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Willy's Winter Wonderland: A Winter NRAI Event

Blended VRC MS/HS

Date
6-Jan-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
RE-VRC-23-4424
Program
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Field Control System
Smart Field Control
Capacity
40
Spots Open
3
Event Region
Nebraska
Max Registrations per Organization
6
Early-Bird Registration Opens
30-Oct-2023 16:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
25-Nov-2023 16:00 EST
Registration Deadline
3-Jan-2024 16:00 EST
Payment Deadline
18-Dec-2023 16:00 EST
Price
$100.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event has reached capacity. Teams on waitlist may still be added.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Welcome to Willy's Winter Wonderland!

Registration Fee: All teams must have the registration fee paid prior to attending the Tournament.  

Competition Preparation: Teams should come prepared to compete.  Review the Over Under Game Manual, run through the Robot Inspection Checklist, and ensure your team is running the latest programming and firmware version and your Robot Brain has your team number.  We will be using the Smart Field Control.

Please note: We will be following an all in-person judging format.  Only physical copies of engineering notebooks will be collected during team check-in.  Teams who have digital notebooks will need to print off the most recent version for judges to review.  Judge interviews will take place in-person at the team's booth in the pit area.

Participation and Consent Form: All team members, coaches and adult mentors should fill out the online consent form which is good all season and for all RECF run events.  A link to the instructions for online consent form can be found here

Concessions: Full Concessions will be provided including breakfast and lunch! Check back closer to the event for more details.

Elimination Matches: There will be 16 Elimination Alliances (32 Teams).  For elimination matches, per the Over Under Game Manual, "Elimination Matches are 'Best of 1' from the Round of 16 up through the Semifinals Matches.  The Finals Matches are played as 'Best of 3'".

Livestream: This event will be livesteamed!


Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 6-Jan-2024

Venue/Location:
Westside Community Center
3534 South 108th Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68144
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

Saturday, January 6th, 2024

7:00 a.m. - Pits Open

7:00a.m. - Inspection and Skills Open

8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - Opening Ceremony 

8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. - Drivers and Coaches Meeting

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Judging

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Qualifying Rounds

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Lunch

12:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. - Qualifying Rounds

2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. - Alliance Selection

3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Finals

4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Awards and Closing Ceremony

Volunteer

If you would like to volunteer for this event please contact NRAI at [email protected].

Volunteers will recieve an event shirt and complimentary breakfast, lunch and snacks!

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In case of inclement weather, check the Event on Robot Events for further updates the night before the event date. In the event of cancellation we will try to reschedule.

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: 

In case of inclement weather and the event is cancelled, registration fees received will be returned minus the $5.00 processing fee.

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

If something happens and you are unable to attend the competition, please notify the primary contact through email or phone. Refunds for non-attendance will only be given if your cancellation notice is received no later than 1 week prior to the event date.

Webcast

Check back here closer to the event for link to our Livestream!

https://youtube.com/live/ImCf3lpHLF0?feature=share

Judging Format

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. Notebooks should be submitted at the registration table as teams check in.