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2020 New Zealand VRC National Championships

28-Feb-2020 - 1-Mar-2020 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Field Control System
VEXNet Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
New Zealand
Standard Registration Opens
1-Sep-2019 10:05 EDT
Registration Deadline
16-Feb-2020 10:06 EST
Region Maximum % # Spots Allowed # Spots Remaining
New Zealand 100% 80 13
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Welcome to the 2020 New Zealand VRC National Championships for Tower Takeover! Held at Lynfield College, Auckland; this event aims to decide who are the best VEX teams in New Zealand. The event is held over the weekend of 28th Feb -> 1st March and teams from all around New Zealand will be competing to find out who will be going to the World Championships in the United States.

Registration Fee
The registration fee for this event is $150 NZD. Please do not pay through RobotEvents as teams will be invoiced through KIWIBOTS directly. Teams who provide a volunteer for either the pack in on the 28th February (minimum of half-day) or for the pack-out on Sunday 1st March after the event concludes will qualify for a $50 discount on their registration. Teams who have provided fields (and co-ordinated with KIWIBOTS in advance) will also be eligible for a $50 discount on their registration. There is a maximum of $50 discount per team. A school/organisation can provide multiple volunteers to allow multiple teams to receive the $50 discount. Teams who are providing a volunteer will need to ensure they will out the volunteer sign-up form (located here) to qualify for the discount.

The check-in for the event will be held on Friday 28th February from 14:00 (2pm) to 17:00 (5pm). Teams must present at least one team member with the robot to check-in and complete inspection in order to be able to compete at the event. Teams who do not check in on the Friday 28th February will not be included in qualification matches over the weekend.

Nominations for Mentor, Teacher and Volunteer of the Year Award
These can be done here:

Design Notebooks
Design notebooks need to be submitted by the 22nd February 22nd (extended from the 14th!). These can either be handed in the Auckland scrimmage on the 22nd of Feb or mailed to KIWIBOTS using the address below. If you are mailing/couriering the design notebook, please email Hayden and let him know. Design notebooks must be printed off and hard copies submitted, electronic design notebooks will not be accepted. The mailing address for KIWIBOTS is

KIWIBOTS New Zealand
C/O Smales Farm Management Office
Private Bag 93504

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 28-Feb-2020 - 1-Mar-2020

Lynfield College
191 White Swan Road
Auckland, 1041
New Zealand

Contact Information

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Friday 28th February
14:00 - Team Check in Opens
17:00 - Checkin and Inspection Closes
17:30 - Venue Closes to Teams

Saturday 29th February
08:00 - Venue Opens to Teams
09:00 - Opening Ceremony
09:45 - Drivers & Coaches Meeting
10:30 - Qualification Matches Begin
13:00 - Lunch
14:00 - Matches Resume
17:00 - Matches Conclude
17:30 - Venue Closes to Teams

Sunday 1st March
08:30 - Venue Opens to Teams
09:00 - Qualification Matches Resume
12:00 - Qualification Matches Conclude & Lunch
12:30 - US Teams Exhibition Matches
13:00 - Alliance Selection, KiwiChallenge Reveal
14:00 - Elimination Matches Begin
15:30 - Grand Finals & Closing Ceremony
16:30 - Event Concludes
17:00 - Venue Closes to Public

All times are in New Zealand Standard Time (24 hours)


We're always in need of volunteers and anybody who is interested in volunteering may sign up here.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Any emergency updates will be relayed to teams via email and on this event page. There is no bad weather policy (event is held indoors)

Refund and Payment Policies

No refunds at this stage. Teams who register and do not show up for the Nationals will not be entitled to a refund.


Day #1:

Day #2:

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


Community Award (VRC/VEXU)     Team 2921F - Free Range Robotics
Promote Award (VRC/VEXU)    Team 3204E - SPC Bots Evaristus
Partner of the Year (VRC/VEXU)    Glidepath