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PACT Over Under Up & Around Last Chance Tournament

Blended VRC MS/HS

Date
10-Feb-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
RE-VRC-23-4464
Program
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Field Control System
VEXNet Field Control
Capacity
32
Spots Open
4
Event Region
Minnesota
Max Registrations per Organization
8
Early-Bird Registration Opens
4-Dec-2023 16:00 EST
Standard Registration Opens
30-Dec-2023 16:00 EST
Registration Deadline
7-Feb-2024 16:00 EST
Payment Deadline
29-Jan-2024 16:00 EST
Price
$100.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

 

General Info

Welcome to the PACT MS/HS Over Under Up & Around Last Chance VEX Robotics Tournament. We look forward to hosting your teams and families at our central MN tournament.  For those unable to attend, the event will be live-streamed. 

This tournament is a MS/HS  VEX VRC Tournament. 

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. Digital notebooks must be submitted in advance by Wednesday 2/7/25 to [email protected]

Lunch and Concessions

Full breakfst and lunch concessions will be available from 9 am to 3 pm. Lunch specials will be announced.  Students and Coaches will be allowed to bring their lunches if they chose.

Elimination Matches

Up to 24 teams will participate in elimination matches.  All elimination matches will be best of 1

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: 9-12

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 10-Feb-2024

Venue/Location:

PACT Charter School

7250 E. Ramsey Parkway NW

Ramsey, MN 55303

You will be notified of any changes as we get closer to the event.

 

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 28-Dec-2022

Venue/Location:

PACT Charter School
7250 E. Ramsey Pkwy NW
Ramsey, Minnesota 55303
United States

Contact Information

Primary Contact Tim Atkinson
Title: Event Provider/ Head Robotics Coach
Email[email protected]
Phone7636073234
Event Day Phone7636073234
  Secondary Contact Jacob Barthel
Title: Assistant Robotics Coach
Email[email protected]
Phone6129138014
Event Day Phone6129138014

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Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 10-Feb-2024

Venue/Location:
PACT Charter School - Elementary Campus
7250 East Ramsey Parkway
Ramsey, Minnesota 55303
United States

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Agenda

Agenda

7:30 AM: Check-in/inspection; Practice Fields Open

8:30 AM: All teams need to be checked in & notebooks turned in

9:00 AM: Check-in/Inspection closes

9:15 AM: Opening Ceremony/Team Meeting

9:30 AM: Qualification rounds begin

12:30 PM: Lunch Break

1:00 PM: Qualification rounds continue

3:00 PM: End qualifications

3:15 PM: Alliance Selection for elimination rounds

3:30 PM: Elimination rounds                                                                 

4:30 PM: Closing and Awards Ceremony

Volunteer

Volunteer

Please contact EP to volunteer and we accept any parent volunteers from all schools. Volunteer sign-ups should be done at time of registration for best selection. 

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

If the event is canceled, then Canceled will appear in the title of the event.

Refund and Payment Policies

Refund and Payment Policies

If a team withdraws from the tournament for any reason (including weather or illness), refunds will not be offered.

If the tournament is canceled, we will try to reschedule. Refunds will not be offered.

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.