Event Code: RE-VRC-20-2304
Program: VEX Robotics Competition
Type of Event: League
Capacity: 32 / Spots Open: 20
Event Region: Tennessee
75% of total capacity is reserved for Tennessee.
12 remaining spots are reserved for Tennessee.
Registration Deadline: Wed, Nov 18, 2020 5:00 PM EST
Grade Level: All
Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes
Judging Format: Standard judging
This league will be a blended event, meaning that both HS and MS VRC teams are welcome. There will be both HS and MS Excellence Awards, as well as Champions, Design, Think, and Judges Awards. This event will have some spots to the State Tournament in March, and those will be awarded by the regional manager once all the numbers are in.
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.
Some changes this year will be that teams will be asked to take care of food and drink on their own due to COVID, as well as live streaming of the event and virtual skills.
All events held on Thursdays.
On-campus events will be from 4-7.
4-5:30 Inspection, Skills challenges
6:45-7 Closing, Cleanup.
(If teams aren't interested in Skills, they may arrive as late as 5PM)
9/24 Zoom Workshop: Design and Documenting for excellence (Andrew Meador and Jane Monahan)
10/22 Zoom Workshop: Introduction to programming (Damien King) and Coaching a robotics team (Matt Monahan)
11/19 Skills, Virtual Skills, Qualifier 1
12/10 Skills, Virtual Skills, Qualifier 2
1/14 Skills, Virtual Skills, Qualifier 3
1/28 Skills, Virtual Skills, Qualifier 4, Judge Interviews, Alliance Selection.
2/4 Skills, Virtual Skills, Finals, Awards
If you're interested in volunteering, please email Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org. We could use inspectors, judges, scorekeepers, a head referee, and possibly some help running the tournament manager tech.
In the event of bad weather, events will either be cancelled or rescheduled. Coaches will be emailed in advance.
Due to the unexpected nature of COVID 19, and the purchasing of extra technology to make virtual skills and live streaming possible, we won't be able to offer any refunds.
We will be taking COVID-19 very seriously and will be implementing many protocols to keep our kids safe. The full list can be found here.
In light of COVID, we'll have a short cut around the East side of the HS so that teams will be able to come to the field without have to walk through the school.
Livestream can be found via our youtube channel.