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VRC, Bay Area Spin Up #3, MS Only, In-Person, with Standard Judging

12-Feb-2023 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
Spots Open
Event Region
California - Region 2
Max Registrations per Organization
Standard Registration Opens
12-Dec-2022 20:00 EST
Registration Deadline
8-Feb-2023 20:00 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Ravenswoood Middle school  invite your teams to participate in the first Bay Area VRC Spin Up Tournament to be held at East Palo Alto, CA

We strive to conduct the event in a safe manner.

Looking forward to seeing your teams at the "Bay Area Spin Up #3".

Visit for the webcast.

Please note: all events will receive state championship award bids based on the REC Foundation Qualifying Criteria. As such, this event must meet all requirements for a Qualifying Event to receive bids for the state championship released in August 2022. 


Grade Level: MS

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging,You will need to submit you notebooks remotely

Grade Level: Middle School

Skills Challenge Offered: No

Judging Format: Remote Engineering Notebooks

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 12-Feb-2023

Cesar Chavez Ravenswood Middle School
2450 Ralmar Avenue
East Palo Alto, California 94303
United States

Contact Information

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8:00 AM

  Doors, pits, and practice fields open; Check-In  and inspection begin, 

9:00 AM

  Inspection closes and the Event Meeting begins

9:30 AM

  Qualification matches begin

12:00 PM

  Lunch break begins

12:30 PM

  Qualification matches resume

2:30 PM

  Qualification matches and skills conclude

3:30 PM

  Alliance selection begins

4:00 PM

  Finals matches begin

5:00 PM

  Tournament  Champions are crowned at awards ceremony.

As always we will do our very best to keep this tournament moving, Skills Challenge is optional and will close promptly at 2:30, if you are still in-line it will still close). Please plan accordingly. The tournament takes president over all other activities. The judges will check match list and make sure that you have time to be on time for matches. Remember it is out hope to run and efficient event and we depend on you all to arrive at the queuing table at minimum of one match prior to your matches. There are occasions when we get ahead of the posted times it is your job to check frequently as to if your match has been called. We will call your team three times if you are not at queuing table or on the field when it’s time for your match we will move on.

Those of you using string for your end game we need you to remove your robot from the field help reset then reel in your string so that matches can be run smoothly.  


We always appreciate volunteers. Please contact [email protected] / 209-670-1003, if you're interested in volunteering:

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Bad weather should not affect this event. In case of a cancellation, the event partner will contact you as early as possible. Teams should make sure their contact information in is up to date and includes both school and non-school phone numbers.

Refund and Payment Policies

Teams who have registered but have not paid or submitted a PO 4-weeks prior to the event will be removed from the event unless a special arrangement has been made with the Event Partner.

The registration contains a $5 RobotEvents processing fee that is non-refundable

If the event is canceled, a full event registration (minus $5) refund will be given to all paid teams. However, no other refunds will be granted.  Teams are responsible for their own transportation and hotel costs.

Judging Format

Please review the following Judging Format options and keep the ones that apply to your event, and delete the others that do not apply. Please see the Remote Judging section of the Guide to Judging for more information.


  •  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.