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Brownell Talbot VEX Robotics MS/HS Tournament - Spin Up

Date
22-Oct-2022
Event Code
RE-VRC-22-7787
Program
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Capacity
30
Spots Open
3
Event Region
Nebraska
Max Registrations per Organization
7
Early-Bird Registration Opens
1-Aug-2022 16:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
10-Sep-2022 16:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
15-Oct-2022 11:01 EDT
Price
$80.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event has reached capacity. Teams on waitlist may still be added.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

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 at this event for judging.

Lunch and Concessions

Full concessions will be available from 11 am to 2 pm. Lunch specials will be announced.

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: 22-Oct-2022

Venue/Location:
400 Happy Hollow Blvd
400 Happy Hollow Boulevard
Omaha, Nebraska 68132
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

07:00 Venue Opens
07:30-08:30 Registration
08:00-09:00 Inspections
09:00-02:30 Skills
09:00-11:00 Judging 
10:00-10:15 Opening Ceremony, Drivers Meeting
10:30-03:30 Qualification Matches
12:30-1:00 Lunch Break
03:30-03:45 Alliance Selection
04:00-05:00 Elimination Matches and Awards

Volunteer

If you are interested in volunteering please contace Carrie Rise at carrie.rise@brownell.edu for more information

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In case of inclement weather, check the Event on Robot Events for further updates the night before the event date. In the event of cancellation we will try to reschedule.

Refund Policy

Refunds will be determined on a case by case basis.

Webcast

https://youtube.com/channel/UCGwn8BXamkSuVClPHjk4w7w
 

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 to the judges.