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2023 Stars and Stripes- VRC Spin Up(MS only)

4-Feb-2023 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
Spots Open
Event Region
California - Region 3
Max Registrations per Organization
Standard Registration Opens
3-Oct-2022 20:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
13-Jan-2023 14:50 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 the annual tournament hosted at Olive Knolls Christian School in Bakersfield, CA. We have a large and spacious facility that easily holds our tournament. Spectators will enjoy our large foyer with elevated viewing area. We will have two competition fields, a practice field, and a skills field. We are asking that at least one team member stays to help reset the field of play after each match. 

Food, drinks, and snacks will be available to purchase at the tournament. As this is a quick moving event, we recommend that your team plan to stay on site for the day.

Teams that have not checked in 45 minutes prior to the beginning of the qualifying matches will be dropped from the roster so that the match list may be run. Teams that are running late must contact the event partner prior to this cut off if they do not wish to be dropped.

Grade Level: Middle School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 4-Feb-2023

6201 Fruitvale Ave
6201 Fruitvale Avenue
Bakersfield, California 93308
United States

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7:00 am.....Doors open for Volunteers

7:15 am.....Volunteer Training for Registration & Queuing

7:30 am.....Judges' Meeting (Art Room) / Team Arrivals- Pits Open / Practice Field Opens / Inspection Table Open

8:45 am....Drivers' Meeting (on gym floor)

9:00 am....Opening Ceremonies (Please stop working on robots during this time)

9:15 am....Qualifying Matches Begin / Skills Field Open / Judging Begins

12:00 pm..Lunch Break

12:30 pm..Qualifying Matches Resume

2:30 pm....Qualifying Ends / Judging Ends / Skills Challenge Field Closes

2:45 pm....Alliance Selections

3:15 pm...Elimination Matches / Awards

5:00 pm...Team Load-Out

5:30 pm....Venue Closes


We always welcome volunteers. Please contact me if you have anyone who is interested in assisting us. Some areas we can use volunteers are:

* field resetting

* queuing

* skills resetting

* judging

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Bad weather can affect teams travelling over the Grapevine. In February, there are rare closures, but the possibility still remains. If you are experiencing a bad weather situation, please contace me and we will do our best to accommodate your teams. Please make sure your contact info is up to date in

Refund and Payment Policies

Due to fixed event partner costs, there are no refunds for this event. Teams must be paid 1 week prior to the event or they may be dropped at the event partner's discretion.

Judging Format

All In-Person Judging - The Team Interviews and Engineering Notebooks will be judged in-person the day of the event. Teams should bring a physical copy of their notebook to submit to the judges.