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National Robotics Week Tower Takeover VRC **Postponed**

National Robotics Week Tower Takeover VRC **Postponed**

Event Code: RE-VRC-19-1071

Program: VEX Robotics Competition

Type of Event: Tournament

Capacity: 50 / Spots Open: 39

Event Region: New Hampshire/Vermont

Price: $35.00

This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.
Event Dates

Date: 04/04/2020


Pembroke Academy School
209 Academy Road
Pembroke, New Hampshire 03275
United States

Grade Level: All

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: No

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General Info

3/16/2020 UPDATE - Due to the closure of NH schools until 4/3 - this event is being postponed.  The future date is TBA.   We will re-evaluate in early April to determine if we can find a new date or cancel.    At that time if needed, Pembroke Academy Robotics will issue refunds or give you a credit towards a future event.  We understand that many of you are using this event to fulfill the NH State Grant requirement - We are working with the DOE to determine the next steps.  Thank you for your patience as we navigate through this time.

Please contact your regional support manager Louann Cormier at if you have questions about the grant requirements. 



We welcome rookie and vetern teams to this event as we plan to run two divisions.  One for our newer teams and one for our experienced/veterns teams.  So if you are running your robot for the first time or heading to the World Championship, this event is for you! 

Check-in: Please be sure to check in all your teams attending at the registration table as soon as you arrive.  It is especially important with multiteam organizations to notify us if one or more of your teams were NOT able to attend.

At the registration table you should receive:

  • A pit map (all pits are in the cafeteria)

  • Pizza order form pepperoni or cheese - these need to be turned in to the concession stand by 8:45. There will also be a concession stand with many other options for lunch, in addition to breakfast items and beverages..

Call: If you are running late please, call Louann at 603-340-3927 by 8:30 or your teams will not be placed in the match schedule.  After 8:45 the match lists will be generated.

Do not Forget: There will be electrical drops throughout the pit area, but not every pit table will be provided with electricity, so an extension cord and power strip may be handy, in addition here are a few things you should not forget : spare parts & tools, batteries and chargers, programming cable,  laptop/computer,, robot and joystick controller.

Food: Our concession stand will be open all day.  There will also be pre-ordered pepperoni and cheese whole pizzas available (orders MUST be placed by 8:45)


Pits open 7:30 AM
7:30-8:30 AM Check-in/inspection
8:30 AM deadline for teams to check-in to be included in the match list. Teams who might still be in transit MUST contact 603 340-3927
8:45 AM Pizza order forms due and Drivers Meeting/Opening ceremony
9:00 AM Qualification matches and Skills matches begin
12:00 PM Lunch
12:30 PM Qualification matches and Skills Resume
2:30 Alliance selection on divisions & skills runs end
3:00 Elimination rounds for divisions
4:00-5:00 Finals and Final Awards


Anyone interested in volunteering for the this event, please contact Ms. Karen Pringle at 603 485-7881 x 3025 or

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the event of severe weather the event will be cancelled or recheduled.   If the event is cancelled, re-scheduled or delayed the team's main contact will be emailed with the information and a notice will be placed on this event on Robot Events.

Refund Policy

If teams need to cancel their registrations a refund will be available as long as we are notified prior to 3/27/2020. If payment was made through Robot Events, the refund will have Robot Event's $5.00 service fee deducted from the amount refunded.

Date: 04/04/2020
Pembroke Academy School
209 Academy Road
Pembroke, New Hampshire 03275
United States

Travel Info

Pembroke Academy
209 Academy Road
Pembroke, New Hampshire 03275
United States

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



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