Hawaii Teams and Event Partners - October Update

October 4, 2019

Aloha Teams and Event Partners,

The competition season continues in Hawaii and the much anticipated State Qualifying Awards are now posted to all events - please read below for more details.

Here are the updates for Hawaii:


2020 Hawaii State Championships

The 2020 Hawaii State Championship events are now live on RobotEvents. All of the local leagues and tournaments have their state qualification awards posted. Should you receive an invitation to a state championship event, please register in a timely manner. Please make sure you review the entire event posting on RobotEvents.com prior to registering for an event.


Official Judging Q&A

Many are familiar with the Official VEX Q & A Forum available on RobotEvents, but there is now an Official Judging Q & A available to the community. The Judging Q & A is the only forum to receive official answers to judging questions relating to RECF-sanctioned events and is available at RobotEvents.com; please know you must have a RobotEvents.com account and login to access the forum.


Volunteer and Event Planning Resources

RoboticsEducation.org was recently updated to provide easier access to information for members of our community. The planning materials are especially important for Event Partners and their volunteers. Please make sure to use the information provided to help with Event Planning, Game Resources, Judging and Volunteer Training as well as League Play.


Signature Events

The REC Foundation continues to expand the number of Signature Events for the 2019-2020 season. Signature Events are exceptional competitive experiences that draw VEX robotics teams from many different states and countries. The Signature Events also have the opportunity for teams to qualify directly to VEX Worlds. All Signature Events are found at RobotEvents.com, but take special note of these (deadlines are approaching):


Referee Training Videos and Referee Certification

Referees are key to a successful competition experience. To continue enhancing the consistency and quality of referees at events, we are offering online Referee Certification. These online courses are based on the Game Manuals and assist referees in developing mastery of competition rules. Referee Certification is optional (but encouraged) for local events, but will be mandatory for all referees at events that qualify directly to VEX Worlds. The Certification courses can be found here: 

VEX Robotics Competition
VEX IQ Challenge

Referee training videos are also available for both programs:

VEX IQ Challenge Referee Training Videos
VEX Robotics Competition


Online Consent Forms

Do you want to save paper and your time? Complete the online consent forms for your team's participants and upload them to your RobotEvents.com account. Details on how to do this are available at the following link (please note if you do not use the online consent form process you will have to provide a completed paper form for each student, at each event): 
https://www.roboticseducation.org/documents/2018/03/participant-release-form.pdf


Mahalo!
Steve Rummell 

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