TUSD Elementary Robotics Tournament
Information for Teams and Coaches
Welcome to Our Tournament!
It is extremely important that all students and coaches read through this information carefully and come prepared to the event.
Please let me know if you have any additional questions or concerns.
TUSD Robotics Lead
The tournament will be held in the Gym with 2 game fields on the floor and bleachers for viewing. The pit stations and practice field will be set up in the Mulit-Purpose Room (MPR) located next to the Gym. The tournament skills field will be also located inside of the gym. Please follow the signs to line up near the double doors. Teams must find time in their schedule to participate in tournament skills. This is not a required event.
ONLY 2 team members will be allowed to enter the game field area for matches. All other team members, coaches, and family members must view from the bleachers and must remain behind the caution tape.
No food or drink is allowed in the Gym but it is OK to have food or drink in the pit area in the MPR.
Each team will be provided a table with one outlet at the end of an extension cord. You will need to bring your own power strip.
7:30 am Registration Table Opens/ Teams Arrive/ Robot Check-In/Turn in Notebooks
7:45 am Robot Inspections Begin
8:45 am Drive Team Meeting
9:00 am Opening Ceremony
9:15 am Qualifying Matches Begin
11:30 am Lunch
12:00 pm Qualifying Matches Resume
2:00 pm Qualifying Matches End
2:15 pm Finals Matches Begin
3:00 Closing Ceremonies and Awards
3:15 pm Event Ends
3:15 -4:00pm Clean Up
Each team will participate in 6 qualifying matches. We run a 2-minute cycle between matches. In order to run this tight of a schedule, teams must check in to the Cueing table 2 matches prior to their match. Teams will set up on the field during the match prior to their match with the assistance of two referees.
**Please note: If a team has not arrived at the field before the head referee arrives, they will not be allowed to set up.
The pit area is located inside of the MPR. This is where the judges will be looking for teams to interview.
Please bring your spare parts, tools, batteries, chargers, programming cables, and laptop. We will have a Guest wi-fi password available the day of the tournament.
There will be one practice field set up. Feel free to bring your own practice field to provide more practice opportunities for students. Please be considerate of the time you spend on the practice field. All teams should get a chance to use the field and this will be monitored.
*Note: Robot will need to display, on 2 (two) opposing sides, clearly visible, the VEX IQ Challenge license plates with the team number clearly written on them. These should have arrived in your welcome package when the teams were registered with VEX for the 2017-18 season.
Refrees and Rulings
Understand that the head referees rulings are final. We will not use video replay to analyze matches. If you find that the referees have inaccurately scored a match, you must ask for a recount before robots are moved from the field. Once robots have been removed from the field, the scores are final.
Please do not argue with the referees. We understand that teams are highly competitive our referees are fair and consistent with their rulings to provide the best experience possible for all teams.