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Michigan Middle School State Championship Over Under Tournament

VRC Middle School

Date
16-Feb-2024 - 17-Feb-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
RE-VRC-23-4922
Program
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Field Control System
Smart Field Control
Capacity
48
Spots Open
0
Event Region
Michigan
Standard Registration Opens
6-Nov-2023 16:01 EST
Registration Deadline
14-Feb-2024 16:00 EST
Payment Deadline
11-Feb-2024 12:00 EST
Price
$300.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Congratulations on making it to the Middle School State Championship!

Our goal is to provide a quality fun event for teams, coaches and spectators. Our venue will be open on Friday afternoon for check-in and inspection. Teams will participate in two qualification rounds on Friday night, and six more qualification rounds and eliminations on the Saturday. 

Event Location

The event will be held at the Grandville Robotics Competition Center located on the west side of Grandville Middle School.

Teams should use the Grandville Middle School entrance off Canal Ave,  

The team parents and spectators should park on the east side of Grandville Middle School.  Parents and spectators can access the east parking lot by using the schools 52nd Street entrance. This entrance is located west of Wilson Ave.    

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.

Elimination Matches

Number of elimination alliances is 16.

Lunch and Concessions

  • Concessions will be available all day long. There will be coffee, hot chocolate and donuts in the morning. There will be water, soda, candy and snacks thru out the day. 
  • For Friday Dinner we have the option to order a large pizza, cheese or pepperoni. Cost is $9 use the following link: https://forms.gle/VTioikk1wFPqCq8w6
  • For Saturday lunch, we have the option to order a BBQ sandwich, choice of pulled meat(chicken or pork) chips, fruit, and a drink. Cost is $9 use the following link: https://forms.gle/rdzKguRDjYLH87s3A
    • For lunch or dinner, checks can be made out to GATB, we also accept cash and credit payments.
  • There are also numerous restaurants close by for lunch or dinner. 

Engineering notebooks/Interviews

Digital Engineering Notebook Submissions/In Person Team Interviews: Team interviews will be conducted in-person at the event. Engineering notebooks will be submitted digitally for evaluation via a link found within the "My Account" panel of the team contact on RobotEvents. The submission deadline is 2 days prior to the event. Please have you notebook link updated by February 14th at 11pm. 

Pit Information

Pit tables, electrical power, and WiFi will be provided for each team attending.

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

    • Laptop computer

    • Programming cable

    • Banners and other decorations for your team pit table

  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: Middle School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: Remote Engineering Notebooks

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 16-Feb-2024 - 17-Feb-2024

Venue/Location:
Grandville Robotics Competition Center
4900 Canal
Grandville, Michigan 49418
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

Friday February 16th
2:00 pm Doors Open and Inspections begin
3:00 pm Skills fields open
5:00 pm Inspections and check-in Ends/Skills closes
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm dinner
5:30 pm Opening ceremonies
5:45 pm Drivers Meeting
6:00 pm Qualification Matches start/Skills fields open 
9:00 pm Matches End and Skills fields close
9:00 pm Ice Cream 

Saturday February 17th
7:00 am Doors Open
7:30 am Inspection Opens for any robots removed from the building
8:00 am Skills Challenge Field Opens
9:00 am Qualification Rounds Begin
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Qualification Rounds resume
3:00 pm Qualification Rounds Conclude & Skills Challenge Fields Close
3:15 pm Alliance Selection and Eliminations
5:00 pm Awards

* All times subject to change.

Volunteer

We have various positions for volunteers ranging from high school age to adult for novice to expierienced volunteers. 

If you have experience Refereeing or with Robot Inspections please contact us directly.  [email protected]

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In case of bad weather conditions or possible cancellations please visit the official event page on Robotevents.com where we will post updates about the event status as needed. Feel free to call Jennifer 616.262.9142

 

Refund and Payment Policies

All requests for refunds must be made 3 weeks prior to the event. Refunds, if approved, will be processed within 2 months following the event.

Event payments are expected when you register for the event and must be completed (showing PAID) a min of 3 weeks prior to the event date. Un Paid teams will be removed from the event to allow teams on my wait list to register. Please contact Jennifer Newberry ([email protected]) if there are special considerations that need to be made.

Date: 16-Feb-2024 - 17-Feb-2024
Grandville Robotics Competition Center
4900 Canal
Grandville, Michigan 49418
United States

Travel Info

Location:  This tournament is being held at Grandville Robotics Competition Center, 4900 Canal Avenue Southwest, Grandville, Michigan 49418.

Webcast

The event will be live-streamed via the following links. 

Qualification Rounds:

Friday, February 6 – 6:00 PM https://www.youtube.com/live/GeiePahYFq8?si=Ctkmz6RwBu-9Py4c

Saturday, February 17 – 9:00 AM   https://www.youtube.com/live/tDaorp-2Nk0?si=OUy1S-NNL7cVR6eI

Saturday, February 17 – 1:00pm  https://youtube.com/live/_vCKGWTzv8k?feature=share
 

Playoffs and Awards

Saturday, February 17 – 3:00 PM  https://www.youtube.com/live/evsEDlyUK3g?si=pXn7K02bAqsxylO3

 

Judging Format

 

  • Digital Engineering Notebook Submissions/In Person Team Interviews: Team interviews will be conducted in-person at the event. Engineering notebooks will be submitted digitally for evaluation via a link found within the "My Account" panel of the team contact on RobotEvents. A submission deadline that may be scheduled ahead of the event date.