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Sioux Metro Qualifier - MS/HS VRC

Date
19-Nov-2022
Event Code
RE-VRC-22-8295
Program
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Capacity
36
Spots Open
12
Event Region
South Dakota
Max Registrations per Organization
12
Standard Registration Opens
15-Aug-2022 16:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
12-Nov-2022 15:10 EST
Price
$45.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Welcome to our annual Sioux Metro VRC State Qualifier.  This tournament will be held at Harrisburg South Middle School.

 

Concessions

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

Competition Preparation

This event is sure to be a fast-paced and exciting event. All teams should come prepared for the 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 )
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, and check out this video "What to Expect at a Competition".

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.  Tiger Robotics will provide access to grinders and a metal cutting chop saw upon request.

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 36 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 which is good all season and for all RECF run events. A link to the instructions for online consent form can be found here


Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 19-Nov-2022

Venue/Location:
Harrisburg South Middle School
600 Cliff Avenue
Harrisburg, South Dakota 57032
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

TENTATIVE! Check here the week of the event to make sure you have the current agenda.

8:30 am Doors open, team check-in begins
9:30 Team check-in ends

Teams MUST be checked-in by 9:30, as the Match Schedule will be run at that time and CANNOT be re-run. If your team is running late, call the Event Partner or the match schedule will be run WITHOUT your team.

8:30 am Inspection begins

8:45 Skills Begins
10:00 am Inspection ends
10:15 Team & Driver meeting
10:30 Qualification matches
2:40 Qualification matches & Skills end
2:50 Alliance selection
3:15 Finals matches (Awards intermixed between rounds)
4:30 Final awards and closing

NOTES:
- Alliances will be 2 teams.
- All teams up to 36 will participate in the finals. (Note: Teams that decline invitations may inadvertently remove themselves from 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. 

Volunteer

If you wish to volunteer at this tournament please contact the event partner in charge.

 

Brad.Newitt@live.com

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

The tournament will go on unless the interstates are closed for bad weather.

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

Refund Policy

If a team withdraws from this event there will be no refunds.

If the event should have to cancel there will be no refunds.

The event will not cancel unless the interstate is closed the day of the event.


Date: 19-Nov-2022
Harrisburg South Middle School
600 Cliff Avenue
Harrisburg, South Dakota 57032
United States

Travel Info

For those needing rooms to stay there are hotels in the city of Sioux Falls which is 8 miles north of Harrisburg.

Webcast

https://youtu.be/T6Th38_Smew

 

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.