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Kimball Area Schools Super Mega VRC Tournament - MS Only - Spin-up

Date
28-Jan-2023
Event Code
RE-VRC-22-8072
Program
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Capacity
48
Spots Open
0
Event Region
Minnesota
Max Registrations per Organization
7
Early-Bird Registration Opens
5-Dec-2022 16:00 EST
Standard Registration Opens
17-Dec-2022 16:00 EST
Registration Deadline
21-Jan-2023 20:22 EST
Price
$100.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Welcome to our annual Kimball Area Schools "Super Mega VRC Tournament".  This tournament will be held at Kimball Area High School at 100 state hwy 55 Kimball MN, 55353

Due to excessive damage to our gym floor, please note, roller carts with small rollers or casters (similar to the Robosource travel boxes), will NOT be allowed to be used in the gym.  If this is your only option please be respectful and carry the cart to your pit table.  Do not use these to transport your robot to and from practice,skills or competition fields.

Concessions

There will not be a lunch break.

Full concessions with lunch options will be offered at this event.

There are a few local options for food also, but it is limited.

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 ). We will be reviewing both hard copy and electronic logbooks
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.  

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.

NOTES: 
- Alliances will be 2 teams.
- All teams up to 24 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 RECF run events.  A link to the instructions for online consent form can be found here. , www.roboticseducation.org/documents/2018/03/participant-release-form.pdf

VEX Robotics Middle School Teams are welcome to sign up for this event.  There will be a separate tournament for High School Teams in the same venue at the same time. Both will be competing to gain state tournament berths at their respective levels.

The event will be held at:

Kimball High School

100 Hwy 55

Kimball, MN 55353

 

 


Grade Level: Middle School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 28-Jan-2023

Venue/Location:
Kimball High School
100 Highway 55
Kimball, Minnesota 55353
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

Tentative Schedule/Agenda: 

7:30 AM: Early Bird Check in/inspection; Practice fields open
8:00 AM: Check in/Inspections begin
8:30 AM: All teams need to be checked in or have been in contact with the tournament coordinator in order to compete. 
9:00 AM: Check in/Inspections close
9:00 AM: Team Meeting
9:20 AM: Opening Ceremony
9:30 AM: Qualification rounds begin
3:00 PM: End qualifications and start Alliance Selection for elimination rounds
3:30 PM: Elimination rounds
5:00 PM: Closing and Awards Ceremony

Please note that we are able to provide one hard copy of the qualification round match-ups to each team. The qualification round schedule is continuously running in the pit area.

Event Metrics

Event Metrics
 

Volunteer

About 150  volunteers will be needed to help run this event.  

 

THIS IS AN UPDATED LINK.

 

We're using SignUp.com (the leading online SignUp and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming SignUps.

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: https://signup.com/go/OnLczVU

2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

Watch your email for role and shift assignments.

THANK YOU!

We provide a t-shirt to each volunteer to wear that day and we provide food, snacks and drinks for volunteers to enjoy. 

If you have questions please feel free to give me a call

Kevin Kieke

(320)293-2328

 

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

It is our effort to not cancel this event for weather. If weather is threatening or hazardous, use your own best judgment as to whether or not you'll travel to the tournament. Put the safety of students, coaches, and spectators first. If the event is cancelled then "Cancelled" will appear in the title of the event on RobotEvents.com.

Refund Policy

No refunds will be given for cancelations. If refund is given for extenuating circumstances, there is a $5 Robot Events registration fee that cannot be refunded.

Health and Safety Policies

We continue to monitor the requirements and local and state requirements in relation to Covid-19,  If conditions change in relation to Covid-19 registered coaches and mentors will be contacted via email with changes.


Date: 28-Jan-2023
Kimball High School
100 Highway 55
Kimball, Minnesota 55353
United States

Travel Info

This location is within 20 minutes of St, Cloud's Crossroads Area Hotel Options. This is going to be the best option for teams that will be staying overnight. Utilize the Holiday Inn located on Hwy 15 in St. Cloud as a reference point.

Judging Format

Please review the following Judging Format options and keep the ones that apply to your event, and delete the others that do not apply. Please see the Remote Judging section of the Guide to Judging for more information.

  • All In-Person Judging - The Team Interviews and Engineering Notebooks will be judged in-person the day of the event. Electronic logbooks will be reviewed on the day of the event.  Digital logbooks must be submitted at least 24 hours in advance of the check in time for the tournament.  (9:00 am Friday morning)
  • I will be supplying the location to submit the logbooks 1 week before the scheduled date of the competition.