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Tiger Robotics VRC Middle School Tournament

Date
7-Jan-2023
Event Code
RE-VRC-22-9183
Program
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Capacity
48
Spots Open
0
Event Region
Minnesota
Max Registrations per Organization
8
Early-Bird Registration Opens
7-Nov-2022 16:00 EST
Standard Registration Opens
26-Nov-2022 16:00 EST
Registration Deadline
31-Dec-2022 10:15 EST
Price
$100.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Welcome to Tech High School and South Junior High’s VEX Robotics Tournament.  This is our first time hosting a tournament.  We have a new Tech High School designed perfectly to host amazing tournaments.  Please check out all details and contact us with questions.

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. The inspection checklist can be found on the Documents tab.

2. Check the official VEX forums at www.robotevents.com 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 ). We will be reviewing both hard copy and electronic logbooks
Banners and other decorations for your team pit
Giveaways if you have them

5. Review the descriptions and criteria for the awards that are being given during the tournament. 

6. Prep for your interviews with the judges. Check the awards tab to see what awards will be given during the tournament.

7. 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.  

8. 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 at www.roboticseducation.org web site, under the Volunteer Resources tab.

9. Read through the Robot troubleshooting guide. The guide can be found here.

10. Ensure your robot brain has the latest version of firmware.

NOTES: 
- Alliances will be 2 teams.
- All teams up to 24 will participate in the finals.
- If an odd number of teams, the last-ranked team should still attend Alliance Selection in case a team withdraws due to a problem with their robot.
- All finals matches will be one-and-done (no best-of-three matches). 
- Ties in finals matches will be replayed until a winner is determined.

Participation and Consent Form

All team members, coaches and adult mentors should fill out the online consent form wich is good all season and for all RECF run events.  A link to the instructions for online consent form can be found here. , www.roboticseducation.org/documents/2018/03/participant-release-form.pdf

VEX Robotics Middle school teams are welcome to sign up for this event.  There will be a separate tournament for High School Teams in the same venue at the same time. Both will be competing to gain state tournament spots.

The event will be held at:

Tech High School

4200 33rd Street South

Saint Cloud, MN 56301


Grade Level: Middle School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 7-Jan-2023

Venue/Location:
Tech High School
4200 33rd street south
Saint Cloud, Minnesota 56301
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

Tentative Schedule/Agenda: 

7:30 AM: Early Bird Check in/inspection; Practice fields open
8:00 AM: Check in/Inspections begin
8:30 AM: All teams need to be checked in or have been in contact with the tournament coordinator in order to compete. 
9:00 AM: Check in/Inspections close
9:00 AM: Team Meeting
9:20 AM: Opening Ceremony
9:30 AM: Qualification rounds begin; Skills Field opens
3:00 PM: End qualifications; Skills Field closes when final qualification match ends
3:15 PM: Alliance Selection for elimination rounds
3:45 PM: Elimination rounds begin
5:00 PM: Closing and Awards Ceremony

Please note that we are able to provide one hard copy of the qualification round match-ups to each team. The qualification round schedule is continuously running in the pit area.

Volunteer

We need 96 volunteers to help us host this event.  We will be adding a link soon to sign-up for a time slot. 

We provide a t-shirt to each volunteer to wear that day and we provide food, snacks and drinks for volunteers to enjoy. 
If you have questions please feel free to give me a call.


Thank you for any help you can provide.

 

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

We will make every effort to not cancel this event for weather. If weather is threatening or hazardous, use your own best judgment as to whether or not you'll travel to the tournament. Put the safety of students, coaches, and spectators first. If the event is cancelled then "Cancelled" will appear in the title of the event on RobotEvents.com.

Refund Policy

Teams that wish to withdraw before the tournament will receive no refund unless another team from the Waiting List can fill the team’s spot. If a team withdraws before the tournament due to extenuating circumstances, the Event Partner will consider whether a refund is appropriate. Refunds in this instance will be rare.  If event is cancelled by Event Partner, then refunds will be provided.

Health and Safety Policies

If conditions change in relation to Covid-19 we will update all registered coaches and mentors.


Date: 7-Jan-2023
Tech High School
4200 33rd street south
Saint Cloud, Minnesota 56301
United States

Travel Info

Tech High School

4200 33rd Street South

Saint Cloud, MN 56301

 

Drop-off zone is located in front of school.  Enter Door 1.  Park in front lots.

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.