Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
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Signature Event: The WAVE at WPI

16-Jan-2020 - 18-Jan-2020
Event Code
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Spots Open
Event Region
Southern New England
Max Registrations per Organization
Standard Registration Opens
1-Jul-2019 08:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
18-Dec-2019 23:59 EST
Region Maximum % # Spots Allowed # Spots Remaining
Southern New England 50% 40 -1
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

WPI VEX Signature Event - Welcome teams!

Once we know a final number of registered teams, the agenda and daily schedule may be adjusted to reflect.

Payment Deadline: December 18th, 2019.

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 16-Jan-2020 - 18-Jan-2020

WPI Sports & Recreation Center
100 Institute Road
Worcester, Massachusetts 01609
United States

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The WAVE  - WPI VEX Signature Event

2020 Schedule - VRC/Single Division 

WPI Sports and Recreation Center/Harrington Auditorium

updated 5-29-19



1400 Venue Opens

1430-1730 Team Registration

1500-2000 Inspection

1500-2000 Practice Area Open

1500-2000 Skills Challenge Open

2030 Venue Closes



0730 Venue Opens

0800-1830 Practice Area Open

0830-0845 Driver/Coach Meeting

0920-0950 Opening Ceremony

1000-1230 Qualifying Rounds

1230-1330 Lunch

1330-1800 Qualifying Rounds

1900 Venue Closes


0730 Venue Opens

0800-1500 Practice Area Open

0800-1200 Qualifying Rounds

1200-1245 Lunch

1245-1500 Qualifying Rounds

1515-1535 Alliance Selection

1600-1730 Elimination Matches

1730-1815 Closing Ceremony

1900 Venue Closes


We are seeking experienced and rookie volunteers to serve in all roles at the event.  Sign up here!  If you have any questions, or are an experienced volunteer and are interested in a key volunteer role, please email as well to let us know!

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the event of inclement weather, a decision will be made on how the competition will proceed.  This may include extended hours on some days or removal of matches from the competition schedule in order to complete the event.  Every effort will be reasonably made to continue the event as planned.

Refund Policy

  • Teams who cancel before November 18, 2019 will receive a full refund.
  • Teams who cancel between November 18 and December 18, 2019 will only receive a full refund if they are able to be replaced by another paying team.  If not, they will receive a $95 refund.
  • Teams who cancel after December 18th, 2019 will not receive a refund. 

Date: 16-Jan-2020 - 18-Jan-2020
WPI Sports & Recreation Center
100 Institute Road
Worcester, Massachusetts 01609
United States

Travel Info

Hotel blocks/discounts are linked below.

We typically block rooms in the nearby Worcester hotels.  However, even with the discounts those rooms can still be $110-130/night.  Within 15 minute drive down the highway from campus, in Auburn and Marlboro for example, there are often lower rate hotels.  For example, the La Quinta in Auburn is one many team at our events stay at, and their rates are typically $60-90.

If you look for hotels on your own, avoid the Quality Inn (Oriol St Worcester).

Hotel Blocks/Discounts.  Note most hotels drop the block 30 days prior to the event, so book soon for a guaranteed rate:


The event will be webcast at starting on Friday morning. Matches will be archived and publicly available after the event.

Worlds Qualifications

The following awards will qualify for the 2019 VEX World Championship:

  • 1 Excellence Award Winner
  • 2 Tournament Champions

If a team double qualifies, the Robot Skills Champion or next highest unqualified skills team will receive the Worlds invitation.

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