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2020 New Mexico VEX Robotics VRC State Championship

Event Code
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Spots Open
Event Region
New Mexico
Max Registrations per Organization
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

The New Mexico VRC State Championship Tournament will be held at Garfield STEM School, February 29th 2020.  

This Event will award 7 spots to the VEX Robotics 2020 VEX Worlds Championship, and 5 spots to the 2020 CREATE U.S. Open Championship!  

This event will award five of the seven World Championshp spots, and the remaining two spots will be awarded from the World Skills Rankings for the State, up to and including the State Championship.  Please see the Awards tab for the list of qualifying awards.

SPREAD THE WORD about the State Championship with your friends and neighbors!  The New Mexico VEX Robotics State Championships are open to all teams in the New Mexico region who register for the 2019-2020 season.  Go to to register a team for the season.

The due date for payments received is February 26, 2020. 

If you need to make any changes to your contact information or registration status, please contact Chaushie Forster at  Remember that refunds are not possible due to the planning nature of the event.

HOTEL ACCOMODATIONS:  A special rate has been negotiated at the Comfort Inn & Suites, for those who will need overnight accomodations.  Please visit the hotel  WEBSITE to book your reservation, referencing the name of our group, VEX Robotics.

A few useful reminders:

  • We will have a concession stand open all day, possibly a lunchtime food truck, and a Kona Ice truck.  We will not be stopping for Lunch.

  • Review the rules(Tower Takeover Game Manual Found Here) and run through theInspection Checklist V-5 Version (Found Here) and Inspection Checklist Cortex Version (found here) about a week before the competition so that there is ample time for adjustments. The inspection checklist can also be found on the Documents Tab. Read the document '101 Things To Know Before Your First VEX Tournament', found HERE. 

  • Pack for the event the day before the day of departure.  Here are a few items that you don't want to forget: Spare parts & tools, Batteries and chargers, Programming cable, Power strip & extension cord, Laptop computer, Engineering notebook (if you have one, REQUIRED for Design and Excellence Awards ), Banners and other decorations for your team pit, Giveaways if you have them.

  • Please understand how the game will be played.  Participants should thoroughly read the game rules.  Additional rulings and interpretations of the game rules can be found on the Offical VEX Forum. All of our referees have taken a passed a certification test.

  • Please upload your Participation Release Form (found on the Documents Tab) to to make check-in much quicker.  A completed form for all participants must be turned in order to compete. Team leaders will need to collect the completed forms for all team members attending the event and turn them in to the registration desk when checking in, if you have not done so electronically.  The Participant Release Form can be found on the Documents Tab. 

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 29-Feb-2020

Garfield STEM School
3501 6th Street Northwest
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107
United States

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We will do our best to stick to the schedule below.  Times may varey, depending on the number of teams participating.

7:00 am                        Doors Open, Registration, Pits Open

8:00 am                        Inspections Begins, Teams Bring Engineering Notebooks to the Judging Table 

8:30 am                        Skills Field Open to Inspected Teams Only

10:15 am                        Driver and Coaches Meetings

10:30 am – 2:00 pm       Qualification Matches, Excellence Award and Design Award Judging  Time

2:00 pm                        Skills Field Closes

2:30 pm                       Alliance Selections         

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm        Finals Matches

4:15pm                        Awards


As you know, Garfield STEM School and the REC Foundation believes that we have the ability to make a difference in our community and are dedicated to serving our city and its students. With this in mind, we are requesting Volunteers, especially from the Albuquerque Tech Industry.  For 4 hours on a Saturday or 2 hours on a Friday afternoon.

How can you participate? Sign up to volunteer with and donate your time.  Thank you!

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

A reschedule of the event will be attempted.

Refund Policy

Due to the nature of the event, no refunds are possible. Please plan accordingly.

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