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Bellingham ROBO-BASH

20-Jan-2018 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Field Control System
VEXNet Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
Max Registrations per Organization
Standard Registration Opens
18-Aug-2017 23:59 EDT
Registration Deadline
12-Jan-2018 23:59 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Event Date

Date: 01/20/2018


Bellingham High School
2020 Cornwall Avenue
Bellingham, Washington 98225
United States


Grade Level: All

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

TSA Event: No

Contact Information

Primary Contact

Paul Clement
Email[email protected] 
Event Day Phone360.319.9934 

Secondary Contact

Heather Steele
Emailh[email protected]

General Info


Grade Level: All

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

TSA Event: No


VRC Qualifying Tournament

This VRC event is a qualifying event to the Washington VRC State Championships and is open to all registered VRC teams.  The following awards will qualify to the Washington State Championship:

(1) - Excellence

(3) - Tournament Champions

(1) - Design Award

The event must meet the VRC Qualifying Criteria for the results to upload to RobotEvents, which can be viewed in the Uploaded Documents.  The state qualification spots are determined by the capacity of the State Championship, the number of events in the state, and the size of the event.  The number of state championship spots for each local event are initially determined by the event capacity and will be reassessed one week prior to the event.  If you have questions about the State Championship qualification process, please contact your Regional Support Manager, Lisa Schultz at [email protected].

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 20-Jan-2018

Bellingham High School
2020 Cornwall Avenue
Bellingham, Washington 98225
United States

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7:30 Pits open

7:30 - 9:30 Judges Interviews 
7:45 -8:45 Inspection
8:30 Check-in deadline
8:45 Drivers Meeting & Lunch order deadline
9:00-12:00 Qualification rounds
12:00-12:30 Lunch
12:20-2:00 Skills Challenge
12:30 -2:00 Qualification rounds
3:00-4:00 Division eliminations
4:00-5:00 Finals and Awards

Check-In PLEASE check-in ALL your teams competing for the day at the registration table as soon as you arrive . Check-in ends at 8:30 SHARP so we can generate the match list. If you are running into travel issues and will not arrive by 8:00 am - call or text 360-319-9934 and I will check your teams in so they will be in the match list. Teams who do not meet the check-in deadline will not be placed in the day

Inspection Please have your teams go to the inspection tables as soon as you arrive. Please have ALL your teams go through the inspection list and make sure they are in compliance BEFORE they come to the event!


Volunteers are always welcome and needed.  Time slots are available in three hour blocks.  Please contact Paul Clement [[email protected]] or Heather Steele[[email protected]].

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Bad Weather

We will be monitoring regional forecasts when considering alterations or cancellations.  In case of bad weather conditions or possible cancellations/schedule alterations, updates will be posted on Please call Paul Clement @ 360-319-9934 if you have specific questions or concerns.

Late Arrival

If your team will be late you MUST contact Paul Clement @ 360-319-9934 by 8:30 am as the match lists are run at 9:00 am. Phone calls are better than texts due to data transfer time lag.  Teams will not be included in the schedule after this time. Please call/text 360-319-9934 prior to 8:30 am.

Refund and Payment Policies

All requests for refunds must be made 3 weeks prior to the event. Refunds if approved will be processed within 2 months following the event and will be for the full amount minus $5.00 REC Foundation processing fee.

Please download and reference the 1-page VEX Robotics Competition In The Zone game description.

VRC In The Zone Game Description


Please download and review the official 2018 VEX Robotics Competition Qualifying Criteria document for more information regarding qualification to your state/regional championship, national championship, or the 2018 VEX Robotics World Championship.

VEX Robotics Competition Qualifying Criteria




Please download this document for information regarding direct qualification to the 2018 CREATE US Open.

CREATE US Open Qualifying Criteria


Please print and complete prior to arrival.  This greatly speeds up the check-in process.

vrc participant waiver