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Skyrise VEX Robotics State Championship


 WHAT: Middle and high school students from Greenville, Dallas Area, Austin, Cumby, Palestine, Winnsboro and Tyler will descend upon Greenville High School on Saturday, February 21, 2015 for the North Texas VEX Skyrise High School/Middle School Regional Championship. Sixty-one teams will come together for a non-stop, action-packed day of competition where they will battle against each other with robots created from the VEX Robotics Design System.  Participants will square off in the game Skyrise developed by VEX Robotics, Inc. and the Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation, leaders in educational and competitive robotics.

 The North Texas VEX Skyrise Regional Championship is one of two Texas State Championship Tournaments supported by the REC Foundation and various national, regional and local sponsors.  The competition season culminates each spring, with the top performing teams from local and state VEX Robotics Competitions competing against each other at the VEX Robotics World Championship which will be taking place at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY, April 15 – 18, 2015. At the World Championship, these exemplarily teams will have the opportunity to challenge their top-ranked peers from other countries around the world, including Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, India, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom and the United States of America. 



SCHOOLS:                   Middle School Division

Utley Middle School                              Rockwall

Greenville Middle School                       Greenville

Heath Middle School                             Heath

SBD Robotics                                       Rockwall

Mckamy Middle School                         Flower Mound

Chapel Hill Middle School                      Tyler

Hudson Middle School                          Sachse

Richardson West Junior High                 Richardson


High School Division

Ironwave                                               Greenville

Richardson Berkner                               Richardson

Firebots                                                Greenville

Flower Mound High School                    Flower Mound

ausTINCANs                                          Austin

Omni Eagles                                         Quinlan

SBD Robotics                                       Rockwall & Royse City

Greenville High School                          Greenville

Sachse High School                              Sachse

Cumby High School                              Cumby

Fannindel ISD                                       Ladonia

Carroll Senior High                                Southlake

Austin Academy for Excellence              Garland

McKinney High School                          McKinney

Arlington High School                            Arlington

Palestine High School                           Palestine

The Mandarin Chinese School                Arlington

Christian Home Educators                     Winnsboro





OPPORTUNITY:               1:1 interviews with students, event organizers and local sponsors will be available throughout the competition.  Photos of VEX Robots and teams interacting with their unique custom robots will be available upon request. 


WHERE: Greenville High School

                  3515 Lions Lair

                  Greenville, TX 75402



WHEN:                         Saturday, February 21, 2015

07:00 AM - Doors Open for Volunteer Check-in / Practice Fields Open

07:00 AM - 07:30 AM - Team Check-in, turn in Engineering Notebooks at Registration

07:00 AM - 08:30 AM - Robot Inspection -

(High School Teams Receive Priority Over Middle School Teams)

08:30 AM - 03:30 PM - Robot Skills and Programming Skills Challenge

09:00 AM – 11:30 AM Judging in the Pit Area

09:30 AM - 11:30 AM Judging Interviews

08:15 AM - Qualification Rounds Match List Run

08:30 AM - Opening Ceremony, Drivers and Coaches Meeting

09:45 AM - 12:00 PM - Qualification Rounds

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM – Lunch

12:15 PM – 3:00 PM- – Judging in the Pit Area and Judging Interviews

01:00 PM - 03:00 PM - Complete Qualification Rounds

03:30 PM - 03:45 PM - Alliance Selection

03:45 PM - 04:00 PM - Alliance Strategy Meeting

04:00 PM - 05:30 PM - Alliance Elimination Matches

05:30 PM - 06:00 - Awards and Closing Ceremony

CONTACT:                    NAME:  Adrienne Emerson                                               NAME: Johnny Tharp

                                                PHONE: (903) 457-3142                                                   PHONE: (903) 408-4432

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