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Rich Township VRC Blended League: Spin Up; Olympia Fields, IL

Date
15-Nov-2023 - 7-Feb-2024
Event Code
RE-VRC-23-3722
Program
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
League
Event Format
In-Person
Field Control System
Smart Field Control
Capacity
24
Spots Open
7
Event Region
Illinois
Standard Registration Opens
7-Oct-2023 08:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
13-Nov-2023 08:00 EST
Payment Deadline
13-Nov-2023 11:55 EST
Price
$105.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Welcome

This league will meet for 3 qualification sessions and one final session and is open to High School and Middle School VRC teams

Welcome to the Rich Township High School VRC League! This event is a Qualifier for the State Championship! Please check the Awards tab for information on which awards will qualify teams for the State Championship.

*** This event will have two fields. One will be lifted 24" off the ground and the other will be on the floor. If you are not ok with this please do not register for the event.

SPECTATORS WILL BE LIMITED TO 1 GUEST PER TEAM DUE TO SPACE RESTRICTIONS. Coaches are excluded from this.

Competition Preparation

This event is sure to be fast-paced and exciting. All teams should come prepared for competition. 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 your team has ample time for adjustments. The inspection checklist can be found on the Documents tab. Additional information on rules can be found on the Official VEX Forums.

2. Pack for the event the day before, and remember to bring the following:

  • Goggles/Safety Glasses
  • Spare parts & tools
  • Batteries and chargers
  • Programming cable
  • Power strip
  • Laptop computer
  • Engineering notebook

3. Remember that safety comes first. Please don't bring tools that pose a safety risk to your team or others nearby. Absolutely no grinding or other actions that create sparks out side of the grinding area.

4. Make sure the robot components have been updated to the latest firmware revision.

5. Each player and coach/mentor must have a completed and signed Participation and Consent Form. 

Waiting List

If this event is full, please feel free to add your team to the Waiting List and then contact the Event Partner (Primary Contact on the General Info tab). You must be on the online waiting list through robot events to be added if a spot opens. If you are moved from the Waiting List to the Registered Teams List, please be prepared to pay for the event promptly at your robotevents.com account, or make arrangements with the Event Partner to pay directly at the tournament.

Walk-up Teams & Walk-Up Skills

Walk-up teams WILL NOT be permitted to compete, either in the tournament or to run Skills Only. There are no exceptions. If your team wishes to compete, they must register before the registration deadline.

 


Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: Remote Engineering Notebooks

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 15-Nov-2023
Venue/Location:
3600 203rd St
3600 203rd Street
Olympia Fields, Illinois 60461
United States
Date: 13-Dec-2023
Venue/Location:
3600 203rd St
3600 203rd Street
Olympia Fields, Illinois 60461
United States
Date: 17-Jan-2024
Venue/Location:
3600 203rd St
3600 203rd Street
Olympia Fields, Illinois 60461
United States
Date: 7-Feb-2024
Venue/Location:
Rich Township High School (STEM Campus)
3600 W 203rd Street
Olympia Fields, Illinois 60461
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

 

The start time will be 5:00 and End time will be 8:00pm at each meeting

11/15 - Qualifying Session and Skills

12/13 - Qualifying Session and Skills

1/17 - Qualifying Session and Skills

2/7 - Finals Session, Skills, and Judging

General agenda for each session (subject to change)

4:30 doors open

4:30 - 5:00 - Inspections

5:00 - 5:15 Open Ceremonies

5:15 - 7:30 - Qualifying Matches

5:30 - 8:00 - Skills - No line saving, If you are in the skills line and you are in the next match you will not be allowed to run.

 

 

Volunteer

If you are interested in volunteering for this event please contact Mike Wilson. [email protected]

Volunteers are always needed. Volunteers typically will receive a volunteer shirt and be fed for the day. We have many different needs from simply sitting at a table checking people in to being a ref or a judge.

This website has a list of most roles with a brief description - https://kb.roboticseducation.org/hc/en-us/articles/4969327789207-Volunteer-Roles-Available

If VEXU teams provide 2 or more volunteers you will be allowed to run your skills matches at no cost at each session the volunteers are present.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

If the weather makes you late for the event or prevents you from attending, please immediately contact Mike Wilson by phone on the day of the event and by email before the event.

If the event is canceled due to weather or any other unforeseen circumstance, it will be posted here on this event website.

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: If the event cannot be rescheduled, the Event Partner will refund the registration fees minus the REC processing fees.

If a Coach/Mentor completes registration for the event and then chooses to withdraw or not attend: Refunds may only be issued if the coach/mentor sends an email two weeks before the event. There will be no refunds for teams who withdraw two weeks prior to the event or do not attend the event. 

Date: 15-Nov-2023
3600 203rd St
3600 203rd Street
Olympia Fields, Illinois 60461
United States
Date: 13-Dec-2023
3600 203rd St
3600 203rd Street
Olympia Fields, Illinois 60461
United States
Date: 17-Jan-2024
3600 203rd St
3600 203rd Street
Olympia Fields, Illinois 60461
United States
Date: 7-Feb-2024
Rich Township High School (STEM Campus)
3600 W 203rd Street
Olympia Fields, Illinois 60461
United States

Travel Info

The address is 3600 West 203rd St., Olympia Fields, 60461, IL

Doors open at 4:30

When entering the building please use door 1. Please park the busses at the far end of the lot towards the hospital.

Webcast

We are going to be live-streaming this event. Please look for the link to the live stream closer to the event date.

11/15/23 Session - We had technical issues and were unable to stream this session.

12/13/23 Session -  https://youtube.com/live/9abahkjKM4A?feature=share

1/17/23 Session - https://youtube.com/live/nEGduWjNg3o?feature=share

2/7/23 Session - https://youtube.com/live/-HBMGaXpvOo?feature=share

Judging Format

In-Person Interviews - The Team Interviews will be judged in person on the day of the event.

Digital Notebook Submitions -  Engineering Notebooks will be judged online before the last session of the league. Notebooks are due by 3 pm CST on 2/5/24.