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Norris Middle School VEX Robotics Tournament - Tipping Point

12/04/2021
Norris Middle School VEX Robotics Tournament - Tipping Point Norris Middle School VEX Robotics Tournament - Tipping Point

Event Code: RE-VRC-21-4856

Program: VEX Robotics Competition

Type of Event: Tournament

Event Format: In-Person

Capacity: 40 / Spots Open: 20

Event Region: Nebraska

Registration Deadline: Sat, Oct 30, 2021 12:02 PM EDT

Price: $75.00

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Event Dates

Date: 12/04/2021

Venue/Location:

Norris Middle School
2235 South 46th Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68106
United States


Grade Level: Middle School

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: In-Person judging

Contact Information

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General Info

** Facemasks are currently required at ALL times in ALL OPS Buildings **

Registration Information

All participating teams must be registered with VEX Robotics and the Robot Events website and have their offical team number for this event.  Tournament fees must be paid before teams are allowed to compete.  

Lunch and Concessions

Full concessions will be available from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm.  Lunch specials will be available on site.

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.

1. Review the rules and run through the inspection checklist about a week before the competition so that there is ample time for adjustments. V5 Inspection checklist found Robot Inspection Checklist.

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 I wish I’d Known Before My 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. The guide can be found here.

Participation and Consent Form

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/RECF Consent & Waiver Form.  participant-consent-form-spanish.

Agenda

Tentative Schedule

7:30 – 8:30    Team Registration

7:30 – 9:30     Inspections

8:45 – 9:45     Judging in the Pits

9:00 – 1:00     Skills Challenge

9:45 – 9:50     Referee meeting

9:50 – 10:00   Drivers and Coaches Meeting

10:00               Opening Ceremonies

10:15 – 2:15   Qualification matches

2:20 – 2:30     Alliance Selection

2:45 – 4:00     Elimination Matches

4:15 – 4:30     Awards Ceremony

Volunteer

We are always looking for good volunteers. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Katrina Jacobberger at katrina.jacobberger@ops.org

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the case of inclement weather, all team advisors will be contacted via email. While sometimes weather can be unpredictable, usually we will make a decision by 4:00pm the day before the event, if not earlier. I will also update the "EVENT NAME" to read "CANCELED" at the top.

Please ensure Robotevents contact information is up to date

Depending on the circumstances, we will make every effort to reschedule, rather than outright cancel the event.

Refund Policy

- Full refund if request is make 3 weeks prior to event (minus $5.00, per registration, if paid through Robotevents)

- Half refund if request is made 2 weeks prior to event (minus $5.00, per registration, if paid through Robotevents)

- No refund if request is made less than 2 weeks prior to event.

Health and Safety Policies

Student, coach, spectator, and volunteer safety is of upmost concern.

** Facemasks are currently required at ALL times in ALL OPS Buildings **

Please contact Jeff Erixon at 402-660-3134 or jeffrey.erixon@ops.org with questions or concerns.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waitlist

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