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Glenbrook South VEX V5RC HS/MS Qualifier; Glenview, Illinois

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VEX V5 Robotics Competition
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Early-Bird Registration Opens
1-Aug-2024 12:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
14-Sep-2024 12:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
19-Oct-2024 12:00 EDT
Payment Deadline
26-Oct-2024 12:00 EDT
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Allgemeine information


This competition is on October 26th, 2024 and is open to High School and Middle School VRC teams

Welcome to the Glenbrook South High School VEX Robotics Competition! This event is a Qualifier for the State Championship! Please check the Awards tab for information on which awards will qualify teams for State Championship.

The format for this competiton will be 16 teams, preferably 4 teams from 4 schools.  No Juding and No Skills Challenge. We are just going to run a 16 team touranment and crown Tournament Champions and Finalists.  Only the Tournament Champions will qualify for the State Championship.

Competition Preparation:

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

1. Review the rules and run through the inspection checklist about a week before the competition so your team has ample time for adjustments. The inspection checklist can be found on the Documents tab. Additional information on rules can be found on the Official VEX Forums.

2. Pack for the event the day before, and remember to bring the following:

  • Goggles/Safety Glasses

  • Spare parts & tools

  • Batteries and chargers

  • Programming cable

  • Power strip

  • Laptop computer

  • Engineering notebook

3. Remember that safety comes first. Please don't bring tools that pose a safety risk to your team or others nearby. Absolutely no grinding or other actions that create sparks.

4. Make sure the robot components have been updated to the latest firmware revision:

5. Each player and coach/mentor must have a completed and signed Participation and Consent Form. The team coach/mentor will need to collect the completed forms for all team members attending the event and turn them in at the check-in table. The form can be found on the Documents tab.

Waiting List:

If this event is full, please feel free to add your team to the Waiting List and then contact the Event Partner (Primary Contact on the General Info tab). You must be in the online waiting list through robot events to be added if a spot opens. If you are moved from the Waiting List to the Registered Teams List, please be prepared to pay for the event promptly at your account, or make arrangements with the Event Partner to pay directly at the tournament.

Walk-up Teams & Walk-Up Skills:

Walk-up teams WILL NOT be permitted to compete, either in the tournament or to run Skills Only. There are no exceptions. If your team wishes to compete, they must register before the registration deadline.

State Qualification:

State Qualifying Spots are initially assigned based on the capacity of the event. After registration closes, and before the event, spots may be adjusted to reflect the number of teams registered for the event. Qualifying Spots are assigned by the REC Foundation. The assignments are calculated based on the number of spots available for State Championship, the number and size of qualfying events in the State, and the historical double-qualification rates for the State. If 10 or more teams are registered at each level of a blended event (Middle School and High School) the Excellence Award must be offered at each level. The total number of state qualifying spots will increase by one. Questions on State Qualifying spot assignments may be directed to your REC Foundation Regional Support Manager Bill Ryno by email at: [email protected]

Elimination Brackets for all Illinois VRC Events:

Up to 32 teams at an event will compete in the Elimination Rounds; all teams at an event are elibible for Alliance Selection, not just the top 32-ranked teams. If there are an odd number of teams, unfortunately the last team will not be able to compete in the Elimination Rounds. Refer to the Documents tab for a PDF of the 16-alliance elimination bracket. If an event has fewer than 16 alliances, the highest-seed alliances receive a bye. The Tournament Manager software automatically calculates the elimination brackets for the number of alliances competing. 

Following the Qualifying Criteria, Finals Alliances are 2 teams. Finals matches are determined by the winner of one match. Ties will be replayed until a winner is determined. Event Partners may run elimination brackets in any legal configuration they wish, but are encouraged to follow the standard for the State. Questions on Elimination Brackets may be directed to your REC Foundation Event Engagement Manager by email at: [email protected].

Klassenstufe: All

Herausforderung der roboterfähigkeiten: Ja

Judging Format: No Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Datum: 26-Oct-2024

Glenbrook South High School
4000 West Lake Avenue
Glenview, Illinois 60026
United States


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7:30am - Doors open to teams
8:00am - 8:30am Team Check-in (Late teams must contact Justin Zummo or the match schedule will be run without the team, and match schedules cannot be re-run.)
8:00am - 9:30am Inspection
9:50am - Drivers Meeting/Opening Ceremonies
10:00am - 12:30pm - Qualification Rounds
12:30pm - 1:00pm - Lunch
1:00pm - 3:15pm - Qualification Rounds
3:30pm - Alliance Selection
4:00pm - 5:15pm - Eliminations & Awards

Sich freiwillig melden

If you are interested in volunteering for this event please contact Justin Zummo at [email protected]

Richtlinie für not-/schlechtwettersituationen

In the event of bad weather please email [email protected] to let him know you are having issues.

If the event is cancelled due to weather or any other unforseen circumstance, it will be posted here on this event website.

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: All payments will be refunded.

If a Coach/Mentor completes registration for the event then chooses to withdraw or not attend: Teams that wish to withdraw before the tournament will receive no refund unless another team from the waiting list can fill the team’s spot. If a team withdraws before the tournament due to extenuating circumstances, the Event Partners will consider whether a refund is appropriate. Refunds in this instance will be rare.

Date: 26-Oct-2024
Glenbrook South High School
4000 West Lake Avenue
Glenview, Illinois 60026
United States


The tournament will be held in the GBS Makerspace which is situated on the North side of the building.  Please park in the north parking located off Pfingsten Road and enter the building through door RR.

Judging Format

There will not be any Judging at this event.