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DOUGLAS PATRIOTS MS/HS VEX VRC SPINUP BATTLE

Date
29-Oct-2022
Event Code
RE-VRC-22-9184
Program
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Capacity
40
Spots Open
22
Event Region
South Dakota
Max Registrations per Organization
5
Standard Registration Opens
29-Aug-2022 16:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
20-Oct-2022 12:05 EDT
Price
$45.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Concessions: Will have concession avaible by the gym. 

Team Attendance: No restrictions at this time

Spectator Attendance: No restrictions at this time.

Keep in Mind: Things can change quickly with the COVID situation. Please check back regularly for any updates or cancellations. 

Competition Preparation:

  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.
    1. Goggles/Safety Glasses
    2. Spare parts & tools
    3. Batteries and chargers
    4. Programming cable
    5. Power strip
    6. Laptop computer
    7. Engineering notebook (if you have one, helpful for Judges, Design and Excellence Awards)
    8. Banners and other decorations for your team pit
    9. Giveaways if you have them
  5. Be sure to read 101 Things You Should Know Before Your First VEX Tournament, found on the Documents tab. 
  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 at www.roboticseducation.org website, under the Volunteer Resources tab.
  10. Read through the Robot troubleshooting guide. The guide can be found here.
  11. Ensure your robot brain has the latest version of the firmware.

Notes:

  • Alliances will be 2 teams
  • All teams up to 30 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 which is good all season and for all REC run events.  Note: the Create U.S. Open is a separate event run by a different group and has its own consent form. A link to the instructions for online consent form can be found here


Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 29-Oct-2022

Venue/Location:
Douglas High School
420 Patriot Dr.
Box Elder, South Dakota 57719
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

TENTATIVE! Check here the week of the event to make sure you have the current agenda.

8:30 am Doors open, team check-in begins
9:30 Team check-in ends

Teams MUST be checked-in by 9:30, as the Match Schedule will be run at that time and CANNOT be re-run. If your team is running late, call the Event Partner or the match schedule will be run WITHOUT your team.

8:30 am Inspection begins
10:00 am Inspection ends
10:15 Team & Driver meeting
10:30 Qualification matches & Skills begin
2:45 Qualification matches & Skills end
2:50 Alliance selection
3:15 Finals matches (Judges Awards intermixed between rounds)
4:30 Performance and Excellence awards are presented

Notes:

  • Alliances will be 2 teams
  • All teams up to 30 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

Volunteer

If you are interested in volunteeering, please email jason.boeding@k12.sd.us.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

The tournament will occur unless I-90 closes. Please your own discretion when traveling in bad weather.

Refund Policy

No refunds are offered for this tournment due to weather or team cancelation.

Refunds will be made an optoin if school related conflicts occur for hosting a tournment.

 

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.