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The Great Philosopher's Get Together (VRC)

12-Feb-2023 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
Spots Open
Event Region
Florida - South
Max Registrations per Organization
Early-Bird Registration Opens
9-Dec-2022 09:00 EST
Standard Registration Opens
1-Jan-2023 09:00 EST
Registration Deadline
3-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

This is a South Florida State Qualifying ‘Spin Up’ event for the 2022-23 year. It will be held at Don Estridge High Tech Middle School (1798 NW Spanish River Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33431. Spectators are welcome (no fee), and VOLUNTEERS are even more welcome 

All attendees are expected to abide by the code of conduct. All participants are expected to complete the participant release form which can (if you open it and read how) ALSO be submitted ONLINE by the team coach for this and future events! (a printable version is also available in Spanish).  

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: No

Judging Format: Remote Engineering Notebooks

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 12-Feb-2023

Don Estridge High Tech Middle School
1798 Spanish River Boulevard
Boca Raton, Florida 33431
United States

Contact Information

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Tentative Agenda

Doors open 7:45AM (Check in and inspections open immediately)

Check-in until 8:30 (FIRM--if you hit traffic, you MUST call 561 523 2810 to be included in match list)

Skills field opens at 8:30 - 9:15

Inspections COMPLETE at 9 (Again, this is FIRM--bring robots ready to compete)

Driver's meeting 9:15

Opening ceremonies 9:30

Qualifying matches begin 9:45

Lunch break 12:30-1:15

Qualifying matches resume 1:30

Skills field closes at 3

Qualifying matches end 3:30

Alliance selection 3:30-4

Eliminations 4-5

Closing ceremonies 5-5:30



YES! We do need volunteers!

Volunteers are the heart of every VEX competition--without them the event simply cannot function. In a perfect world, every robot team would provide at least 2 adult volunteers at every event.

There are lots of different roles that need to be filled, with varying degrees of expertise and physical activity. Check out the 'Volunteers' tab at for an overview of the various volunteer roles.

PLEASE have one or two of your team parents email me at [email protected] with the subject "The Great Philosopher" in the subject line. I will get back to them ASAP, and thanks in advance!!

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy


Due to the many demands on our facilities, we will not postpone this event.

From There is $5.00 USD fee, per registration, that will be withheld to cover website maintenance, processing fees, reporting, accounting, and system updates.

Refund and Payment Policies


Refunds* will ONLY be issued at the event coordinators discretion. Please only register robots/teams that intend to attend. Due to the limited space for events, we will not issue a refund for a 'no show.'

According to RECF policy, $5.00 of each registration is used by their organization for processing and is NOT REFUNDABLE.

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.