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Battle in the Big Country - VRC HS/MS Over Under Tournament

3-Feb-2024 Add to Calendar
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Format
Field Control System
Smart Field Control
Verfügbare plätze
Event Region
Texas - Region 5
Max Registrations per Organization
Standard Registration Opens
8-Dec-2023 12:00 EST
Registration Deadline
31-Jan-2024 14:00 EST
Payment Deadline
8-Nov-2023 18:28 EST
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  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

Allgemeine information

Welcome to our second VRC event of the year, "Battle in the Big Country - Over Under", sponsored by ATEMS Robotics. 

We will have two competition fields, one Skills field, and one practice field. We need two additional Over Under field element sets so if your team is willing to bring a complete field element set to this competition, please email [email protected] or call 325-733-7439 before completing the registering for our tournament and ATEMS Robotics will pay your team's registration cost. 

All team members attending this event are required to submit the on line consent form through Robot Events

We are very excited to hold this event at our new CTE center. Doors will open at 7:00AM.  Registration and inspection will be from 7:30AM - 8:30AM. Practice rounds will start at approximately 9:00AM and we are asking each team to complete at least one practice round on the competition fields to verify proper connection to the Smart Field controller.

Please contact Larry Haney at [email protected] or Tracy Long at [email protected] if you have any questions or can help us with field elements.

Klassenstufe: All

Herausforderung der roboterfähigkeiten: Ja

Judging Format: Remote Engineering Notebooks

Event Dates & Locations

Datum: 3-Feb-2024

The LIFT Center
2034 Quantum Loop
Abilene, Texas 79602
United States


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Agenda:  Battle in the Big Country - Over Under

This agenda is tentative and subject to change.  ATEMS Robotics reserves the right to change times based on the number of teams competing and other situations that we may encounter throughout the day.

7:00 AM               Doors open 

7:30 AM               Registration begins

                             Pits Open

                             Practice Field opens

                             Inspections begins

8:30 AM               Coaches Meeting

8:45 AM               Driver’s meeting

9:00 AM              Inspection Closes

                           Competition fields open for practice 

                           Skills field opens

10:00 AM             Qualifying matches begin

12:00 PM             Lunch Break

12:45 PM             Qualifying Matches continue

                            Skills field will close at the end of the qualifying matches

3:00 PM               Qualifying Matches end

3:15 PM               Alliance Selection

3:45 PM               Elimination Matches begin

5:00 PM               Awards Ceremony

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If you are interested in volunteering at our event, please contact Larry or Tracy.  Your help will be greatly appreciated and needed.

This event could not happen without our volunteers.  Please arrive at 7:30 AM or the designated time discussed. 

Richtlinie für not-/schlechtwettersituationen

In the event of bad weather this event will be rescheduled, and/or refunds will be issued less the $5.00 REC Foundation administration charge.

Refund and Payment Policies

Refunds will not be avalible for this event unless the event is forced to cancel.

Health and Safety Policies

The health and safety protocols will follow Abilene ISDs district requirements. 

  • At this time no district requirements are in place.


Abilene ISD will LiveStream this tournament as a test run for the state tournament on Feb. 24th.

Click on the provided link and shortly before the competition you should see a link to the ATEMS Robotics event.

Please email Larry [email protected] if you have any comments to help improve this broadcast.


Judging Format

NOTEBOOKS: Teams who would like their notebook judged must submit a digital copy, though Robot Events, no later than Midnight, January 28, 2024.

INTERVIEWS: Team interviews will start after robot inspection. As many interviews as possible will be conducted prior to the start of the tournament at 10:00 AM.