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Valley City Frozen Classic

Blended VRC MS/HS

Date
27-Jan-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
RE-VRC-23-4592
Program
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Field Control System
VEXNet Field Control
Capacity
24
Spots Open
10
Event Region
North Dakota
Max Registrations per Organization
8
Standard Registration Opens
6-Nov-2023 16:00 EST
Registration Deadline
24-Jan-2024 16:00 EST
Payment Deadline
15-Jan-2024 16:00 EST
Price
$100.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

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.

Lunch and Concessions

Full concessions will be available from 9 am to 3 pm. Lunch specials will be announced.

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: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 27-Jan-2024

Venue/Location:
HAC - Hi-Liner Activity Center (Main Gym at High School)
493 Central Ave N
Valley City, North Dakota 58072
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

7:30 am Doors open, team check-in begins
8:30 Team check-in ends

Teams MUST be checked-in by 8:30, as the Match Schedule will be run at that time and CANNOT be re-run. If your team is running late, call the Event Partner or the match schedule will be run WITHOUT your team.

7:30 am Inspection begins

7:45 Skills Begins
8:30 am Inspection ends
8:45 Team & Driver meeting
9:00 Qualification matches
2:45 Qualification matches & Skills end
2:45 Finals Matchup announced
3:00 Finals matches
3:30 Awards

Volunteer

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Annette Beattie 701-789-1116

Thank you!!

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

If there is bad weather, you will be contacted via your cell phone listed with further instructions.

Refund and Payment Policies

If there is bad weather, we will refund all money minus the $5 admin fee.

If you team withdraws or doesn't show up, there will be no refunds.

 

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.