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VEX Robotics Competition at St. Anthony Catholic High School

01/22/2022
VEX Robotics Competition at St. Anthony Catholic High School

Event Code: RE-VRC-21-5489

Program: VEX Robotics Competition

Type of Event: Tournament

Event Format: In-Person

Capacity: 20 / Spots Open: 50%+

Event Region: Texas - Region 4

Registration Deadline: Mon, Jan 17, 2022 4:03 PM EST

Price: $85.00

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Event Dates

Date: 01/22/2022

Venue/Location:

St. Anthony Catholic High School
3200 McCullough Avenue
San Antonio, Texas 78212
United States


Grade Level: All

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: In-Person judging

Contact Information

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General Info

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 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.

10. Read through the Robot troubleshooting guide.

Agenda

Tentative Agenda - Finalized agenda to be sent week of tournament

Friday evening before: Set up Fields and ref meeting (judges and scorekeepers can come, however, we can do their meeting at 8 am)

Saturday

8:00 am Doors open, pits open, registration open
8:15 am Inspection starts
9:00 am Skills fields open
9:00 am Inspection close 
9:10 am Driver meeting
9:10 am Match schedule released
9:30 am Qualifications and Judging 
11:30 pm Lunch 
1:00 pm Matches resume
2:30 pm Qualifications end, Skills end
2:45 pm Eliminations
4:00 pm Awards

 

Volunteer

Volunteers make these events possible. If you are interested in volunteering please email ndickson@uiwtx.edu!

Volunteers will receive breakfast, lunch, and snacks.

Please email me at ndickson@uiwtx.edu with any questions.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Emergency/Bad weather policy:

 

All cancellations will be communicated through email. Please check your email the day before and the morning of the tournament (before leaving).

Unfortunately, there will be no make-up in case of weather cancellations.

 

Refund Policy

No refunds will be given once registration closes.

Health and Safety Policies

  • Follow UIW Self-screening (temperature check and signs of symptoms questions)
  • Cloth face masks are required of all participants at all times inside the facility.
  • Face shields may be worn in lieu of safety glasses (VRC Q&A 663), but are not an acceptable substitute for a cloth face mask.
  • No spectators
  • Suggested limit of competitors per team: 1 mentor and 3 students per robot
  • Keep pit tables at 8-10’ apart
  • No practice fields will be available
  • Inspections will be performed at the pit table. Inspectors will circulate throughout the pits during the inspection time
  • No queue tables, teams will be called directly from their pit tables to the field
  • Concessions
    • Packaged food only
  • Electronic submission of notebooks and all paperwork (see dates in adjenda)  
  • Remote judging will take place during week of event.
  • Participants must have completed consent forms on robotevents.com
  • Avoid touching your face.  Properly sanitize your hands if you must do so.
  • Hand sanitizer is available at all entrances and competition fields.  Participants are expected to clean their hands every time they move between areas (pit to field, field to pit, etc.)
  • No sharing of personal items or robot parts between teams (Teams from the same school may share batteries and are expected to use appropriate sanitary cautions when doing so.

Date: 01/22/2022
St. Anthony Catholic High School
3200 McCullough Avenue
San Antonio, Texas 78212
United States

Travel Info

There will be someone to help direct parking at the entrance.

Documents

 General REC Foundation Covid-19 Policy

 

 REC Foundation Code of Conduct

 

 VRC Change Up One Page Description

 

 Qualifying Criteria

 

 VRC Robot Inspection Checklist

 

 Participant Release Form Instructions

 

 Engineering Notebook Rubric

 

 Judges Guide Addendum

 

 Judges Guide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waitlist

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