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2023 Utah VRC Middle School State Championship

Date
2-Mar-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
RE-VRC-23-3182
Program
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Field Control System
Smart Field Control
Capacity
24
Spots Open
11
Event Region
Utah
Standard Registration Opens
31-Oct-2023 17:13 EDT
Registration Deadline
28-Feb-2024 17:14 EST
Payment Deadline
29-Feb-2024 17:16 EST
Price
$135.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Registration Deadlines: Please register early.

Competition Preparation

Participant Release Form will be required for this event.  Forms can be submitted online (preferred) or paper copies can be accepted at team check-in.  Instructions for submitting online can be found HERE.

Here are a few steps that every team should take to ensure that they are prepared:
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 Checklists can be found here:  V5 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
  • Programming cable
  • Power strip
  • Laptop computer
  • Engineering notebook (required for Design and Excellence Awards)
  • Banners and other decorations for your team pit
  • Giveaways if you have them

5. Be sure to read "Attending a VRC 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.

Skills Challenges

All teams will be offered exactly 3 attempts of each Robot Skills Challenge (3 Driving and 3 Programming). If your team misses their chance to complete their attempts during the time provided, they cannot be made up.  Skills will close at the end of qualifying matches. NO EXCEPTIONS.


Grade Level: Middle School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: Remote Engineering Notebooks

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 2-Mar-2024

Venue/Location:
Atwood Innovation Plaza at Utah Tech University
453 S 600 E
St. George, Utah 84770
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

Friday
3:00 - 7:30 Setup
7:30 Venue closes


Saturday
7:30 - 9:00 Pits open, inspection and registration begins

9:00 - 9:15 Drivers meeting
9:15 - 12:00 Driver Skills and Autonomous Coding Skills Challenge
9:15 - 12:00 Qualifying matches
9:30 - 1:30 Judging of teams for awards
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch will be provided for teams, volunteers, and coaches
12:30 - 1:30 Driver Skills and Autonomous Coding Skills Challenge (run on all three fields)*
1:45 - Alliance selections begin

15 minutes after the Alliance selections the elimination Tournament will begin

Awards will take place immediately following the final best of 3 matches.

*Skills will be available until 1:30. Teams must be on the field at 1:30.  

*Please be aware that the schedule will move with the matches, not by time. With the small number of teams we will have, teams will have back-to-back matches.  In this case, be quick to move to the next field so matches can continue promptly.

Volunteer

If you would like to volunteer for any of the following positions, please email Jordan - [email protected] 

  • Team Queuing 

  • Scoring Judge

  • Skills Judge

  • Judge

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

We understand that, especially for those teams coming from Northern Utah, the roads can be dangerous if winter storms impact the I-15 corridor--particularly over mountain passes. We do not want teams taking unnecessary risks to get to our event.

If you make the decision not to travel due to weather, please notify us at the earliest opportunity. Refunds for weather-related reasons will be issued (less the $5 RECF fee) as long as notification is given prior to the event.

Refund and Payment Policies

Payment is due 02/29/2024 at 12:00 am.  Teams who have not completed payment by then will be moved to the waitlist. Fees are $55, which includes the $5 fee charged by RECF. Refunds will be issued only for teams who cancel 24 hours before the event OR who are unable to attend due to poor travel conditions and who notify us before check-in closes at 9:00 a.m. the day of the event. The $5 RECF fee cannot be refunded.

In the event that this tournament is canceled, teams will receive a refund minus the $5 RECF processing fee.

 

 

Health and Safety Policies

We all want to have a safe and fun tournament.  Please don’t come if you are not feeling well.  If you need to cancel due to health reasons, please email the event coordinator ASAP.

Date: 2-Mar-2024
Atwood Innovation Plaza at Utah Tech University
453 S 600 E
St. George, Utah 84770
United States

Travel Info

Vista School is located Northwest of St. George with plenty of accommodations in the St. George area.  

Webcast

The link will be available 24 hours before the event starts.

Check out the live stream of the event, The Link will be live when the tournament starts: 

https://www.vistautah.com/vex-streaming/

Judging Format

Judging will be In-Person Interviews and Digital Notebook Submission for this event 

The Team Interviews and Engineering Notebooks will be judged in person on the day of the event. Teams should submit a Digital Notebook by Wednesday, February 28th, 11:59 pm.

  •  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. All submissions need to be received by Wednesday, February 28th, 11:59 pm.