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CAMS Long Beach Spin Up Tournament

Date
8-Oct-2022
Event Code
RE-VRC-22-9064
Program
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Capacity
24
Spots Open
0
Event Region
California - Region 4
Max Registrations per Organization
5
Early-Bird Registration Opens
5-Sep-2022 20:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
27-Aug-2022 20:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
3-Oct-2022 20:00 EDT
Price
$155.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

This Spin Up tournament 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.

For all rules--How to run a team, do your engineering notebook and steps to build your robot look at the VEX Robotics website.

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 here.

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. .

LATE Arrivals

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. 

Team Payment

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: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 8-Oct-2022

Venue/Location:
McBride High School
7025 Parkcrest Street
Long Beach, California 90808
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

7:30 am: Doors Open for volunteers
8:00 am: Doors open for team: Registration and Pits Open
8:30 am: Team Meeting
8:45 am: Opening Ceremonies
9:30 am - 12:00 am: Qualifying Matches
12:00 am - 12:30 pm: Lunch 
12:30- 3:00 pm: Qualification Matches 3:15 Alliance Selection
3:30 Elimination Matches Begin
5:00 Awards
5:30 Competition Closes- Clean Up Begins
5:30 - 7:00 Clean Up

Volunteer

Prior to the event, please provide contact information for two representatives that could volunteer at the event.  We may need assistance with field set up, resetting fields, scoring, pit management, or tear down.

Please contact the event partner to volunteer at: njbrown@lbschools.net

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the event of extremely bad weather or emergency, we will not be able to reschedule the event.  Teams should make sure their contact information in Robotevents.com is up to date and includes both school and non-school phone numbers.

Refund Policy

No refunds will be given.

Health and Safety Policies

We will be following the guidelines of the Long Beach Health Department.  Please check the Long Beach Health Department for the most current guidelines.https://www.longbeach.gov/health/diseases-and-condition/information-on/coronavirus/covid-19-orders/

Pits are located at picnic benches outdoors under a covered pavillion.

The tournament will be held indoors in a gymnasium. Social distancing is highly recommended.

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..