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LumberJack V5RC Competition

Blended V5RC MS/HS

7-Dec-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
5-Aug-2024 16:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
26-Oct-2024 16:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
4-Dec-2024 16:00 EST
Payment Deadline
22-Nov-2024 16:00 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • Registration opens at a future date.

General Info

VEX V5RC Competition for High and Middle School teams  

Located at: Gene Dillon Elementary School 

Mailing address:
1364 Averi Circle NW
Bemidji, MN

Physical address:
3795 Division Street
Bemidji, MN 56601

Phone: (218) 333-3215

The East gym will host the Alliance Matches, the West Gym will be the pit area.

Registration Information

All participating teams must be registered with VEX V5 Robotics Competition on the Robot Events website and have an official team number before registering for this event. Tournament fees must be paid before teams are allowed to compete. Registration and payments should be made through the Robot Events website.

Engineering notebooks

We will be collecting Physical engineering notebooks at this event for judging.

Lunch and Concessions

Concessions will be available from 10 am to 4 pm, hosted by our Robotics Booster Club.  Typical lunches have been, but are not limited to, pizza slices, taco in a bag and hot dogs.  Thank you and your team for supporting our Booster Club.

Elimination Matches

Since our event is set for 36 teams, the number of elimination alliances is 16.   There will be 32 teams that will advance to finals.

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.

Review all game information: Current Game Webpage

  1. Review the rules and run through the inspection checklist about a week before the competition so that there is ample time for adjustments. Robots must use VEX V5 parts. Please self inspect before arriving at the tournament using the V5 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

    • Power strip and extension cord

    • Laptop computer

    • Programming cable

    • Engineering notebook (Required for judged awards)

    • Banners and other decorations for your team pit table

    • Giveaways if you have them

  5. Be sure to read VEX Tournaments 101.

  6. Review the descriptions and criteria for the awards that are being given during the tournament.

  7. Prep for your interviews with the judges and read the Judge's Guide. 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 teams are close to each other in the venue pit area. Also, remember no grinding or other actions that create sparks, ask the tournament director for a safe location if grinding is needed.

  9. Ensure that you have the latest version of programming software and firmware for your V5 Brain.

Participation and Consent Form

A completed form for all participants must be uploaded to prior to the tournament. Team leaders will need to check that all team members attending the event have completed the online consent form prior to the tournament. Instructions on how to upload consent forms in English or Spanish is given here: VEX Consent Form (English) or VEX Consent Form (Spanish)

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 7-Dec-2024

Gene Dillon Elementary
3795 Division Street West
Bemidji, Minnesota 56601
United States

Contact Information

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Saturday, Dec 7th, 2024

8:00 AM      Venue and Pit area opens
8:30 AM       Check in and Inspections open
9:30 AM       Driver Meeting
9:45 AM      Opening Ceremony
10:00 AM     Qualification Rounds Start, Check in and Inspection Closes
10:15 AM     Skills Challenge Opens
3:00 PM       Qualification rounds Ends, Skills Challenge Ends
3:15 PM       Alliance selection
3:30 PM       Eliminations Rounds Start
5:00 PM       Awards 
5:15 PM       End of Event/Clean up



Those interested in volunteering for this event please contact the event partner directly:

Bryan Anderson

Cell 218-209-8076

Email: [email protected]

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Emergency and Bad Weather Policy

Teams are advised to watch for weather or emergency related cancellations.   If the tournament must be cancelled or postponed, the name of the tournament will change to cancelled or postponed.  In the event of a cancellation or postponement, teams will be sent additional information via Email.  In the event of a cancellation, the registration fee will not be refunded. 

Please call Bryan Anderson 218-209-8076 if you have questions.

Refund and Payment Policies

No refunds will be given for this event if the event cancels.

No Refunds will be given for this event if a team cancels. 


Health and Safety Policies

There are no special health and safety policies for this event

Date: 7-Dec-2024
Gene Dillon Elementary
3795 Division Street West
Bemidji, Minnesota 56601
United States

Travel Info

Gene Dillon Elementary

3795 Division Street
Bemidji, MN 56601

Park in main parking lot in front of school.  Use the main entrance doors.


There is no webcast for this event

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.