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Battle by the Beach VEX V5 Robotics Competition Signature Event

High School

8-Nov-2024 - 10-Nov-2024 Add to Calendar
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Format
Field Control System
Smart Field Control
Verfügbare plätze
Event Region
Texas - Region 3
Max Registrations per Organization
Standard Registration Opens
31-Jul-2024 12:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
25-Oct-2024 12:00 EDT
Payment Deadline
25-Oct-2024 12:00 EDT

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

Region Maximum % # Spots Allowed # Spots Remaining
Texas - Region 3 50% 60 60
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event has been canceled.
  • Registration opens at a future date.

Allgemeine information


Battle by the Beach


Battle by the Beach is a 4th year Signature Event! We will be housed at the in the Main, at Texas A&M Galveston. We offer insight into the Maritime engineering programs on campus. A&M offers a robust curriculum ideal for current robotics students.  From Computer Science to Maritime Engineering the possibilities are endless.  Come take a peek at one of the most unique campuses.  Teams will enjoy driving up and seeing the dolphins jump and the Kennedy at the dock. Col. Fossum, the former American Astronaut and president of the University always wins over the students with his inspirational speeches.  If you are looking to inspire your students to continue their polished skills to the University level this event is a MUST!

Day one- Team check-in and inspections. Skills runs and Explorations. Come check out all the campus has to offer. From underwater robotics demos to the Amazing Ship simulators. Students can try their hand at navigating a ship through a CAT 3 Hurricane in the Port. 

Day  Two:  Skills runs and Qualification matches. 

Day Three: Conclusion of skills & qualifying matches. Finals and awards

As requested by popular demand, the pits will all be located in the MAIN. The only walking will be exploring the ship simulators and demos offered on Day 1.  

Custom trophies will still be implemented, and if needed, contact information can be shared to order duplicates for the whole team. Pins will also be back again!

Referees will be all World Championship referees or former World Championship winners- They know their stuff- so your teams will have a quality experience. 


Klassenstufe: High School

Herausforderung der roboterfähigkeiten: Ja

Judging Format: Remote Interviews & Notebooks

Event Dates & Locations

Datum: 8-Nov-2024 - 10-Nov-2024

Texas A&M University at Galveston
200 Seawolf Parkway
Galveston, Texas 77554
United States


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Day one: 

9:30- Team check-in and inspection open. Practice fields open.  Follow-up interviews.

10:00- Skills Opens / Underwater robotics demos/ Ship simulators/ and Exploration

12:00-1:00 Lunch break (practice fields stay open) 

1:00-Skills Resume

4:00 Skills ends/ inspection check-in end/ - match schedule created-(all teams must be checked in at this point) 

4:30- Venue closes

Day 2: 

9:00- Venue Opens

9:30- Qualification matches start

12:00- 1:00- Lunch (skills and Qualls on hold for lunch) 

1:00- Qualification matches and skills resume

5:00- Qualification matches and Skills end for the day

5:30- Venue Closes

Day 3

9:00- Venue Opens

9:30 - Skills and Qualification matches start

12:00- Skills and qualification matches end

12:15- 12:30  Aliance selection

12:30-1:45 Division finals & Division awards

3:30- Overall finals

4:25 - Awards (Col. Fossum) 

5:30 Venue closes. 



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Click the link below. We will cover lunch for Full days worked, and provide T-shirts.

Richtlinie für not-/schlechtwettersituationen

If the event of bad weather we will communicate our plans on Slack to all teams and coaches. If the weather is deemed to be severe enough to affect the tournament, we will reschedule.

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: 

A refund will be provided to the registered teams minus the processing fee for RECF. 

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

A refund will NOT be provided. Please ensure you can attend prior to holding spots. 

Health and Safety Policies

Please refer to the Medical response plan linked here-->

Date: 8-Nov-2024 - 10-Nov-2024
Texas A&M University at Galveston
200 Seawolf Parkway
Galveston, Texas 77554
United States


We will have  Hotel blocks availbe as soon as registration opens. These blocks will provide discounted rates. 


Clear Life Media will provide our live stream.

Judging Format

  •  All Remote Judging - The Initial Team Interviews will be conducted remotely, and Engineering Notebooks will be submitted to judges digitally via a link found within the "My Account" panel of the team contact on RobotEvents.  Initial Interviews and Notebook submission deadlines may be scheduled ahead of the event date.

Notebooks will be due October 25th. To avoid stress, please ensure links are published at the begning of the school year in robot events. Students are encouraged to work on their notebooks through the event. Links are live so there is always the ability for students to edit. 

Interviews will be scheduled for he week of October 7th and the 14th. Multiple dates and times will be available. The team as a whole should be present. 

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 and other events as deemed necessary by the REC Foundation
    • 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