Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
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8th Annual Elmira Express VRC Over Under

Date
13-Jan-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
RE-VRC-23-1911
Program
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Field Control System
VEXNet Field Control
Capacity
24
Spots Open
12
Event Region
New York-North
Standard Registration Opens
14-Jun-2023 12:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
6-Jan-2024 12:00 EST
Price
$55.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Take a trip to the central Southern Tier of New York and compete with teams from around the state. The 8th Annual Elmira Express VEX Challenge, hosted by the Express Robotics club of Elmira High School is sure to be a great day for all teams. We look forward to hosting schools from all over New York State and Pennsylvania, so register early because this event will fill up. Matches will be played in our 10,000 square foot gym, so there will be plenty of room for all of our teams and robots, and appropriate social distancing. We will have a full concession stand open throughout the day, with possible local lunch specials available. For more information, please contact Event Organizer Nate Smith at [email protected].

Additional Info:

Fields: There will be 2 competition fields, 1 practice field, and 1 skills/practice field. This will allow ample space to practice and skills will run for most of the day.

Pits: Teams will have a 6-8 foot table with at least 4 chairs. All tables will have close access to a power strip.

Judging: Judging will be ongoing throughout the qualification round.


Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 13-Jan-2024

Venue/Location:
Elmira High School
777 South Main Street
Elmira, New York 14904
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

Event Schedule

07:30 AM - Doors Open
07:30 AM - 9:00 AM Registration, Inspection, practice
09:00 AM - Driver Meeting and Opening Ceremonies
9:15 AM - 12:00 PM - Qualification Matches and Skills Attempts
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Lunch (final skills)
1:00 PM - Alliance Selection
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM - Elimination Rounds and Awards

Volunteer

If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Katie Smith at [email protected]

Experience level: No previous experience is needed for most volunteer positions, and you can even bring your kids for a family activity (for example, Field Resetter is an ideal position for young children). Referees and Judges do have age requirements, and are available in the Judge Guide and Referee Guide

Time Commitment: You can register for an entire day, or just a portion of the day as your schedule permits for most positions.

Meals: Lunch is included for volunteers that volunteer for at least 2 hours.

Volunteer Positions Needed:

  • Judges (no previous experience required) *All day commitment
  • Referee/Scorekeepers (previous experience preferred)
  • Field Resetters (no previous experience required)

Visit the REC Foundation website at www.roboticseducation.org/volunteers to check out position descriptions and find volunteer training materials. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator Katie Smith ([email protected]) to register for this event today!

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the case of bad weather, coaches will be contact by email or their provided cell phone number as soon as possible. If there is bad weather, the event will start at 9:30am and we will adjust the match schedule to end by 4:30pm. In the case of extreme weather, the event will be canceled and refunds will be issued. This cancellation is at the discretion of the Event Partner

Refund and Payment Policies

Refunds will be issued up to one month before the event (12/13/2023). To request a refund, please email the event partner, Nathan Smith, at [email protected]

Webcast

The event is streamed at: vexlive.com

Alternate webcast at: https://youtube.com/live/aBLmlQOI1yA?feature=share

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.