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Tom Dickey Memorial VEX Robotics Tournament - Tipping Point

Código de evento
VEX Robotics Competition
Tipo de evento
Event Format
Plazas disponibles
Event Region
Max Registrations per Organization
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

** Facemasks are currently required at ALL times in ALL OPS Buildings **

Judging Information

We have canceled the Judging portion of this event, our appologies.

Registration Information

All participating teams must be registered with VEX Robotics and the Robot Events website and have their official team number for this event.  Tournament fees must be paid before teams will be allowed to compete.  

Lunch and Concessions

Full concessions will be available from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm.  Lunch specials will be available on site.

Competition Preparation

This event is sure to be a fast-paced and exciting event. 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 that there is ample time for adjustments. V5 Inspection checklist found Robot Inspection Checklist.

2. Check the official VEX forums for rule updates and changes.

3. Carefully read all of the information contained in the tournament posting on

4. Pack for the event the day before the day of departure. Here are a few items that you don't want to forget.
Goggles/Safety Glasses
Spare parts & tools
Batteries and chargers
Programming cable
Power strip
Laptop computer
Engineering notebook (if you have one, helpful for Judges, Design and
Excellence Awards )
Banners and other decorations for your team pit
Giveaways if you have them

5. Be sure to read 101 Things I wish I’d Known Before My First Vex Tournament 

6. Review the descriptions and criteria for the awards that are being given during the tournament.

7. Prep for your interviews with the judges. Check the awards tab to see what awards will be given during the tournament.

8. Remember that safety comes first, please don't bring tools that pose a safety risk to your team, or others nearby as the venue is a very tight fit. Also, remember no grinding or other actions that create sparks.

9. Understand how the game will be played. VEX participants are more than welcome to watch the referee training videos before they attend a tournament. The referee training videos can be found here.

10. Read through the Robot troubleshooting guide. The guide can be found here.

Participation and Consent Form

A completed form for all participants must be turned in during check-in. Team leaders will need to collect the completed forms for all team members attending the event and turn them in to the registration desk when checking in.
Download the VEX/RECF Consent & Waiver Form.  participant-consent-form-spanish.

Nivel académico : All

Concurso de habilidades de robots ofrecido: Sí

Judging Format: No judging

Event Dates & Locations

Fecha: 10/30/2021

Lugar / ubicación:
Omaha South Magnet High School
4519 South 24th Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68107
United States

Información de contacto

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  7:00 a.m.      Doors Open
  7:30 a.m.  -   8:30 a.m.   Team Registration
  7:30 a.m.  -   9:30 a.m.   Inspections

  9:30 a.m.  -   1:00 p.m.   Team Interviews/Presentations  

Judging has been canceled for this event

  9:30 a.m.  -   2:00 p.m.   Skills Challenge
  9:45 a.m.  -   9:55 a.m.   Opening Ceremony

  9:55 a.m.  - 10:10 a.m.   Drivers Meeting
10:15 a.m.  - 12:00 p.m.   Qualification Matches
12:00 p.m.  - 12:30 p.m.   Lunch Break
12:30 p.m.  -   3:30 p.m.   Qualification Matches
  3:30 p.m.  -   3:50 p.m.   Alliance Selection
  4:00 p.m.  -   5:00 p.m.   Elimination Matches and Design Award Presented
  5:00 p.m.  -   5:10 p.m.   Awards Ceremony


We are always looking for good volunteers. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Jim Mayberger at or Jeff Erixon at or 531-299-8505

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the case of inclement weather, all team advisors will be contacted via email. While sometimes weather can be unpredictable, usually we will make a decision by 4:00pm the day before the event, if not earlier. I will also update the "EVENT NAME" to read "CANCELED" at the top.

Please ensure your contact information in Robotevents is current

Depending on the circumstances, we will make every effort to reschedule, rather than outright cancel the event.

Refund Policy

- Full refund if request is make 3 weeks prior to event (minus $5.00, per registration, if paid through Robotevents)

- Half refund if request is made 2 weeks prior to event (minus $5.00, per registration, if paid through Robotevents)

- No refund if request is made less than 2 weeks prior to event.

Health and Safety Policies

Student, coach, spectator, and volunteer safety is of upmost concern.

** Facemasks are currently required at ALL times in ALL OPS Buildings **

Covid Contingency Plan

In the event there is a COVID disruption to our event, we will implement one of the following plans:

A. Judging Options include:  Video Judging only, In person, hybrid of video and in person or eliminate Judging for this event.


B. Reduce the number of team allowed, lowering the maximum number of teams per school, and allowing teams in based on who registered first


C. Change the format into a 4 x 16 tournament similar to Omaha North’s Tournament last December 12, 2020 (Teams will be placed in their preferred time slot based on the order of registration)


D. Other options may also be implemented as the situations arise

Please contact Jeff Erixon at 402-660-3134 or with questions or concerns.