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South Florida VEX VRC HS Regional Championships

29-Feb-2020 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Field Control System
VEXNet Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
Florida - South
Standard Registration Opens
9-Oct-2019 16:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
23-Feb-2020 23:59 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

The South Florida High School VEX Regional Championship brings together top robotics teams in the VEX Robotics Competition to celebrate their accomplishments and participate with the best teams from across the region.

In the VEX Robotics Competition (VRC), teams compete in the exciting 2019-20 VRC game, Tower Takeover, to earn a spot at this prestigious event. For information about the game, click here.


Please consider sponsoring this exciting event!  As we are working on our marketing materials, please email us at [email protected] for immediate assistance!


Division Lists will be available about a week before the event.  An email will be sent out to teams and the list will be posted here.


Venue map will be available soon


You can use VEX VIA during the event to keep track of all the action!  Please use your cell data to use this exciting app while at the venue!


Space at our Regional Chamionship will be in high demand and we don't anticipate many (if any) spots opening up for teams on the wait list. Click the “Wait List” tab to place your team on the wait list. If spots open up, teams on the wait list will be notified and instructed to register.


Please turn WiFi OFF on all of your devices while at the event.  Comeptitors use the 2.4Ghz band and the competion will use the 5Ghz band at the event.  Additional devices, connected to a network or not, can interfere with competitors and the event itself.


T-Shirts will be available to purchase!


The South Florida VEX Regional Championship is free and open to the public. This lively and engaging event is suitable for the entire family. Spectators are welcome to attend the ceremonies, watch matches, and visit with teams in the pit area.

All attendees are expected to abide by the code of conduct. All participants are expected to complete the participant release form which can (if you open it and read how) ALSO be submitted ONLINE by the team coach for this and future events! (a printable version is also available in Spanish). 

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.  Contact Ashley Phipps if you need any assistance on understanding awards or qualifying for states or the worlds championships.  [email protected] 

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.  

Note: Ensure your IT does not block emails from and   

Grade Level: High School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 29-Feb-2020

Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus Wellness and Recreation Center
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, Florida 33199
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda for South Florida Regional Championship at FIU Feb 29th 2020
Doors open 7:00AM (Check in and inspections open immediately)
Check-in until 8:15—arrive on time!!
Inspections COMPLETE at 8:25 (Again, this is FIRM--robots must be ready to compete)
Match list run at 8:25
First 3 matches queued to fields by 8:30 (next 3 matches on queue tables!)
Driver's meeting 8:35 to 8:50
Opening ceremonies 8:50 to 9:00
Skills field opens at 9:00
Qualifying matches begin 9:00
***Teams should go to lunch between matches—do not wait for Volunteer break!!***
Volunteer Lunch break 12:30-1:00 (teams should NOT plan lunch for this time)
Qualifying matches resume 1:00
Skills field closes at 4:30
Qualifying matches end 4:30
Alliance selection 4:35-4:55
Eliminations 5:00-6:15
Closing ceremonies 6:20-6:35



YES! We do need volunteers!

Volunteers are the heart of every VEX competition--without them the event simply cannot function. In a perfect world, every robot team would provide at least 2 adult volunteers at every event.

There are lots of different roles that need to be filled, with varying degrees of expertise and physical activity. Check out the 'Volunteers' tab at for an overview of the various volunteer roles.

PLEASE have one or two of your team parents email me at rdubard@ransomeverglades with the subject "Championship Volunteers" in the subject line. I will get back to them ASAP, and thanks in advance!!

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Due to the many demands on our facilities, we will not postpone this event.

If necessary (a hurricane, for instance) the event will be CANCELLED and your registrations refunded (less the fees incurred by** Notification of cancellations will be made through the contacts provided with your registration through and the RECF. Please make certain all your contact information is correct and current to stay informed!!

**From There is $5.00 USD fee, per registration, that will be withheld to cover website maintenance, processing fees, reporting, accounting, and system updates.

Refund and Payment Policies

Refunds* will ONLY be issued in the case of an event cancellation. Please only register robots/teams that intend to attend. Due to the limited space for events, we will not issue a refund for a 'no show.'

According to RECF policy, $5.00 of each registration is used by their organization for processing and is NOT REFUNDABLE.

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