation two weeks prior to the state championship (either one).

Teams that move on to the World Championship in Louisville, Kentucky will be responsible for registering for the World Championship event promptly as they will only have ONE week to register AND pay before their invitation to Worlds is lost!  Hint--Plan to win--plan for success--Plan accordingly with your teams from day one to win state spots, win a spot at states and play in worlds!!  Plan to win both in spirit and financial planning!!  Understand the awards and all rules.  Contact Ashley Phipps if you need any assistance on understanding awards or qualifying for states or the worlds championships.  Ashley_phipps@roboticseducation.org

The teams coach who is officially listed in robotevents as the primary contact receives all team emails, so read the email titles and content carefully.  

All attendees are expected to abide by the code of conduct  .

All participants are expected to complete the participant release form . (also available in Spanish)  Once per season covers all events

Note: Ensure your IT does not block emails from robotevents.com and roboticseducation.org