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Rock and Roll and Robots VRC Qualifier, Seattle Preparatory School

7-Jan-2017 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Field Control System
VEXNet Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
Standard Registration Opens
15-Sep-2016 00:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
20-Dec-2016 00:00 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info


We will have concessions durign the day.  We will take Pizza order for Lunch (Domino's) at $10/large Pizza including two toppings. Pizza orders must be made during the check-in (7:30AM - 9:30PM) and pre-paid.  Other items concessions will ahev is drinks, hot-dogs, chips, candy etc.

Registration Fee

Event payments are expected when you register for the event and must be completed (showing PAID) within 3 weeks registering for the event. Un-Paid teams will be removed from the event and placed on the waitlist to allow other teams to register. I will process the waitlist - if space is available 1 week prior to the tournament. Please contact me if there are considerations to be made.

Team Swapping

I will not do any swapping of teams the day of the event. Any changes MUST be made 2 weeks prior to the event.

Skill Challenges

This event will offer skills - both programming and driver and teams will be allowed a maximum of 2 attempts each.


All teams wanting to be considered for the Excellence award and the Design award need to turn in their engineering notebook at team check-in.  Only the top 30% of the teams based on their submitted Engineering Notebook will be interviewd in a judging session, others will be visited in their pits.

Competition Preparation

This event is sure to be a fast-paced and exciting event. 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 that there is ample time for adjustments. The inspection checklist can be found here.

2. Check the official VEX forums for rule updates and changes.

3. 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
Engineering notebook (if you have one, helpful for Judges, Design and
Excellence Awards )
Banners and other decorations for your team pit
Giveaways if you have them

5. Be sure to read 101 Things You Should Know Before Your First VEX Tournament.

6. Review the descriptions and criteria for the awards that are being given during the tournament.

7. Prep for your interviews with the judges. Check the awards tab to see what awards will be given during the tournament.

8. Remember that safety comes first, please don't bring tools that pose a safety risk to your team, or others nearby as the venue is a very tight fit. Also, remember no grinding or other actions that create sparks.

9. Understand how the game will be played. VEX participants are more than welcome to watch the referee training videos before they attend a tournament. The referee training videos can be found here.

10. Read through the Robot troubleshooting guide. The guide can be found here.

11. Ensure that you have the latest version of firmware. 

Participation and Consent Form -- 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.

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 7-Jan-2017

Seattle Preparatory School
Seattle, Washington 98102
United States

Contact Information

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7:30 Doors open, registration open, pits open -- teams must submit notebook at check-in to be considered for judged awards
8:00 Inspection Opens
8:00 Practice field opens - Team must have past inspections

9:30 Check-in closes - teams must have started inspection in order to be eligblie to paly qualifying matches
9:45 Driver meeting (Judging closes)  // Inspection Closes
10:00 Opening Ceremony
10:30 Qualifications, and judging

11:00 Skills Opens
12:00 Lunch
12:30 Qualifications, skills challenges, and judging
2:00 Qualifications end, skills challenges end judging ends
2:30 Alliance selection
3:15 Eliminations
4:30 Awards
5:00 Please stick around for clean-up!
Should stay ahead of schedule


Please contact us or your local caoch if you are interested in volunteering.


Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Bad Weather

In case of bad weather conditions or possible cancellations please visit the event on where I will post updates about the event status as needed. Feel free to call me at 206 409-4168

Late Arrival

If your team will be late you MUST contact me by 8:30 am as the match lists are run at 9:00 am. Teams will not be included in the schedule after this time. Please call/Text 206 409-4168 prior to 9:00 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 3% processing fee.
Date: 7-Jan-2017
Seattle Preparatory School
Seattle, Washington 98102
United States

Travel Info

The parking garage at Seattle Prep will be open for team parking.  Please note that Van's will not fit in the garage.  School buses should unload on E Miller Street and then park in the bus zone or otherwise directed by parking attendants.

The parking garage is on 11th Ave E, which is accessed from Roanoke E / Delmar Ave E

Please use the Robot Inspection Checklist to pre-inspect your robot prior to the event:

Inspection Checklist


Please download our temporary license plate template if your team has yet to receive license plates:

Temporary License Plate Template


Please dowload and print a copy of the Drivers Meeting Notes:

Drivers Meeting Notes