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2020 Ohio VRC High School State Championship

Event Code
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Spots Open
Event Region
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 2020 Ohio VEX Robotics High School State Championship!

We are looking forward to welcome the best teams in the state of Ohio for this championship event!  Teams must qualify for this event on or before February 22, 2020.  Qualified teams should be sure to register prior to the deadline and make sure that payment for registration fees has been processed. 

An email blast was sent to coaches on March 1st.  Click HERE to see it.


Qualification to the VEX VRC World Championships

This event will qualify Ohio teams to the VEX Robotics World Championship in Louisville, KY.  The following awards will earn VEX Robotics World Championship spots:

  • (1) Excellence Award
  • (2) Tournament Champions
  • (1) Design Award
  • (1) Skills Award
  • (2) Tournament Finalists
  • (4) Tournament Semi-Finalists
  • (1) Amaze Award
  • (1) Think Award
  • (1) Innovate Award
  • (1) Build Award
  • (1) Create Award


The Qualification Criteria indicates Ohio VRC HS is allotted 24 VEX World Spots!  The 16 awards listed above were determined from the Qualifying Criteria document, then the 8 remaining spots not given as awards will be given to the 8 highest unqualified teams from the Ohio VRC Global Skills Standings after the results from the Ohio VRC High School State Championship have been uploaded.  These teams will be contacted by the Regional Support Manager.

Similarly, if a team double qualifies for the VEX Robotics World Championships, then the Regional Support Manager will use the Ohio VRC Global Skills list to determine the next qualified team from the appropriate grade level.  World Championship invitations from the World Skills Standings are issued by email after the results of the State Championship have been posted at, and will not be announced at the State Championship.

World Championship qualifying awards and invitations are issued to teams whether or not the teams have expressed an intention to attend the event. Unaccepted World Championship invitations are not offered or transferred to other teams.


Competition Preparation

This event is sure to be a fast-paced and exciting event. All teams should come prepared for competition. Here are a few steps that every team should take to ensure that they are prepared.

1. Review the rules, the code of conduct, and run through the inspection checklist. 

2. Check the Vex Forum for official for rule updates and changes.

3. Carefully read all of the information contained in this tournament posting

4. Review the descriptions and criteria for the awards that are being given during the tournament. 

5. Prep for your interviews with the judges. Check the awards tab to see what awards will be given during the tournament.

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

Grade Level: High School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 7-Mar-2020

Marion County Fairgrounds
220 East Fairground Street
Marion, Ohio 43302
United States

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March 6th

Registration/Inspection/ Skills 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm 


March 7th

Doors open at 7.30am.
Registration 7.30am -
Inspection will run from 7.30am -
Event meeting will take place at 8.30

Competition starts at 9.30 am.

Skills 9.30 am - 3.00 pm

Lunch 12.00 pm - 12.30 pm

Elimination matches should start at 3.30 pm.

Awards 5 pm


Volunteers are an important part of every event and we acknowledge that these events would be impossible without them. We appreciate those volunteers who are willing to give of their time for the benefit of our students!  Volunteers help make events run smoothly and play a critical role in every process, from registration to scoring. Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt and lunch.

If interested in volunteering at this or any of the 2020 VEX Robotics Ohio State Championship events, please fill out this survey

**Please submit this form by Friday, February 14th at 5:00 pm in order to guarantee a volunteer shirt in your requested size due to our deadline with the shirt vendor.  Responses after that date are still accepted & appreciated, but volunteer shirt sizes will be limited.  


Thank you!

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy


Refund Policy


Date: 7-Mar-2020
Marion County Fairgrounds
220 East Fairground Street
Marion, Ohio 43302
United States

Travel Info

Marion County Fairgrounds & Veterans Memorial Coliseum

220 E Fairground St, Marion, OH 43302

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