Erie Tigers VRC Challenge

Erie Tigers VRC Challenge Erie Tigers VRC Challenge

Event Code: RE-VRC-18-6949

Program: VEX Robotics Competition

Type of Event: Tournament

Capacity: 28 / Spots Open: 50%+

Max Registrations per Organization: 4

Standard Registration Opens: Sat, Dec 22, 2018 12:00 AM EST

Registration Deadline: Sat, Jan 19, 2019 12:00 PM EST

Price: $55.00

Early-Bird Registration is now open for EP teams and teams who have not yet registered for multiple events this season. All other teams may register starting on Sat, Dec 22, 2018 12:00 AM EST

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Event Sponsors:
Award Qualifies for
Excellence Award (VRC/VEXU) State/Regional Championship
Tournament Champions (VRC/VEXU) Colorado VEX Robotics Championship
State/Regional Championship
Design Award (VRC/VEXU) CREATE U.S. Open
Judges Award (VRC/VEXU) Does not qualify for any events.
Robot Skills Champion (VRC/VEXU) CREATE U.S. Open
Energy Award (VRC/VEXU) Does not qualify for any events.
Sportsmanship (VRC/VEXU) Does not qualify for any events.

Match Results


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Team List

The team list for this event is not currently available. Please check back four weeks prior to the event date.

Date: 02/02/2019
Erie Middle School
650 Main Street
Erie, Colorado 80516
United States

Refund Policy

No refunds will be provided, either in the event of cancellation or if a team decides not to attend.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

It is Colorado and we have no idea what February will have in store for us.  No refunds can be given for weather cancellation.  Given the late date of our event, there will be no way to reschedule if we have to cancel.


Each team must provide one or more adult volunteers for this event.

Your volunteers can sign up and select their roles and shifts at Thanks!


Tentative Schedule
7:30 a.m. Volunteer check-in
8:00-9:00 a.m. Team check-in (Small Gym entrance by South Parking Lot)
8:00-9:30 a.m. Inspections/robot check-in (Small Gym)
9:30-9:45 a.m. Opening ceremonies, Coaches/Drivers Meeting (Cafeteria)
9:45 a.m.-12:15p.m. Qualification rounds (may go slightly longer/shorter)
8:30 a.m.-12:45p.m. Robot / Programming Skills Field Open

12:15-12:45 p.m. Lunch

12:45 -1:00 p.m. Alliance Selection
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Beginning of elimination rounds; Skills Field CLOSED.
3:15 p.m. -3:45 p.m. Awards and closing.

Event Dates

Date: 02/02/2019


Erie Middle School
650 Main Street
Erie, Colorado 80516
United States

Grade Level: Middle School

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

TSA Event: No

Contact Information

Primary Contact
Michelle Lonsinger
Phone: 7204807675
Event Day Phone: 7204807675

Secondary Contact
Kim Watry
Title: Principal
Phone: 303.828.3391
Event Day Phone: 303.828.3391

General Info


Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase on site.

Competition Preparation

This event is sure to be fast-paced and exciting. All teams should come prepared for competition. Some great tips are available in the document “101 Things I Wish I’d Known Before My First VEX Tournament.”

Here are a few steps that every team should take to ensure they are ready.

  1. Review rules and run through the inspection checklist (see Documents tab).  Review closely the rules for using VEX V5 equipment or VEX Cortex equipment.  Note also the rules on robot sizing.  The sizing rules can cause your team a lot of work early in the day if not closely followed.

  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. Review the descriptions and criteria for the awards being given during this tournament

  5. Remember that safety comes first, please don't bring tools that pose a safety risk to your team, or others nearby. Also, remember no grinding or other actions that create sparks inside the school building. Bring safety glasses for everyone!

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

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

  8. Read through the robot troubleshooting guide and follow the directions about setting up your robot during the competition. Following the directions will avoid issues with the robots and the controllers.

  9. Cell phones and other devices must have WIFI disabled during the event to avoid interference with the competing teams.