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Texas Region 5 VRC High School Championship

Date
24-Feb-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
RE-VRC-23-4058
Program
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person Invitational
Field Control System
Smart Field Control
Capacity
40
Spots Open
2
Event Region
Texas - Region 5
Standard Registration Opens
1-Dec-2023 11:00 EST
Registration Deadline
14-Feb-2024 10:00 EST
Payment Deadline
10-Feb-2024 23:00 EST
Price
$200.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

***YOU MUST QUALIFY FOR THIS EVENT VIA ANOTHER REGIONAL EVENT****

The Following Award Winners will be Pesented with a Banner and a Trophy

Excellence Award
Tournament Champion
Design Award
Robot Skills Champion

The Following Award Winners will be Presented a Trophy Only

Tournament Finalists
Amaze Award
Build Award
Create Award
Innovate Award
Think Award
Judges Award
Volunteer of the Year

Competition Preparation

This event is sure to be a fast-paced and exciting event. 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 that there is ample time for adjustments.
2. Check the official VEX Q&A 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 (if you have one, helpful for Judges, Design and Excellence Awards )
  • Banners and other decorations for your team pit.
  • Giveaways if you have them.

5. Prep for your interviews with the judges. Chck the awards tab to see what awards will be given during the tournament.
6. 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.

7. Understand how the game will be played. 
8. Ensure that you have the latest version of firmware.

Participation and Consent Form

A completed form for all participants must be electronically submitted through Robot Events prior to check-in. Link is here 


Grade Level: High School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: Remote Engineering Notebooks

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 24-Feb-2024

Venue/Location:
The LIFT Center
2034 Quantum Loop
Abilene, Texas 79602
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

Friday
06:00 PM - 8:00 PM Team Check-in and Inspection, Skills Field Opens

Saturday
07:00 AM - Doors Open - Volunteer Check-in
07:00 AM - 08:00 AM - Team Check-In
07:00 AM - Practice Fields Open
07:00 AM - 08:30 Robot Inspection Opens
07:30 AM - Judging Interviews Begin
08:00 AM - Skills Fields Open
08:15 AM - Coaches Meeting
08:30 AM - Robot inspection closes - Qualification Rounds Match List Run
08:30 AM - Drivers Meeting - Opening Ceremony
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Qualification Rounds
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM – Skills Fields Close for Lunch
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM - Lunch 
12:00 PM - SKILLS FIELDS REOPEN
01:00 PM - 03:30 PM - Complete Qualification Rounds 
                - (SKILLS FIELDS CLOSE AT THE END OF QUALIFYING) 
03:45 PM - 04:00 PM - Alliance Selection
04:15 PM - 06:00 PM - Alliance Elimination Matches
06:00 PM - 06:30 PM - Awards and Closing Ceremony

Awards will start being presented during the Semi-Finals.

Any award that can qualify a team for the VEX World Championship will be presented at the conclusion of the Elimination Matches
 

Volunteer

Volunteers are the heart of all VRC events.

If you would like to volunteer at the Region 5 Championship or have any question regarding volunteering please contact [email protected]

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the event of bad weather, updates will be made by email. Please your team's contact information in Robot Events accurate and up to date.

Refund and Payment Policies

If for any reason the Event Partner cancels this event it will be reschedualed at a later date. There will be no refunds except if there is no rescheduling of the event. Any refund will be minus the RECF fee.

If a Coach/Mentor completes registration for the event then chooses to withdraw or not attend there will be no refunds.
 

Health and Safety Policies

Health and Safety Policies will follow the Abilene ISD rules and policies. 

Date: 24-Feb-2024
The LIFT Center
2034 Quantum Loop
Abilene, Texas 79602
United States

Travel Info

Teams traveling overnight will find many hotel opportunities in the Abilene area.

Access to The LIFT Center from the north ican get congested turning onto to Lincoln Ave because of traffic merging onto hwy 36 south. Turn with caution.

Webcast

Abilene ISD will LiveStream this tournament. To view the liveStream use the link below when the competition begins.  You should then see this event listed.

LINK: https://www.abileneisd.org/departments/aisd-tv/aisd-live/

Judging Format

NOTEBOOKS: If a teams would like their notebook judged they must submit a digital copy of it through Robot Events no later than 11:59 PM, Central Standard Time, February 18, 2024.

INTERVIEWS: Teams should to be ready for their team interview anytime after their robot has passed inspection.

Lunch Pre-Orders

Teams will have the opportunity to pre-ordered food for lunch.

Be watching for preorder information via email closer to the event date.