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Trailblazer Bot Battle (MS Only)

Event Code
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Spots Open
Event Region
Max Registrations per Organization
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info



General Info


Welcome to the 3rd Annual Trailblazer Bot Battle.  Spectators will be allowed at this tournament, masking for all in attendance is required

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.

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

3. 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

4. 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 of parts or other actions that create sparks will be allowed in the gym.  A designated area will be made available to teams for alterations.

5. 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..

6. 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.

Grade Level: Middle School

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: In-Person judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 11/19/2021

Gordon Parks Academy
2201 East 25th Street North
Wichita, Kansas 67219
United States

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7:30 AM Doors open and inspections begin

  • At registration, teams will need to turn their engineering notebook (if they have one to present) for Judging
  • Make their intentions known regarding participation in the Skills Event

7:45 AM Inspections Open

8:30 AM Inspections Close

8:45 AM Drivers Meeting

9:00 AM Competition and Judging begins

9:15 AM Skills opens 

12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch Break & Skills-Must register during Check In

1:00-2:30 PM Preliminary rounds continue

2:30 PM Alliance selection

2:45 PM Elimination rounds begin.

3:45 PM Tournament Concludes and Awards Ceremony begins.

4:00 PM Conclusion of Tournament


Please contact Cory McCracken at if you are interested in volunteering or have suggestions of people within the community that you think may have an interest in getting involved.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the event of bad weather, the event will be rescheduled.

Refund Policy

There will be no refunds issued for this event, unless the event has been cancelled for a weather related reason and has not been rescheduled.

Health and Safety Policies


  • Maximum of 4 students per team and 1 coach for each program will be allowed inside
  • Masks will be worn by everybody for the duration of the event, no exceptions
  • No charging stations will be provided
  • All judging will be done in person



Join us live at 9:00 am on event day!