Event Code: RE-VRC-20-1917
Program: VEX Robotics Competition
Type of Event: Tournament
Capacity: 36 / Spots Open: 36
Event Region: Nebraska
Max Registrations per Organization: 4
Price: $80.00This event is closed to registration because:
Grade Level: All
Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes
Judging Format: Standard judging
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.
2. Check the official VEX forums for rule updates and changes.
3. Carefully read all of the information contained in the tournament posting on RobotEvents.com
4. Pack for the event the day before the day of departure. Here are a few items that you don't want to forget.
Spare parts & tools
Batteries and chargers
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 You Should Know Before Your 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.
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.
10. Read through the Robot troubleshooting guide.
11. Ensure that you have the latest version of firmware. easyC firmware and RobotC firmware.
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.
Saturday, November 7, 2020
7:30 am - Pits Open
8:00 am - 9:30 am - Team Registration & Inspection
9:30 am - 11:30 am. - Judging (Engineering Notebooks must be turned in at registration. Judging will be done in the pits.
10:00 am - 10:15 a.m. - Drivers and Coaches Meeting
10:15 am - 10:30 a.m. - Opening Ceremony
10:30 am - 12:00 p.m. - Qualifying Rounds
9:30 am - 2:00 p.m. - Skills Challenge
12:00 pm - 1 p.m. - Lunch
1 pm - 2:30 p.m. - Qualifying Rounds
2:45 pm - 3 p.m. - Alliance Selection
3:30p.m. - 5 p.m. - Finals
5:00 p.m. - Awards and Closing Ceremony
For volunteer information please contact Carrie Rise @
In the case of inclement weather, Carrie Rise will contact all teams one day prior to event and I will put "Cancelled" in the title of the event.
There are no refunds for this tournament.
We will live stream the event on Facebook. The linkwill be here.
Face coverings will be required for everyone, everywhere throughout the tournament, in the pits and at the fields. The mouth and nose should be fully covered at all times with a multi-layer covering.
Hand sanitizer will be available at various locations at the tournament venue. Teams and spectators are encouraged to bring their own sanitizer as well. Please use hand sanitizer frequently throughout the day particularly after leaving the competition field.
There will be no concessions. There will be 1 hour for lunch.
No spectators. The event will be live streamed.
Please monitor the health of your team. We trust that everyone keeps their teams informed of their health as related to COVID infection. Anyone with potential COVID symptoms or possible COVID exposure should not attend the tournament.
We will provide extra space between tables in the pit area and the walking areas from the pits to the competition field. We prefer multiple teams from the same organization so that organizations can have pit tables in social groupings. We will provide enough space so that there is proper spacing between team tables and a larger spacing between organizations. Individual teams will be grouped together at one table.
We will be using two competition fields and one skills field, and NO practice field. Robots and drivers will need to arrive ready to compete. We will provide field resetters so that teams will not need to handle the game objects or reset the field. Preload objects will be sanitized before they are given to teams. When waiting in line for the skills field, teams must maintain proper physical distancing.
We might need to make adjustments to our event due to local and state COVID guidelines. The team coaches will be notified of any changes as we get closer to the event.