Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
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GTACS VRC HS/MS Tipping Point In-Person Tournament

Date
22-Jan-2022
Event Code
RE-VRC-21-5239
Program
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Capacity
28
Spots Open
0
Event Region
Michigan
Max Registrations per Organization
7
Price
$90.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

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

We’re  very excited that you’re considering the GTACS Tipping Point In-Person Tournament.

Judging:  This event will have judging. Enginnering Notebooks are to be turned in at Check-In when teams arrive.

Skills: Open during Qualifying Matches only. Teams may choose to run up to 3 Driver and 3 Skills on a first-come first-serve basis.

Tournament: We will follow the traditional REC Tournament Schedule. 8 Alliances will play in the finals.

Additional Notes:

  • Teams are encouraged to maintain 6 feet minimum distance between other teams unless playing in a match.
  • Masks are recommended for students and adults, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Teams are encouraged to use hand sanitizer prior to placing their robot on the field and resetting game elements.
  • All team registrations MUST BE PAID within 2 weeks of your team registration date and at least 1 week prior to the event.  Failure to meet these payment policies may result in your team being moved to the waitlist.

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 22-Jan-2022

Venue/Location:
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Middle School
1601 North Three Mile Road
Traverse City, Michigan 49696
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

Agenda is Subject to Change

  • Maximum Skills per team: 3 Driver and 3 Programming 
  • 8:00am             Doors Open and and Inspection begins (Notebooks are due at Check-in)
  • 9:00am             Engineering Notebook turn in DEADLINE
  • 9:00am             Driver Meeting on Main Field (Teams must be checked in prior to 9:00am)
  • 9:30am             Opening Ceremony
  • 9:45am             Qualification Rounds Begin and SKILLS Field Open
  • 10:00am           Team interviews begin in the pits
  • 11:30am           Lunch Break (Skills will be closed during lunch)
  • ------------Snack Concessions will be available for purchase----------
  • 12:00pm           Qualification Rounds continue
  • 1:45pm             Qualifying Ends
  • 2:00pm              Alliance Selection (8 alliances will play in the Finals)
  • 2:30pm              Finals & Awards
  • 3:30pm              Event Ends (Design Notebooks will be returned)

Volunteer

Volunteers are what make our robotics events thrive.  Please consider helping at this and other regional events.  

Your help is always welcome and appreicated.  
Contact Carol Johnson if you are interested in learning more about volunteering.

 

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

This is an In-Person Live event.  In the event of any cancelations, state restrictions or weather, we will post any cancelation updates in this section. 

The event title will also be udated to reflect "Cancelled".

Refund Policy

There are typically no refunds for this event. Please see below for our COVID-19 refund policy.

All team registrations MUST BE PAID within 2 weeks of your team registration date and at least 1 week prior to the event.  Failure to meet these payment policies may result in your team being moved to the waitlist.

COVID-19 and weather Refund Policies

If we cancel the event due to COVID-19 or any other reason, we will issue refunds for the event, reschedule the event, or apply the funds to a different event we are running at our discretion.

Any refunds will be issued only after payment is received from the REC Foundation. No refunds will include the $5 that is kept by the REC Foundation for credit card processing.

Refunds will not be offered in cases where we do not cancel the event. Please consider potential travel restrictions and weather when signing up and paying for the event.

Health and Safety Policies

  • Teams are encouraged to maintain 6 feet minimum distance between other teams to the fullest extent possible
  • Masks are recommended for all students and adults, regardless of vaccination status
  • Teams are encouraged to use hand sanitizer prior to touching any common item not owned by the individual team

Date: 22-Jan-2022
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Middle School
1601 North Three Mile Road
Traverse City, Michigan 49696
United States

Travel Info

Please allow the necessary time to have your robot and team (students and mentor) report to their designated time for Division Tournament, Remote Interview and Skills Match.

Weather may be a factor for this event.  Allow for extra time.

Webcast

A webcast may be availalbe for this event. Check this page for a link on the day of the event.

Judging Format

Please review the following Judging Format options and keep the ones that apply to your event, and delete the others that do not apply. Feel free to add or edit to suit your event. 

  •  In-Person Judging - The Team Interviews and Engineering Notebooks will be judged in-person the day of the event. Teams should bring a physical copy of their notebook to submit to the judges.
  • Team Interviews will take place in the pit area. 
  • Enginnering Notebooks are to be turned in at Check-In when teams arrive. DEADLINE is 9:00am