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Mitchell South Dakota VRC Tournament

11/13/2021
Mitchell South Dakota VRC Tournament

Event Code: RE-VRC-21-4998

Program: VEX Robotics Competition

Type of Event: Tournament

Capacity: 30 / Spots Open: 8

Event Region: South Dakota

Max Registrations per Organization: 6

Registration Deadline: Thu, Nov 11, 2021 11:19 AM EST

Price: $45.00

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Event Dates

Date: 11/13/2021

Venue/Location:

Mitchell Technical Institute (Nordby Trade Center)
1800 East Spruce Street
Mitchell, South Dakota 57301
United States


Grade Level: All

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: In-Person judging

Contact Information

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General Info

Masks and Hand Sanitizer:  Each team should bring their own hand sanitizer for the pit area. Masks are required at this time, but this could change depending on any mandates by the Mitchell School District prior to our tournament.

Concessions: There will not be concessions. Outside coolers or food are welcome. There are some vending machines.

Team Attendance: No restrictions at this time

Spectator Attendance: No restrictions at this time.

Keep in Mind: Things can change quickly with the COVID situation. Please check back regularly for any updates or cancellations. 

Competition Preparation:

  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.
    1. Goggles/Safety Glasses
    2. Spare parts & tools
    3. Batteries and chargers
    4. Programming cable
    5. Power strip
    6. Laptop computer
    7. Engineering notebook (if you have one, helpful for Judges, Design and Excellence Awards)
    8. Banners and other decorations for your team pit
    9. 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 website, 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 the firmware.

Notes:

  • Alliances will be 2 teams
  • All teams up to 30 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

Participation and Consent Form

All team members, coaches and adult mentors should fill out the online consent form which 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

Agenda

TENTATIVE! Check here the week of the event to make sure you have the current agenda.

8:30 am Doors open, team check-in begins
9:30 Team check-in ends

Teams MUST be checked-in by 9:30, 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.

8:30 am Inspection begins
10:00 am Inspection ends
10:15 Team & Driver meeting
10:30 Qualification matches & Skills begin
2:45 Qualification matches & Skills end
2:50 Alliance selection
3:15 Finals matches (Judges Awards intermixed between rounds)
4:30 Performance and Excellence awards are presented

Notes:

  • Alliances will be 2 teams
  • All teams up to 30 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

Volunteer

More information will be added later.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

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

Refund Policy

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waitlist

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