Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
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The Yellow Jacket Challenge, Sponsored by the JB Speed School of Engineering

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

General Info

This is our third year hosting the Yellow Jacket Challenge.  Come join us in Louisville, Kentucky for a day full of competition.  

Teams must check -in by 8:00 (or contact the event partner prior to 8:00) , and ALL inspections must be completed by 8:45 a.m.. to run match lists and insure a prompt start time at 9:00 a.m..

Team Payment must be paid by two weeks prior to the event. Teams not paid at this time may be dropped at the event partner's discretion to allow teams in from the wait list.

Please note that there will be no outside food or drinks allowed.  We thank you for your consideration!

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: No

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 19-Jan-2019

1130 W Chestnut St
1130 West Chestnut Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40203
United States

Contact Information

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7:00 am . . . Door Open for Volunteers
7:30 am . . . Referee's Meeting
7:30 am . . . Team Arrivals / Pits Open - - - Team Check-In and Registration - - - Practice Field Opens - - - Inspection Table Opens

8:00 am . . . Judge’s Meeting
8:45 am . . . Team Meeting
Teams not present and inspected by 8:45 will be dropped from competition.
9:00 am . . . Opening Ceremony
9:10 am . . . Qualifying Matches Begin - - - Skills Challenge Field Opens - - - Judging Begins
12:00 pm . . Lunch Begins
12:30 pm . . Qualifying Matches Resume
1:45 pm . . . Qualifying Ends - - - Judging Ends - - - Skills Challenge Field Closes
2:00 pm . . . Alliance Selections
2:15 pm . . . Final Matches Begin
4:00 pm . . . Awards Ceremony
4:30 pm . . . Team Load-Out - - - Clean-Up


Volunteers are needed and appreciated. Individuals wishing to volunteer, please contact the event partner:

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

If weather looks to be a problem that might causes travel delays or prevents teams from competing, please contact Jim Gilbert at OR if the weather is an issue the morning of the event call Jim Gilbert at (502) 523-0943 to let us know if you will be delayed, or need to cancel.

The event partner will contact teams if the event must be postponed. Teams should make sure their contact information is up to date in and includes both school and non-school phone numbers.

Refund Policy

There will be no refunds available for teams that choose to cancel with less than 2 weeks remaining (or fail to show up on time).

Date: 19-Jan-2019
1130 W Chestnut St
1130 West Chestnut Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40203
United States

Travel Info

Central High School
1130 West Chestnut Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40203