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VRC, 18x18az Clash in the Cloud IV Skills-Only Event, Blended MS & HS, Remote, Skills Only, Live, Remote Judging

01/23/2021
VRC, 18x18az Clash in the Cloud IV Skills-Only Event, Blended MS & HS, Remote, Skills Only, Live, Remote Judging VRC, 18x18az Clash in the Cloud IV Skills-Only Event, Blended MS & HS, Remote, Skills Only, Live, Remote Judging

Event Code: RE-VRC-21-3384

Program: VEX Robotics Competition

Type of Event: Tournament

Event Format: Remote, Skills Only

Capacity: 32 / Spots Open: 24

Event Region: Arizona

20% of total capacity is reserved for Arizona.
0 remaining spots are reserved for Arizona.

Price: $30.00

This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.
Event Dates

Date: 01/23/2021

Venue/Location:

[ONLINE] 18x18az Connect
Chandler, Arizona 85248
United States


Grade Level: All

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: Remote judging

Contact Information

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General Info

Please check https://18x18az.org/CitC for all the latest info about this and other Clash in the Cloud events.

 

About Clash in the Cloud

Clash in the Cloud is a series of Remote Skills‑Only Events hosted by 18x18az.

Teams must have access to a field and webcam setup to participate, as outlined in the Game Manual Appendix B, pages vii–viii, rules <RSE1> through <RSE10>. Remember that your match timer must be on video and visible to the Head Referee as you do your Skills matches.

Please review our Remote Skills Checklist for your specific control system (V5 or Cortex) to ensure you have everything you need to participate.

 

Online Platform

18x18az has developed a unique solution, known as Event Console, to facilitate Remote Skills in a way that emulates the in‑person experience. Event Console runs entirely within any modern desktop or mobile web browser and allows teams to queue for inspection and Skills matches as they are ready. Teams will not be assigned individualized timeslots but will rather have a 4‑hour window to complete inspection and all desired Skills matches at their own pace.

The video calling platform used will be 18x18az Connect. Access instructions for the drivers meeting will be provided by email in advance of the event. Event Console will automatically generate video call invitations for inspection and Skills matches as part of its queuing system. Teams will not stay connected to the video call for the entire duration of the event!

Note: An adult contact for the team must be visible on camera at all times while the team is connected to a video call.

Event Console Overview Video

 

Event Capacity & Spot Reservations

20% of this event's capacity is reserved for Arizona teams, though teams from all over the world are welcome to register. As this is a blended event, middle‑school and high‑school teams are both welcome to register, with no priority given to either age group.

 

Judging

We are planning to include a judging component in this event. Engineering notebooks must be uploaded in PDF format for Design and Excellence Award consideration (physical notebooks will need to be scanned). Consult the Judge Guide Addendum for more information about remote judging.

More details about judging logistics to come.

 

Consent Forms

Consent forms must be submitted electronically for all students and adults that will be on‑camera or otherwise participating in the event. Users listed as team contacts in Robot Events can verify that all necessary consent forms are submitted from the My Account page.

 

Livestream

All Skills matches will be livestreamed to https://twitch.tv/18x18az in compliance with the GDC's Official Q&A ruling. The livestream archive will be uploaded to the 18x18az YouTube channel.

 

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Message from REC Foundation:

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 hosts should continually assess, based on current government guidelines, whether to postpone, cancel, or significantly reduce the number of attendees when necessary.

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Agenda

Please preview the team survey before registering: https://forms.gle/7jGFNQBzPo3MGinK8

Once registered, as part of the automated registration email from Robot Events, you will receive a survey code to complete the survey and indicate your preferred time block.

 

Teams will not be assigned individualized timeslots but will rather have a 4‑hour window to complete inspection and all desired Skills matches at their own pace.
See the General Info tab for more details.

Volunteer

No additional volunteers are needed for this event.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

If for any reason the event must be canceled, every effort will be made to reschedule teams for other 18x18az Clash in the Cloud events. No refunds will be issued.

Refund Policy

No refunds will be issued. If extenuating circumstances prevent you from participating, please contact Barin Banerjee to see about rescheduling to a different 18x18az Clash in the Cloud event.

Payment Policy

Payment must be received in Robot Events no later than 24 hours prior to the event start time to avoid removal from the event — Robot Events should show that your transaction is paid or processing. All payments must be processed through Robot Events; payments via other means will not be accepted. Teams that register or are moved off the waitlist less than 10 days in advance of the event will be given an additional 14‑day grace period after the event to complete payment.

If extenuating circumstances prevent you from submitting payment on time, please contact Barin Banerjee.

Health and Safety Policy

All event staff, volunteers, and attendees are required to follow all local, state, federal, and other relevant ordinances regarding COVID‑19 safety procedures, social distancing, and hygiene practices.

 

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Message from REC Foundation:

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 hosts should continually assess, based on current government guidelines, whether to postpone, cancel, or significantly reduce the number of attendees when necessary.

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Event-Specific Documents:

Remote Skills Checklist

 

Award winners will be sent electronic certificates by email.