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Tucker High School VEX RC Tournament (MS & HS)

Date
15-Oct-2022
Event Code
RE-VRC-22-8924
Program
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Capacity
40
Spots Open
11
Event Region
Georgia
Max Registrations per Organization
5
Standard Registration Opens
22-Aug-2022 11:01 EDT
Registration Deadline
30-Sep-2022 11:02 EDT
Price
$80.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

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.
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
  • 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.
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 here.
10. Read through the Robot troubleshooting guide. The guide can be found here.
11. Ensure that you have the latest version of firmware. easyC firmware can be found here and RobotC firmware can be found at the following links:

  • easyC
  • RobotC

PARTICIPATION AND CONSENT FORM

All participants are expected to complete the participant release form . (also available in Spanish)  Once per season covers all events. 

Grade Level: High School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: In-Person judging


Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 15-Oct-2022

Venue/Location:
Tucker High School Cafeteria
5036 Lavista Road
Tucker, Georgia 30084
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

Tucker VRC High School Tournament - Saturday, 10/15/2022

7:30 am:  Pit Area Opens; Practice field available Robot inspection

7:30 - 8:30 am: Team check-in & Registration

7:30 - 9:00 am: Robot Inspection & practice

9:00 - 9:15 am: Driver meeting

9:15 - 9:30 am: Opening Ceremonies

9:30 - 12:00 pm: Qualifying Rounds

9:30 am - 2:30 pm: Team Interviews

12:00 1:00 pm:  Lunch Break & Skills challenge

1:00 - 2:30 pm:  Qualifying Rounds continue

2:30 - 3:00 pm: Alliance Selection Process

3:00 - 4:30 pm: Elimination Rounds

4:30 - 5:00 pm: Awards & Closing Ceremony

5:00 pm: Pit Area and Venue Closes

Volunteer

Tucker High School is proud to continue hosting the Tucker VRC tournament again this year. Please encourage your team members, parents, and mentors to help us keep the building clean by using the trash receptacles provided. Any members that can help with tear down at the close of the week night events will be greatly appreciated.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

The event may be canceled if inclement weather conditions could endanger students, coaches, mentors, parents, and volunteers. Teams will be notified as early as possible in advance of the cancellation.  In the event that inclement weather requires the event to be rescheduled, the event and any remaining matches will be shifted forward to a future date, TBA.

Refund Policy

  1. If a team needs to withdraw from the tournament after registration and payment, they must notify the event organizer in writing as soon as possible.
  2. If the team withdraws from the tournament at least two weeks prior to the tournament, they will receive a refund less a $25.00 cancellation fee.
  3. Any team that withdraws within two weeks of the tournament date will receive NO a refund.

Health and Safety Policies

COVID-19 Health & Safety

The safety of all students and staff remains our highest priority in the DeKalb County School District. The COVID Task Force continues to monitor the data published by the Department of Public Health (DPH) to guide decisions made related to COVID-19 mitigation strategies.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the COVID-19 Community Levels tool helps communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data. Levels are classified as low, medium, or high and are determined by evaluating specific indicators.

To determine the community level for DeKalb County, click here.

Public health and individual recommendations for prevention measures informed by COVID-19 Community Levels are intended to minimize severe disease and prevent strain on the healthcare system, especially for disproportionately affected populations. Recommendations reflect a priority on implementing prevention measures when individuals are at particularly high risk and communities have the potential for healthcare system strain. Specific individual- and household-level prevention behaviors are recommended for each level of COVID-19 Community Level to provide individuals information based on their level of risk for severe disease. Community-level prevention measures are also recommended for each COVID-19 Community Level.

  • At the Low level, individual and community-level recommendations focus on best practices in infection prevention and control in community settings, in addition to promoting up-to-date vaccinations as the front-line strategy to protect from severe disease. These include improving ventilation, testing to identify infection early, and following recommendations for isolation and after an exposure.
  • The Medium level strengthens emphasis on protecting people who are immunocompromised or at increased risk for severe disease, and enhanced prevention measures for high-risk settings.
  • At the High level, additional recommendations for individuals and communities focus on wearing masks indoors in public and providing added protection to populations at high risk.

Recommendations are intended to be additive, in that recommendations for the low community level apply to the medium and high levels, and the additional recommendations for medium level apply to the high level. Recommendations are provided for individuals and for community settings such as schools, and for some high-risk congregate settings.

Per Senate Bill 514, mask wearing is optional for students in all DCSD buildings, facilities, and school buses or other approved modes of transportation.

Disclaimer: The DeKalb County School District reserves the right to update the mask wearing requirement based on changes in the COVID-19 Community Levels and information from the Medical Advisory Committee, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Georgia Department of Public Health (GDPH), DeKalb County Board of Health (DCBOH) as well as other local, state, and federal agencies.

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.