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Husky Robotics VRC Over Under Tournament

Blended VRC MS/HS Region 2 Qualifier

Date
16-Dec-2023 Add to Calendar
Event Code
RE-VRC-23-2527
Program
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Field Control System
VEXNet Field Control
Capacity
24
Spots Open
10
Event Region
Michigan
Max Registrations per Organization
4
Early-Bird Registration Opens
9-Oct-2023 16:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
4-Nov-2023 16:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
11-Dec-2023 16:00 EST
Payment Deadline
2-Dec-2023 16:00 EST
Price
$100.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Welcome

This is a judged Over Under Tournament for both Middle School and High School teams with possible spots available to advance to the Michigan Regional Championship.

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.  Teams that register but do not pay may be moved to the waitlist after two weeks of non-payment.  Any team that has not paid by 12.2.23 (two weeks prior to the event) will be moved to the waitlist.

Judging Information

This is a judged Over Under Tournament for both Middle School and High School teams with possible spots available to advance to the Michigan Regional Championship.

Engineering notebooks

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

Lunch and Concessions

Concessions will be available to purchase throughout the tournament and the option to order pizzas will be available for registered teams.

Elimination Matches

Number of elimination alliances (16-23 teams = 8 alliances in finals, 24-31 teams =12 alliances in finals, 32+ teams = 16 alliances in finals)

 

Skills Challenges

Skills Challenges will be first come first served with up to three programming and three driving attempts.

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 (we will have power stations provided)

    • Laptop computer

    • Programming cable

    • Engineering notebook (Required for judged awards)

    • Banners and other decorations for your team pit table

  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)

Please contact the Event Partner, Mr. Marc Alderman, with any questions or concerns.

8/1/23


Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 16-Dec-2023

Venue/Location:
Benzie Central High School
9300 Homestead Road
Benzonia, Michigan 49616
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

8-9:15am                    Team Check-In / Robot Inspections

9:15-9:30am               Welcome/Team Meeting

9:30-11:30am              Robot Skills Challenge Matches

11:30-11:40                 Opening Ceremony

11:40am-12:20pm      Qualification Matches*

12:20-1:00pm             Lunch Break

1:00-1:45pm              Qualification Matches*

1:45-2:00pm              Alliance Selection for Elimination Matches

2:00-2:45pm              Elimination Matches**

3:00-3:30pm              Awards Presentations / Clean Up

*Each team will play 6 qualification matches

**Top 14 ranked teams will advance to the Elimination Matches

Updated 12.3.23

Volunteer

To volunteer as a judge, referee, field reset, or any other role please contact the event partner Mr. Marc Alderman at [email protected]

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

A makeup date will be announced in the rare case that the event will need to be canceled for bad weather.

Registered teams will be automatically moved to the makeup date.

If any teams cannot participate on the makeup date they will need to contact the event partner within seven days for a refund of $95 per team.

Refund and Payment Policies

Refunds will not be issued for any reason.  Team substitutions may be available at the discretion of the EP.

Date: 16-Dec-2023
Benzie Central High School
9300 Homestead Road
Benzonia, Michigan 49616
United States

Travel Info

Please use the front/staff parkinglot at the school and follow the signs.

Webcast

Tune in to https://twitch.tv/BellaireRobotics to see a live stream of the event!

Judging Format

All In-Person Judging - The Team Interviews and Engineering Notebooks will be judged in person on the day of the event. Teams should bring a physical copy of their notebook to submit to the judges.