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GT Robotics January VRC 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
South Dakota
Max Registrations per Organization
Standard Registration Opens
16-Oct-2023 16:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
3-Jan-2024 16:00 EST
Payment Deadline
25-Dec-2023 16:00 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

Información general


Groton Area High School - Old Gym. South of the Arena

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 at this event for judging.

Lunch and Concessions

Participants are welcome to bring their own food, drinks, and snacks. Concessions will be available.

Finals Matches

Up to 24 teams will participate in the finals matches.  Finals are single elimination.

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: Current Game Webpage

  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:
Groton High School Gym
502 North 2nd Street
Groton, South Dakota 57445
United States

Información de contacto

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8;30 AM Doors Open-Inspection Begins

9:30 Team Check-In Ends

Teams MUST be checked in by 9:30. The Match Schedule will be run at that time and CANNOT be re-run. If you're runnig late, call so that you can be added to the schedule.

9:45 Inspection Ends

9:45 Driver Meeting

10:00 Qualifying Matches/Skills Begin

2:00 Qualifying Matches/Skills End

2:00 Alliance Selection

2:15 Finals Matches

2:45 Awards


No volunteers needed

Política de emergencia/mal tiempo

We will run the tournament unless there is a Blizzard Warning. Use your own judgement for your own teams attendance.

Refund and Payment Policies

Refunds will be given if we cancel the tournemnet for some unforseen non-weather related issue. Refunds will NOT be given if the tournament is cancelled due to weather. Refunds will NOT be given for a team that withdraws.

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.