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Battle in the Big Country - VRC HS Spin Up Tournament

12-Nov-2022 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
VEXNet Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
Texas - Region 5
Max Registrations per Organization
Standard Registration Opens
16-Sep-2022 12:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
9-Nov-2022 12:00 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Welcome to our first VRC event of the year, "Battle in the Big Country - Spin Up", sponsored by ATEMS Robotics. 

We will have two competition fields, one Skills field, and a practice field for our tournament.  We will need two additional Spin Up field element sets.  If your team is willing to bring their complete field element set to this competition, please email [email protected] or call 325-733-7439 before registering and we will give one of your teams free registration for this tournament.  The first two teams contacting us will receive this offer.

All team members attending this event are required to submit the on line consent form through Robot Events

We are very excited to hold this event at our new CTE center. Doors will open at 7:00AM.  Registration and inspection will be from 7:30AM - 8:30AM. Practice rounds will start at approximately 9:00AM and we are asking each team to complete one practice round to verify proper connection to the VEXnet controller.

Please contact Larry Haney at larry.ha[email protected] or Allison Stanley at [email protected] if you have any questions or can help us with field elements.


Grade Level: High School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 12-Nov-2022

The LIFT Center
2034 Quantum Loop
Abilene, Texas 79602
United States

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Agenda:  Battle in the Big Country - Spin Up

This agenda is tentative and subject to change.  ATEMS Robotics reserves the right to change times based on the number of teams competing and other situations that we may encounter throughout the day.

7:00 AM               Doors open 

7:30 AM               Registration begins

                             Pits Open

                             Practice Field opens

                             Inspections begins

8:30 AM               Driver’s meeting

9:00 AM               Practice rounds (2 per team)

                           Skills field opens

10:00 AM             Qualifying matches begin

12:00 PM             Lunch Break

12:45 PM             Qualifying Matches continue

3:00 PM               Qualifying Matches end

3:15 PM               Alliance Selection

3:45 PM               Elimination Matches begin

5:00 PM               Awards Ceremony


If you are interested in volunteering at our event, please contact Larry or Allison.  Your help will be greatly appreciated and needed.

This event could not happen without our volunteers.  Please arrive at 7:00 AM or the designated time discussed. 


Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the event of bad weather this event will be rescheduled, and/or refunds will be issued less the $5.00 REC Foundation administration charge.

Refund and Payment Policies

Refunds will not be avalible for this event unless the event is forced to cancel.

Health and Safety Policies

All team members are encouraged to socially distance and sanitize. 

Additional health and safety protocols will follow Abilene ISDs district requirements.  At this time no district requirements are in place.

Judging Format


Team Interviews – All interviews will be conducted the day of the event.

Notebooks – All team notebooks will be judged the morning of our event. Teams MUST turn in a physical notebook during robot compliance and inspection. Digital notebooks must be printed and placed in a binder for judging.

  • The team's number should be clearly marked the front cover of their notebook.
  • Printed digital notebooks must have that document's revision history printed, clearly labeled, and turned with the notebook at compliance.

Email any questions about notebook expectations for this event to Tracy Long at [email protected]