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MCS Robotics VRC Tournament 1.20.24--HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

High School Teams

Date
20-Jan-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
RE-VRC-23-2564
Program
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Field Control System
Smart Field Control
Capacity
30
Spots Open
5
Event Region
Mississippi
Early-Bird Registration Opens
15-Aug-2023 12:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
9-Dec-2023 12:00 EST
Registration Deadline
12-Jan-2024 23:59 EST
Payment Deadline
28-Oct-2023 07:59 EDT
Price
$55.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Thank you for your interest in our event. Please check the website as the event date approaches for updates to the event.

The main tournament will take place Saturday along with awards Saturday afternoon. Please be flexible as our agenda is tentative and subject to change. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please email [email protected].

Volunteers: Please consider volunteering at our event by clicking HERE. You are welcome to share this link with parents, family and friends.

Concessions: Food trucks will be available.

Consent Forms: All participants must have a Participant Release Form on file. It is the responsibility of the Team’s Primary Contact to make sure this occurs. A link to the instructions on how to submit a Participant Release Form is found HERE.

Digital Notebook: A digital Engineering Notebook (or scanned copy of a written notebook) must be submitted to qualify for the Excellence Award and Design Award. Engineering notebooks will be submitted digitally for evaluation via a link found within the "My Account" panel of the team contact on RobotEvents. Notebooks must be submitted by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 if you want it considered for judging. The notebook is only shared with event staff, including the Event Partner, Judge Advisor, and Judges, and may include the REC Foundation EEM. Details on this process are given in the Judge Guide Addendum.

Inspection: Inspection is scheduled first thing in the morning. All teams must pass inspection to be allowed to compete in either skills or qualification matches. Please be prepared and ensure that your robot will pass inspection BEFORE the competition by reviewing the INSPECTION CHECKLIST.

Interviews: All teams will be interviewed in-person at the event. Judges will come to interview teams in the morning prior to qualification matches and will leave a note at your table if they miss you. Please leave a representative at your pit area at all times so they can come get you when the judges are ready for your team.

Tournament: Teams should carefully review the GAME MANUAL. Know the rules!!

If you have any questions or issues prior to the day of the event, please feel free to contact Jennifer Richardson by email at [email protected] or by phone at 601.259.4381.


Grade Level: High School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: Remote Engineering Notebooks

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 20-Jan-2024

Venue/Location:
Madison Middle School
1365 Mannsdale Road
Madison, Mississippi 39110
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

Monday, January 15

  • Judge's Training 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Tuesday, January 16

  • Notebooks Due at 5:00 pm

Friday, January 19

  • Event Setup 3:30 - 7:30 pm

Saturday, January 20

  • 8:00 am—Doors open
  • 8:30 am—Inspection (Cafeteria) & Skills (Gym) begin
  • 9:30 am—Team meeting (Gym)
  • 11:00 am—Qualification matches begin
  • 12:00 pm—Lunch break (Concessions will be available)
  • 12:45 pm—Qualification matches resume
  • 3:00 pm—Alliance selection (Gym)
  • 3:30 pm—Finals begin
  • 4:30 pm—Awards (Gym)

Volunteer

Volunteers are an important part of our competitions and are greatly appreciated!! If you would be willing to volunteer, please sign up HERE. There is no experience necessary for most positions, and we will train you. AND we will provide lunch, snacks and drinks for you on competition day. 

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

If weather, a local emergency, or enhanced coronavirus restrictions cause us to cancel or modify the scheule for this event, all teams will be notified via email.

Refund and Payment Policies

Due to the financial commitment on the part of the event partner, no refunds will be possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Health and Safety Policies

All approved events and event attendees are required to follow all local, state, federal, or any other government ordinances regarding COVID-19 safety procedures, social distancing, and best hygiene practices. Event Partners should continually assess, based on current government guidelines, whether to postpone, cancel, or significantly reduce the number of attendees when necessary. 

Due to the evolving nature of COVID-19, safety precautions may be updated as the event date approaches.

Date: 20-Jan-2024
Madison Middle School
1365 Mannsdale Road
Madison, Mississippi 39110
United States

Travel Info

Hotel Recommendations

Restaurant Recommendations

  • Angelos BBQ, Pizza & Italian
    134 Weisenberger Road, Madison, MS 39110
    (601) 898-1070
  • Johnny's Pizza House
    272 Calhoun Station Parkway, Madison, MS 39110
    (769) 567-2557
  • Wayback Burgers
    1091 Gluckstadt Road, Madison, MS 39110
    (601) 790-7544
  • Twisted Turnip
    166 Calhoun Station Parkway, Madison, MS 39110
    (769) 567-2832

Judging Format

In Person Team Interviews
Team interviews will be conducted in-person at the event in the pit area in the morning during the skills competition.

Digital Engineering Notebook Submissions
A digital Engineering Notebook (or scanned copy of a written notebook) must be submitted to qualify for the Excellence Award and Design Award. Engineering notebooks will be submitted digitally for evaluation via a link found within the "My Account" panel of the team contact on RobotEvents. Notebooks must be submitted by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 if you want it considered for judging. The notebook is only shared with event staff, including the Event Partner, Judge Advisor, and Judges, and may include the REC Foundation EEM. Details on this process are given in the Judge Guide Addendum.