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Supernova Spectacular Middle School Tournament

V5RC : High Stakes : Middle School Only

9-Nov-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
Smart Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
California - Region 4
Max Registrations per Organization
Early-Bird Registration Opens
2-Sep-2024 20:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
28-Sep-2024 20:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
28-Oct-2024 20:00 EDT
Payment Deadline
28-Oct-2024 20:00 EDT
This event is closed to registration because:
  • Registration opens at a future date.

General Info

The Science Academy STEM Magnet is excited to host the Annual Supernova Spectacular Middle School Tournament - High Stakes V5RC. This is a middle school-only event taking place on Saturday, November 9, 2024. The High School only tournament will take place on Sunday, November 10, 2024.

The event will be open to 36 middle schools. Winning specific awards at this event will qualify teams to attend the California State Championship. This event will be limited to six teams per organization. Once the event is full, a waiting list will be created for teams who were unable to register. This waiting list will also be available for you to sign up additional teams, but precedence will be given to schools/organizations that are not yet registered. 

The tournament will start promptly, and we will attempt to maintain our scheduled target times throughout the event. Participants who are not in the building by the time driver’s meeting run the risk of being pulled from the tournament and will not receive a refund. 

Skills: During the event, a robotics skills field will be available for students to post scores towards the World rankings. Each team can participate in up to three driver runs and three autonomous runs. Skills will only be available during the qualification matches. Teams are not allowed to wait in the skills line unless they have a robot.

Judging: This event will feature a full range of awards, so please be prepared to participate in in-person judging interviews during the competition. Notebooks will be judged remotely and teams must submit their notebook via by Oct. 30th at 5:00pm.

Concessions: Concessions will be available for competitors and audience members to enjoy. We appreciate all purchases from concessions, as profits will go directly to funding our club's season.

Refund: Refunds for this event are available if requested before the event closes on the REC Robot Events website (Oct. 28th). If you need to request a refund, please contact us directly for assistance.

Participation and Consent Form: A completed form for all participants must be uploaded on prior to check-in.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email the Event Partner, Yuki Mori at [email protected]

Grade Level: Middle School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: Remote Engineering Notebooks / In-Person Interview

Grade Level: Middle School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: Remote Engineering Notebooks

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 9-Nov-2024

The Science Academy STEM Magnet Highly Gifted Highly Accelerated
5525 Vineland Avenue
Los Angeles, California 91601
United States

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Saturday, November 9, 2024 (schedule subject to change) 

7:30 am - Volunteer arrival

8:00 am - Doors open for competitors / Inspection Begins (please have teams get to inspection asap)

9:00 am - Drivers Meeting

9:15 am - Morning Qualification matches / Skills Field Opens 

12:30 pm - Lunch 

1:15 pm - Afternoon Qualification matches

2:45 pm - Skill Fields close

3:00 pm - Alliance Selection

3:30 pm - Elimination matches begin

4:30 pm - Finals and Awards

5:00 pm - Event Ends


Please contact Yuki Mori at [email protected] or 646-283-4115 if you would like to Volunteer for the Annual Supernova Spectacular - Middle School Only

Help in the concession stand, field reset, competition support, and judging support is appreciated.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

The Event is held indoors and will not be affected by rain.

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: 

Refunds will be provided in a timely manner to all participants that paid in full for the event. 

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

All requests for refunds must be made before the event closes on the REC Robot Events website (Oct. 28th). Refunds, if approved, will be processed within one month following the event. 

Payment in full is required before the event closes on the REC Robot Events website (Oct. 28th).  All teams not paid in full by this date will be dropped from the event.

Thank you.


Please check back for the link to the Live Steam 

Judging Format


  •  Digital Engineering Notebook Submissions / In Person Team Interviews: Team interviews will be conducted in-person at the event. Engineering notebooks will be submitted digitally for evaluation  via a link found within the "My Account" panel of the team contact on RobotEvents. A submission deadline that may be scheduled ahead of the event date.