Painted Desert In The Zone - VRC Skills Challenge

Painted Desert In The Zone - VRC Skills Challenge

Event Code: RE-VRC-17-4655

Program: VEX Robotics Competition

Type of Event: Scrimmage

Capacity: 32 / Spots Open: 32

Max Registrations per Organization: 8

Price: $30.00

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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


Robot Inspection Checklist


Participant Release Form


Date: 01/13/2018
Holbrook High School
455 North 8th Avenue
Holbrook, Arizona 86025
United States

Travel Info

Holbrook High School
455 N 8th Ave
Holbrook, AZ 86025
United States


Refund Policy

No refunds will be allowed except in the event that the tournament date is changed due to weather and your team is unable to attend.  If you are in the position of needing a refund, please note that the $5.00 RobotEvents fee is non-refundable.  Also, refunds are given by Event Partners and no longer through RobotEvents.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Be advised that robotics season is also the snowy season for the White Mountains and Northern Arizona.  Any event changes due to inclement weather will be sent out via email.  We will opt for time delays first before thinking about changing the event to a different date.


Volunteers are always needed and greatly appreciated!  Free catered lunch is provided to all volunteers.  Please contact Michael Burks to become an event volunteer.

Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 928-892-9184 (Please leave a message and I will return your call.)


10:00 am: Team Check-ins, set up table space, inspections

10:30 am: Skills begin

12:00 pm: Lunch

12:30 pm: Skills resume

2:00 pm:  Event ends

We will be running two fields simulateously to allow for as many attempts as possible for all the teams. If the second field is not needed for competition it will be used as a practice field.

Event Dates

Date: 01/13/2018


Holbrook High School
455 North 8th Avenue
Holbrook, Arizona 86025
United States

Grade Level: All

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

TSA Event: No

Contact Information

Primary Contact
Michael Burks
Phone: 928-892-9184
Event Day Phone: 928-892-9184

Secondary Contact
Dr. Charles Haussman
Phone: 928-524-2815
Event Day Phone: 928-524-2815

General Info

VEX In The Zone SkillsUSA Challenge

This event will utilize the Robot Skills Challenge of VEX Robotics Competition In the Zone. See the competition rules here:

Participation and Consent Form

A completed form for all participants must be turned in during check-in. Team leaders will need to collect the completed forms for all team members attending the event and turn them in to the registration desk when checking in. Download the VEX/RECF Consent & Waiver Form:

Team Preparation List

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 that there is ample time for adjustments. The inspection checklist can be found here:
  2. First year with VEX?  Visit this page for useful information:
  3. Check the official VEX forums for rule updates and changes. 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
    • Programming cable
    • Power strip
    • Laptop computer
  5. Engineering notebook (if you have one, helpful for STEM, Design and Excellence Awards )
  6. Banners and other decorations for your team pit
  7. Prep for your interviews with the judges.
  8. Read through the Robot troubleshooting guide. The guide can be found here:
  9. Ensure that you have the latest version of firmware.  Cick here for instructions: