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VRC Frostbite Qualifier

Event Code
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Spots Open
Event Region
New Hampshire/Vermont
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

This December, the Belmont High School Robotics Team will be hosting its second annual competition where upwards of 40 teams from across the state will be participating in this years Vex EDR challenge, In the Zone. As a Qualifier it is one of a handful of opportunities teams have to qualify for the New Hampshire State Championship this February.

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 9-Dec-2017

Belmont High School
255 Seavey Road
Belmont, New Hampshire 03220
United States

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7:30 - 8:45

Pits Open

This time is meant for teams to get settled and organized for the competition. In order to participate they must check in and pass inspection. During this time teams will also begin judges interviews, where a panel of judges will ask each team a series of questions and assess individual robot designs.


9:00 - 2:00

Opening Ceremony


Qualification Rounds

Immediately following the opening ceremony at 9:00am, the tournament begins and teams will:


  • Be randomly paired to compete together as an alliance in a match.


  • A match consists of two alliances (Red and Blue) competing against each other in the Starstruck challenge.


  • A round is completed when every team has competed in a match, after which new alliances are randomly selected and a new round begins.


The qualification round will consist of 7-9 rounds where teams will accumulate points to achieve a tournament ranking.



Final Alliance Selection

During this time the top ranked teams will select two other teams to compete as an alliance through the Elimination round.


3:00 - 4:00

Elimination Round


Judges Awards

This round will determine which teams make it to the Finals Round

  • A total of 8 alliances will compete in the elimination round.


  • An alliance must win in a best of three series against an opposing alliance in order to advance to the next round.


  • In between elimination rounds, Judges Awards* will be presented to the teams who earned them.    


4:00 - 5:00

Finals Round &

Award Ceremony

All teams that make the finals round will qualify for the NH State Championship this February. The winning alliance is again determined in a best of three format. The final round will immediately be followed by an awards ceremony.




If you are interested in attending the event, we openly invite you to come check out the action and support all participating teams. If you interested in taking a more active role for the competition and are willing to volunteer as a judge or lend a helping hand, please contact Adrien Deshaies at Belmont High School ( and we will greatly appreciate your help.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In case of poor traveling conditions resulting from snow, the competition will be cancelled at least 24 hours prior to the event and rescheduled for a later date. 

Refund Policy

Teams that cannot make the event due to unforeseen circumstances that cancel 48 hours before the event will be refunded the registration fee minus the REC Foundation processesing fee if paid online. Otherwise teams will be refunded in full by check within two weeks of the event.  

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