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Fort McMurray VRC Regional MS and HS VEX Over/Under Robotics Tournament

Northernmost VEX Robotics Tournament in the World!

Date
25-Nov-2023 Add to Calendar
Event Code
RE-VRC-23-1586
Program
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Field Control System
Smart Field Control
Capacity
30
Spots Open
14
Event Region
Alberta/Saskatchewan
Max Registrations per Organization
6
Standard Registration Opens
7-Jul-2023 11:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
24-Nov-2023 16:44 EST
Payment Deadline
17-Nov-2023 17:35 EST
Price
CA$75.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

It is our pleasure to welcome you to the Northernmost VEX Tournament in the World!

The competition will take place in the large gymnasium at Father Mercredi High School. Team pits will be located in the adjacent small gymnasium. 

Lunch is provided for all student participants, coaches, and volunteers. Coaches, please contact Holly Kalma at least one week prior to the event with any dietary restrictions your teams have. 

Spectators are welcome to attend. Seating will be on the gymnasium bleachers. There are several nearby restaurant options for lunch. 


Competition Preparation:

This event is sure to be an exciting one! All teams should come prepared for the competition. Here are a few steps that every team should take to ensure that they are prepared:

1. Review the rules, the code of conduct, and run through the inspection checklist.
2. Check the VEX Forum and the Q&A for official rule updates and changes.
3. Carefully read all of the information contained in this tournament posting
4. Review the descriptions and criteria for the awards that are being given during the tournament.
5. Prepare for your interviews with the judges. Check the awards tab to see what awards will be given during the tournament.
6. Ensure that you have the latest version of firmware.
7. Bring your own power expander.


Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 25-Nov-2023

Venue/Location:
Father Patrick Mercredi Community High School
455 Silin Forest Road
Fort McMurray, Alberta T9H 4V6
Canada

Contact Information

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Agenda

8:30 Doors open, registration open, pits open
9:00 Inspection starts
10:00 Opening ceremonies and driver meeting
10:30 Tournament begins: Practice Matches, Qualifications, Skills Challenges and Judging
12:00 Lunch
12:30 Tournament resumes: Qualifications, Skills Challenges and Judging
2:00 Qualifications end, Skills Challenges close
2:30 Alliance Selection
3:00 Eliminations begin
4:00 Awards
4:30 Please stick around for clean-up!

**Schedule subject to change**

Volunteer

If you would like to volunteer to help with our event, you can reach out to the Event Coordinator, Holly Kalma. 

[email protected]

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

If the event has to be cancelled due to weather, registrants will be notified and funds will be reimbursed. Please make sure your contact information is current in Robot Events.

In case of an emergency while on site all safety protocols will be adhered to. 

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: 

Fees will be refunded.

If a Coach/Mentor completes registration for the event then chooses to withdraw or not attend:

Fees will not be refunded.

Health and Safety Policies

Health and Safety measures will be in place and enforced to ensure the safe operation of the event. Qualified First Aid Personel will be on site and safety will be our first priority. 

Date: 25-Nov-2023
Father Patrick Mercredi Community High School
455 Silin Forest Road
Fort McMurray, Alberta T9H 4V6
Canada

Travel Info

Date: 11/25//2023

Father Patrick Mercredi High School
455 Silin Forest Road
Fort McMurray, Alberta T9H 4V6
Canada

Webcast

Tune in using this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8u7S4MKnwk&ab_channel=TrapperPride

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.