Berthoud Tower Takeover Performance Only Tournament

Berthoud Tower Takeover Performance Only Tournament Berthoud Tower Takeover Performance Only Tournament

Event Code: RE-VRC-19-8951

Program: VEX Robotics Competition

Type of Event: Tournament

Capacity: 48 / Spots Open: 50%+

Max Registrations per Organization: 8

Registration Deadline: Mon, Dec 2, 2019 3:29 PM EST

Price: $65.00

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Award Qualifies for
Tournament Champions (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.
Robot Skills 2nd Place (VRC/VEXU) Does not qualify for any events.
Sportsmanship (VRC/VEXU) Does not qualify for any events.
Robot Skills Third Place (VRC/VEXU) Does not qualify for any events.

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Team List

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No webcast will be provided.

Date: 12/07/2019
Berthoud High School
850 Spartan Avenue
Berthoud, Colorado 80513
United States

Travel Info


From I-25:

  1. West at exit 250 (Hwy 56, Berthoud Exit)
  2. Follow Hwy 56 West for 5 miles into Berthoud
  3. Continue on Hwy 56/Mountain Avenue to 8th Street
    (Note A&W on the North West Corner).  Turn left at stop light.
  4. South on 8th Street to the Spartan Avenue.  Right at stop sign.
  5. West on Spartan Ave. BHS is on the right.
  6. Park in east or north parking lots.

From US-287:

  1. Turn east at the Hwy 56 stop light.
  2. East on Hwy 56/Mountain Avenue to 8th Street.  Turn right at stop light.
  3. South on 8th Street to the Spartan Avenue.  Right at stop sign.
  4. West on Spartan Ave. BHS is on the right.
  5. Park in east or north parking lots.

Area Hotels


Berthoud Inn and Events
444 First St
Berthoud, CO 80513
970.532.4566  --

Super 8 Longmont
2445 Main St
Longmont, CO 80513
303.772.8106 --

Quality Inn & Suites
1500 N Cheyenne Ave
Loveland, CO 80539
970.593.0100 --

Hampton Inn Loveland (Hilton)
5500 Stone Creek Circle
Loveland, CO 80538
970.593.1400 --

Fairfield Inn & Suites (Marriot)
1710 Foxtrail Drive
Loveland, CO 80538
970.461.1000 --

TownePlace Suites (Marriot)
256 E 2nd St
Loveland, CO 80537
970.203.1166 --


Refund Policy

Full refund if cancelled by 11/1/19, minus the $5.00 RobotEvents fee which is non-refundable.

After 11/1/19, we will refund only if there is a replacement team on the wait list who actually participates in the event.  Note we have 48 team slots available which means the waitlist will likely go unused.  If you do find a team to take your spot please send mail to with the team number as soon as you know.

If you end up losing your tournament registration fee due to cancellation but your volunteer shows up even if your team didn't, we will refund $10 of your fee.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

The event will be cancelled if news stations advise staying home. We will post on both and on assuming the weather isn't so bad as to lose power.


Participating teams are required to have 1 volunteer sign up per team who is not a coach for half of the day (this can be organized as two volunteers each taking a 2-hour slot). Please have the volunteer send email with their preferred volunteer position to OR use our VRC Tournament SIGN-UP-GENIUS

We are in need of both full and partial day volunteers.  Volunteer slots for most positions are 2-hours in length. A half-day slot would be two 2-hour slots.  A full day position would be either a full day position (e.g., Referee) or two half-day or three 2-hour slots.

A list of the volunteer positions available can be found on

Teams who have a volunteer registered by 11/7/19 and who signs in and participates as a volunteer will receive $10 of their registration fee returned or that $10 applied to any lunch pre-order.



7:30-7:50       Volunteer Check In
8:00-9:00       Referee Training
8:00-9:00       Check In and Inspections
9:00-9:15       Coach/Drivers Meeting
9:15               Opening
9:30               Qualification Rounds & Skills Field Opens
12:30-1:00     Lunch
1:00-1:20       Alliance Selections
1:30-4:00       Elimination Rounds and Finals
4:00               Awards
4:15-5:15       Remove Fields & Pack Up Pit


Teams may bring in own food, pre-order lunch, buy pizza by the slice, or go out to lunch.  Lunch is only 30 minutes.

Nearby local resturants include:

   A & W, 802 Mountain Avenue, Berthoud 80513 - 970.532.2272
   Subway, 307 Mountain Avenue, Berthoud 80513 - 970.532.9818
   Pizza Hut, 821 Mountain Avenue, Berthoud 80513 - 970.532.1111
   Brick Oven Pizza, 269 Mountain Avenue, Berthoud 80513 - 970.532.4747
   Berthoud Pizza Company, 527 N 4th St, Berthoud 80513 - 970.344.5292
   Mi Cocina, 400 Mountain Avenue, Berthoud 80513 - 970.344.5022


Event Dates

Date: 12/07/2019


Berthoud High School
850 Spartan Avenue
Berthoud, Colorado 80513
United States

Grade Level: All

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

TSA Event: No

Contact Information

Primary Contact
Kurt Worrell
Title: President, Berthoud Robotics
Phone: 970.227.5368
Event Day Phone: 970.227.5368

Secondary Contact
Michael Mizer
Title: Coach, Berthoud Robotics 1069B
Phone: 970.290.4135
Event Day Phone: 970.227.5368

Additional Contact Information:

Please see the for additional tournament information.

Questions can be directed to at any time.

Text/Call 970.227.5368 if you have questions that need quick answers.

VexU teams:  send/text/call using the above contact information if you are interested in attending our tournament.

General Info


Because this tournament is very early in the season and BRC is running both a VRC and an IQ tournament on the same day, both tournaments are performance only.  What that means is that there will be no judging at the tournament and no judged awards given out. Qualifications for state will only be through the Tournament Champions awards per the Vex qualification rules for performance only events.

See for more tournament information.

Participation and Consent Forms

Completed/signed consent FORMS for all participants (students, volunteers, mentors and participating adults) must be turned in online or during check-in. Team leaders will need to collect the completed forms for all participants attending the event and turn them in to the checkin table before your team will be considered IN.  Forms are available on the Documents tab.  We highly recommend using the online form submission process.

Volunteer Required

Each participating team must provide at least one volunteer for all or a portion of the day.

Volunteers should sign up by sending email to with your preferred event volunteer position(s) with your team number if you are volunteering for a particular team.  If you will need an official letter indicating your volunteer hours, please email that request to If using the sign-up-genius please put the team # and note if you need an official letter in the "comment" text-box on the page where you type in your email address.

Sign Up Genius for the VRC Tournament:

We will assign positions based on the order of signing up or the arrival of your email so volunteer early to get your number one choice.

Volunteers should plan to wear a RED shirt so that you can be easily identified.

Breakfast Plans

Breakfast burritos will be available at the event but also can be purchased offsite:

  • Hays Market (after 6am)
    919 Mountain Avenue
    Berthoud, CO 80513
  • Mi Cocina Burritos (after 7am, call/pre-order the day before if more than 5 burritos)
    400 Mountain Avenue
    Berthoud, CO 80513

Lunch Plans

A pre-order form will be sent to each registered team as of 11/1/19.

  1. Pizza [large cheese or sausage or pepperoni] (expected price $14, final price TBD)
  2. Drinks will also be available with the lunch pre-order at a reduced cost

In addition, Berthoud Robotics will have various drinks and snacks available for preorder and purchase including water, diet and non-diet soft drinks (Pepsi/Coke products) and various sport drinks.  Snacks will generally be pre-packaged chips and candy bars.  By-the-slice pizza will also be available.

Preparation for the Tournament

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 they are ready.

  1. Review rules and run through the inspection checklist (see Documents tab).  Review closely the rules for using VexV5 equipment or Vex Cortex equipment.  Note also the rules on robot sizing.  The sizing rules can cause your team a lot of work early in the day if not closely followed.

  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. Review the descriptions and criteria for the awards being given during this PERFORMANCE ONLY tournament

  5. 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 inside the high school building.

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

  7. Ensure that you have the latest version of V5 or Cortex firmware.

  8. Read through the robot troubleshooting guide and follow the directions about setting up your robot during the competition.  Following the directions will avoid issues with the robots and the controllers.

  9. Cell phones must have WIFI disabled during the event to avoid interference with the competing teams.

  10. If you have issues with your computer or software, BRC will likely only be able to help you if your are using the Vex VRC integrated development environment.  We have limited setups to help with PROS, JAVA or Python.