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[Signature Event] 4th Annual NorCal VEX Tipping Point High School Tournament

Date
18-Feb-2022 - 19-Feb-2022
Event Code
RE-VRC-21-5413
Program
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Capacity
76
Spots Open
0
Event Region
California - Region 2
Max Registrations per Organization
3
Price
$250.00
Region Maximum % # Spots Allowed # Spots Remaining
California - Region 1 50% 38 37
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

This is the 4th annual VEX Robotics High School Signature Event. Usually we hold this event at Google. However, due to COVID related restrictions at Google we are hosting it at the India Community Center. We would love your participation! 

We strive to conduct the event in a safe manner. Please ensure you have read the Health and Safety Policies, for your own safety and others at the event.  We have also updated the travel section to provide information on discounted hotel rates. We will be updating this section periodically with additional information on things to do. We will be adding more hotels to this page soon.  We have also made a lot of arrangements to have a fun and safe event for everyone. 

Detailed Event Logistics on the day of the event including agenda.
Here is the document that we published about travel, health guidelines, and other ameneties, agenda and judging that we sent to all teams.

Qualification Requirements for NorCal VEX High School Signature Event:

In-State Calfornia Teams: 

Teams can participate in this event by qualifying for the California State Tournament or the VEX Robotics World Championships.  If your team has qualified and they would like to be considered for entry into the event, please add the team to the waitlist. 

Out-of-State California and Out-of-Country Teams:

No pre-qualification required. Please add yourself to the waiting list and we will add you into the tournament.

The Event Partners will send an invite to join based on first-come-first basis.

Since this is an REC Foundation Signature Event, we are required to have a certain number of teams registered from outside of California for this Signature Event. For those coming from out of state, please let us know if you need any financial assistance - we may waive the registration fee. Please contact the event partner first for more information.


Grade Level: High School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: In-Person judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 18-Feb-2022 - 19-Feb-2022

Venue/Location:
India Community Center
525 Los Coches St
Milpitas, California 95035
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

​​Friday, February 18

6:00 PM Inspections and skills field open

8:30 PM Inspection and skills field close

 

Saturday, February 19

7:00 AM Doors, pits, and practice fields open; Registration and inspection begin

7:45 AM Inspection closes (hard deadline) and drivers’ meeting begins

8:15 AM Qualification matches begin

12:00 PM Lunch break begins

12:30 PM Qualification matches resume

4:00PM Qualification matches and skills conclude

4:15PM Alliance selection begins

5:00 PM Elimination matches begin

6:15 PM Tournament champions crowned and awards ceremony

Volunteer

We always appreciate volunteers. Please  fill out this form if you're interested in volunteering. 

 

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Bad weather should not affect this event. In case of a cancellation, the event partner will contact you as early as possible. Teams should make sure their contact information in Robotevents.com is up to date and includes both school and non-school phone numbers.

 

Refund Policy

Refunds may be issued if there are teams on the waiting list that can fill your spot, and if you let us know at least three weeks prior to the event.

Health and Safety Policies

We want to highlight some important updates about the COVID precautions. Due to the rise in Omnicron variants, we will be implementing the following precautions for all the upcoming events. These requirements are based on health guidelines highly recommended by the Santa Clara County where the event is taking place.

  • All participants and guests MUST be fully vaccinated for COVID (2 doses of Moderna, 2 doses of Pfizer, or 1 dose of J&J) 

  • We also strongly recommend taking a booster shot (although we won't be enforcing it) prior to coming to the event.

  • Official proof of vaccination with your id must be shown to attend the event

  • Negative COVID test result will NOT be an acceptable option, although based on local conditions we may require this.

  • Masks must be worn at all times inside the facility

  • No food or drinks can be consumed inside the event facility

 

If you are unable to meet these above requirements and would like to cancel the registration, we will refund the amount (minus the RECF fees) prior to Jan 8th

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Date: 18-Feb-2022 - 19-Feb-2022
India Community Center
525 Los Coches St
Milpitas, California 95035
United States

Travel Info

Shuttles: We do NOT have any shuttles from these hotels to the event. Please plan your travel plans accordingly.

Discounted Hotel Rates: 

We are pleased to inform you about the availability of discounted hotel rates provided by Marriott hotels which is very close to the event venue.

1)

Courtyard by Marriott ,1480 Falcon Dr, Milpitas, CA

Contact. Adeeba  510 789 7508. Rates  weekdays  99.00    Weekend  79.00

Instructions on how to get a discount:

Guests to send an email to Adeeba: Adeeba.rashid@marriott.com. Provide number of guests or rooms required, check in and check out date.name of the guest. Refer ICC and the event dates in the email. She will email the confirmation number.

2)

Best Western Plus Brookside Inn:

400 Valley way, Milpitas Ca 95035

Call main desk 408-263 5566

Provide Event date at ICC and code ICC525.

Rates are as follows: Weekend  $ 99.0, Weekday  $109.00

Includes: Full breakfast, free internet, Gym, sauna ,pool,conference room,free parking.coffee in the lobby.

 

Things to do nearby:

 

DO NOT make plans for the following, since they are temporarily close due to health concerns during this pandemic

Webcast

Visit team315.org/live for the webcast.