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(CANCELED) Bluestem Middle School VEX Robotics Tournament - Over Under

Middle School VRC

(Canceled)
Date
17-Feb-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
RE-VRC-23-4627
Program
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Field Control System
Smart Field Control
Capacity
40
Spots Open
40
Event Region
Nebraska
Max Registrations per Organization
6
Standard Registration Opens
6-Nov-2023 16:00 EST
Registration Deadline
14-Feb-2024 16:00 EST
Payment Deadline
27-Jan-2024 16:00 EST
Price
$85.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event has been canceled.
  • 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 their offical team number for this event.  All registration fee's must be paid in full no later than five weeks after registering for this event or three weeks prior to the event (January 27, 2024).  Failure to comply may result in your team(s) being removed from the event.Tournament fees must be paid before teams are allowed to compete.  

Lunch and Concessions

Full concessions will be available from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm.  Lunch specials will be available on site.

Max Teams Per Organization

A single organizaiton may register up to four (4) teams for this event, giving multipul organizations the oportunities to register and compete.

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. The inspection checklist can be found here.

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
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.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. 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 the venue is a very tight fit. Also, remember no grinding or other actions that create sparks.

9. Understand how the game will be played. VEX participants are more than welcome to watch the referee training videos before they attend a tournament. The referee training videos can be found here.

10. Read through the Robot troubleshooting guide. The guide can be found here.
 

Participation and Consent Form

A completed form for all participants must be turned in during check-in. Team leaders will need to collect the completed forms for all team members attending the event and turn them in to the registration desk when checking in.
Download the VEX/RECF Consent & Waiver Form.


Grade Level: Middle School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 17-Feb-2024

Venue/Location:
Bluestem Middle School
5910 South 42nd Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68107
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

Tentative Schedule

  7:30  –  8:30    Pits Open and Team Registration
  8:15  –  9:00    Inspections
  9:00  –  9:15    Opening Ceremonies/Drivers and Coaches Meeting
  9:15  –  12:00   Judging in the Pits
  9:15  –  (End of Qualification Matches)    Skills Challenge
  9:45  –  12:00   Qualification matches
  12:00 –  12:30   Lunch
  12:30 –  3:00    Qualification matches
  3:00  –  3:20    Alliance Selection
  3:30  –  4:30    Elimination Matches
  4:30  –  4:45    Awards Ceremony

Volunteer

We are always looking for good volunteers. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Sheri Cohen Vollmer at [email protected].

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the case of inclement weather, all team advisors will be contacted via email. While sometimes weather can be unpredictable, usually we will make a decision by 4:00pm the day before the event, if not earlier. I will also update the "EVENT NAME" to read "CANCELED" at the top.

 

Depending on the circumstances, we will make every effort to reschedule, rather than outright cancel the event.

Refund and Payment Policies

- Full refund if request is made 3 weeks prior to event (minus $5.00, per registration, if paid through Robotevents)

- Half refund if request is made 2 weeks prior to event (minus $5.00, per registration, if paid through Robotevents)

- No refund if request is made less than 2 weeks prior to event.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waitlist

4 teams are on the waitlist for this event.

Please login to add or remove teams from the waiting list.