Elmira Express VEX Tower Takeover

Elmira Express VEX Tower Takeover

Event Code: RE-VRC-19-8274

Program: VEX Robotics Competition

Type of Event: Tournament

Capacity: 32 / Spots Open: 50%+

Registration Deadline: Fri, Jan 3, 2020 11:00 PM EST

Price: $55.00

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Award Qualifies for
Excellence Award (VRC/VEXU) State/Regional Championship
Tournament Champions (VRC/VEXU) State/Regional Championship
Design Award (VRC/VEXU) State/Regional Championship
Judges Award (VRC/VEXU) Does not qualify for any events.
Tournament Finalists (VRC/VEXU) Does not qualify for any events.
Robot Skills Champion (VRC/VEXU) Does not qualify for any events.

Match Results


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Team List

The team list for this event is not currently available. Please check back four weeks prior to the event date.

Date: 01/11/2020
Elmira High School
777 South Main Street
Elmira, New York 14904
United States

Refund Policy

Refunds will be issued up to one month before the event (1/2/2018). Depending on whether REC still takes the $5 fee per registration, refunds might end up being for $45.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

If there is bad weather, the event will start at 9:30am and we will adjust the match schedule to end by 4:30pm


If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Katie Smith at kasmith@elmiracityschools.com

Experience level: No previous experience is needed for most volunteer positions, and you can even bring your kids for a family activity (for example, Field Resetter is an ideal position for young children).

Time Commitment: You can register for an entire day, or just a portion of the day as your schedule permits for most positions.

Meals: Lunch is included for volunteers that volutneer for at least 2 hours.

Volunteer Positions Needed:

  • Judges (no previous experience required) *All day commitment
  • Referee/Scorekeepers (previous experience preferred)
  • Field Resetters (no previous experience required)

Visit the REC Foundation website at www.roboticseducation.org/volunteer to check out position descriptions and find volunteer training materials. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator Katie Smith (kasmith@elmiracityschools.com) to register for this event today!


Event Schedule

07:30 AM - Doors Open
07:30 AM - 9:00 AM Registration, Inspection, practice
09:00 AM - Driver Meeting and Opening Ceremonies
9:15 AM - 12:00 PM - Qualification Matches and Skills Attempts
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Lunch
1:00 PM - 2:20 PM - Qualification Matches Continue, Final Skills
2:35 Alliance Selection
2:45 PM - 4:30 PM - Elimination Rounds and Awards

Event Dates

Date: 01/11/2020


Elmira High School
777 South Main Street
Elmira, New York 14904
United States

Grade Level: All

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

TSA Event: No

Contact Information

Primary Contact
Nathan Smith
Title: Event Partner
Email: nsmith@elmiracityschools.com
Phone: 6077353201
Event Day Phone: 5852612778

Secondary Contact
Katie Smith
Title: Volunteer Coordinator
Email: kasmith@elmiracityschools.com
Phone: 6077353201
Event Day Phone: 5852612778

General Info

Take a trip to the central Southern Tier of New York and compete with teams from around the state. The 4th Annual Elmira Express VEX Challenge, hosted by the Express Robotics club of Elmira High School is sure to be a great day for all teams. Last year we had 44 teams from schools from all over New York State and Pennsylvania, so register early because this event will fill up. Matches will be played in our 10,000 square foot gym, so there will be plenty of room for all of our teams and robots. We will have a full concession stand open throughout the day, with possible local lunch specials available. For more information, please contact Event Organizer Nate Smith at nsmith@elmiracityschools.com.

Additional Info:

Fields: There will be 2 competition fields, 1 practice field, and 1 skills/practice field. This will allow ample space to practice and skills will run for most of the day.

Pits: Teams will have a 6-8 foot table with at least 4 chairs. All tables will have close access to a power strip.

Judging: Judging will be ongoing throughout the qualification round.

Concessions: Will include breakfast items, juice, water, pop, chips, candy bars, and cookies. Lunch items will include Walking Tacos, Hot Dogs, Chili dogs, Meatball Subs, and Mac and Cheese