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VEX in the Valley Pumpkin Classic- Middle School Only

Date
5-Nov-2022
Event Code
RE-VRC-22-8690
Program
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Capacity
36
Spots Open
4
Event Region
California - Region 4
Max Registrations per Organization
5
Early-Bird Registration Opens
22-Aug-2022 20:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
24-Sep-2022 20:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
3-Nov-2022 20:00 EDT
Price
$125.00
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

Holmes Middle School is delighted to host the 2022 VEX in the Valley Pumpkin Classic, a VEX Spin Up Tournament. The event will be open to 36 middle schools. Winning specific awards at this event will qualify teams to attend the California State Championship. This event will be limited to three teams per school. Once the event is full, a waiting list will be created for teams who were unable to register. This waiting list will also be available for you to sign up a third team, but precedence will be given to schools/organizations who are not yet registered. If you have any questions, please feel free to email the Event Partner, Robyn Albaeck at ralbaeck@yahoo.com

On-site parking is free.

Registration will be at 8:00 am, sharp.

Teams must be checked in 45 minutes prior to the start of the qualification matches so that the match schedule may be printed. Teams must contact the event partner if they are running late or they will be removed from the team list for the event.

Teams must be paid two weeks prior to the event. Teams not paid at this time may be dropped at the event partner's discretion to allow teams in from the wait list.


Grade Level: Middle School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: Remote Engineering Notebooks

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 5-Nov-2022

Venue/Location:
Oliver Wendell Holmes International Middle School
9351 Paso Robles Avenue
Northridge, California 91325
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

Event Schedule

Friday 11/04
6~8pm Team Inspection and Skills Field Open

Saturday - 11/05
7:00 am Doors open for volunteers
7:30 am Doors and pit areas open
8:00 am Registration and inspection begins
8:30 am Driver meeting
8:45 am Opening ceremonies
9:00 am Qualifying matches begin
12:00 pm Lunch
12:45 pm Qualification matches continue

2:30 pm Alliance selection
2:50 pm Elimination matches begin and Skills events close
4:30 pm Awards ceremony
5:00 pm Competition event closes

Volunteer

Volunteers are appreciated. If you or if you have a group that wishes to volunteer, contact Robyn Albaeck at ralbaeck@yahoo.com

Volunteer Roles Avaliable

  • Field Reset (great for those younger sibilings that came to watch the event)
  • Inspector
  • Judge
  • Queuing
  • Referee

To learn more about these roles please visit the RECF Volunteer Roles Overview Guide

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the case of bad weather conditions or possible cancellations, please visit the event on Robotevents.com where updates about the event status will be posted as needed.  Please make sure your team contact information is up to date in RobotEvents.com in the event we need to contact your team. 

Refund Policy

Event payments are expected when you register for this event and must be completed a minimum of two weeks prior to the event date.  Unpaid teams will be removed from the event, allowing space for teams on the wait list.  Due to the financial commitment on the part of the event venue, no refunds will be possible. Thank you for your understanding. It is essential that all teams check in before 8:00 am. 

Health and Safety Policies

As we are in the midst of the pandemic, following precautions will be implemented to minimize the risk.

1) It is mandatory to wear a face mask to participate in this Tournament. 


Date: 5-Nov-2022
Oliver Wendell Holmes International Middle School
9351 Paso Robles Avenue
Northridge, California 91325
United States

Travel Info

Holmes Middle School is located in Northridge, CA at 9351 Paso Robles Avenue, Northridge, CA 91325.

The school is between Nordhoff (South) and Plummer (North), West of Balboa Blvd. 

https://goo.gl/maps/KdFRoq58xU1eeKue8

At this time we are unsure if we will be able to provide food or onsite concessions as we have in the past for event participants.  However there are a number of nearby options available.  Below are the two closest clusters of options avaialble.

Balboa and Nordhoff (South of School):

  • Burger King
  • California Bowl
  • El Pollo Loco
  • Jamba Juice
  • Starbucks (Inside Target)
  • Subway

Balboa and Lassen (North of School):

  • In-n-Out (Line can be long)
  • McDonald's
  • Starbucks
  • Taco Bell 

Webcast

We will do our best to broadcast this event and will post a link if possible as we get closer to the day of the event.

 

Pumpkin Classic Livestream Archive

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.

Electronic Engineering Notebook Submissions are being considered for early review by the Judges and further details will be made available as we get closer to the event: Team interviews will be conducted in-person at the Event. Engineering notebooks will be submitted electronically for evaluation, with a submission deadline that may be scheduled ahead of the event date.