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CANCELED NWI Friday Nights Robo VRC Blended League; Portage, IN

Date
7-Jan-2022 - 18-Feb-2022
Event Code
RE-VRC-21-6405
Program
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
League
Event Format
In-Person
Capacity
36
Spots Open
36
Event Region
Indiana
Max Registrations per Organization
6
Price
$60.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

We’re excited to again provide opportunity for Northwest Indiana teams for some friendly and fast, Friday night competition. 

Hosted by Portage Robotics, The Porta-Botz!, the league will occur on five Friday nights. The first four nights will be smaller qualifiers. The final evening will culminate in the Championship.  The league is limited to 36 robotic teams. Teams will each have 2 matches on three of the four Qualifying nights.  Skills runs will talke place each evening.

Championship Alliance Selection will take place at the conclusion for the last qualifier. Competition will be webcast to the pits and the public.  Any cancellations will be rescheduled for another weeknight.

 

Bring and extension cord and surge protector for charging your batteries.

Pizza orders and drinks will be made availble, or bring your own food.

Masks are required in Portage High School.  Hand sanitizer supplied.  Please, stay home if you have symptoms.


Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: No

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 7-Jan-2022
Venue/Location:
Portage High School
6450 U.S. 6
Portage, Indiana 46368
United States
Date: 14-Jan-2022
Venue/Location:
Portage High School
6450 U.S. 6
Portage, Indiana 46368
United States
Date: 21-Jan-2022
Venue/Location:
Portage High School
6450 U.S. 6
Portage, Indiana 46368
United States
Date: 4-Feb-2022
Venue/Location:
Portage High School
6450 U.S. 6
Portage, Indiana 46368
United States
Date: 18-Feb-2022
Venue/Location:
Portage High School
6450 U.S. 6
Portage, Indiana 46368
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

Arrival by 3:45 PM CST:

  • Parking and Enter by Door G" (Front of PHS West @ Highway 6 Entrance).
  • Health and Safety Protocols completed at entry.
  • Student waivers must be completed online.
  • Turn in Notebooks on Qualifier #3

 

Qualifier Agenda: Jan. 7, 14, 21.  Feb. 4        5:00 PM to 8:00 PM: (Schedule subject to change)

  • 3:45 PM               Door F Opens
  • 3:45-4:45             Check-in, Inspection, and Practice
  • 4:45-4:55             Drivers Meeting, Announcements and Introductions in Auditorium.
  • 5:00-7:45             Qualifying Matches & Skills
  • 7:45-8:00             Pit Clean Up
  • 8:00 PM               Dismiss

 

Finals Agenda: Feb. 18.   5:00 PM to 8:00 PM: (Schedule subject to change) Alliance Selections, Friday, Feb 4 after qualifier. 

  • 3:45 PM               Door F Opens
  • 3:45-4:45             Check-in, Inspection, and Practice
  • 4:45-4:55             Drivers Meeting, Announcements and Introductions in Auditorium
  • 5:00-7:45             Eliminations and Championship
  • 7:45-8:00             Awards & Dismiss

Volunteer

We're always looking for supporters to assist.  If you have an interest in getting close to the action, please contact  John Kappes at john.kappes@portage.k12.in.us

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the event of inclement weather, every effort will be made to reschedule on a different week night.

Coaches will be notified by phone call and email should any change occur.

Refund Policy

If unable to reschedule, Refunds will be within one month if cancelled by Event Partner.  Team cancellations will be handled on a per situation basis and may be reduced based on competition expenses. 

Health and Safety Policies

  • Coaches, competitors, spectators and volunteers are permitted in Competion room ONLY at the time of their team's match.
  • Head Coaches will complete online Team Health Survey before entering. (link forthcoming)
  • Temperatures of each entrant may be taken just outside the main entry depending on the fluidity of the COVID environment.
  • Mask are required in Portage High School, per Board policy. 
  • Hand Sanitation Stations will be found throughout the tournament and pit areas.
  • Hands must sanitized immediately after building entry and entering and leaving pits.
  • Fist and elbow bumps are encouraged after matches.
  • Pizza and Pop & Water bottles are available.  Brink a snack.  Clean up after yourself.
  • Teams are encouraged to socially distance.
  • Teams must honor staging and alliance zone markings.
  • If needed, teams must signal for a referee post-match; They may not approach the scorer table or Referees.
  • Teams will be encouraged to step outdoors for masks breaks.
  • Electronic notebooks are accepted and must be submitted via labeled thumb drive, as one pdf. file.
  • Team interviews will be conducted in large, open-space environment, with masks, socially distanced.
  • The Tournament will be live-streamed for spectators and parents. (link forthcoming)
  • Tournament will be rescheduled or cancelled as dictated by health agencies and PTS.
  • Additional preventative measures will be implemented as required.

Date: 7-Jan-2022
Portage High School
6450 U.S. 6
Portage, Indiana 46368
United States

Date: 14-Jan-2022
Portage High School
6450 U.S. 6
Portage, Indiana 46368
United States

Date: 21-Jan-2022
Portage High School
6450 U.S. 6
Portage, Indiana 46368
United States

Date: 4-Feb-2022
Portage High School
6450 U.S. 6
Portage, Indiana 46368
United States

Date: 18-Feb-2022
Portage High School
6450 U.S. 6
Portage, Indiana 46368
United States

Travel Info

Date: 01/07/2022

Portage High School West
6240 US Hwy 6
Portage, Indiana 46342
United States

Date: 01/14/2022

Portage High School West
6450 US Hwy 6
Portage, Indiana 46342
United States

Date: 01/21/2022

Portage High School West
6450 US Hwy 6
Portage, Indiana 46342
United States

Date: 02/04/2022

Portage High School West
6450 US Hwy 6
Portage, Indiana 46342
United States

Date: 02/18/2022

Portage High School West
6450 US Hwy 6
Portage, Indiana 46342
United States

Travel Info

Portage is located in Northwest Indiana minutes from the shores of Lake Michigan and the Indiana Dunes and 40 miles outside of Chicago, IL.

Portage High School-West Building, Door G

6450 US Highway 6

Portage, IN 46368

 

From the South:

  • I-65 N to exit 258, E 37th Ave/Ridge Rd/US 6 in Hobart.
  • Drive 7.5 miles East to Portage High School.

From the East:

  • US 30 West to IN 49 North @ Valparaiso.
  • IN 49 North to US Highway 6 West exit.
  • Drive 6 miles West to Portage High School

Webcast

https://www.facebook.com/PortaBotz2567

Judging Format

In-Person Judging - The Team Interviews and Engineering Notebooks will be judged in-person the day of the event. Teams should bring a physical copy of their notebook to submit at check-in.

Electronic Engineering Notebooks are accepted via a thrumbdrive with the teams name visible on the device.  These must also be turned in at check in.

Team interviews will be conducted in-person, in a large open space, with masks on.  Teams will be notified and coordinate a time with the judging team.  Judges will also walk the pits and observe matches unnanounced to assess teams.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waitlist

29 teams are on the waitlist for this event.

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