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2023 KALAHARI CLASSIC INDOOR WATERPARK VEX VRC Middle School Signature Event

Date
19-Jan-2023
Event Code
RE-VRC-22-8541
Program
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Capacity
60
Spots Open
8
Event Region
Ohio
Max Registrations per Organization
6
Standard Registration Opens
12-Sep-2022 12:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
16-Dec-2022 17:00 EST
Price
$165.00

A maximum of 75% of team registrations can be from any one event region

Region Maximum % # Spots Allowed # Spots Remaining
Ohio 50% 30 0

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General Info

Welcome to Kalahari VEX Robotics VRC Signature Middle School event 2023!

 

This will be a fun, challenging, and competitive event for all.

Fun because you have access to the 2nd largest indoor water-park within the United States of America. Challenging because we aim to bring the best of the best VEX Robotics teams together from Ohio and the surrounding states so we can better prepare our students for the future. We had teams from eight States last year and hope to add additional States this year. There will be three World Spots offered at this event. Set up similar to VEX Worlds, enables us to offer for a great student experience for all! 

 

The pricing and link to make your accommodation reservations are listed below. The special code for event rate rooms is also found in the section below.

PLEASE NOTE: 

Hotel Information

Thank you for choosing the Kalahari Resort. Here is the information for your group to reserve through our online reservations system.

The link is:http://book.passkey.com/e/50357790

Once you click on the link you will select attendee and it will take you to the event pricing web page for this event. No passcode required this year!

 

 

**Please note, the rooms will be available online until the cutoff date or until the rooms are gone, whichever comes first. Please reach out if you have any issues with reserving your rooms** 

Tuesday, 1/17/2023
$124 plus tax per night for Standard Run of the House sleeping room, single to quad (4) occupancy
$164 plus tax per night for Lodge Suite, sleeps four (4) guests
$273 plus tax per night for Combination Suite, sleeps eight (8) guests
$402 plus tax per night for Village Suite, sleeps twelve (12) guests

Wednesday, 1/18/2023
$124 plus tax per night for Standard Run of the House sleeping room, single to quad (4) occupancy
$164 plus tax per night for Lodge Suite, sleeps four (4) guests
$273 plus tax per night for Combination Suite, sleeps eight (8) guests
$402 plus tax per night for Village Suite, sleeps twelve (12) guests

Thursday, 1/19/2023
$124 plus tax per night for Standard Run of the House sleeping room, single to quad (4) occupancy
$164 plus tax per night for Lodge Suite, sleeps four (4) guests
$273 plus tax per night for Combination Suite, sleeps eight (8) guests
$402 plus tax per night for Village Suite, sleeps twelve (12) guests


Friday, 1/120/2023
$169 plus tax per night for Standard Run of the House sleeping room, single to quad (4) occupancy
$214 plus tax per night for Lodge Suite, sleeps four (4) guests
$393 plus tax per night for Combination Suite, sleeps eight (8) guests
$582 plus tax per night for Village Suite, sleeps twelve (12) guests

Saturday, 1/21/2023
$184 plus tax per night for Standard Run of the House sleeping room, single to quad (4) occupancy
$214 plus tax per night for Lodge Suite, sleeps four (4) guests
$393 plus tax per night for Combination Suite, sleeps eight (8) guests
$582 plus tax per night for Village Suite, sleeps twelve (12) guests

Important Reservation Information

Resort Fee of $24.99 is waived

Standard Run of the House Sleeping rooms will provide four (4) wristbands each day to the nation’s largest indoor water park, additional person in sleeping room at $25.00 each per day. Larger rooms will include a greater amount of wristbands.

Deposit policy for individual reservations: One night (plus tax) at the time the reservation is made. Cancellation policy for individual reservations: 72 hours, or more, prior to arrival to receive full refund less $25.00 processing fee. Less than 72 hours prior to scheduled arrival forfeits entire deposit.

Transportation Information

Concierge service located in Resort Lobby – individual pricing is available to guests to include Cleveland Hopkins Airport and local attractions shuttle.

General Information

Complimentary wireless internet for all guests in the hotel and meeting rooms.

Complimentary on-site, self-parking for all guests

20% off all services at Spa Kalahari for all guests.


Grade Level: Middle School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 19-Jan-2023

Venue/Location:
Kalahari Resorts Sandusky
7000 Kalahari Drive
Sandusky, Ohio 44870
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

Wednesday January 18th (optional)


Doors open at 7.00 pm.
Registration 7.00 pm - 9.pm
Inspection will run from 7.00 pm - 9.pm
Skills will run from 7.00pm - 9.00 pm

Thursday January 19th 


Doors open at 8.00 am.
Registration 8.00 am - 9.am
Inspection will run from 8.00 am - 9.am
Skills will run from 8.15am - 9.30 am.
Team Procession 9.40 am.

Event meeting will take place at 10.00 am.

A brief welcome to everyone will be made at 10.15 which will be broadcast to the pits.

Competition starts at 10.30 am. 

All teams will experience a total of 7 matches.

Lunch will be from noon until 12:30 pm.

Additional Skills will run from 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Final matches should start at 4.30 pm.

Volunteer

Please use the following link to register if you would like to help volunteer in some capacity at the Kalahari Classic event this year:

Volunteer Link

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Teams will be notified 24 hours prior to the event if there is a weather concern for the event.

Refund Policy

If the Event Partner cancels/postpones the event: 

Due to the high costs involved with this event, a refund, will only be offered after all the event expenses has been taken care of. 

If a Coach/Mentor completes registration for the event then chooses to withdraw or not attend: 

If a team cancels and we can replace them with another team then a full refund less $5 will be sent out. Unfortunately, due to the high costs involved with this event, if we cannot replace the team then no refund will be sent out.


Date: 19-Jan-2023
Kalahari Resorts Sandusky
7000 Kalahari Drive
Sandusky, Ohio 44870
United States

Travel Info

ADDRESS

7000 Kalahari Drive • Sandusky, Ohio 44870 
 

DIRECTIONS

 

FROM TOLEDO, OHIO

  • Get on I-75 S
  • Take I-80 E/I-90 E/Ohio Turnpike to US-250 W in Milan. Take exit 118 from I-80 E/I-90 E/Ohio Turnpike
    • Merge onto I-75 S
    • Take exit 195 for Ohio 795/Interstate 80/Interstate 90/Ohio Turnpike toward Perrysburg
    • Take exit 195B for Interstate 80/Interstate 90/Ohio Turnpike
    • Keep left at the fork, follow signs for I-80 E/I-90 E/Cleveland and merge onto I-80 E/I-90 E/Ohio Turnpike
    • Take exit 118 for US-250 N
  • Follow US-250 W to Kalahari Dr in Huron
    • Merge onto US-250 W
    • Turn right onto Kalahari Dr

FROM CLEVELAND, OHIO

  • Get on I-90 W
  • Continue on I-90 W. Take OH-2 W to US-250 E in Perkins. Take the US-250 exit from OH-2 W
    • Merge onto I-90 W
    • Take the exit to stay on I-90 W toward Toledo
    • Keep right to continue on OH-2 W
    • Continue onto OH-2 W/US-6 W
    • Continue onto OH-2 W
    • Take the US-250 exit toward Norwalk/Sandusky
  • Continue on US-250 E. Drive to Kalahari Dr in Huron
    • Turn left onto US-250 E
    • Turn left onto Kalahari Dr

FROM DAYTON, OHIO

  • Get on I-75 N
  • Follow I-75 N and U.S. 30 E to OH-53 N/OH-67 E in Crane. Take the Ohio 53/Ohio 67 exit from U.S. 30 E
    • Merge onto I-75 N
    • Take exit 135 for OH-696 toward US-30/Delphos/Upper Sandusky
    • Turn right onto OH-696 S/Lincoln Hwy
    • Turn right onto County Line Rd/Hancock Rd
    • Take the 1st left onto U.S. 30 E
    • Take the Ohio 53/Ohio 67 exit toward Tiffin/Upper Sandusky
  • Follow OH-67 E to OH-18 E/US-20 E/W Main St in Bellevue
    • Turn left onto OH-53 N/OH-67 E
    • Turn right at the 2nd cross street onto OH-67 E
    • Turn right onto W Saffel Ave
    • Take the 3rd left onto N Sycamore Ave
    • Continue onto Kilborn St
    • Continue onto OH-67 E/Sycamore St
    • Continue onto OH-18 E/N Kilbourne St
  • Get on OH-2 E in Perkins from OH-4 N
    • Turn left toward OH-113 E
    • Continue onto OH-113 E
    • Slight left onto OH-4 N
    • Turn right to merge onto OH-2 E toward Cleveland/Center Point
  • Continue on OH-2 E to Kalahari Dr
    • Merge onto OH-2 E
    • Take the US-250 exit toward Sandusky/Norwalk
    • Turn right onto US-250 E

FROM CINCINNATI, OHIO

  • Get on I-71 N
  • Follow I-71 N to OH-13 N in Washington.
    • Take exit 169 from I-71 N
    • Merge onto I-71 N
    • Take exit 101A on the left for Interstate 71 N toward Airport/Cleveland
    • Merge onto I-71 N
    • Take exit 169 for OH-13 toward Mansfield/Beville
  • Continue on OH-13 N. Take US-250 W, N Greenwich Milan Town Line Rd, OH-601 N and US-250 W to Kalahari Dr in Huron
    • Turn left onto OH-13 N
    • Turn right onto S Main St
    • Turn right onto E 1st St
    • Take the 1st left onto S Diamond St
    • Continue onto OH-13 N/N Main St
    • Turn left onto US-250 W
    • Slight right onto N Greenwich Milan Town Line Rd
    • Continue onto OH-601 N
    • Turn left onto OH-113 W/Church St
    • Turn right onto US-250 W
    • Turn right onto Kalahari Dr

FROM COLUMBUS, OHIO

  • Get on I-70 E/I-71 N
  • Follow I-71 N to OH-13 N in Washington. Take exit 169 from I-71 N
    • Merge onto I-70 E/I-71 N
    • Take exit 101A on the left for Interstate 71 N toward Airport/Cleveland
    • Merge onto I-71 N
    • Take exit 169 for OH-13 toward Mansfield/Beville
  • Continue on OH-13 N. Take US-250 W, N Greenwich Milan Town Line Rd, OH-601 N and US-250 W to Kalahari Dr in Huron
    • Turn left onto OH-13 N
    • Turn right onto S Main St
    • Turn right onto E 1st St
    • Take the 1st left onto S Diamond St
    • Continue onto OH-13 N/N Main St
    • Turn left onto US-250 W
    • Slight right onto N Greenwich Milan Town Line Rd
    • Continue onto OH-601 N
    • Turn left onto OH-113 W/Church St
    • Turn right onto US-250 W
    • Turn right onto Kalahari Dr

 

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. Teams should bring a physical copy of their notebook to submit to the judges.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waitlist

23 teams are on the waitlist for this event.

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