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NWI Friday Night Invitational VRC Blended League; Portage, IN

Portage, IN Robotics

Date
3-Nov-2023 - 1-Mar-2024
Event Code
RE-VRC-23-3587
Program
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
League
Event Format
In-Person Invitational
Field Control System
VEXNet Field Control
Capacity
36
Spots Open
4
Event Region
Indiana
Standard Registration Opens
25-Sep-2023 10:34 EDT
Registration Deadline
22-Oct-2023 10:35 EDT
Payment Deadline
3-Nov-2023 14:20 EDT
Price
$50.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

NWI (Northwest IN) Friday Nights Blended Robo Invitational League

We’re excited to provide an opportunity for Northwest Indiana teams within a 50-mile radius, to join the NWI VRC Robotics League for some friendly, Friday night competition.  Please sign up on the Waitlist to be considered for the leagues.  Selections will be based on REC procedure, and if a team is not State qualified or not competed in a Signature Event.

Hosted by Portage Robotics, The Porta-Botz!, the league will occur on five Friday nights. (4 Qualifiers, 1 Championship) The first four will be qualifiers. The final evening will culminate in the Championship.  The league is limited to 36 robotic teams. Individual Team competition schedules will be divided up among the 4 of the 5 Fridays.   Skills will be offered each night. There will be Notebook Judging and the Alliance Selection prior to the Championship Friday.

League Qualifying Event Dates:

  • Nov. 3, Dec. 8, Jan. 12, Jan. 19.  All 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM CST

League Championship:

  • Feb. 16.  5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Arrival by 4:00 PM CST:

  • Enter through Door "G" (Facing US Hwy 6).
  • Bus and parking available in lot behind PHS West at Door G" facing highway 6
  • Student waivers must be completed online.
  • 3 elevated, portable Arenas are located in PHS West Room B19 (Robotics Room) 1 for Skills, 2 for Competition.
  • Pits are located in connected and adjacent lab classrooms B16, B18 & B14.  Please bring an extension cord.
  • Limited Concessions will be available. 
  • Restrooms available.
  • Facility is ADA accessible.

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 3-Nov-2023
Venue/Location:
Portage High School
6450 U.S. 6
Portage, Indiana 46368
United States
Date: 8-Dec-2023
Venue/Location:
Portage High School
6450 U.S. 6
Portage, Indiana 46368
United States
Date: 13-Feb-2024
Venue/Location:
Portage High School
6450 U.S. 6
Portage, Indiana 46368
United States
Date: 1-Mar-2024
Venue/Location:
Portage High School
6450 U.S. 6
Portage, Indiana 46368
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

Agenda: (Schedule subject to change)

4:00 PM               Arrival, Check-in, Pit Set Up, Inspection, Practice

4:45-4:50             Drive Meeting and Instructions in West Auditorium (located across from B15)

5:00-7:15             Qualification Matches and Skills Challenge (Staging area in B19)

7:15-7:30            Clean up Pits and Dismissal.

Volunteer

Any interested Volunteers should contact [email protected]

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the event of qualifying tournament cancellation by host or due to weather, phone calls/emails will be made ASAP.

The League would then be shortened by one qualifying night and schedules modified.

Or, check:

www.robotevents.com

www.facebook.com/PortaBotz2567/

www.portagerobotics.com

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: 

In the event of qualifying tournament cancellation by host or due to weather, phone calls/emails will be made ASAP. 

The League would then be shortened by one qualifying night and schedules modified.

 

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

In the event a team needs to cancel at qulaifying date, match schedules will be modified to accomodate.

Should a coach need to withdraw entirely, refunds will be handled on a case by case basis.

 

Health and Safety Policies

Simply put, if you are sick or are experiencing symptoms, please stay home.

Should a large scale health emergency arise, we will follow the Porter County Department of Health guidelines.

Date: 3-Nov-2023
Portage High School
6450 U.S. 6
Portage, Indiana 46368
United States
Date: 8-Dec-2023
Portage High School
6450 U.S. 6
Portage, Indiana 46368
United States
Date: 13-Feb-2024
Portage High School
6450 U.S. 6
Portage, Indiana 46368
United States
Date: 1-Mar-2024
Portage High School
6450 U.S. 6
Portage, Indiana 46368
United States

Travel Info

Portage is located in Northwest Indiana minutes from the shores of Lake Michigan and the Indiana Dunes and 40 miles outside of Chicago, IL.

 

Portage High School-West Building

6450 US Highway 6

Portage, IN 46368

 

From the South:

  • I-65 N to exit 258, E 37th Ave/Ridge Rd/US 6 in Hobart.
  • Drive 7.5 miles East Portage High School.

From the East:

  • US 30 West to IN 49 North @ Valparaiso.
  • IN 49 North to US Highway 6 West exit.
  • Drive 6 miles West to Portage High School

Several restaurants and shopping stores are located right near Portage High School.

Webcast

None

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 at Check-in
  • Judging will take place in the pits.