Planning for the 5th Annual Pan Pacific VEX Robotics Championship is well under way.
The event will be moving back two and a half months (Fri 2/22 - Sun 2/24) for a number of reasons:
Difficulty in getting volunteers in a Thu-Sat format, especially just prior to the University of Hawaii’s finals week.
December dates always conflicted with SATs.
One less school day missed which also means one less day for teacher coaches to need a substitute.
Unavailability of the Hawaii Convention Center Fri-Sun during the usual December weekend (Honolulu Marathon moves in on Sunday).
More local events needing to spread out and perhaps utilize the December weekend.
Positioned between the FIRST build season and competition season (anticipated).
As the event has to move more towards self-sustainability, it allows more time to secure corporate support.
Moves Hawaii towards an end of season State Championship model as VEX continues to grow across the globe.
This is a three day event with inspections and qualification matches Friday afternoon and evening, qualification matches Saturday, and qualification and elimination matches Sunday. See the following site for more information:
Hopefully we’ll have teams from all around the Pacific Rim (and perhaps beyond) able to join us once again!
Should you have any questions, PM me or email HawaiiVEX@gmail.com.