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Coffee Trojan VEX VRC Showdown

Middle and High School Teams

Date
13-Jan-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
RE-VRC-23-2067
Program
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Field Control System
Smart Field Control
Capacity
24
Spots Open
4
Event Region
Georgia
Max Registrations per Organization
4
Early-Bird Registration Opens
31-Oct-2023 12:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
2-Dec-2023 12:00 EST
Registration Deadline
5-Jan-2024 12:00 EST
Payment Deadline
5-Jan-2024 12:00 EST
Price
$50.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

This event is sure to be a fast-paced and exciting event. All teams should come prepared for competition. Here are a few steps that every team should take to ensure that they are prepared.

 

For all rules--How to run a team, do your engineering notebook and steps to build your robot look at the VEX Robotics website.

 

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 here.

 

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

* Programming cable

* Power strip

* Laptop computer

* Engineering notebook (if you have one, helpful for Judges, Design and Excellence Awards )

* Banners and other decorations for your team pit

* Giveaways if you have them

 

5. Be sure to read 101 Things You Should Know Before Your First VEX Tournament. 

 

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 here.

 

10. Read through the Robot troubleshooting guide. The guide can be found here.

 

11. Ensure that you have the latest version of firmware.

All participants are expected to complete the participant release form . (also available in Spanish)  Once per season covers all events. 


Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 13-Jan-2024

Venue/Location:
Coffee High School
159 Trojan Way
Douglas, Georgia 31533
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

* Note - This schedule is subject to change based on team registration numbers. 

7:15 AM - Doors Open, Practice Fields Opens

7:30-8:00 – Check-in

8:00-9:00 AM - Inspection (first come basis).

9:00 AM - Driver Meeting

9:20 AM – Welcome and first match setup

9:30 AM – 11:30PM - Qualification Rounds and Skills (skills line will close at 11:00)

11:30 PM – 12:00 PM – Lunch

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM – Qualification Rounds 

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM - Alliance Selection 

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM - Alliance Elimination matches

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM - Awards Ceremony

 

 

Volunteer

There will be student and adult volunteers supporting the tournament with judging, scoring, and general maintenance. Any and all help is greatly appreciated. 

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the case of bad weather, a decision will be made based on the local school system. 

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: a refund will be given 

 

If a Coach/Mentor completes registration for the event then chooses to withdraw or not attend: there will be no refunds. 

 

Judging Format

Please review the following Judging Format options and keep the ones that apply to your event, and delete the others that do not apply. Please see the Remote Judging section of the Guide to Judging for more information.

  • 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.