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Lynx Robotics - Battle in the Bluffs

Blended VRC MS/HS 2023-24 Over Under

Date
18-Nov-2023 Add to Calendar
Event Code
RE-VRC-23-3428
Program
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Field Control System
Smart Field Control
Capacity
48
Spots Open
26
Event Region
Iowa
Max Registrations per Organization
16
Early-Bird Registration Opens
25-Sep-2023 16:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
7-Oct-2023 16:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
13-Nov-2023 16:00 EST
Payment Deadline
6-Nov-2023 16:00 EST
Price
$85.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

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.

Engineering notebooks

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

Lunch and Concessions

Full concessions will be available from 10 am to 4 pm. We will communicate via email the week of the tournament regarding what food items will be available for lunch.  There are also many fast food chains in the vacinity

Elimination Matches

The number of alliance will be dependant of the number of teams registered

Number of elimination alliances (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 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

    • 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 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)

 

 

 

 


Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 18-Nov-2023

Venue/Location:
Abraham Lincoln High School
1205 Bonham Street
Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

Agenda

Agenda is subject to change.

Tentative Schedule:

7:00 - Registration & Pits Open
7:30 - Robot Inspection 
8:00 - Judging begins
8:30 - Skills Fields Open
9:00 - Drivers Meeting & Opening Ceremonies
9:30 - Qualification Matches Begin
12:00 - Lunch Break
12:30 - Qualification Matches continue
2:30 - Alliance Selection
3:00 - Elimination Matches Begin
5:00 - Awards Ceremony

Volunteer

We are always looking for good volunteers or teams willing to bring a Game set. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Justin Heckman: [email protected]

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the case of inclement weather, all team advisors will be contacted via email. While sometimes weather can be unpredictable, usually we will make a decision by 4:00pm the day before the event, if not earlier. I will also update the "EVENT NAME" to read "CANCELED" at the top.

Please ensure your contact information in Robotevents is current

Depending on the circumstances, we will make every effort to reschedule, rather than outright cancel the event but iif rescheduling is not possible then teams will be reimbursed

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: 

We will reimburse your money, minus the robot events fee

If a Coach/Mentor completes registration for the event then chooses to withdraw or not attend:

The team will forfeit their entry fee

 

Judging Format

 

  • All 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.