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British Columbia Mid-Island Challenge

19-Jan-2018 - 20-Jan-2018 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Field Control System
VEXNet Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
Vancouver Island (BC)
Max Registrations per Organization
Standard Registration Opens
11-Sep-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

The Mid-Island Challenge is the fifth competition of PYRS Robotics season. 

It is a Qualification Event

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 19-Jan-2018 - 20-Jan-2018

Highland Secondary
750 Pritchard Road
Comox, British Columbia V9M 3S8

Contact Information

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Friday afternoon, Jan 19th 2018

1:30 pm Begin setting up in gym and pit areas starting

5:30 pm robot inspection begins (teams are encouraged to do this early)

5:30 pm courts are set up for practice.

7:30 pm shut down and close up the school. Out of town teams head to hotel and dinner.

Saturday Competition, Jan 20th 2018

7:30am Doors open.

8:00am to 9:15am  Inspection continues from previous night.

8:45 am Opening ceremonies, Driver information

9:15 am Qualifying matches begin. 5 minute rounds, 2 courts alternating,

9:30 am PIZZA Order forms completed and handed to concession for lunch pickup

12:30 pm  to 1:00 pm Lunch time. There will be a concession for students to purchase food and drinks in addition to the PIZZA Order. Coaches, Volunteers, receive a free lunch in coach’s room, Courtesy of  IDesign

1:00 pm to 2:05 pm Qualifying matches continue

2:15 pm Alliance partners are picked, 24 teams advance to playoffs, 16 to consolation round

3:00 pm to 4:15 pm  Elimination rounds

4:30 pm Awards ceremony

5:00 pm Distant travelers leave (there is a 7pm Departure bay ferry)

5:00 pm  Clean up by local coaches, parents and teams.


Volunteers are vital contributors to the success of our events. Read about opportunities to participate here.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In case of an incident or circumstance effecting this event, PYRS will undertake three notification strategies.

  1. An advisory describing the situation (e.g. inclement weather) and the action being taken (e.g. event cancellation) will be posted to this RobotEvents event listing under this tab.  
  2. The same information will also be e-mailed to all registered team coaches.
  3. An incident notification will also be sent to all twitter accounts following the PYRSReporter 

Refund and Payment Policies

Event cancellation

Should the event be cancelled, registration fees will be refunded to all  teams in full

(less RECF administration fees if initially paid by credit card).

Team cancellation

Registered teams needing to cancel will be eligible for a full refund if notification of cancellation is submitted prior to freezeing (publication of) the qualification match schedule.  

Refund terms are as above.

Full refunds (or event credits) for teams that have paid by cash or cheque,

Less RECF administration fees if registration was initially paid by credit card. 

Please note: We consider our cancellation and refund terms to be very lenient. PYRS reserves the right to withdrawn registration privileges of teams found to be abusing these terms (e.g. repeated team cancellations due to speculative registration).


Sponsored By:
iDesign Solutions
The Professional Engineers & Geologists of B.C.

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