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Exothermic Winter Challenge VRC Tournament

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

Welcome to the Exothermic Winter Challenge -- our 13th year of hosting VEX competitions!

Please note that the tournament organizers are not serving food or drinks at this event. Please make your own plans for lunch and snacks.

VRC Qualifying Tournament

This VRC event is a qualifying event to the Washington VRC State Championships and is open to all registered VRC High School teams.  The following awards will qualify to the Washington State Championship:

(1) - Excellence
(2) - Tournament Champions
(1) - Design
(1) - Robot Skills Champion

The event must meet the VRC Qualifying Criteria for the results to upload to RobotEvents.  The state qualification spots are determined by the capacity of the State Championship, the number of events in the state, and the size of the event.  The number of state championship spots for each local event are initially determined by the event capacity and will be reassessed one week prior to the event.   If there is an out-of-state/region/province/nation team, or a team that double qualifies from the event (not from previous events or other methods), that spot will go to the next highest unqualified team on the Robot Skills ranking at that event. There is no look-back to previous events to see if a team has previously qualified. These spots will be filled by the Regional Support Manager after the event has been uploaded and the results have been verified.  If you have questions about the State Championship qualification process, please contact your Regional Support Manager, Lisa Schultz at

Grade Level: High School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 22-Feb-2020

Timberline Middle School
9900 Redmond Ridge Dr NE
Redmond, Washington 98053
United States

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Please note that the tournament organizers are not selling food or drinks at this event. Please make your own plans for lunch and snacks.

7:30am Doors open, registration open, pits open
8:00am Inspection starts
9:45am Opening ceremonies and team meeting
10:00am Qualifications, skills challenges and judging
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Qualifications, skills challenges, and judging
3:00pm Qualifications end, skills challenges end
3:15pm Alliance selection
3:45pm Eliminations
5:30pm Awards
5:45 Please stick around for clean-up!


Please contact event partner Shang Wu if you would like to volunteer. We can always use help with judging, queuing and field reset. Free lunch!

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Will let you know of any such 24~48 hours in advance on this event page. Please check back here the week of the event, especially if the weather is sketchy.

Refund Policy

Full Payment required at the time of registration. No refund after a team is registered, although there is one time option to replace a registered team with another team from the same organization. No swapping of teams allowed within 2 weeks of the event date. Full refunds (less any REC fee when applicable) will be issued if the event needs to be cancelled for any reason.

Date: 22-Feb-2020
Timberline Middle School
9900 Redmond Ridge Dr NE
Redmond, Washington 98053
United States

Travel Info

Please set your destination to the following:

Timberline Middle School

9900 Redmond Ridge Dr NE, Redmond, WA 98053

{ Not in Evergreen Middle School }

REC Foundation Design Award Rubric.

REC Foundation Design Award Rubric


Participant Release Form Spanish.

Participant Release Form Spanish


Participant Release Form.

Participant Release Form


REC Foundation Code of Conduct.

REC Foundation Code of Conduct


VRC Qualifying Criteria.

VRC Qualifying Criteria


VRC Robot Inspection Checklist for V5.

VRC Robot Inspection Checklist for V5


VRC Tower Takeover One Page Description.

VRC Tower Takeover One Page Description