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Houston County Shamrock Showdown (HS Only)

VEX Robotics Tournament

13-Jan-2024 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
17-Oct-2023 12:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
2-Dec-2023 12:00 EST
Registration Deadline
15-Dec-2023 14:39 EST
Payment Deadline
15-Dec-2023 15:15 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event has reached capacity. Teams on waitlist may still be added.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

This is Houston County's inaugural winter tournament.


This event is open to all high school teams.

For further information, please contact the Tournament Manager or the Event Partner



Grade Level: High School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 13-Jan-2024

Houston County High School
2500 hwy 149
Erin, Tennessee 37061
United States

Contact Information

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Tentative Agenda (last update 10/04/23)

7:00 - 8:15 AM VEX Tournament Check-In/Inspection

8:30 - 8:45 AM  Opening Ceremonies/Drivers Meeting (Gym)

8:00 - 3:00 PM Skills Field Open (Gym) ** Will be open during lunch**

9:00 AM Qualification Matches Begin (Gym)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch Break

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Qualification Matches Continue

3:15 PM Alliance Selection

3:30 - 5:00 PM Elimination Matches

5:15 PM Awards Ceremony


Individuals or Groups may volunteer by contacting the Tournament Manager at: [email protected].

No prior experience is required.  Online training resources will be available upon request.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Weather Decision will be made 24 hours prior to the start of the competition.  In the event of bad weather, updates will be sent by email. If the Houston County School System closes schools due to weather the Friday before the event, the event will be rescheduled for Satrurday, Jan 20.

Refund and Payment Policies


Refunds will only be issued under the following conditions:

1. Severe Weather forces cancellation


2. Event is not rescheduled

If the event is cancelled, the $5.00 ROBOT EVENTS Registration Fee will not be refunded.



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.