VRC History: 2013-2014 Toss Up

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Game Description

VEX Toss Up is played on a 12’x12’ square field configured as seen above. Two alliances – one “red” and one “blue” – composed of two teams each, compete in matches consisting of a fifteen second autonomous period followed by one minute and forty-five seconds of driver-controlled play.

The object of the game is to attain a higher score than the opposing Alliance by Scoring your colored BuckyBalls and Large Balls into the Middle Zone and Goal Zone, by Stashing your colored BuckyBalls and Large Balls into the Goals, and by Hanging or Hanging With A Ball, at various heights, off your colored Bar at the end of the match.

Details

There are a total of twenty (20) BuckyBalls and eight (8) Large Balls available as Scoring Objects in the game. Most Scoring Objects begin in designated locations on the field, while some are available to be loaded prior to the Match.

Each Robot (smaller than 18”x18”x18” to start) begins a match on one of their Alliance Starting Tiles. There are two (2) scoring Zones and (2) Goals that Alliances can Score Objects into. Alliances also earn points for having Robots of their own color Hanging from their Hanging Bar at the end of the Match. A bonus is awarded to the Alliance that has the most total points at the end of the Autonomous Period.

Field

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Scoring

Each BuckyBall Scored in the Middle Zone
1 point
Each Large Ball Scored in the Middle Zone
1 point
Each BuckyBall Scored in the Goal Zone
2 points
Each Large Ball Scored in the Goal Zone
5 points
Each BuckyBall Stashed in a Goal
5 points
Each Large Ball Stashed in a Goal
10 points
Each Robot that is Low Hanging
5 points
Each Robot that is High Hanging
10 points
Each Robot that is Hanging With A Ball
10 points + Hanging pts
Autonomous Period Bonus
10 points

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World Champions

Middle School Awards

Award Team # Team Name Affiliation Location
Tournament Champion 7756A Branch of CJL MSch A Branch of Beijing Chen Jinglun Middle School China
Tournament Champion 7061B Fuzhou Shidai MSch B Fuzhou Shidai Middle School China
Tournament Champion 7663B Create Future YREC B Fuzhou Create Future Young Robot Engineer Club China
Programming Skills Champion 24Z Super Sonic Sparks Sparks 4-H Club Maryland, U.S.
Robot Skills Champion 7090Z YZRobot Nanhai District Yanbu MS Massachusetts, U.S.
Excellence Award 394 Highlands Inter Robotics Highlands Intermediate School China

High School Awards

Tournament Champion 3560Z Chingboticz Eh? Chinguacousy Secondary School Ontario, Canada
Tournament Champion 21 Spur-Flys Champs Charter High School California, U.S.
Tournament Champion 2951C Lynfield College Robotics Lynfield College Auckland, New Zealand
Programming Skills Champion 9090A T-VEX The Mandarin Chinese School Texas, U.S.
Robot Skills Champion 44 Green Egg Robotics Independent Massachusetts, U.S.
Excellence Award 7581H Haslett VEX Raptors Michigan State University College of Engineering Michigan, U.S.

VEX U Awards

Tournament Champion THH1 Mecanica Universidad Technologica de la Huasteca Hidalguense Huejutla de Reyes, Mexico
Programming Skills Champion OYES OYES Robotics Auckland University Robotics Association Auckland, New Zealand
Robot Skills Champion OYES OYES Robotics Auckland University Robotics Association Auckland, New Zealand
Excellence Award OYES OYES Robotics Auckland University Robotics Association Auckland, New Zealand

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