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Central High School VEX Robotics Tournament - Tipping Point

Date
29-Jan-2022
Event Code
RE-VRC-21-5260
Program
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Capacity
20
Spots Open
0
Event Region
Nebraska
Max Registrations per Organization
3
Price
$85.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

COVID Updates

** Currently ALL OPS Buildings require Facemasks to be worn at ALL times. **

Please stay advised of any changing conditions by reviewing the Health and Safety Tab.

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.  All registration fee's must be paid in full no later than five weeks after registering for this event or three weeks prior to the event (January 8, 2022).  Failure to comply may result in your team(s) being removed from the 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.

Check-in/Inspections

Please arrive with your robots ready for inspection, the tournament will begin 30 minutes after the doors open.

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 take the referee certification training course VRC Referee Certification Course or the Drive Team Certification before they attend a tournament.

Participation and Consent Form

A Participant Release form must be completed for all participants prior to team check-in. Team leaders are responsible for seeing that all team members attending the event have completed the release.  The form is online now and can be found Participant Release Form Instructions or Instrucciones del formulario de autorización del participante.


Grade Level: High School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: In-Person judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 29-Jan-2022

Venue/Location:
Central High School
124 North 20th Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68102
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

(Tentative Agenda)

Saturday, Janaury 29, 2022

11:00 a.m.      Doors Open
11:15 a.m. -   11:45 a.m.  -  Team Registration
11:15 a.m. -   11:45 a.m.  -  Inspections.

11:30 a.m.  -    3:00 p.m.  -  Skills Challenge

11:30 a.m.  -    2:00 p.m.  -  Judging in the Pits
12:00 p.m.  -  12:05 p.m.  -  Opening Ceremony

12:05 p.m.  -  12:10 p.m.  -  Drivers and Coaches Meeting
12:15 p.m.  -    3:30 p.m.  - Qualification Matches
  3:30 p.m.  -    3:45 p.m.  - Alliance Selection
  3:45 p.m.  -    4:30 p.m.  - Elimination Matches (Design Award announced)
  4:30 p.m.  -    4:40 p.m.  -  Awards Ceremony

Volunteer

We are always looking for good volunteers. If you are interested in getting involved, you can contact Jeff Erixon at 402-660-3134 or jeffrey.erixon@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 the team's 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 made 3 weeks prior to the event (minus the $5.00 fee if paid through Robotevents).
  • Half (50%) refund if request is made 2 weeks prior to the event (minus the $5.00 fee 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.

**Face masks are currently required at ALL times in ALL Omaha Public School Buildins **

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