OCT 18, 2019 VEX IQ Challenge | Tournament

OCT 18, 2019 VEX IQ Challenge | Tournament

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Date: 08/18/2019


Gladstone Secondary School
4105 Gladstone Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V5N 4Z2

Will be strictly 'Enforced'

"Student team member accepts these inspection results and agrees that this robot was designed, built, and programmed by students, with little assistance from the adult mentor(s)." VEX-IQ Inspection Check List.

If adult interference is confirmed by Judges/Inspectors/Event Partner, the team will be disqualified from any awards.

Competition Format

For 2019/2020 the VEX IQ B.C. competition will only compete in the following format(s):
Teamwork Challenge: Driver Controlled Robots two-team alliance works together to score points (Standing VEX-IQ rules including final rounds)
Robot Skills Challenge: Driver Controlled Robot one team scoring points with one robot.
Robot Skills Challenge: Autonomous Robot Programming one team scoring with one robot.

Driver Skill scores will be combined with Autonomous Skills scores to form an overall Skills Challenge Score.  Highest placing team will win this challenge category.

Robot Design Presentation (Make Sure to have your engineering note book completed)

Before the Event

Step 1: Register your team with the head office to get an official team number/name (RobotEvent.com).
Step 2: Register for each individual event your team wishes to compete in.
Step 3: Know the dates and times of each event in your area.
Step 4: Prepare for Field Trip Permission forms designated by your school district.
Step 5: Prepare a transportation plan for each event.
Step 6: Prepare an accommodation plan for each 'away' event.
Step 7: Prepare for additional supervision as outlined by your school districts field trip policies.

Know your Terms:
Inspection Area (each robot has to be inspected: VEX IQ Challenge Inspection Checklist).
Driver Skills Challenge
Programming Skills Challenge
Robot Design Presentation
Game Match Fields
Registration table
Pit Area
Pit Tables
Qualifying Rounds (matches)
Alliance Selections
Semi Final Rounds / Final Rounds

Your should: Know the Game.
Your should: Read the game Documentations: VEX IQ Game Manual.
Consider: Experiment with your Robot.
Consider: Attend a Scrimmage/Practice Match.
Consider: Get Advice and Feedback from the judges, referees, and your team coach(s).
Consider: Rebuild (if necessary) and Improve your robot.
Consider: Signing up for a workshop course if you are new to Robotics.

During the Event

Check In at the registration table

Locate your teams Pit Table, as well as:

  • washrooms and emergency exits
  • food services and recycling bins
  • status displays and announcement displays

Read through your registration package.

Read through your schedule and highlight your qualification match time slots.

Locate all competition match areas:

  • Inspection/Judging area
  • Driver Skills Challenge area
  • Programming Skills Challenge area
  • Main competition arena

Prepare your robot for inspection.

Go through the inspection/Judging process.

Watch the time for your matches.

Look around and see other robots.

Compete in the Skills Challenges when you have time.

After the Event

Check Robotevents.com (VEX and VEX-IQ) for official results

Review with your team the success(s) and non-success(s) of your teams performance.

Decide on a course of action for improvements.

Sign up for additional competitions and events.

Check the VEX forum for additional hints and suggestions.

If you won the tournament, start preparing for the next competition:

  • It may be the regional qualifier
  • It may be the international tournament

Begin applying for international travel with your school district.

Starting fund raising if necessary.

Make sure your team registers for the international tournament.

Begin to make travel and accommodation arrangements.

Arrange for additional supervisors (if necessary).