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Mecha Mayhem 2025 VURC Signature Event

College/University Division

7-Feb-2025 - 9-Feb-2025 Add to Calendar
VEX U Robotics Competition
Event Format
Field Control System
Smart Field Control
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Event Region
Max Registrations per Organization
Early-Bird Registration Opens
6-Sep-2024 12:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
20-Sep-2024 12:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
17-Jan-2025 12:00 EST
Payment Deadline
17-Jan-2025 22:00 EST

A maximum of 50% of team registrations can be from any one event region

Region Maximum % # Spots Allowed # Spots Remaining
Alberta/Saskatchewan 50% 12 12
This event is closed to registration because:
  • Registration opens at a future date.

Allgemeine information

Welcome to Mecha Mayhem 2025!

The Mecha Mayhem VURC Signature Event will be held at the home of the Calgary Stampede in the BMO Convention Center.

Join the official event Discord!


What is Mecha Mayhem?


This is the VEXU event, check the other postings for the HS and MS Divisions.

High School Division:

Middle School Division:


*Note* Since RobotEvents does not accept payments for Canadian events when registering for the event, select "Pay Later." An email will be sent afterwards on how to pay, or check the Payment tab


Make sure to check back often for updates! Sign up for email notifications and check out more details about the event here:


If your team requires financial aid to attend this event, or if you are registering multiple teams from an organization, please describe your situation and contact [email protected] 


About the Event

Welcome to Mecha Mayhem 2025! We aim to bring the best teams from all over Canada and the World to compete and to prepare students for their own State/Provincial Championships and the VEX Robotics World Championship. The event setup has a "worlds feel" and will provide the teams with a great experience of high-level competition! Elimination rounds will include the top 16 teams. There will be 2 HS Divisions, 1 MS Division, 1 VEXU Division, and 1 "special" division... More news to come!

Please note that this event is a 3-Day event. Check the Agenda tab for more information.


Competition Preparation

This event is sure to be a fast-paced and exciting event. All teams should come prepared for the competition. Here are a few steps that every team should take to ensure that they are prepared.

1. Review the rules, the code of conduct, and run through the inspection checklist

2. Check the VEX Forum and the Q&A for official rule updates and changes.

3. Carefully read all of the information contained in this tournament posting

4. Review the descriptions and criteria for the awards that are being given during the tournament. 

5. Prep for your interviews with the judges. Check the awards tab to see what awards will be given during the tournament.

6. Ensure that you have the latest version of firmware.

7. Bring your own power expander


Event Merchandise

Customize t-shirts and hoodies just like at the VEX Robotics World Championship! Put your team number, personal motto, or alternative designs! Skip the line with pre-orders, opening when event registration opens!


Qualification for the 2025 VEX Robotics World Championship

This event includes two (2) spots for 2025 VEX Robotics World Championships.

The awards that qualify are:

1x Tournament Champions

1x  Excellence


Complimentary Shuttles and Hotel Discounts:

Please check the travel tab for hotel discounts (COMING SOON BUT WILL BE AROUND $109 CAD/night). Hotels will have a conference room with a practice field for teams to practice in.

Complimentary shuttles will be provided from hotels to the venue. These shuttles will run periodically in the morning and evenings.


Local Attractions:

Calgary is located in the center of Alberta and has several attractions for teams, students, and parents to enjoy while here:

- We are only 1 hour away from Banff National Park and Lake Louise

- Visit the Telus Spark Science Center, Heritage Park Historical Village, The Calgary Zoo, and the Glenbow Museum. All of which are within a 30 minute drive from the tournament center.

- Visit the Royal Tyrrell Museum (2 hour drive) and see one of the largest paleontology museums in Canada

- Visit the Icefields and see the glaciers in the Rockies (2 hour drive)


Klassenstufe: College

Herausforderung der roboterfähigkeiten: Ja

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Datum: 7-Feb-2025 - 9-Feb-2025

BMO Centre
20 Roundup Way SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 2W1


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The agenda is tentative to change. Check back often to make sure you are updated!

Last Updated: April 16, 2024

All teams will have 1 practice match and 10 qualification matches.

FRIDAY, Feb - 7
10:00 am - Doors Open, Check-in, Inspection, Skills Runs
10:45 am - Pre-Show
11:30 am - Driver Meeting & Opening Ceremony, Followed by Lunch
1:00 pm - Practice Matches Start
3:30 pm - Qualification Matches
6:30 pm - Qualifications End for the Day
7:00 pm - Doors Close

7:45 am - Doors Open
8:35 am - Qualifications Resume
12:00 pm - Lunch Break
1:00 pm - Qualifications Resume
4:00 pm - Qualification Break
4:30 pm - Qualifications Resume
6:30 pm - Qualifications Finish for the day and Doors Close

SUNDAY, Feb - 9
7:00 am - Doors Open
8:15 am - Alliance Selection
9:00 am - Eliminations Begin
11:30 am - Division finals, Overall finals
4:30 pm - Team Celebration Dinner Starts
6:30 pm - Awards, Closing Ceremony @ Team Celebration Dinner
8:00 pm - Cleanup

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Interested in joining the team?  We are always looking for volunteers to join the crew to help with inspections, run skills, reset fields, or help with match queuing! 

Sign Up Here:

Volunteers will get a T-Shirt, lanyard, snacks, and free lunch for each day they volunteer for.

Richtlinie für not-/schlechtwettersituationen

In the event of extreme weather and the Alberta Government has deemed activities unsafe, we will cancel the event or change the agenda to account for any lost days. Due to fixed costs for this Signature event, any refunds will be allocated after all event expenses have been taken care of.

Once all expenses are covered (venue, AV, pits, etc.), we will evenly distribute the leftover funds to all teams as refunds (no set amount as it depends on the costs of the event). Refunds will guarantee at least $50 CAD

Calgary is known for its winter weather! Make sure you pack and dress appropriately!

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: 

Refunds will only be issued if the event is cancelled due to weather or health-related orders from the Alberta Government. Due to fixed costs for this Signature event, any refunds will be allocated after all event expenses have been taken care of.

Once all expenses are covered (venue, AV, pits, etc.), we will evenly distribute the leftover funds to all teams as refunds (no set amount as it depends on the costs of the event). Refunds will guarantee at least $50 CAD

If a Coach/Mentor completes registration for the event then chooses to withdraw or not attend:

Once a team has paid the registration fees for the event, there will be no refunds

Health and Safety Policies

Restrictions are subject to change based on the Alberta Government. If any updates happen, we will assess accordingly and provide you with an update as soon as possible.


We will NOT require proof of vaccination.

All students under the age of 18 will NOT be required to show proof of vaccination.

All coaches, staff, volunteers, and audience members are NOT required to show proof of vaccination.

Facemasks are not mandatory.

Date: 7-Feb-2025 - 9-Feb-2025
BMO Centre
20 Roundup Way SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 2W1


Venue Location

The Venue for the event is the BMO Centre, Halls B & C

20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2W1



Parking can be found right next to the venue. It is $15 CAD for full-day parking with multi-entry



We strongly recommend booking with us because our partner hotels will have an arena for teams to use/scrim in their conference room.

Furthermore, each hotel will have complimentary shuttles to and from the venue and the hotels.




All webcasts will be available on our website:

Judging Format

The judging format is tentative to change.

All Team Interviews will be conducted in person. Engineering Notebooks will need to be submitted digitally on RobotEvents.


Engineering Notebook

ALL teams are strongly encouraged to submit a digital engineering notebook.  These will be reviewed via a digital copy you can submit to your Team Account on These are due by Jan 17, 11:59 PM MST.

Physical Engineering Notebooks will NOT be accepted.


Since RobotEvents cannot accept payment for Canadian events, we have several payment options.



Interac E-Transfer

Please E-Transfer to the email address: [email protected]Please list your team number in the notes of the payment. 


Online Payment

Please click here for the online payment link. (Make sure you select the correct quantity if you are registering multiple teams)

Note: Please change the contribution from default 10% or 15% to other, and enter $0.

For alternative payment methods, please check the payment tab on RobotEvents.


Mail-In Cheque

Please send the cheque to the following address (Addressed to Western Mechatronics Association):

Western Mechatronics

820 10 St SW Unit 3

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

T2P 2X1

Signature Event Early Bird Policy

  • All Signature Events will have a specific Early Bird Registration that is independent of all local/regional Early Bird systems
    • Each team starts the season with three (3) opportunities to register during the Signature Event Early-Bird period
      • An opportunity is taken away each time the team registers for a Signature Event, whether during the Signature Event Early-Bird period or Standard period
      • A Signature Event Early-Bird opportunity is not taken away if a team registers for a tournament hosted by their school or organization (where the team’s coach is the Event Partner)
    • Early Bird Registration will open 16 weeks before the event at 12:00PM EST
      • Note: Modifications to this may be made for events in August and September
    • Standard Registration will open 14 weeks before the event at 12:00PM EST
    • An Event Partner may register their own teams to their Signature Event during Signature Event Early Bird Registration no matter how many other Signature Events they are already registered for  
      • The Event Partner must be the Primary Contact for the teams they are registering