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Platte County High School 1st Annual VEX Robotics Tournament - Blended


17-Feb-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
Smart Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
Max Registrations per Organization
Early-Bird Registration Opens
17-Oct-2023 12:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
6-Jan-2024 12:00 EST
Registration Deadline
9-Feb-2024 17:00 EST
Payment Deadline
2-Feb-2024 15:50 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Contact Info:
Wendy Assel
Platte County High School - 1501 Branch, Platte City, MO 64079

Judging Info:
Please turn in notebooks during check in.  Judging will take place in the pits and field areas.

Concessions will be available.

Competition Preparation:

All teams should come prepared for competition. Here are a few steps that every team should take to ensure that they are prepared.

1. Review the rules and run through the inspection checklist about a week before the competition so that there is ample time for adjustments. V5 Inspection checklist found Robot Inspection Checklist.
2. Check the official VEX forums for rule updates and changes.
3. Carefully read all of the information contained in the tournament posting on
4. Pack for the event the day before the day of departure. Here are a few items that you don't want to forget.
Goggles/Safety Glasses
Spare parts & tools
Batteries and chargers
Programming cable
Power strip
Laptop computer
Engineering notebook (if you have one, helpful for Judges, Design and Excellence Awards )
Giveaways if you have them
5. Be sure to read 101 Things I wish I’d Known Before My First Vex Tournament 
6. Review the descriptions and criteria for the awards that are being given during the tournament.
7. Prep for your interviews with the judges. Check the awards tab to see what awards will be given during the tournament.
8. Remember that safety comes first, please don't bring tools that pose a safety risk to your team, or others nearby as the venue is a very tight fit. Also, remember no grinding or other actions that create sparks.
9. Understand how the game will be played. VEX participants are more than welcome to watch the referee training videos before they attend a tournament. The referee training videos can be found (link will be added when available).
10. Read through the Robot troubleshooting guide. The guide can be found here.

Skills challenge offered: yes

Judging Format: All in-person judging

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 17-Feb-2024

Platte County High School
1501 Branch Street
Platte City, Missouri 64079
United States

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7:00 a.m.   -   Doors Open
7:30 a.m.   -   8:30 a.m.   Team Registration
7:30 a.m.   -   9:00 a.m.   Inspections
9:30 a.m.   -   1:00 p.m.   Team Judging in the Pits
9:30 a.m.   -   2:00 p.m.   Skills Challenge
9:15 a.m.   -   9:25 a.m.   Opening Ceremony
9:25 a.m.   -   9:35 a.m.   Drivers Meeting
9:35 a.m.   -   12:00 p.m.  Qualification Matches
12:00 p.m.  -   1:00 p.m.  Lunch Break
1:00 p.m.  -   3:00 p.m.   Qualification Matches
3:05 p.m.   -   3:15 p.m.   Alliance Selection
3:30 p.m.   -   5:00 p.m.   Elimination Matches and Design Award Presented
5:00 p.m.   -   5:30 p.m.   Awards Ceremony



If you would like to volunteer, please contact Wendy at 816-858-2822, ext 1147. We can always use help with little tasks throughout the day.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

 In the case of inclement weather, we will do our best to reschedule for the following weekend.

Refund and Payment Policies

- Full refund if request is made 3 weeks prior to event (minus $5.00, per registration, if paid through Robotevents)

- Half refund if request is made 2 weeks prior to event (minus $5.00, per registration, if paid through Robotevents)

- No refund if request is made less than 2 weeks prior to event.

**If the tournament is canceled due to weather, a full refund minus $5 will be sent via district check.

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.