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Tri-City United VEX Robotics MS/HS Tournament (Le Center)

Date
14-Jan-2023
Event Code
RE-VRC-22-0765
Program
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Capacity
48
Spots Open
3
Event Region
Minnesota
Max Registrations per Organization
16
Early-Bird Registration Opens
7-Nov-2022 16:00 EST
Standard Registration Opens
3-Dec-2022 16:00 EST
Registration Deadline
3-Jan-2023 09:48 EST
Price
$100.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Welcome to the Tri-City United VEX Robotics Touranment. This event will be our 3rd, but we will be at a new location this year (Le Center Prek-8). This will be a mixed tournament with both middle school and high school students. If you have any questions feel free to email the EP: jhead@tcu2905.us

Registration Information

All participating teams must be registered with VEX Robotics and the Robot Events website and have an official team number before registering for this event. Tournament fees must be paid before teams are allowed to compete. Registration and payments should be made through the Robot Events website.

Engineering notebooks

We will be collecting Physical engineering notebooks during check-in. 

Lunch and Concessions

The concession stand will be a fundraiser run by our middle school robotics program. They will be open all tournament. This will be a cash only stand so remind your students to bring money for concessions. 

  • All Day: Candy, Pop, Pizza
  • Morning: Donuts
  • Around 10:30: Walking tacos and hotdogs
  • Around 11:30: Pizza

Elimination Matches

Up to 32 teams will participate in elimination matches.  All elimination matches will be best of 1

Competition Preparation

All teams should come prepared for competition. Here are a few steps that every team should take to ensure that they are prepared.

Review all game information: Current Game Webpage

  1. Review the rules and run through the inspection checklist about a week before the competition so that there is ample time for adjustments. Robots must use VEX V5 parts. Please self inspect before arriving at the tournament using the V5 Robot Inspection Checklist

  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

    • Power strip and extension cord

    • Laptop computer

    • Programming cable

    • Engineering notebook (Required for judged awards)

    • Banners and other decorations for your team pit table

    • 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 and read the Judge's Guide. 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 teams are close to each other in the venue pit area. Also, remember no grinding or other actions that create sparks, ask the tournament director for a safe location if grinding is needed.

  9. Ensure that you have the latest version of programming software and firmware for your V5 Brain.

Participation and Consent Form

A completed form for all participants must be uploaded to robotevents.com prior to the tournament. Team leaders will need to check that all team members attending the event have completed the online consent form prior to the tournament. Instructions on how to upload consent forms in English or Spanish is given here: VEX Consent Form (English) or VEX Consent Form (Spanish)


Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 14-Jan-2023

Venue/Location:
Tri-City United Le Center PreK-8
West Tyrone Street
Le Center, Minnesota 56057
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

Tentative Agenda (subject to change):

7:30 AM: Check in/inspection; Practice Fields Open
8:30 AM: All teams need to be checked in & notebooks turned in
9:00 AM: Check in/Inspection closes
9:15 AM: Opening Ceremony/Team Meeting
9:30 AM: Qualification rounds begin
12:30 PM: Lunch Break
1:00PM: Qualification rounds continue
3:00 PM: End qualifications
3:15 PM: Alliance Selection for elimination rounds
3:30 PM: Elimination rounds
4:30 PM: Closing and Awards Ceremony

Volunteer

Please contact Event Partner (EP) if you would like to vollenteer for the event. 

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

If the event is canceled, then canceled will appear in the title of the event.

Refund Policy

Refunds will not be offered for the event if a team withdraws.

Refunds will not be offered if the event should have to cancel for any reason.

Webcast

Live stream is available at: https://youtu.be/F86pBMaI3Pk

Judging Format

All 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 to the judges.