Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
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Signature Event: University Of South Florida - A World Qualifier

Event Code
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Field Control System
VEXNet Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
Florida - North/Central
Max Registrations per Organization
Standard Registration Opens
27-Sep-2018 20:04 EDT
Registration Deadline
21-Jan-2019 20:05 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

The USF Signature event is a world qualifying event and is open to teams from all over the world.  Please note: 

Only 75% of the teams can come from one region, so this means that a maximun of 45 teams from Florida, or any state or country, will be permitted to attend. The event is set at 45 with the event designed for 60 teams with 15 to come from the waitlist to balance this requirement----so when it reaches 45 just add your team to the waitlist. 

Currently we are initially allowing only three teams per school to enter, please add any additional teams from your school to the wiatlist as this may open up later.

Teams that move on to the World Championship in Louisville, Kentucky will be responsible for registering for the World Championship event promptly as they will only have ONE week to register AND pay before their invitation to Worlds is lost!  Hint--Plan to win--plan for success--Plan accordingly with your teams from day one to win state spots, win a spot at states and play in worlds!!  Plan to win both in spirit and financial planning!!  Understand the awards and all rules.  

The teams coach who is officially listed in robotevents as the primary contact receives all team emails, so read the email titles and content carefully.  

All attendees are expected to abide by the code of conduct  .

All participants are expected to complete the participant release form . (also available in Spanish)  Once per season covers all events

Note: Ensure your IT does not block emails from and 

Grade Level: High School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 4-Feb-2019

University of South Florida- Yulieng Arena (Formally the SunDome)
4202 East Fowler Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33620
United States

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7:30AM: doors open with practice fields open:

7:30 - 9:30AM Registration and inspection--turn in engineering notebooks on check in

8:30 Match list Printed and distributed to teams (responsibility is on the team coach to contact the EP if not arriving to check in before 8:30-failure to do so is the team not playing/no refund)

9:15 All robots for matches 1 and 2  and 3 on the fields and matches 3, 4, and 5  at queuing tables 

9:20--Drivers and Event Meeting  

9:45- Opening Ceremony 

10:00 Qualifying matches begin with skills field open 10:30 and run concurrently with qualifying matches: with Judges convening to begin reviewing notebooks (followed with pit interviews)

12:00--1:30: Break for lunch

1:30-3:00  Qualifying matches resume (skills fields close  at 3:00):

3:15 Alliance selections

3:30-4:30 Elimination matches

4:30-5:00 Closing ceremonies and awards


Please contact Stephie Holmquist Johnson, Ph.D. to volunteer at (813) 334-3734, or

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

None- Event is indoors.

Refund and Payment Policies

No refunds

Date: 4-Feb-2019
University of South Florida- Yulieng Arena (Formally the SunDome)
4202 East Fowler Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33620
United States

Travel Info

There are numerous hotels in the USF Tampa area.  Please use the following link as a reference for directions and a hotel on campus: 


The closest airport is Tampa International Airport.