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VRC HS/MS - Melba Phillips Division - Indiana VEX Robotics State Championship -

Event Code
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Spots Open
Event Region
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

  • Food - Concession stands will be available for teams. No outside food is permitted in the stadium

  • Load-In - Parking for teams is available within the main Lucas Oil Stadium South Lot on the South West side of the stadium. 1 car from each team will be permitted to park in this area. Upon arrival, teams may enter the parking area from Missouri Street (this is a one-way street traveling north) at the southwest corner of the stadium.  All teams will be permitted to load-in via the southwest ramp (on the northwest end of the parking lot). This ramp will give teams direct access to the main competition area on the field.

  • Friday Check-In (optional) - Early check-in is optional for teams on Friday March 8th from 6pm - 8pm.

  • Team Check-In and Inspection - Teams will be required to be checked into the event and have robots inspected by 9:30 am on Saturday, March 9.

  • Team Pit Area and Power - Each team pit area will be 8’ wide x 7’ deep, will include a 6’ table, 2 chairs, and a trash can. Each pit area will be stanchioned off and will share a power quad-box with 6-8 other pits. Teams should bring an extension cord and surge protector power strip for power needs.

Please note: teams are NOT PERMITTED to bring fields that extend outside their pits (teams CAN bring a field as long as it fits in your pit area).

  • Division Names - New this year, divisions will be named after individuals with Hoosier ties, both past and present, who have had a significant impact on the STEM community.
    The Middle+High School Divisions will be named: Melba Phillips

  • TinkerFest - On the North Plaza, attendees can visit TinkerFest19, presented by GEICO Cares - an interactive makerspace area where students can tinker, make, discover, invent, create and play!
  • Digital Program - The event program will be in a digital online format and will be accessible from your mobile device. Link:

  • Map - Link to the event and pit map HERE

Agena - Link to the event agenda HERE

Grade Level: All

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 03/09/2019

Lucas Oil Stadium
500 South Capitol Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46225
United States

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Friday, March 9

  • 6-8:00 PM - Pre-Event Team Check-In and Inspection 

Saturday, March 10
7:30 AM - Doors Open to Teams | Check-In + Inspection Begins
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM - Practice Fields Open 
8:30 AM - 8:50 AM - VRC Driver's Meeting
9:00 AM - Doors Open to General Public
9:20 AM - Practice Fields Close
9:30 AM - Check-In + Inspection Deadline
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM - Opening Ceremony 
10:00 AM - TinkerFest Opens (following opening ceremony)
10:15 AM - Qualification Matches Begin| Skills + Practice Fields Open
12:30 - 1:15 PM - Lunch
1:30 PM - Qualification Matches Resume
2:00 PM - TinkerFest Closes
3:45 PM  - VRC Qualification Matches End | VRC Skills + Practice Fields Close
4:00 - 4:15 PM - VRC Alliance Selection
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM - VRC Finals and Awards
6:30 PM - Pit Area Closes | Tear Down/Load Out 


Thanks for your interest in volunteering at the Indiana VEX Robotics State Championship!

We will open volunteer sign-ups in mid Janurary.

If you have any questions about volunteer positions, please reach out to Maggie Cline at Training, food, and t-shirts will be provided. You will receive more information in advance of the event regarding parking and volunteer logistics.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

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. 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

Refunds are granted in extreme cases only.

Date: 03/09/2019
Lucas Oil Stadium
500 South Capitol Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46225
United States

Travel Info

Lucas Oil Stadium - 500 South Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46225






World spot award assignment:

1 HS Excellence 1
2 MS Excellence 1
3 State Tournament Champion 1
4 State Tournament Champion 1
5 Tournament Finalist 1
6 Tournament Finalist 1
7 Tournament Semi - Finalists 1
8 Tournament Semi - Finalists 1
9 Tournament Semi - Finalists 1
10 Tournament Semi - Finalists 1
11 State Skills 1st Place 1
12 Design 1