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2023 Wisconsin State Championship - VRC Middle School

Date
10-Mar-2023 - 11-Mar-2023 Add to Calendar
Event Code
RE-VRC-22-7925
Program
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Field Control System
VEXNet Field Control
Capacity
24
Spots Open
4
Event Region
Wisconsin
Standard Registration Opens
31-Oct-2022 16:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
3-Mar-2023 23:59 EST
Price
$175.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Wisconsin State VRC Middle School Championship

IMPORTANT NOTE - NEW VENUE!

The Wisconsin VEX State Championship is moving to the Resch Expo in Green Bay, Wisconsin (next door to Lambeau Field). 

Check the Travel Tab for Hotel Information.  More info regarding parking is yet to come.

World Championship spots

Wisconsin has been allocated 3 qualifications to the 2023 VEX World Championship for VRC Middle School. The following awards will earn World's invites:

  • Excellence Award
  • Tournament Champions (2)

World Championship qualifying awards and invitations are issued to teams whether or not the teams have expressed an intention to attend the event. Unaccepted World Championship invitations are not offered or transferred to other teams.

For more info on RECF Qualifying criteria, visit here: https://kb.roboticseducation.org/hc/en-us/articles/5474199602071-Qualifying-Criteria-for-VIQC-VRC-and-VEX-U-Events

General Information

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. Read the document 120 Things to do before your first VEX Tournament  found on the Documents tab.

3. 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

4. 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.

5. Understand how the game will be played. VEX participants should thoroughly read the game rules.  Additional rulings and interpretations of the game rules can be found on the Official VEX Forums.

6. Read through the Robot troubleshooting guide found on the Documents tab.

7. Participation Consent & Waiver Form - A waiver is required for all participants. It must be submitted online.


Grade Level: Middle School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 10-Mar-2023 - 11-Mar-2023

Venue/Location:
Resch Expo
840 Armed Forces Drive
Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin 54304
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

Friday, March 10

12:00-6:00  Setup

6:00-9:00  Registration, Inspection and Skills runs

Saturday, March 11

7:30   Pits Open, Registration and Inspection

8:00   Drivers Meeting

8:30   Opening Ceremonies

9:00-12:30   Qualification and Skills Rounds

12:30-1:00   Lunch Break

1:00-4:45  Qualification and Skills Rounds

4:45   Alliance Selection

5:00   Finals Matches

6:00   Awards

6:30   Pits closed, IQ Changeover

7:30-10:00   Team Party

Volunteer

We Need You!

Many volunteers are needed to make this event a success. The Wisconsin VEX State Tournaments are run to benefit all VEX Teams in Wisconsin. As such we need all VEX Teams in Wisconsin to help make them successful and sustainable events.

There are lots of volunteer roles that need to be filled. There are also four seperate State Tournaments happening the same weekend, and we can use help at all of them. Consider volunteering for one of the events you are not participating in. That will give you more time at your event and help make the other events successful, too!

We expect all teams participating in the Wisconsin VEX State Tournament to provide volunteers. Each volunteer opportunity has been given a number of "Volunteer Points." We are asking each TEAM to cover between 2 and 4 volunteer points for the events. Please keep the following things in mind when signing up volunteers:

  • Volunteers must provide the team number and letter to credit the correct team with the volunteer points
  • We would ask local teams to consider signing up for spots that would be more difficult for teams travelling a distance to cover, such as setup and cleanup tasks
  • Teams that fail to signup for volunteer spots will be assigned volunteer tasks
  • If you are a VRC team, you may sign up to help at the VEX IQ event, and if you are a VEX IQ team, you may sign up to help at the VRC event. Then you won't miss any of the action at your event!

Volunteer Signup Link

Signup Link: https://signup.com/go/GLBrWrO

Judges and Referees

Volunteers to serve as Judges and Referees are also needed for all events. No experience is necessary to be a Judge or a Referee, but those with experience are encouraged to volunteer. These rolls mostly require an all-day commitment. The tournament can assist with hotel lodging for judge and referee volunteers that need it. Coaches and VEX alumni are encouraged to serve as judges for events that they do not have teams participating in. This is a great opportunity to learn how to help your teams improve as well as help teams in other programs. Volunteering as a judge or a referee will cover the entire volunteer responsibility for a team.

Age Requirements for Judges and Referees

  • All judges at the State Tournament must be adults (18 or older and out of high school)
  • Referees/scorekeepers must be at least 15 years old

Judge signup (only a few judges for VEX IQ are needed yet): Signup Link: https://signup.com/go/yumsXWS

VRC Referree Signup Link: signup.com/go/yumsXWS

VEX IQ Referee Signup Link: https://signup.com/go/GLBrWrO (Same as regular volunteer signup link)

If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact Event Partners Nathan Nolte ([email protected]) or Ron Lohse ([email protected]).

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Please check this tab for the most current information in case of inclement weather.

The safety of players, coaches, and volunteers is our first priority. This includes travel hazards in case of inclement weather. Every effort will be made to keep the event running on-time, but if necessary we may delay the start or postpone to the following day (depending on the availability of the venue). 

Refund and Payment Policies

The registration fee is due within two weeks of registration for the event. If you are registering less than two weeks before the event, the fee must be paid when you register. Teams that fail to pay the registration fee in a timely matter may be removed from the event and their spot given to another team. Registration fees for the event are nonrefundable.

Date: 10-Mar-2023 - 11-Mar-2023
Resch Expo
840 Armed Forces Drive
Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin 54304
United States

Travel Info

IMPORTANT NOTE - NEW VENUE!

The Wisconsin VEX State Championship is moving to the Resch Expo in Green Bay, Wisconsin (next door to Lambeau Field). 

Due to this weekend also being the Wisconsin State Girls Basketball Tournament, there are a limited number of hotels able to set aside blocks of rooms.

There ia a block of rooms at the Radisson at $139/night use the block code "VEX State". 

You can call the Radisson to book rooms at 920-494-7300 and option 0

or go to this link and book online https://www.radissonhotels.com/en-us/booking/room-display/index.html?checkInDate=2023-03-10&checkOutDate=2023-03-12&adults%5B%5D=1&children%5B%5D=0&searchType=pac&promotionCode=VEXSTA&hotelCode=GREENBAY

More information regarding parking will be avaiable soon.

Webcast

Watch live here: https://youtube.com/live/k1ujEqbdaWs?feature=share

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.