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2022 Thunder Basin HS Tipping Point VRC Bot Bash (In Person- Judging)

Date
01/22/2022
Event Code
RE-VRC-21-5954
Program
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Capacity
32
Spots Open
17
Event Region
Wyoming
Price
$30.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Grade Level: All

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: In-Person judging

Contact Information

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General Info

General Info

Welcome to the 2022 Thunder Basin HS VRC Bot Bash. This tournament will be held at Thunder Basin High School.

At this time there are no restrictions due to Covid 19; the following protocols will, however, be in place. Teams should bring hand sanitizer for their pit area; teams are asked to complete a Covid screening for all participants, students, coaches and participants before leaving for the event, wearing of masks will be encouraged, pit areas will be spaced to allow for social distancing. In the event restrictions are put in place registered teams will be notified via email and the event information will be updated.

Concessions

 

Concessions will be available. Lunch will be provided for all teams.

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 on the Documents tab.

2. Check the official VEX forums at www.robotevents.com 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, found on the Documents tab. 

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 are allowed in the pit area. A shop area is available for teams needing to do any cutting or grinding.

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 at www.roboticseducation.org web site, under the Volunteer Resources tab.

10. Read through the Robot troubleshooting guide. The guide can be found here.

11. Ensure your robot brain has the latest version of firmware.

Tournament Notes:

  • Alliances will be 2 teams.
  • All teams up to 32 will participate in the finals.
  • If an odd number of teams, the last-ranked team should still attend Alliance Selection in case a team withdraws due to a problem with their robot.
  • All finals matches will be one-and-done (no best-of-three matches). 
  • Ties in finals matches will be replayed until a winner is determined.

Participation and Consent Form

All team members, coaches and adult mentors should fill out the online consent form wich is good all season and for all REC run events.  Note: the Create U.S. Open is a separate event run by a different group and has its own consent form. A link to the instructions for online consent form can be found here


Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: In-Person judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 01/22/2022

Venue/Location:
Thunder Basin High School
4001 Saunders Boulevard
Gillette, Wyoming 82718
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

TENTATIVE! Check here the week of the event to make sure you have the current agenda.

8:00: Doors open, team check-in begins, collect notebooks
9:30: Team check-in ends

Teams MUST be checked-in by 9:30, as the Match Schedule will be run at that time and CANNOT be re-run. If your team is running late, call the Event Partner or the match schedule will be run WITHOUT your team.

  • 8:15: Inspection begins
  • 8:45: Skills Begins
  • 10:00: Inspection ends
  • 10:15: Team & Driver meeting
  • 10:30: Qualification matches
  • 2:40: Qualification matches & Skills end
  • 2:50: Alliance selection
  • 3:15: Finals matches (Awards intermixed between rounds)
  • 4:30: Final awards and closing

Tournament Notes:

  • Alliances will be 2 teams.
  • All teams up to 32 will participate in the finals. (Note: Teams that decline invitations may inadvertently remove themselves from finals)
  • If an odd number of teams, the last-ranked team should still attend Alliance Selection in case a team withdraws due to a problem with their robot.
  • All finals matches will be one-and-done (no best-of-three matches).
  • Ties in finals matches will be replayed until a winner is determined. 

Volunteer

Anyone wishing to volunteer should contact either Mike Schultz or Amy Muzzarelli.

mschultz@ccsd1schools.net

amuzzarelli@ccsd1schools.net

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

The tournament will go on unless the interstate is closed for bad weather.  Teams will need to use their best judgment on safe travel.

Refund Policy

No refunds other than weather cancellation. In all cases, registration contains a $5 RobotEvents processing fee that is non-refundable.

Health and Safety Policies

At this time there are no restrictions due to Covid 19 however, for the safety of all, the following protocols will be in place: Teams should bring hand sanitizer for their pit area; teams are asked to complete a Covid screening for all participants, students, coaches and participants before leaving for the event, wearing of masks will be encouraged and pit areas will be spaced to allow for social distancing. In the event restrictions are put in place registered teams will be notified via email and the event information will be updated.

Webcast

The plan is for this event to be live-streamed. The address to the live-stream will be posted here as soon as available.