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What is the VEX Robotics World Championship?

The VEX Robotics World Championship is a gathering of top robotics teams from around the world to celebrate their accomplishments and compete with/against the best of the best. The 2014 VEX Robotics Competition World Championship will include nearly 700 teams from over 400 VEX Robotics Competition tournaments happening in cities around the world from June 2013 to March 2014. Teams will play the game VEX Toss Up and VEX Add It Up for the 2013-2014 season.

VEX Toss Up

VEX Toss Up is played on a 12'x12' square field. 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.

VEX Add It Up

Add It Up is played on a 4 foot wide by 8 foot long field. The Robot Skills Challenge, Programming Skills Challenge and the Teamwork Challenge use the exact same field and set up. In the Robot Skills Challenge, one robot takes the field to score as many points as possible under driver control. In the Programming Skills Challenge, one robot scores as many points as possible autonomously. In the Teamwork Challenge, an Alliance of two robots works together in each Match. The object of the game is to attain the highest score by Scoring Balls in Floor Goals, Low Goals, High Goals; Filling Rings, and by having your Robot Hanging at the end of the match. There are a total of thirty-six (36) Small BuckyBalls and four (4) Large BuckyBalls available as Scoring Objects in the game. There are four (4) Floor Goals, two (2) Low Goals, two (2) High Goals, and four (4) Scoring Rings, as well as a Hanging Bar.