Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
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The North Dakota Signature Event Presented by Bifrost

High School

31-Oct-2024 - 2-Nov-2024 Add to Calendar
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Format
Field Control System
Smart Field Control
Verfügbare plätze
Event Region
North Dakota
Max Registrations per Organization
Early-Bird Registration Opens
11-Jul-2024 12:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
25-Jul-2024 12:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
18-Oct-2024 09:00 EDT
Payment Deadline
27-Sep-2024 12:00 EDT

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

Region Maximum % # Spots Allowed # Spots Remaining
North Dakota 50% 125 123

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Allgemeine information

This fall, the greatest two minutes in competitive robotics is coming to Grand Forks North Dakota! The competition features 250 teams, competing in the 2024-2025 V5RC Challenge: High Stakes. As an early season Signature Event, this tournament is a magnet for highly skilled and talented VEX Robotics teams.   The student competitors dedicate hundreds of hours engineering and refining their robot designs in preparation for this event.  During your stay check out the indoor water park in the attached Canadinn Destination Center.  This event is hosted by the College of Engineering Mines at the University of North Dakota.  Come for the competition and to learn more about the educational opportunities offered at University of North Dakota.

2025 VEX Worlds Spots

(1) Excellence Award

(2) Tournament Champions


Event Partner Contact Info:

Andrew Dahlen - [email protected] - 218-791-4010

University of North Dakota College of Engineering and Mines 


Klassenstufe: High School

Herausforderung der roboterfähigkeiten: Ja

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Datum: 31-Oct-2024 - 2-Nov-2024

Alerus Center
1200 S 42nd St
Grand Forks, North Dakota 58201
United States


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Tenative Schedule:

Thursday October 31, 2024 

Come Early to Tour University of North Dakota Campus - Registraion Required - Check back for a registration link.

10:00 AM Tour University of North Dakota Campus

12:00 PM Tour University of North Dakota Campus

2:00 PM Tour University of North Dakota Campus

Halloween Evening - Costume Party, Trick or Treat in the pit area!

5::00 PM        Pit area and inspections open.
6:00 PM         Skills open 
10:00 PM       End of Day.


Friday November 1st 2024:

7: AM             Pit area and inspections open.
8:00 AM         Skills open 
9:00 AM         Check in closes* 
9:30 AM         Inspection closes
9:30  AM        Opening ceremony
10:00 AM       Qualification rounds - 3 Minute 30 Second Cycle Time 
6:00 PM         Pause qualifications

*All teams need to be checked in by 9:00 AM on Friday or in contact with the event coordinator. Teams that have not checked in by that time will not be allowed to participate. 

Saturday November 2nd 2023:

7:00 AM       Venue opens
9:00 AM       Qualifications resume
2:30 PM       End skills 
3:30 PM       End qualifications - 3 Minute 30 Second Cycle Time 
3:45 PM       Alliance selection
4:00 PM       Division Elimination rounds
5:00 PM       Final Match
7:00 PM       End of Event

Sich freiwillig melden

Welcome, it takes a lot of volunteers to make this a successful event. Thank you for volunteering. No experience necessary to volunteer, come help out and join in the fun. Please feel free to sign up for multiple shifts, duties.  Parents, family and freinds associated with teams make for amazing volunteers, and it is far more rewarding to volunteer than to simply watch the event. As an added bonus, volunteers receive food and an event T-shirt!

Check back soon for a  volunteer link.

If you have further questions about volunteering, please contact:

Andrew Dahlen   - Cell 218-791-4010 - Email: [email protected]

Richtlinie für not-/schlechtwettersituationen

Teams are advised to watch for weather or emergency related cancellations.   If the tournament must be cancelled or postponed, the name of the tournament will change to cancelled or postponed.  In the event of a cancellation or postponement, teams will be sent additional information via Email. 

Please call Andrew Dahlen 218-791-4010 if you have questions.

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: 

This situation is highly unlikely and an 80% refund will be provided.

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

Teams have two weeks after registration to pay for this event. Unpaid teams will be moved to the waitling list.  Unpaid registraions can only hold a team's spot at this event for a short two weeks.  Once a team has paid the registraion fee, no refunds will be given.

Date: 31-Oct-2024 - 2-Nov-2024
Alerus Center
1200 S 42nd St
Grand Forks, North Dakota 58201
United States



Check out the Where to Stay and Travel tools on Visit Greater Grand Forks:



GFK - Grand Forks International Airport: - 6.5 Miles to Alerus Center

FAR - Hector International Airport - - 75 Miles to Alerus Center


Hotel attached to Alerus Center:


1000 South 42nd St, Grand Forks, North Dakota, 58201



Hotel Room Blocks

A number of hoeld blocks have been reserved for this event: 

  • Canad Inns: 50 rooms @ $159/night + tax
  • Sleep Inn: 30 rooms @ $169/night + tax
  • SpringHill Suites: 20 rooms @ $139/night + tax


Judging Format

All In-Person Judging - The Team Interviews and Engineering Notebooks will be judged in-person the day of the event. Teams should bring a physical copy of their notebook to submit to the judges.



Please know that unpaid registrations will will be given two weeks from the date of registration to arrange payment.  This two weeks to pay policy superceeds the the payment deadline of September 27th.  Signature events fill up quickly and typically have a long waiting list eager to get registered.   After two weeks, unpaid teams will receive notification via email and be moved to the waitlist loosing their reserved spot. We understand that it can take some time to make payment, and some flexibility can be earned with good communication.  

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












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