VRC History: 2017-2018 In the Zone

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Game Description

VEX Robotics Competition In the Zone 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 Stacking Cones on Goals, by Scoring Mobile Goals in Goal Zones, by having the Highest Stacks, and by Parking Robots.

Details

There are eighty (80) Cones that can be Stacked on ten (10) Goals [5 per Alliance] during a Match. Some cones begin in designated locations on the field, while others are available to be entered into the field during the Match.

Each Robot (smaller than 18”x18”x18”) begins a match on one of their Alliance Starting Tiles. Each Alliance has three Zones in which they can place their Goals. Alliances earn points for Stacking Cones on Goals, Scoring Mobile Goals in Goal Zones, having the Highest Stacks, and by Parking Robots. 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 Cone Stacked on a Goal 1 point
A Mobile Goal Scored in the 5 Point Zone
5 points
A Mobile Goal Scored in the 10 Point Zone
10 points
A Mobile Goal Scored in the 20 Point Zone
20 points
Having the Highest Stack in a Zone
5 points
A Robot that is Parked at the end of the Match
2 points
Alliance with the most points at the end of Autonomous
10 points

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World Champions

Middle School Awards

Full Awards List

Award Team # Team Name Affiliation Location
Tournament Champion 7617B Haicang Sch AT BNU B Xiamen Haicang School Attached to BNU Xiamen, China
Tournament Champion 7792B CD Shishi MSch B Chengdu Shishi Middle School Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Robot Skills Champion 7090A Vesibay Robotics Foshan Nanhai Yanbu Middle School Foshan, Guangdong, China
Excellence Award 1375 Carman-Ainsworth Schools Carman-Ainsworth Schools Flint, Michigan, United States

High School Awards

Full Awards List

Tournament Champion 5225A E-Bots Pilons E-Bots Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Tournament Champion 8825S Wings of Freedom Shanghai Foreign Language School Shanghai, China
Robot Skills Champion 5225A E-Bots Pilons E-Bots Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Excellence Award 2131 Davis High School Davis High School Kaysville, Utah, United States

VEX U Awards

Full Awards List

Tournament Champion XJTU4 XJTU TEAM4 Xi'an Jiao Tong University Xi'an, China
Robot Skills Champion XJTU1 XJTU TEAM1 Xi'an Jiao Tong University Xi'an, China
Excellence Award XJTU XJTU Xi'an Jiao Tong University Xi'an, China

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