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Wisconn Valley VEX Tournament

Blended VRC MS/HS

Date
13-Jan-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
RE-VRC-23-2221
Program
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Field Control System
Smart Field Control
Capacity
32
Spots Open
14
Event Region
Wisconsin
Max Registrations per Organization
9
Standard Registration Opens
25-Sep-2023 16:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
8-Jan-2024 16:00 EST
Payment Deadline
29-Dec-2023 16:00 EST
Price
$80.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event has reached capacity. Teams on waitlist may still be added.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Welcome

Welcome to the 6th annual Wisconn Valley VEX Tournament presented by Kwik Trip at Shoreland Lutheran High School! This is our sixth year hosting an event, and we are hopeful this event will continue to help spread the word about the awesome-ness that is VEX Robotics Competition and encourage more team growth throughout the state and especially in southeastern Wisconsin.  This event is being hosted by Shoreland Lutheran High School.

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.  See detailed refund and payment information on the "Refund and Payment Policies" tab.

Engineering notebooks

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

Lunch and Concessions

Full concessions will be available throughout the day.

Event Format

The Wisconn Valley VEX Tournament will be a single division blended VRC event with up to 32 high school and middle school teams competing in qualification and elimination rounds.  The number of elimination alliances will be determined by the number of teams in attendance.  (16-23 teams = 8 alliances in finals, 24-31 teams =12 alliances in finals, 32+ teams = 16 alliances in finals)

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 this tournament posting.

  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 Event Partner 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: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 13-Jan-2024

Venue/Location:
Shoreland Lutheran High School
9026 12th Street
Kenosha, Wisconsin 53144
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

MODIFIED AGENDA

12:00 PM Inspection begins
12:15 PM Skills Field opens
12:45 PM Inspection ends
1:00 PM Drivers Meeting
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM Qualification Matches
5:00 PM Skills Field Closes
5:45 PM Alliance Selection
6:00 PM Elimination and Final Rounds
7:00 PM Awards Presentation and Closing

Volunteer

An event like this takes many volunteers to make it a success. If you are interested in volunteering, sign up by clicking this link: https://signup.com/go/UQmVYcM

All volunteers will receive a T-shirt, lunch, and snacks.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

If inclement weather forces a cancellation or rescheduling, the event page will be updated to give details.

Refund and Payment Policies

Payment is due 2 weeks prior to the event.  Teams that have not paid by this deadline will be automatically moved to the waitlist.

Cancellations earlier than two weeks prior to the event may request a full refund, less the RobotEvents $5 handling fee and any credit card fees. Teams that cancel later than two weeks prior to the event will not receive a refund, unless it is determined by the Event Partner that there are extreme extenuating circumstances.

Any teams that register less than two weeks before the event must pay at time of registration.

If the event is canceled due to circumstances outside of our control, a refund will be issued to teams minus the $5 RobotEvents processing fee and any credit card fees.

Health and Safety Policies

COVID-19 Related Event Modifications

Our number one priority is to ensure the safety of those participating in and helping with the event. The following will be in effect for the event (subject to change in response to current conditions):

Modifcations/Precautions

  • Hand santizer stations will be available throughout the venue
  • Pit tables and fields will be arranged to allow social distancing
  • Air filtration is in place which exceeds health department recommendations
  • Face mask use will be optional
  • If anyone is exhibiting COVID-type symptoms, they are asked not to attend

Webcast

The webstream will be available on the Shoreland Lutheran High School Live Stream Youtube Channel.

Direct link: https://youtube.com/live/DR8YqOoYGh0?feature=share

Judging Format

  •  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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Either this form or an entry with the equivalent information is required to be eligible for the Innovate Award.

Innovate Award Submission Information Form