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Mundelein HS VRC MS/HS 2022-2023

Date
5-Nov-2022
Event Code
RE-VRC-22-9106
Program
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Capacity
40
Spots Open
10
Event Region
Illinois
Max Registrations per Organization
10
Early-Bird Registration Opens
2-Sep-2022 08:47 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
24-Sep-2022 08:47 EDT
Registration Deadline
4-Nov-2022 08:48 EDT
Price
$80.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Event Location

The Competition will be held in the Main Gym. Please enter the main door by the flagpoles and the Security Desk will guide you to the Registration Table where you will be guided to the event locations.  Click here for a map of Mundelein High School. 

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.

1. Review the rules and run through the inspection checklist or the V5 inspection checklist about a week before the competition so that there is ample time for adjustments. 

2. Read the document "101 Things I wish I’d Known Before My First VEX Tournament" if this is your first VEX Tournament.

3. 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 (everyone who is on the field MUST wear goggles/safety glasses)
  • Spare parts & tools
  • Batteries and chargers
  • Programming cable
  • Power strip
  • Laptop computer
  • Engineering notebook (if you have one, REQUIRED for Judges, Design and Excellence Awards)
  • Banners and other decorations for your team pit
  • Giveaways if you have them

4. Remember that safety comes first, please don't bring tools that pose a safety risk to your team or others nearby. Cutting and grinding will be done in a specific area away from your pits.

5. Understand how the game will be played. VEX participants should thoroughly read the game rules.  Additional rulings and interpretations of the game rules can be found on the VEX Forums.

6. Read through the VEX Robot Troubleshooting Flowchart

7. To ensure that you have the latest version of firmware, make sure that you have the latest update of your programming software. If you have the white VEXNET keys, the keys themselves have updatable firmware and you can download the VEXnet Key Firmware Updater.  The firmware update utility is available at the vexrobotics.com website.  

8. Participation and Consent Form - A completed form for all participants must be turned in during check-in. Team leaders will need to collect the completed forms for all team members attending the event and turn them in to the registration desk when checking in. Alternatively, coaches can submit electronic copies of their teams' forms on RobotEvents.

Elimination Brackets for Illinois VRC Events:

Up to 32 teams at an event will compete in the Elimination Rounds; all teams at an event are elibible for Alliance Selection, not just the top 32-ranked teams. If there are an odd number of teams, unfortunately the last team will not be able to compete in the Elimination Rounds. Refer to the Documents tab for a PDF of the 16-alliance elimination bracket. If an event has fewer than 16 alliances, the highest-seed alliances receive a bye. The Tournament Manager software automatically calculates the elimination brackets for the number of alliances competing. 


Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 5-Nov-2022

Venue/Location:
Mundelein High School
1350 West Hawley Street
Mundelein, Illinois 60060
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

  • 7:00 Doors open
  • 7:30 - 9:00 am Inspection
  • 8:30 am Lunch Pre-order forms due in concessions
  • 9:00 am Drivers Meeting + Opening Ceremony
  • 9:30 am - 12:00 pm Qualifying Matches
  • 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Lunch (approximately)
  • 12:30 pm - 2:15 pm Qualifying Matches
  • 2:30 pm Alliance Pairings
  • 3:00 pm Elimination matches and awards
  • 4:00 pm Event Conclusion and clean-up

Event Logistics: 

If your team is running late, YOU MUST CALL the event partner. Once the match schedule is run for the day, it CANNOT be re-run. If your team is not checked in, they will not be on the match schedule. 

  • Match cycle time will be about 4 minutes. PLEASE BE ON TIME FOR YOUR MATCHES.
  • Teams will play approximately 7 qualifying matches
  • Teams will be allowed 3 Driver and 3 Skills matches while the Skills field is open

Volunteer

If anyone would like to volunteer and help us with our tournament, please contact Manny Aldana at ealdana@d120.org. We could always use more volunteers as referees and judges.

Volunteer Information*

Experience level: No previous experience is needed for most volunteer positions. Kids are encouraged to participate as well (for example, Field Resetter is an ideal position for young children).

Time Commitment: You can register for an entire day, or just a portion of the day as your schedule permits for most positions.

Meals: Lunch is included for volunteers.

Please fill out a volunteer form here.

Volunteer Positions Needed:

• Judges (no previous experience required) 

• Referee/Scorekeepers (previous experience preferred)

• Field Resetters (no previous experience required)

• Concession Stand Workers (no previous experience required)

• Pit Assistants (no previous experience required)

• Scoring Assistants (some training needed)

• Queueing Assistants (no previous experience required)

• Set-up and Tear-down Workers (no previous experience required)

• Pit Manager (no previous experience required)

• Computer Operators (some training needed)

Want to find out more about these volunteer roles and expectations? Visit the REC Foundation website at www.roboticseducation.org/volunteer to check out position descriptions and find volunteer training materials. 

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

The tournament will be held regardless of weather.  The tounament will be canceled if the school building is closed due to weather.  Check the event website to check status.

Refund Policy

No refunds unless event is canceled and cannot be rescheduled.

Health and Safety Policies

MHS is equipped with state of the art HVAC filtration systems to ensure the consistent movement of clean air throughout the building. However, please consider wearing masks or not going to the event if you are sick. 

Webcast

We will be webcasting the matches via YouTube.  We will post a link on this page as the tournament gets closer.

Judging Format

All In-Person Judging - The Team Interviews and Engineering Notebooks will be judged in-person the day of the event. Teams can bring a physical copy of their notebook to submit to the judges. Otherwise, engineering notebooks will be submitted digitally for evaluation.