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2023-2024 PAS-VEX VRC Signature Event (HS/MS)

PASVEX Signature Event 2023 @ HsinChu, Chinese Taipei

Date
15-Dec-2023 - 17-Dec-2023 Add to Calendar
Event Code
RE-VRC-23-1546
Program
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Field Control System
Smart Field Control
Capacity
64
Spots Open
7
Event Region
Chinese Taipei
Early-Bird Registration Opens
26-Aug-2023 12:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
9-Sep-2023 12:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
9-Dec-2023 19:00 EST
Payment Deadline
23-Sep-2023 00:00 EDT
Price
$350.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Important reminder

Again.......*We remind all teams to submit their digital engineering notebooks before 12/9 to facilitate our judging process.

We will use digital engineering notebooks for review during this judging process, and please upload them in accordance with official regulations before December 9.
On the day of the competition, we will conduct it face-to-face, IN-PERSON. We will not collect physical engineering notebooks on the FIRST day, but each team can bring their own engineering notebooks as a presentation tool during the interview.

If the team does not upload the digital engineering notebook, it will be deemed that the engineering notebook has not been submitted and cannot be paid back on the day of registration.

According to official rules, the choice of judging format for the event rests with the Event Partner. Detailed information about judging should be found on the event page on RobotEvents. All teams at the event must submit their notebooks in the same format, regardless of their notebook's native format. A team with a physical engineering notebook will need to upload a link to a digital copy via RobotEvents, or conversely, a team with a digital engineering notebook may be asked to print it out prior to the event.

 

It is final count down. (11/21)

*We remind all teams to submit their digital engineering notebooks before 12/9 to facilitate our judging process.

**We would like to say sorry that all the hotel rooms that cooperate with our organizer are currently fully booked. 
And the time to reserve housing has also expired. 
If you still have relevant needs, we can provide you with relevant information. 
You are welcome to write to us for inquiries.

***For the convenience of everyone participating in the competition, 
We has designed a variety of Chinese meals and French bread for you to choose from. 
Here is a link to the reservation form so that we can prepare it properly for you. 
You can concentrate on the preparation Competition activities.

https://forms.gle/FKzbKUMrtWUmBjnS9

 

****We sincerely remind all teams participating in the event that we have previously sent out a participant list survey form. 
This method is to facilitate the production of your certificates.
There are still quite a few teams that have not finished yet,
All teams are requested to complete before 11/30.
Currently we are still only allowing 5 contestants and 1 coach to enter the venue.

https://forms.gle/3EdqSPhEFR8oUEbr6


There is only one month left before the start of our competition.(11/15)

There are important things to remind all participating teams and team leaders.
First of all, our judges’ interviews will be conducted in-person, starting from 12/15 to the morning of 12/17. 
However, please submit your team’s digital engineering notes before 12/9 according to the instructions on the official website.

Second, we still welcome teams from all over the world to participate in the events we organize. 
If you have already registered and still need information about accommodation and city tours, please follow the following website.

Third, we will send out meal pre-orders from 11/6 to 11/10!!! Please pre-order in advance and let us save delicious meals for you.

https://pacificamerican.org/?page_id=9190

 

New Update:

VRC Signature Event Date is 12/15--12/17

For this competition, we have designed a dedicated webpage to introduce the competition environment 
and various special guides and services designed for you.
If you are extremely interested in Taiwan's technological development, 
we have arranged a series of activities for TSMC and the Taiwan Space Center. 
Please register on the dedicated webpage as soon as possible.
Hope to see you soon at the event day!!!!!!!

https://pacificamerican.org/?page_id=9190

 

News:

Housing requirement / Hotel accommodation!!!!

To facilitate the mobility and accommodation of participating teams, we have already engaged in discussions and cooperation with some hotels. Here, we provide relevant information and forms. Any team with accommodation needs is welcome to fill out the form to secure discounted lodging rates for yourselves. 

Please check Travel Info Page or free contact us!!!

 

News:

Special tour​ / Cultural & Technology Experience ​!!!! 

We have designed a special tour for participating teams on the day before the competition. It includes a visit to the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) Innovation Museum, where you can learn about the development and future prospects of Taiwan's semiconductor industry. We also have a visit to the Taiwan Space Center, where you can get up close to observe the production and operation of satellites, and there are mysterious gifts to take home. We provide introductions in both Chinese and English! The meeting time and location are set for 8:00 AM on December 14th at the main competition venue, at the entrance of Pacific American School.

webpage: https://pacificamerican.org/?page_id=9190

Please check Web Page or Free contact us!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The annual PAS VEX Open is just around the corner, and this year it has been expanded to become the VRC Signature Event. if you want to take the challenge to the next level of robotics and interact with teams from around the world, sign up soon. This event is open to middle school and high school teams and will provide a skills challenge. We will do our best to provide the best environment and services possible and welcome children from all over the world to come to Hsinchu to participate and make memories.    

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.

Food: Due to the control and closure of the campus and competition environment, in order to reduce the risk of the epidemic, we strictly prohibit the delivery of outside food, and the school cafe will provide drinks and snacks for sale.

 

 

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes


Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 15-Dec-2023 - 17-Dec-2023

Venue/Location:
Pacific American School
No. 307, Section 1, Xinglong Road
Zhubei, Hsinchu County, 30272
Taiwan

Contact Information

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Agenda

Tentative Agenda

***11/15: Online Team Interview***(CANCEL) 

(We canceled this arrangement and we decided to conduct an in-person interview. The judges’ interview will start at 13:00 on 12/15, and we will continue until around 17:30 on the first day.
In addition, regarding the submission of engineering notebooks, in order to increase the efficiency of the judging process, we still require all teams to provide digital engineering notebooks according to unified specifications. The final submission date will be 12/9.
Please pay attention to these matters.)

Schedule may update closer to competition.

Friday, December 15, 2023

08:00 Volunteer Check-In(Stand by)

09:00 Open the Gate, Teams entry 

09:00 Doors open, Team check-in begins

09:30 Robot inspection

10:00  Skills Field opens

12:00-13:00 Lunch Break

13:00-17:30 Judging Begins

13:00 Drivers and Coaches Meeting, Inspection Closes

13:30 Practice Matches

15:50 Skills Field Closes

16:30 Opening Ceremony

17:00 End of Day 1

Saturday December 16, 2023

08:00 Doors Open, Judging Begins

09:00-12:00  Qualification Matches, Optional Skills Challenges

12:00-13:00 Lunch Break

13:00 Matches and Judging continues, Optional Skills Challenges / Qualification matches, Optional Skills Challenges

14:00 Qualification matches / Optional Skills Challenges

17:00 End of Day 2

 Sunday December 17

7:30 Doors open, Team check-in begins

8:00 Qualification Matches Resumes, Skills Field Opens, Judging Begins

12:00-13:00 End of Qualification Matches, Lunch Break

13:00  Matches and Judging continues, Optional Skills Challenges

13:00-13:30  Alliance selection

14:00-17:00 Alliance Elimination matches

15:00 End of Skills Challenges

17:00-17:30 Awards and Closing ceremony 

17:30 Clean up /Pits/event closing

Volunteer

Due to the large number of teams participating in this event, we are in need of a large number of volunteers to help complete this event, so if you are interested in volunteering, please let us know!
If you are interested in volunteering, please let us know and we will provide you with a certificate of service hours.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the case of bad weather conditions or possible cancellations, please visit the event on Robotevents.com where updates about the event status will be posted as needed. Event Partners will also make every effort to reach teams directly in case of an emergency. Make sure your team contact information is up to date in your robotevents.com account, as this is the information that will be used to contact your team. Teams should make sure their contact information in Robotevents.com is up to date and includes both school and non-school phone numbers.

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event due to force major factors such as natural disasters and weather factors. A refund, if approved will be processed within one month of the tournament date. Refunds that are granted will not include the $5 registration fee charged by Robot Events. This policy is in place because the event partner has fixed costs that they are responsible for.

If a Coach/Mentor completes registration for the event then chooses to withdraw or not attend, we do not issue refunds in these cases.

Teams who have not paid by the payment deadline will be moved to the waitlist.

Health and Safety Policies

The event partners will make the health of everyone involved in the event their first priority. Please be aware that this may cause some inconvenience.
Event partners and each team participating in the event will follow all government health and safety protocols. Event partners will follow these protocols in adjusting attendance, event times, etc. Please keep an eye out for email notifications and official website announcements.
Participating teams are also advised to pay special attention to the air travel regulations of each country.

Date: 15-Dec-2023 - 17-Dec-2023
Pacific American School
No. 307, Section 1, Xinglong Road
Zhubei, Hsinchu County, 30272
Taiwan

Travel Info

 

Housing requirement / Hotel accommodation

To facilitate the mobility and accommodation of participating teams, we have already engaged in discussions and cooperation with some hotels. Here, we provide relevant information and forms. Any team with accommodation needs is welcome to fill out the form to secure discounted lodging rates for yourselves.

*****  Sheraton
Date: 12/14-12/18
Single/Double Room(include Breakfast, NTD.5200)
*****  Ambassador
Date: 12/14-12/18
Single/Double Room(include Breakfast, NTD.4500)
***AJ安捷
Date: 12/14-12/18
Sun--Thursday
Single/Double Room(include Breakfast, NTD.3300)
Friday
Single/Double Room(include Breakfast, NTD.3400)
Saturday
Single/Double Room(include Breakfast, NTD.4000)
 
Reservation deadline: 10/30/2023

 

Hotel accommodation Reservation form (Sheraton) 

Hotel accommodation Reservation form (Ambassador)

Hotel accommodation Reservation form (AJ安捷)

 

Special tour​Cultural & Technology Experience ​!!!! 

We have designed a special tour for participating teams on the day before the competition. It includes a visit to the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) Innovation Museum, where you can learn about the development and future prospects of Taiwan's semiconductor industry. We also have a visit to the Taiwan Space Center, where you can get up close to observe the production and operation of satellites, and there are mysterious gifts to take home. We provide introductions in both Chinese and English! The meeting time and location are set for 8:00 AM on December 14th at the main competition venue, at the entrance of Pacific American School.

https://pacificamerican.org/?page_id=9190

Detail on the webpage, please check or contact us!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Event Venue Location

Pacific American School
No.307, Section 1, Xinglong Road
Zhubei City, Hsinchu County, 30272
Taiwan

https://www.google.com.tw/maps/@24.823007,121.0061718,17z MAP

 

Webcast

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Judging Format

Judging Process 

Again.......*We remind all teams to submit their digital engineering notebooks before 12/9 to facilitate our judging process.

We will use digital engineering notebooks for review during this judging process, and please upload them in accordance with official regulations before December 9.
On the day of the competition, we will conduct it face-to-face, IN-PERSON. We will not collect physical engineering notebooks on the FIRST day, but each team can bring their own engineering notebooks as a presentation tool during the interview.

If the team does not upload the digital engineering notebook, it will be deemed that the engineering notebook has not been submitted and cannot be paid back on the day of registration.

According to official rules, the choice of judging format for the event rests with the Event Partner. Detailed information about judging should be found on the event page on RobotEvents. All teams at the event must submit their notebooks in the same format, regardless of their notebook's native format. A team with a physical engineering notebook will need to upload a link to a digital copy via RobotEvents, or conversely, a team with a digital engineering notebook may be asked to print it out prior to the event.

  •  Digital Engineering Notebook Submissions / In Person Team Interviews: Team interviews will be conducted in-person at the event. Engineering notebooks will be submitted digitally for evaluation  via a link found within the "My Account" panel of the team contact on RobotEvents. A submission deadline that may be scheduled ahead of the event date. Just before December 9th, all teams please pay attention.