Event Code: RE-VRC-20-2116
Program: VEX Robotics Competition
Type of Event: Tournament
Capacity: 24 / Spots Open: 50%+
Event Region: New York
Registration Deadline: Fri, Jan 8, 2021 2:26 PM EST
Grade Level: All
Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes
Judging Format: Standard judging
All approved events and event attendees are required to follow all local, state, federal, or any other government ordinances regarding COVID-19 safety procedures, social distancing, and best hygiene practices. Event Partners should continually assess, based on current government guidelines, whether to postpone, cancel, or significantly reduce the number of attendees when necessary.
Take a trip to the central Southern Tier of New York and compete with teams from around the state. The 5th Annual Elmira Express VEX Challenge, hosted by the Express Robotics club of Elmira High School is sure to be a great day for all teams. Last year we had 40 teams from schools from all over New York State and Pennsylvania, so register early because this event will fill up. Matches will be played in our 10,000 square foot gym, so there will be plenty of room for all of our teams and robots. We will have a full concession stand open throughout the day, with possible local lunch specials available. For more information, please contact Event Organizer Nate Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fields: There will be 2 competition fields, 1 practice field, and 1 skills/practice field. This will allow ample space to practice and skills will run for most of the day.
Pits: Teams will have a 6-8 foot table with at least 4 chairs. All tables will have close access to a power strip.
Judging: Judging will be ongoing throughout the qualification round.
Concessions: Will include breakfast items, juice, water, pop, chips, candy bars, and cookies. Lunch items will include Walking Tacos, Hot Dogs, Chili dogs, Meatball Subs, and Mac and Cheese
07:30 AM - Doors Open
07:30 AM - 9:00 AM Registration, Inspection, practice
09:00 AM - Driver Meeting and Opening Ceremonies
9:15 AM - 12:00 PM - Qualification Matches and Skills Attempts
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Lunch
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM - Qualification Matches Continue, Final Skills
2:00 Alliance Selection
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM - Elimination Rounds and Awards
If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Katie Smith at email@example.com
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 that volutneer for at least 2 hours.
Volunteer Positions Needed:
Visit the REC Foundation website at www.roboticseducation.org/volunteer to check out position descriptions and find volunteer training materials. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator Katie Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org) to register for this event today!
If there is bad weather, the event will start at 9:30am and we will adjust the match schedule to end by 4:30pm
Case-by-case Refunds: Any refunds due to extenuating circumstances will be handled on a case by case basis and made in the sole discretion of the Event Partner. It is expected that teams utilize the RobotEvents system to handle event payments prior to attending the event. In all cases, each registration contains a $5 RobotEvents processing fee that is not refundable.