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Early Bird Special

VRC, Blended MS&HS, In-Person with Remote Notebook Judging

21-Oct-2023 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
VEXNet Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
Max Registrations per Organization
Early-Bird Registration Opens
28-Aug-2023 20:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
9-Sep-2023 20:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
18-Oct-2023 12:21 EDT
Payment Deadline
1-Mar-2024 12:44 EST

100% of total capacity is reserved for Oregon.
19 remaining spots are reserved for Oregon.

This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

The 'Early Bird Special' VEX Tournament is hosted by North Salem Robotics club and it is an Oregon Region only event.  The event is being held in the Field House (Olinger building) at North Salem High School.  The parking lot is for teams and handicapped.  Additional parking is available at Early Learning Center, North Salem High School and if necessary Parrish Middle School.

After passing inspection teams will participate in Qualifying Rounds, Alliance Selection and Elimination Rounds.  There will also be a field open for Skills Challenge runs.  Teams will be limited to three Driving and three Programming Skills Challenge runs.

As an early tournament please do not be intimidated if your robot is still 'in development'.  Many veteran teams will be at the event and they are great resources to help your team.

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: Remote Engineering Notebooks

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 21-Oct-2023

North Salem High School
765 14th Street Northeast
Salem, Oregon 97301
United States

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8:00 am   Venue Opens

8:30 - 9:30 am Inspections

9:30 am  Opening Ceremonies

10:00 - 12:00 pm Qualifying Matches

12:00 - 12:30 pm Lunch Break

12:30 - 2:00 pm Qualifying Matches

2:30 - 3:00  pm Alliance Selection

3:20 - 4:30 pm Elimination Rounds

4:45 pm Awards Ceremony


Contact Jason Hastings ( if you interested in helping volunteer.  We can use referees and potentially judges.  If you are interested in refereeing please complete the VEX Referee Certification once it is online.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

If bad weather is to occur, use your own discretion on attending the event.  If the event is cancelled and we are not able to reschedule the event we will refund your tournament fee.

Refund and Payment Policies

Sorry we will not be offering refunds for this event.


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. Notebooks must be submitted by October 16, 2023. Here are instructions on how to submit a digital notebook on Robot Events.