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Heartland Classic VRC HS Tournament

Date
7-Jan-2023
Event Code
RE-VRC-22-8734
Program
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Capacity
48
Spots Open
28
Event Region
Iowa
Max Registrations per Organization
5
Early-Bird Registration Opens
31-Oct-2022 16:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
26-Nov-2022 16:00 EST
Registration Deadline
6-Jan-2023 21:42 EST
Price
$60.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Registration Information

All participating teams must be registered with VEX Robotics and the Robot Events website and have an official team number before registering for this event. Tournament fees must be paid before teams are allowed to compete. Registration and payments should be made through the Robot Events website.

Lunch and Concessions

Full concessions will be available from 8 am to 4 pm. Breakfast, snacks and lunch available! 

Awards

Excellence Award - Top All Around Team
Tournament Champions - Each Team on Winning Alliance
Design Award - Team with a professional design approach
Judges Award - Recognition from Judges for special accomplishments
Robot Skills Winner - Team with the highest combined programming and driver skills

Competition Preparation

All teams should come prepared for competition. Here are a few steps that every team should take to ensure that they are prepared.

Review all game information: Current Game Webpage

  1. Review the rules and run through the inspection checklist about a week before the competition so that there is ample time for adjustments. Robots must use VEX V5 parts. Please self inspect before arriving at the tournament using the V5 Robot Inspection Checklist
  2. Check the official VEX forums 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
    • Power strip and extension cord
    • Laptop computer
    • Programming cable
    • Engineering notebook (Required for judged awards)
    • Banners and other decorations for your team pit table
    • Giveaways if you have them
  5. Be sure to read 101 Things You Should Know Before Your First VEX Tournament.
  6. Review the descriptions and criteria for the awards that are being given during the tournament.
  7. Prep for your interviews with the judges and read the Judge's Guide. 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 teams are close to each other in the venue pit area. Also, remember no grinding or other actions that create sparks, ask the tournament director for a safe location if grinding is needed.
  9. Ensure that you have the latest version of programming software and firmware for your V5 Brain.

Participation and Consent Form

A completed form for all participants must be uploaded to robotevents.com prior to the tournament. Team leaders will need to check that all team members attending the event have completed the online consent form prior to the tournament. Instructions on how to upload consent forms in English or Spanish is given here: VEX Consent Form (English) or VEX Consent Form (Spanish)

 

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging


Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 7-Jan-2023

Venue/Location:
Thomas Jefferson High School
2501 West Broadway
Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

07:00 Venue Opens
07:30-08:30 Registration
08:00-09:00 Inspections
08:00-01:00 Skills
09:00-11:30 Judging
10:00-10:15 Opening Ceremony, Drivers Meeting
10:30-03:30 Qualification Matches
12:00-12:30 Lunch Break
03:30-03:45 Alliance Selection
04:00-05:30 Elimination Matches and Awards

Volunteer

Please e-mail sdunlap@cbcsd.org to volunteer!

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

How will people know if the event has been canceled

Refund Policy

In case of inclement weather and the event is cancelled, registration fees received will be returned minus the $5.00 processing fee. If something happens and you are unable to attend the competition, please notify the primary contact through email or phone. Refunds for non-attendance will only be given if your cancellation notice is received no later than 1 week prior to the event date, and registration fees received will be returned minus the $5.00 processing fee.

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.