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MSU Mankato High School VRC Tournament

VRC HIGH SCHOOL

Date
15-Dec-2023 Add to Calendar
Event Code
RE-VRC-23-1767
Program
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Field Control System
Smart Field Control
Capacity
60
Spots Open
0
Event Region
Minnesota
Max Registrations per Organization
19
Early-Bird Registration Opens
16-Oct-2023 16:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
3-Nov-2023 16:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
9-Dec-2023 16:00 EST
Payment Deadline
4-Dec-2023 16:00 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 the Minnesota State University - Mankato VRC High School Tournament.  We are looking to have a fun and exciting day. Being this tournament is so close to Christmas, we are encouraging all students/teams to dress up in the spirit of Christmas.  Let's have some fun during the holidays.

Registration Information

All participating teams must be registered with VEX Robotics and the Robot Events website and have an official team number before registering for this event. Tournament fees must be paid before teams are allowed to compete. Registration and payments should be made through the Robot Events website.

Engineering notebooks

We will be collecting Physical engineering notebooks at this event for judging.

Lunch and Concessions

Full concessions will be available from 8 am to 4 pm. 

Elimination Matches

Up to 32 teams will participate in elimination matches.  All elimination matches will be best of 1

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.

 

Review all game information: Current Game Webpage

  1. Review the rules and run through the inspection checklist about a week before the competition so that there is ample time for adjustments. Robots must use VEX V5 parts. Please self inspect before arriving at the tournament using the V5 Robot Inspection Checklist

  2. Check the official VEX forums 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

    • Power strip and extension cord

    • Laptop computer

    • Programming cable

    • Engineering notebook (Required for judged awards)

    • Banners and other decorations for your team pit table

    • Giveaways if you have them

  5. Be sure to read VEX Tournaments 101.

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

  7. Prep for your interviews with the judges and read the Judge's Guide. 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 teams are close to each other in the venue pit area. Also, remember no grinding or other actions that create sparks, ask the tournament director for a safe location if grinding is needed.

  9. Ensure that you have the latest version of programming software and firmware for your V5 Brain.

Participation and Consent Form

A completed form for all participants must be uploaded to robotevents.com prior to the tournament. Team leaders will need to check that all team members attending the event have completed the online consent form prior to the tournament. Instructions on how to upload consent forms in English or Spanish is given here: VEX Consent Form (English) or VEX Consent Form (Spanish)

 


Grade Level: High School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 15-Dec-2023

Venue/Location:
Myers Field House
Mankato, Minnesota 56001
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

Tentative Agenda (subject to change):

7:30 AM: Check in/inspection; Practice Fields Open

8:30 AM: All teams need to be checked in & notebooks turned in

9:00 AM: Check in/Inspection closes

9:15 AM: Opening Ceremony/Team Meeting

9:30 AM: Qualification rounds begin

12:30 PM: Lunch Break

1:00PM: Qualification rounds continue

3:30 PM: End qualifications

3:45 PM: Alliance Selection for elimination rounds

4:00 PM: Elimination rounds                                                                 

5:00 PM: Closing and Awards Ceremony

Volunteer

Many volunteers are needed to make this day a success.  We especially need judges, judges are people who want to visit with students/teams and find out how they have built a great robot :)

Volunteer Sign up link: https://signup.com/go/FYkErnv

*Volunteers will have coffee, hot chocolate, and donuts available for breakfast/morning snack.  Lunch will be provided to all volunteers with pop and water available.  

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

We will do everything possible to host this tournament. 

Refund and Payment Policies

We are offering a refund(minus administrative fees ($5/team) if event is cancelled and NOT postponed. 

If a team withdraws from the event, we will not be offering a refund.

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.