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Tri-City United VEX Robotics Tournament

Blended VRC MS/HS

6-Jan-2024 Add to Calendar
Código de evento
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Tipo de evento
Event Format
Field Control System
VEXNet Field Control
Plazas disponibles
Event Region
Max Registrations per Organization
Early-Bird Registration Opens
9-Oct-2023 16:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
25-Nov-2023 16:00 EST
Registration Deadline
3-Jan-2024 16:00 EST
Payment Deadline
20-Dec-2023 16:00 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

Información general

Welcome to the Tri-City United VEX Robotics Touranment. This event will be our 4th, and will be located again at the Le Center K-8 Building. This will be a mixed tournament with both middle school and high school students. If you have any questions feel free to email the EP: Jeff Ballman @ [email protected]

Registration Information

All participating teams must be registered with VEX Robotics and the Robot Events website and have an official team number before registering for this event. Tournament fees must be paid before teams are allowed to compete. Registration and payments should be made through the Robot Events website.

Engineering notebooks

We will be collecting Physical engineering notebooks during check-in. 

Lunch and Concessions

The concession stand will be a fundraiser run by our middle school robotics program. They will be open all tournament. This will be a cash only stand so remind your students to bring money for concessions. 

  • All Day: Candy, Pop, Pizza
  • Morning: Donuts
  • Around 10:30: Beefy Nachos w/ cheese, Walking tacos, and hotdogs
  • Around 11:30: Pizza

Elimination Matches

Up to 32 teams will participate in elimination matches.  All elimination matches will be best of 1

Competition Preparation

All teams should come prepared for competition. Here are a few steps that every team should take to ensure that they are prepared.

Review all game information:

  1. Review the rules and run through the inspection checklist about a week before the competition so that there is ample time for adjustments. Robots must use VEX V5 parts. Please self inspect before arriving at the tournament using the V5 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

    • Power strip and extension cord

    • Laptop computer

    • Programming cable

    • Engineering notebook (Required for judged awards)

    • Banners and other decorations for your team pit table

    • Giveaways if you have them

  5. Be sure to read VEX Tournaments 101.

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

  7. Prep for your interviews with the judges and read the Judge's Guide. 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 teams are close to each other in the venue pit area. Also, remember no grinding or other actions that create sparks, ask the tournament director for a safe location if grinding is needed.

  9. Ensure that you have the latest version of programming software and firmware for your V5 Brain.

Participation and Consent Form

A completed form for all participants must be uploaded to prior to the tournament. Team leaders will need to check that all team members attending the event have completed the online consent form prior to the tournament. Instructions on how to upload consent forms in English or Spanish is given here: VEX Consent Form (English) or VEX Consent Form (Spanish)

Nivel académico : All

Concurso de habilidades de robots ofrecido: Sí

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Fecha: 6-Jan-2024

Lugar / ubicación:
Tri-City United Le Center PreK-8
West Tyrone Street
Le Center, Minnesota 56057
United States

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Tentative Agenda (subject to change):

7:30 AM: Check in/inspection; Practice Fields Open
8:30 AM: All teams need to be checked in & notebooks turned in (not digital notebooks)
9:00 AM: Check in/Inspection closes
9:15 AM: Opening Ceremony/Team Meeting
9:30 AM: Qualification rounds begin
12:30 PM: Lunch Break
1:00PM: Qualification rounds continue
3:00 PM: End qualifications
3:15 PM: Alliance Selection for elimination rounds
3:30 PM: Elimination rounds
4:30 PM: Closing and Awards Ceremony


Please contact Event Partner (EP) if you would like to volunteer for the event. 

Política de emergencia/mal tiempo

If the event is canceled, then canceled will appear in the title of the event.

Refund and Payment Policies

Refunds will not be offered for the event if a team withdraws.

Refunds will not be offered if the event should have to cancel for any reason.


WebCast will not be available today. 

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.