Coyote Challenge Scrimmage (Canceled)

Coyote Challenge Scrimmage

Event Code: RE-VRC-19-7968

Program: VEX Robotics Competition

Type of Event: Scrimmage

Capacity: 32 / Spots Open: 32

Max Registrations per Organization: 4

Price: FREE

This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event has been canceled.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

Event Sponsors:
Award Qualifies for
Tournament Champions (VRC/VEXU) Does not qualify for any events.
Tournament Finalists (VRC/VEXU) Does not qualify for any events.

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Date: 03/16/2019
Muenster University Center-Campus of University of South Dakota
414 E. Clark Street
Vermillion, South Dakota 57069
United States

Refund Policy

Full Refunds (Less RECF fee)  will be issued if notice of cancellation is recieved prior to 2 weeks before the event. Partial refunds for cancellations closer to the event will be issued as possible. 

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

If the weather forces a cancellation, teams will be notified the day before. Refunds will be issued as possible. Unrecoverable expenses (Like the RECF fee) will not be refunded.

We will add "Cancelled" to the tournament title if we cancel the event.


This event is fully volunteer run. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Susan Rolfes 605-677-8049 for information on volunteering for this event.

No experience is required for many volunteer positions. Some volunteer positions can be split between two adults for a morning & afternoon shift. Or, you can volunteer for a whole day depending on the volunteer role. Lunch is provided for all-day volunteers.

Visit the REC Foundation website at to check out position descriptions and find volunteer training materials:

  • Referees/Scorekeepers
  • Inspectors
  • Emcees
  • TM Operators
  • Queuing
  • Team Check-in
  • Volunteer Check-in
  • Field Reset
  • Setup crew
  • Breakdown crew


07:30 Registration Opens

08:00 Inspections Open 

08:00 Practice field Open 

09:00 Opening Ceremony

09:30 Qualification Matches begin 

11:45 Dr. K.C. Santosh, Department of Computer Science, The University of South Dakota, will present his Humanoid robot.

12:00 Lunch Break

12:30 Qualification Matches resume

03:30 Break

03:45 Alliance Selection

04:00 Elimination Rounds begin

05:00 Finals and Awards



Event Dates

Date: 03/16/2019


Muenster University Center-Campus of University of South Dakota
414 E. Clark Street
Vermillion, South Dakota 57069
United States

Grade Level: All

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: No

TSA Event: No

Contact Information

Primary Contact
Susan Rolfes
Phone: 6056778049
Event Day Phone: 6056778049

Secondary Contact
Kurt Hackemer
Phone: 605-659-1377
Event Day Phone: 605-659-1377

General Info

Welcome! VARA is  hosting a scrimmage that features the VEX EDR metal robots built by high school and middle school students. This scrimmage will take place on March 16th, after state tournaments have ended in SD, NE, IA and MN, but just 3 weeks before the VEX US Open. We are planning to have top teams from the surrounding states come to Vermillion to scrimmage against each other in a mock tournament in preparation for the US Open. This will give teams a chance to test their final design changes. We plan to give them a very competitive environment to make that happen. 

This is a scrimmage, not a qualifying tournament.  We will provide as many alliance matches as the time allows and plan to have awards for the Tournament Champions and Tournament Finalists.

We look forward to seeing you!