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Stevenson HS/MS VEX Robotics Competition

Event Code
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Spots Open
Event Region
Max Registrations per Organization
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info


Welcome to Stevenson High School In the Zone Competition. This event is a Qualifier for the State Championship! Please check the Awards tab for information on which awards will qualify teams for State Championship.

Competition Preparation

This event is sure to be a fast-paced and exciting. All teams should come prepared for competition. Here are a few steps that every team should take to ensure that they are prepared:

1. Review the rules and run through the inspection checklist about a week before the competition so your team has ample time for adjustments. The inspection checklist can be found on the Documents tab. Additional information on rules can be found on the Official VEX Forums.

2. Read the document 101 Things I Wish I’d Know Before My First VEX Tournament, which can be found on the Document tab.

3. Pack for the event the day before, and remember to bring the following:

  • Goggles/Safety Glasses (VRC only)
  • Spare parts & tools
  • Batteries and chargers
  • Programming cable
  • Power strip
  • Laptop computer
  • Engineering notebook (REQUIRED for Judges, Design and Excellence Awards )
  • Banners and other decorations for your team pit
  • Giveaways if you have them

4. Remember that safety comes first. Please don't bring tools that pose a safety risk to your team or others nearby. Absolutely no grinding or other actions that create sparks.

5. Make sure the robot components have been updated to the latest firmware revision:

6. Each player and coach/mentor must have a completed and signed Participation and Consent Form. The team coach/mentor will need to collect the completed forms for all team members attending the event and turn them in at the check-in table. The form can be found on the Documents tab.

Waiting List

If this event is full, please feel free to add your team to the Waiting List and then contact the Event Partner (Primary Contact on the General Info tab). The Event Partner will let you know about possible openings for the event. If you are moved from the Waiting List to the Registered Teams List, please be prepared to pay for the event promptly at your account, or make arrangements with the Event Partner to pay directly at the tournament.

Walk-up Teams & Walk-Up Skills

Walk-up teams WILL NOT be permitted to compete, either in the tournament or to run Skills Only. There are no exceptions. If your team wishes to compete, they must register before the registration deadline.

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 27-Jan-2018

Adlai E. Stevenson High School
One Stevenson Drive
Lincolnshire, Illinois 60069
United States

Contact Information

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Tentative Agenda

7:45am - Doors open to teams
8:00am - 9:00am Judging and Inspection
9:00am - Drivers Meeting
9:30am - 12:00pm - Qualification Rounds
12:00pm - 12:30pm - Lunch
12:30pm - 2:15pm - Qualification Rounds
2:30pm - Alliance Selection
2:45pm - 4:30pm - Eliminations & Awards


If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Michael Anderson at

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In case of bad weather conditions or possible cancelations please visit the event on where I will post updates about the event status as needed. Please feel free to contact me by phone if you are going to be late to the event. Match Lists will be generated as scheduled and cannot be re-run.

Refund Policy

Teams that wish to withdraw before the tournament will receive no refund unless another team from the Waiting List can fill the team’s spot. If a team withdraws before the tournament due to extenuating circumstances, the Event Partner will consider whether a refund is appropriate. Refunds in this instance will be rare.

Date: 27-Jan-2018
Adlai E. Stevenson High School
One Stevenson Drive
Lincolnshire, Illinois 60069
United States

Travel Info

Teams should enter off of Half Day Rd (Route 22), park in Lot B, and enter through the West Building Main Door.



Important Documents Please have all students fill out the linked form prior to the event:

Other Documents:

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