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Battle at the Bolt (MS/HS)

30-Sep-2023 Add to Calendar
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
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Field Control System
VEXNet Field Control
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Max Registrations per Organization
Early-Bird Registration Opens
22-Aug-2023 12:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
19-Aug-2023 12:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
22-Sep-2023 16:18 EDT
Payment Deadline
22-Sep-2023 09:05 EDT
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

Allgemeine information

Welcome to THE BATTLE AT THE BOLT VEX Robotics Competition! 

Hello Teams and Welcome to BATB!

Thank you for signing up for our event. Please complete your payment before the event date.  

Participant Release Form:  Participant Releases are Electronic again and need to be submitted by Sept 7th. The link is in the Document Tab.

Notebooks:  If your team is submitting a notebook please have a paper copy ready for our judges. 

Pizza:  Pizza order form will go out the week before the tourney.  

Inspections:  Coaches, Please help speed up our inspection time in the morning of by checking your students' robots prior to the day of event and update the firmware to the brain.  We will be performing inspections Friday evening or Saturday morning.

Team Meeting:  Our Head Referee and his team of scorekeepers are also VEXU competitors.  Rest assured that they are well versed in the rules and highly passionate about the game. We encourage your teams to bring all your questions to the meeting and we will do our best to offer clarity.  

Skills Field:  As soon as you have passed inspection your team may enter the skills field line.  We will have the GPS CODE wrapped around the perimeter.   Skills field will close promptly at the start of Elimination matches.  Those running skills will be brought over the elimination matches to help referee.

Qualification Matches: Our Goal is start matches at 10AM.  Each team will have atleast 5 qualification matches.

Lunch:  We currently have a Lunch break scheduled for our awesome volunteers at 12-1pm, this is subject to change.

Alliance Selection:  Our Goal is start this process around 2:30PM.

Elimination Matches:   Single elimination, no best of three for the finals. 

Awards:  We will be awarding 3 Judged honors (Excellence, Design and Judges) along with Tournament Champions and Skills Champion after the Finals.  

Thank You to all the teams for coming to this event and all our wonderful volunteers!  Together we will have the best time!

Thanks for attending!

Any questions or comments: [email protected]

Klassenstufe: All

Herausforderung der roboterfähigkeiten: Ja

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Datum: 30-Sep-2023

Ignite Institute
37 Atlantic Avenue
Erlanger, Kentucky 41018
United States


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Tentative Schedule:


6:00 - 8:30 pm Inspection and Skills


Doors Open : 8:00 am

Inspection/ Skills open : 8:30 am

Drivers Meeting : 9:30 am

Qualification Matches : 10:00 am

Lunch: 12:00 -1:00 pm

Alliance Selection 2:30 pm (subject to change)

Finals 3:30 pm (subject to change)

Awards 4:30 pm (subject to change)

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Volunteers are welcomed and lunch will be provided.  Signup here:

Please contact Beth Koch at [email protected] or 859-620-0087 with any questions.

Richtlinie für not-/schlechtwettersituationen

The event may be rescheduled in case of emergency/bad weather. Coaches will be contacted if issues arise.

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: 

  • All but 5.00 dollars will be returned to teams

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

  • Refunds will not be given to teams cancelling less than two weeks before the competition. Refunds will be sent out from the event to teams who cancel in due time. If teams registered and paid through robotevents we must receive the funds from robotevents first, this sometimes takes 3-6 months. Refund from robotevents will deduct 10%.



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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.