McMillan Middle School VEX Robotics Tournament - Tower Takeover

McMillan Middle School VEX Robotics Tournament - Tower Takeover McMillan Middle School VEX Robotics Tournament - Tower Takeover

Event Code: RE-VRC-19-8637

Program: VEX Robotics Competition

Type of Event: Tournament

Capacity: 40 / Spots Open: 50%+

Standard Registration Opens: Sat, Dec 7, 2019 2:11 PM EST

Registration Deadline: Sat, Jan 11, 2020 2:12 PM EST

Price: $60.00

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Award Qualifies for
Excellence Award (VRC/VEXU) Does not qualify for any events.
Tournament Champions (VRC/VEXU) Does not qualify for any events.
Design Award (VRC/VEXU) Does not qualify for any events.
Judges Award (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.

REC Foundation Design Award Rubric.

REC Foundation Design Award Rubric


Participant Release Form Spainish.

Participant Release Form Spainish


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 Cortex.

VRC Robot Inspection Checklist for Cortex


VRC Robot Inspection Checklist for V5.

VRC Robot Inspection Checklist for V5


VRC Tower Takeover One Page Description.

VRC Tower Takeover One Page Description


Refund Policy

- Full refund if request is make 3 weeks prior to event (minus $5.00, per registration, if paid through Robotevents)

- Half refund if request is made 2 weeks prior to event (minus $5.00, per registration, if paid through Robotevents)

- No refund if request is made less than 2 weeks prior to event.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the case of inclement weather, all team advisors will be contacted via email. While sometimes weather can be unpredictable, usually we will make a decision by 4:00pm the day before the event, if not earlier. I will also update the "EVENT NAME" to read "CANCELED" at the top.


Depending on the circumstances, we will make every effort to reschedule, rather than outright cancel the event.


We are always looking for good volunteers. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Sarah Costanos at


8:00 - 8:45 Team Registration
8:00 - 10:00 Inspections
8:00 - 10:15 Team Interviews
9:30 - 2:00 Skills Challenge
10:30 - 10:45 Opening Ceremony
11:00 - 12:00 Qualification Matches
12:00 - 12:30 Lunch Break

12:30-2:45 Qualification Matches
2:45 - 3:00 Alliance Selection
3:15 - 5:00 Elimination Matches
5:00 - 5:30 Awards Ceremony

Event Dates

Date: 01/18/2020


McMillan Magnet Middle School
3802 Redick Avenue
Omaha, Nebraska 68112
United States

Grade Level: Middle School

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Contact Information

Primary Contact
Sarah Castanos
Title: Event Partner
Phone: 402-557-4500
Event Day Phone: 402-557-4500

Secondary Contact
Jeff Erixon
Title: Event Partner
Phone: 531-299-8505
Event Day Phone: 402-660-3134

General Info

Max Teams Per Organization

A single organization may register up to four (4) teams for this event, giving multiple organizations the opportunity to register and compete.  On Saturdayday, December 7, the max number of teams will change from four (4) teams to no limit.

Competition Preparation

This event is sure to be a fast-paced and exciting event. All teams should come prepared for competition. Here are a few steps that every team should take to ensure that they are prepared.

1. Review the rules and run through the inspection checklist about a week before the competition so that there is ample time for adjustments. V5 Inspection checklist found V5 Robot Inspection Checklist.  Cortex checklist found Cortex Robot Inspection Checklist.

2. Check the official VEX forums for rule updates and changes.

3. Carefully read all of the information contained in the tournament posting on

4. Pack for the event the day before the day of departure. Here are a few items that you don't want to forget.
Goggles/Safety Glasses
Spare parts & tools
Batteries and chargers
Programming cable
Power strip
Laptop computer
Engineering notebook (if you have one, helpful for Judges, Design and
Excellence Awards )
Banners and other decorations for your team pit
Giveaways if you have them

5. Be sure to read 101 Things I wish I’d Known Before My First Vex Tournament

6. Review the descriptions and criteria for the awards that are being given during the tournament.

7. Prep for your interviews with the judges. Check the awards tab to see what awards will be given during the tournament.

8. Remember that safety comes first, please don't bring tools that pose a safety risk to your team, or others nearby as the venue is a very tight fit. Also, remember no grinding or other actions that create sparks.

9. Understand how the game will be played. VEX participants are more than welcome to watch the referee training videos before they attend a tournament. The referee training videos can be found here.

10. Read through the Robot troubleshooting guide. The guide can be found here.

Participation and Consent Form

A completed form for all participants must be turned in during check-in. Team leaders will need to collect the completed forms for all team members attending the event and turn them in to the registration desk when checking in.
Download the VEX/RECF Consent & Waiver Form.  participant-consent-form-spanish