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Belmont Bot Bash VRC Tipping Point Tournament

Event Code
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Spots Open
Event Region
New Hampshire/Vermont
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

This January, the Shaker Regional Robotics Team will be hosting its fourth annual competition where upwards of 35 teams from across the region will be participating in this years VRC challenge, Tipping Point. As a Qualifier it is one of a handful of opportunities teams have to qualify for the New Hampshire State Championship this February.

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: In-Person judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 22-Jan-2022

Belmont High School
255 Seavey Road
Belmont, New Hampshire 03220
United States

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7:30 - 8:45

Pits Open

This time is meant for teams to get settled and organized for the competition. In order to participate they must check in and pass inspection. During this time teams will also begin judges interviews, where a panel of judges will ask each team a series of questions and assess individual robot designs. 

9:00 - 2:00

Opening Ceremony 

Qualification Rounds

Immediately following the opening ceremony at 9:00am, the tournament begins and teams will:


  • Be randomly paired to compete together as an alliance in a match. 


  • A match consists of two alliances (Red and Blue) competing against each other in the Starstruck challenge. 


  • A round is completed when every team has competed in a match, after which new alliances are randomly selected and a new round begins. 


The qualification round will consist of 7-9 rounds where teams will accumulate points to achieve a tournament ranking.


Final Alliance Selection

During this time the top ranked teams will select two other teams to compete as an alliance through the Elimination round. 

3:00 - 4:00

Elimination Round 

Judges Awards

This round will determine which teams make it to the Finals Round

  • A total of 8 alliances will compete in the elimination round. 


  • An alliance must win in a best of three series against an opposing alliance in order to advance to the next round. 


  • In between elimination rounds, Judges Awards* will be presented to the teams who earned them.    

4:00 - 5:00

Finals Round & 

Award Ceremony

All teams that make the finals round will qualify for the NH State Championship this February. The winning alliance is again determined in a best of three format. The final round will immediately be followed by an awards ceremony. 


Volunteers for the event consist of a combination of regional volunteer refs, current students, parents, alumni from our program, representatives from local industries, and the Belmont Rotary Club. 

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Winter is coming. If for any reason travel is unsafe and the event has to be postponed, we will do our best to make the call the day before the event is scheduled at the latest. If for some reason the event cannot be rescheduled, then a refund will be processed for all registered teams. 

Refund Policy

Request for a refund must be processed a week prior to the event unless the event itself is either cancelled or postponed. Failure to due this will result in a refund of $25.00, otherwise all refund requests or refunds due to event cancellation will be processed as $50 ($55 less the $5 REC processing fee)

Health and Safety Policies

Requirments surrounding masks, distancing, spectators, capacity, ect. will be based on CDC guidelines for our region presented near the time of the event. Hand sanitizing stations will be set up throughout the event. We will be setting up the Gym in a way the maximizes capacity and distancing as well as implementing a one way flow for teams to follow. The pit area will be expanded from the cafe into the gym as needed to ensure teams have enough space. Pit areas will be sanitized before the event and common surfaces used sanitized throughout the duration of the event. 

Date: 22-Jan-2022
Belmont High School
255 Seavey Road
Belmont, New Hampshire 03220
United States

Travel Info

We are a small high school located in the lakes region in Central New Hampshire. Given the event is taking place in the midst of our winter where conditions can widely vary. This means roads can be slick even without bad weather. Church St. leading up to the high school is steep and can be bypassed by taking Wildlife Blvd or Seavey Rd. which both can be accessed a few miles North of the 106/140 intersection in Belmont on route 106 (heading towards Laconia) as needed. This is especially advised if leaving the school in winter slick winter conditions.