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2024 South Carolina Middle School State Championship

Date
23-Feb-2024 - 24-Feb-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
RE-VRC-23-2371
Program
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Field Control System
Smart Field Control
Capacity
32
Spots Open
0
Event Region
South Carolina
Standard Registration Opens
15-Aug-2023 12:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
16-Feb-2024 21:48 EST
Payment Deadline
19-Feb-2024 21:49 EST
Price
$175.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

The 2024 South Carolina VRC Middle School State Championship looks forward to welcoming you to the ulitmate competition in South Carolina.

Invitations to the state championship will be sent to the email listed as the primary contact for the qualifying team.  Upon invitation you will have two weeks to accept before the opportunity is lost.  Please ensure your registration fee has been paid at least two weeks before the tournament or your spot will be lost.

The state championship offers qualifing spots to the VRC World Championship in Dallas, Texas. It is important to note teams will only have one week to register and pay for their spot to the VRC World Championship or forfeit their position.

Picture with layout of school grounds posted. Busses must use entrance C. Drop of students in the bus loop by door "3" Cafeteria. Cafeteria is where the crew pits are located. All other vehicles use entrance A and come through door "3".

Picture with indoor layout of Crew pits, Event Arena, posted. 

Lunch options. At this time we could have the Concession stands open from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Other options, within 5 minutes driving distance: Subway, Chick-fil-A, Starbucks, McDonalds, Taco Bell, Chili's. 

No food or drinks in the Event Arena (gym). Because MS Crew pits are located in the Auxilliary Gym and food spillage, please be respectful and as much as possible avoid open liquid containers and food spillage.


Grade Level: Middle School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 23-Feb-2024 - 24-Feb-2024

Venue/Location:
River Bluff HS
320 Corley Mill Road
Lexington, South Carolina 29072
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

Tentative schedule:

2/23/2024 - FRIDAY

10:00 a.m. Doors open

10:30 a.m. Registration and Inspections 

11:00 a.m. Skills Challenge open

2:00 p.m. Skills Close and Lunch Break

2:15 p.m. Opening Ceremony

2:40 p.m. Drivers Meeting 

3:00 p.m. Qualifying matches (5 out of 8)

6:00 p.m. (or earlier) Qualifying matches close

5:45 - 7:00 p.m Judges Interview  

 

2/24/2024 - SATURDAY

8:00 a.m. Doors open

8:30 a.m. Skills Challenge open

10:30 a.m. Skills Challenge close 

10:30 a.m. Qualifying Matches continue

12:30 p.m. Qualifying matches end

12:45 p.m. Alliance selection

1:00 p.m. Lunch break

1:30 p.m. Elimination Matches start

3:30 p.m. Award Ceremony

4:00 p.m. Doors close

Volunteer

Volunteering for the premier VEX VRC event in our beatiful state is a great opportunity to experience driven, passionate, and academic excelling robotics teams that compete for the ultimate prize of going to WORLDS VEX competition in Dallas. If you would like to volunteer, even for a few hours, please contact Horst Daichendt at [email protected] or Ana Daichendt at [email protected].

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

We will follow the guidelines of all state and local officials concerning the weather.  If the tournament must be cancelled due to weather, it will be rescheduled at a later date.

Refund and Payment Policies

The intent is for the State Finals to take place. Barring an unforseen event (i.e. pandemic, state closure), State Finals will be postponed, but not cancelled by the organizers. If event will be cancelled, then all teams will be refunded the registrations price minus $5.

All registered teams must pay within three weeks of their registration. 

If the registered team cancels their participation, there will be no refund.  

Webcast

VEX Robotics South Carolina State Finals @ River Bluff High School - YouTube

Judging Format

All In-Person Judging - The Team Interviews and Engineering Notebooks will be judged in-person the day of the event. Teams are highly encouraged to submit an electronic copy of their digital notebook by Tuesday, February 20 by 11:59 p.m. to the judges. Digital notebook is the format used at Worlds, hence we strongly encourage for all teams to submit a electronic/digital copy of their engeneering notebook.

Physical copies of notebooks will not be considered or accepted.

  •  Digital Engineering Notebook Submissions / In Person Team Interviews: Team interviews will be conducted in-person at the event. Engineering notebooks will be submitted digitally for evaluation  via a link found within the "My Account" panel of the team contact on RobotEvents. Submission deadline: Tuesday, February 20 by 11:59 p.m.