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Texas VEXU Qualifying Tournament

17-Apr-2021 Add to Calendar
Event Code
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
VEXNet Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
Texas - Region 3
Standard Registration Opens
24-Nov-2020 05:17 EST
Registration Deadline
9-Apr-2021 05:18 EDT
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Competition Preparation

1. Review the rules and run through the inspection checklist about a week before the competition so that there is ample time for adjustments. The inspection checklist can be found here.

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 )
Banners and other decorations for your team pit
Giveaways if you have them

5. Be sure to read 101 Things You Should Know Before Your 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.

10. Read through the Robot troubleshooting guide.

All approved events and event attendees are required to follow all local, state, federal, or any other government ordinances regarding COVID-19 safety procedures, social distancing, and best hygiene practices. We will continually assess, based on current government guidelines, whether to postpone, cancel, or significantly reduce the number of attendees when necessary

Grade Level: College

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: Remote Interviews & Notebooks

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 17-Apr-2021

Learner Support Center CCISD
2903 Falcon Pass
Houston, Texas 77062
United States

Contact Information

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7:30 am Team Check-in and Inspection Open

8:30 am Check-in Deadline

8:45 am Match Schedule Released

9:40 am Qualifying Matches Begin

12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch Break

1:00 – 4:00 pm Qualifying Matches

4:15 – 4:45 pm Alliance Selection

5:00 – 6:30 pm Division Playoffs and Awards

6:30 Finals, Closing Ceremony, and Awards


Volunteers make these events possible. If you are interested in volunteering email me at [email protected].

Volunteers will receive breakfast, lunch, snacks and a free t-shirt.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

All cancellations will be communicated through email. Please check your email the day before and the morning of the tournament (before leaving).

Refund and Payment Policies

No refunds will be given once registration closes.

Health and Safety Policies

  • Follow CCISD Self-screening (see below)
  • Cloth face masks are required of all participants at all times inside the facility.
  • Face shields may be worn in lieu of safety glasses (VRC Q&A 663), but are not an acceptable substitute for a cloth face mask.
  • No spectators (CCISD plans to live-stream all events)
  • Suggested limit of competitors per team: 1 mentor and 3 students per robot
  • Keep pit tables at 8-10’ apart
  • No practice fields will be available
  • Inspections will be performed at the pit table. Inspectors will circulate throughout the pits during the inspection time
  • No queue tables, teams will be called directly from their pit tables to the field
  • Concessions
    • Packaged food only
    • Pre-order lunch individual boxes will be available
  • Electronic submission of notebooks and all paperwork (see dates in adjenda)  
  • Remote judging will take place during week of event.
  • Participants must have completed consent forms on
  • Avoid touching your face.  Properly sanitize your hands if you must do so.
  • Hand sanitizer is available at all entrances and competition fields.  Participants are expected to clean their hands every time they move between areas (pit to field, field to pit, etc.)
  • No sharing of personal items or robot parts between teams (Teams from the same school may share batteries and are expected to use appropriate sanitary cautions when doing so.

Health Assessment

All approved events and event attendees are required to follow all local, state, federal, or any other government ordinances regarding COVID-19 safety procedures, social distancing, and best hygiene practices. We will continually assess, based on current government guidelines, whether to postpone, cancel, or significantly reduce the number of attendees when necessary


Watch Live Here:

All CCISD events are webcast on Vimeo.  A direct link to the event will be posted the week of.

Robot Skills

The code for this event is "Artemis"

Videos submitted for Pre-Recorded Skills must be recorded and submitted between the 1st - 10th of April 2021.

You and your team will be sent a unique codeword at the beginning of the submission window

Matches should follow a standard procedure: 
1 video, without any “cuts” or edits, in the following order:

1. Robot Inspection is done by the Team, showing on video, the inspection sheet signed and completed.
Measurements must be done using a measuring device such as a Robot Sizing Tool or tape measure.
2. The Team says the 'unique code' that they were given by the Event Partner out loud on video while writing the code visibly on a paper or whiteboard.
3. Teams pair (tether) the Controller to the Robot.
4. The Team shows on video a closeup view of the Starting Position to provide video evidence that the Robot is in a legal starting position.
5. The Team says out loud and writes on paper or whiteboard if they are attempting a Programming Skills Match or Driving Skills Match.
6.The Team starts a Match when the clock begins.
7. After the Match, the Team must move the camera to each of the Goals saying out loud what counts as scored and records onto an official referee scoresheet.
8. The scoresheet is then shown clearly on video for a minimum of 10 seconds. While the scoresheet is being recorded, Teams can reset the field for the next Match.
9. The Team can then repeat steps 3-8 for their remaining allotment of Matches, i.e. maximum of 3 Programming Skills Matches and 3 Driving Skills Matches, one after another on the same video recording.
10. The video recording can now be stopped.
• Teams will need to upload their video on a publicly accessible platform like YouTube, Facebook Video etc and submit the URL to

This form closes on Saturday 4/10 at 10:00pm CST

Please be aware we will be running in accordance wtih the most recent game manual release


Engineering Notebook Judging for the Texas Region 3 Championships will take place remotely.  Please use the link below to submit your engineering notebook. 

Only finalists for the Design Award will be interviewed. Teams to be interviewed will be contacted  with a specific time and a link for their interview.  According to judging rules, an adult team mentor MUST be in any virtual meetings between students and judges.  Teams without a mentor in the meeting will not be interviewed and disqualified from the Design Award.

This form closes on 3/31 at 10:00pm


Official Texas Region 3 VRC Championship Apparel Store:


Team lunch pre-orders can be placed here:

Lunches pre-orders are provided by the FRC Robonauts 118 booster club.  A printable form to use to gather individual orders from you students can be found under the documents tab here.  We ask that each order is submitted as a team.