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VRC, High Voltage Robotics Competition, EPCS ECI VRC Tournament, Blended MS & HS, In-Person, Live, Standard Judging

01/08/2022
VRC, High Voltage Robotics Competition, EPCS ECI VRC Tournament, Blended MS & HS, In-Person, Live, Standard Judging

Event Code: RE-VRC-21-5428

Program: VEX Robotics Competition

Type of Event: Tournament

Event Format: In-Person

Capacity: 30 / Spots Open: 50%+

Event Region: Utah

Registration Deadline: Sat, Jan 8, 2022 9:31 AM EST

Price: $50.00

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Event Dates

Date: 01/08/2022

Venue/Location:

A. Ray Olpin Student Union Building, Union Ballroom
Central Campus Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
United States


Grade Level: All

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: In-Person judging

Contact Information

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General Info

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Message From REC Foundation:

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. Event Partners should continually assess, based on current government guidelines, whether to postpone, cancel, or significantly reduce the number of attendees when necessary.

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Registration Deadline

As this competition tends to get very large we are asking that teams register on time. Registration deadline is January 22nd.  Thank you to those that register on time!!!

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. The inspection checklist can be found here.

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 You Should Know Before Your 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.

11. Ensure that you have the latest version of firmware. easyC firmware can be found here and RobotC firmware can be found at the following links:

easyC

ROBOTC

Participation and Consent Form

A completed form for all participants must be turned in.  Forms can be completed and submitted online by following the link: https://www.roboticseducation.org/documents/2018/03/participant-release-form.pdf

Online is preferred, but paper is accepted.  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.

Skills Challenges

All teams will be offered exactly 3 attempts of each Robot Skills Challenge (3 Driving and 3 Programming). If your team misses their chance to complete their attempts during the time provided, they cannot be made up. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Agenda

Saturday
7:30AM - 9:30AM     Pits open, inspection and registration begins
9:00AM - 9:30AM     Drivers meeting
9:30AM - 12:00PM    Qualifying matches
8:00AM - 12:00PM    Robot Skills and Programming Skills Challenge *
9:30AM - 12:00PM    Judging of teams for Excellence and design award
12:00PM - 1:00PM    Lunch
1:00PM - 2:30PM     Qualifying matches
1:00PM - 2:00PM     Robot Skills and Programming Skills Challenge *
1:00PM - 2:30PM     Judging of teams for Excellence and design award


15 minutes after the end of Qualification rounds, Alliance selection begins


15 minutes after the Alliance selections, the elimination Tournament will begin


Imediately after the final match of the elimination tournament, Awards will be given out. 


* Each team will be given 3 attempts at both Driving Skills Challenge and Programming Skills. 

Volunteer

If you are interested in volunteering at this even please contact Saria Ott at saria.ott@gmail.com

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

As early February can see some inclement weather, this will be the only reason for refunds. If it isn't safe for you to travel please stay home. 

Refund Policy

Refunds will not be given. If a team registers for this competition and does not attend they can use that registration for next year. 

Health and Safety Policies

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Message from REC Foundation:

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. Event hosts should continually assess, based on current government guidelines, whether to postpone, cancel, or significantly reduce the number of attendees when necessary.

Webcast

This event will be webcast on youtube. the link will be provided at the time the competition is ready to start. 

Documents

Participation and Consent Form

A completed form for all participants must be turned in.  Forms can be completed and submitted online by following the link: https://www.roboticseducation.org/documents/2018/03/participant-release-form.pdf

Online is preferred, but paper is accepted.  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.

Robot Inspection Checklist

Teams are invited to perform a pre-inspection on their robots. The Tower Takeover (V-5 Version) robot inspection form can be found here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waitlist

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