Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
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Elmira Express VEX Turning Point

2-Feb-2019 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Field Control System
VEXNet Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
New York-North
Standard Registration Opens
2-May-2018 14:40 EDT
Registration Deadline
26-Jan-2019 17:00 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Take a trip to the central Southern Tier of New York and compete with teams from around the state. The 3rd Annual Elmira Express VEX Challenge, hosted by the Express Robotics club of Elmira High School is sure to be a great day for all teams. Last year we had 36 teams from schools from all over New York State and Pennsylvania, so register early because this event will fill up. Matches will be played in our 10,000 square foot gym, so there will be plenty of room for all of our teams and robots. We will have a full concession stand open throughout the day, with possible local lunch specials available. For more information, please contact Event Organizer Nate Smith at [email protected].

Additional Info:

Fields: There will be 2 competition fields, 1 practice field, and 1 skills/practice field. This will allow ample space to practice and skills will run for most of the day.

Pits: Teams will have a 6-8 foot table with at least 4 chairs. All tables will have close access to a power strip.

Judging: Judging will be ongoing throughout the qualification round.

Concessions: Will include breakfast items, juice, water, pop, chips, candy bars, and cookies. Lunch items will include Walking Tacos, Hot Dogs, Chili dogs, Meatball Subs, and Mac and Cheese

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 2-Feb-2019

Elmira High School
777 South Main Street
Elmira, New York 14904
United States

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Event Schedule

07:30 AM - Doors Open
07:30 AM - 9:00 AM Registration, Inspection, practice
09:00 AM - Driver Meeting and Opening Ceremonies
9:15 AM - 12:00 PM - Qualification Matches and Skills Attempts
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Lunch
1:00 PM - 2:20 PM - Qualification Matches Continue, Final Skills
2:35 Alliance Selection
2:45 PM - 4:30 PM - Elimination Rounds and Awards


If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Katie Smith at [email protected]

Experience level: No previous experience is needed for most volunteer positions, and you can even bring your kids for a family activity (for example, Field Resetter is an ideal position for young children).

Time Commitment: You can register for an entire day, or just a portion of the day as your schedule permits for most positions.

Meals: Lunch is included for volunteers that volutneer for at least 2 hours.

Volunteer Positions Needed:

  • Judges (no previous experience required) *All day commitment
  • Referee/Scorekeepers (previous experience preferred)
  • Field Resetters (no previous experience required)

Visit the REC Foundation website at to check out position descriptions and find volunteer training materials. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator Katie Smith ([email protected]) to register for this event today!

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

If there is bad weather, the event will start at 9:30am and we will adjust the match schedule to end by 4:30pm

Refund and Payment Policies

Refunds will be issued up to one month before the event (1/2/2018). Depending on whether REC still takes the $5 fee per registration, refunds might end up being for $45.