Event Code: RE-VRC-20-2001
Program: VEX Robotics Competition
Type of Event: Tournament
Capacity: 32 / Spots Open: 50%+
Event Region: South Dakota
Max Registrations per Organization: 9
Standard Registration Opens: Sat, Sep 26, 2020 11:27 AM EDT
Registration Deadline: Wed, Nov 4, 2020 11:28 AM EST
Grade Level: All
Robot Skills Challenge Offered : Yes
Concessions will be offered at this event and we encourage you to take advantage of the food, drink, and snacks throughout the day. No outside coolers or food allowed because the concession stand is a fundraiser opportunity. Thank you for your cooperation.
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 on the Documents tab.
2. Check the official VEX forums at www.robotevents.com 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.
Spare parts & tools
Batteries and chargers
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, found on the Documents tab.
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 at www.roboticseducation.org web site, under the Volunteer Resources tab.
10. Read through the Robot troubleshooting guide. The guide can be found here.
11. Ensure your robot brain has the latest version of firmware.
All team members, coaches and adult mentors should fill out the online consent form wich is good all season and for all REC run events. Note: the Create U.S. Open is a separate event run by a different group and has its own consent form. A link to the instructions for online consent form can be found here.
TENTATIVE! Check here the week of the event to make sure you have the current agenda.
7:30 am Doors open, team check-in begins
8:30 Team check-in ends
Teams MUST be checked-in by 8:45, as the Match Schedule will be run at that time and CANNOT be re-run. If your team is running late, call the Event Partner or the match schedule will be run WITHOUT your team.
9:00 am Inspection begins
10:00 am Inspection ends
10:15 Team & Driver meeting
10:30 Qualification matches & Skills begin
2:30 Qualification matches & Skills end
2:45 Judged Awards are presented (except Excellence!)
3:00 Alliance selection
3:30 Finals matches
4:30 Performance and Excellence awards are presented
- Alliances will be 2 teams.
- All teams up to 32 will participate in the finals.
- If an odd number of teams, the last-ranked team should still attend Alliance Selection in case a team withdraws due to a problem with their robot.
- All finals matches will be one-and-done (no best-of-three matches).
- Ties in finals matches will be replayed until a winner is determined.
More information will be added later.
In case of bad weather, please contact Shane Thill at 605-770-2347. If the event is cancelled then "Cancelled" will be put in the title of the event on Robotevents.com
No refund is available for this tournament if it's cancelled due to COVID 19, weather, or if your teams are unable to attend for any reason.