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Illinois VRC State Championship 2020 - High School Only

03/14/2020 - 03/15/2020
Illinois VRC State Championship 2020 - High School Only

Event Code: RE-VRC-19-9390

Program: VEX Robotics Competition

Type of Event: Tournament

Capacity: 60 / Spots Open: 0

Event Region: Illinois

Price: $150.00

This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.
Event Dates

Date: 03/14/2020 - 03/15/2020


Bone Student Center - Illinois State University
200 N University St
Normal, Illinois 61761
United States

Grade Level: High School

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Contact Information

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General Info


Thursday March 12, 10:00 AM

IL State Event Partner Troy Blunier and the other event leaders including the Illinois TSA manager and the other VRC event partners assisting with the operation of the event, and in consultation with the REC Foundation, the Illinois State University administration, and the McLean County Health Department, have decided to postpone all Illinois State VEX Robotics Championship events until further notice. 

World Championship spots will be filled according to the guidelines to be announced by the REC Foundation for Championship events that have been canceled or postponed. 

More information will be forthcoming later today or tomorrow. We wanted to get this immediate notice out so coaches, team members, families, and volunteers are able to cancel travel arrangements as possible. 

Thanks for your patience and understanding as we work our way through this unprecedented, unpredictable, and rapidly changing situation. 

Please check here for the latest information on the status of the 2020 Illinois VEX Robotics State Championships.


This is the Illinois State Championship for High school teams. This event is the largest event in Illinois, with teams from VRC high school, VRC middle school, VEX IQ middle school, and VEX IQ elementary school all competing under one roof. 

This event runs Saturday and Sunday. Please check the Agenda for details. 


Illinois VRC - High School has been granted 15 World Championship spots:

1 Excellence Award Winner
2 Tournament Champions
2 Tournament Finalists
4 Tournament Semi-finalists
1 Design Award Winner
1 Skills Champion
1 Amaze Award Winner
1 Think Award Winner
1 Innovate Award Winner
1 Build Award Winner

If a team double-qualifies for a World Championship spot, the state’s next highest ranking team from the World Skills Standings up to and including the State Championship receives the invitation. World Championship invitations from the World Skills Standings are offered after the results of the State Championship have been posted at, and will not be announced at the State Championship.

World Championship qualifying awards and invitations are issued to teams whether or not the teams have expressed an intention to attend the event. Unaccepted World Championship invitations are not offered or transferred to other teams.


Revised 3/3/2020

Saturday 3/14/20
12:00 PM Check-In and Inspections Begin
1:00 PM All teams must be checked in
1:30 PM Inspection closes
2:00 PM Event Meeting
3:00-7:30 PM Qualification Rounds, Skills, and Judging
7:45 PM Pits Close

Sunday 3/15/20
8:00 AM Pits Open
9:00-11:00 AM Qualification Rounds, Skills, and Judging
11:30 AM Alliance Selection
12:00 PM Lunch
12:30 PM Eliminations & Awards
1:30 PM Middle school event wraps up
2:30 PM High school event wraps up


We need a lot of volunteers! Sign up will be available Fall 2019

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Due to the size of this event, this event will not be canceled. If bad weather was to occur, use your own discretion on attending the event. Some suggestions are to come a day early to get ahead of the weather or stay an additional day to avoid travel in adverse conditions. 

Refund Policy

Due to the size and complexity of this event, there are no refunds for this event at all.

Date: 03/14/2020 - 03/15/2020
Bone Student Center - Illinois State University
200 N University St
Normal, Illinois 61761
United States

Travel Info

2020 VEX Robotics State Championship Hotel Suggestions

**Note that due to other events the same weekend we do not have blocks of rooms available with specific hotels, the following are recommendations, along with contact information. **

Closest Hotels to ISU’s Bone Student Center

- Hyatt Place Bloomington / Normal

200 Broadway, Normal, IL 61761 • (309) 454-9288

- Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

201 Broadway, Normal, IL 61761 • (309) 862-9000

Hotels within short driving distance

East Side of Town (5 min drive West)

- Hampton Inn & Suites Bloomington-Normal

320 S Towanda Ave, Normal, IL 61761 • (309) 452-8900

- Chateau Hotel and Conference Center

1621 Jumer Dr, Bloomington, IL 61704 • (309) 662-2020

- Candlewood Suites Bloomington-Normal

203 Susan Dr, Normal, IL 61761 • (309) 862-4100

- Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Bloomington-Normal Airport, IL

2403 E Empire St, Bloomington, IL 61704 • (309) 662-3100

North Side of Town (5 min drive South)

- Radisson Hotel & Conference Center

8 Traders Cir, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61761

West Side of Town (10 min drive East)

- Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Bloomington

1014 Wylie Dr, Bloomington, IL 61705 • (309) 827-8000

- Holiday Inn Express Bloomington West

1031 Wylie Dr, Bloomington, IL 61705 • (309) 820-9990

- Hampton Inn Bloomington West

906 Maple Hill Rd, Bloomington, IL 61705 • (309) 829-3700


Check here for a link to our webcast, March 14th, and 15th, 2020. 

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



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