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Battle in Bangkok 2021 - Thailand VRC National Championship

Battle in Bangkok 2021 - Thailand VRC National Championship

Event Code: RE-VRC-20-2270

Program: VEX Robotics Competition

Type of Event: Tournament

Capacity: 24 / Spots Open: 9

Event Region: Thailand

This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.
Event Dates

Date: 06/12/2021


NIST International School
36 Soi Sukhumvit 15
Khet Watthana, 10110

Grade Level: All

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: In-Person judging

Contact Information

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General Info

In order to enter NIST campus, the coach will need valid government or school ID. Students must be accompanied by their coach. If arriving separately, students will need valid school ID. Adults will need to sign the NIST Visitor form on the Documents tab. The coach and all participants must have a signed VEX form which is also available on the Documents tab. Here is some info on how to submit your permission forms.

There WILL BE snacks and buffet lunch provided on the day(s) of the tournament. The school also has a coffee shop inside campus if you require additional beverages or snacks. The cost is 2000 THB per team (for teams of up to five participants and a coach).

Directions are on the NIST web site

Be sure to read all of the detailed information on the Awards tab.

The event is held indoors and will have additional air purifiers. For more details of the competition, review the site linked above.

Click here for a full Risk Assessment.


Start and end times will not change (for your transportation purposes).

  • Saturday 07:30-18:00 

7:30  Doors open for Teams (Pit access only) / Register Team / Submit Engineering Notebook
7:30 Practice field opens (Practice Field) (field for team practice, 5 mins. max on field)
7:30-8:30 Registration closes (engineering notebooks submissions close)
7:30 - 9:00 Inspection (compliance check)
8:30 Skills field opens (see below)
9:30 Snack Provided in venue
9:30 Match Schedule Finalized
10:25 Welcome and drivers’ meeting for all teams (Main Field)
10:30 - 15:00 Interviews (Judges need to interview each team, all members present)
10:45 - 11:20 Practice matches (Main field) 6 min cycle (at least 1 ea.)
11:30 - 12:00 Qualification matches (Main field) 6 min cycle (1 ea.)
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch available (in cafeteria) Teams eat when not in matches.
12:30 - 13:40 Qualification matches (Main field) 5 min cycle (3 ea.)
13:50 - 15:30 Qualification matches (Main field) 5 min cycle (4 ea.)
15:10 Snack Provided in venue
15:30 Teams review rankings
(15:35 - JUDGES FINALIZE JUDGED AWARDS & put in envelope)
15:40 Alliance selections (8 alliances of 2 teams each)
16:10 Quarterfinals (4 games) > Semifinals 2 games - single elimination brackets
17:20 Finals (first alliance to win two games)
17:40 Awards ceremony (Main Field)
Group photo, team photos
18:00 Event ends


Skills Challenges (Skills Field)

8:30 - 9:30
9:45 - 12:00
12:40 - 15:00 
Teams Queue up, optional, max. 3 attempts per skill per team
** Must pass inspection first
Teams in queue will be relesed when skills field shuts.



We still need volunteers to help with the event (field reset, scoring, queueing, etc.). Please contact to volunteer.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

The event will happen rain or shine. (or pollution)

The event is held indoors and will have additional air purifiers. 

Refund Policy

Please contact organizer for cancellations and refunds.

Health and Safety Policies

Participants must wear safety glasses at all times when working on the robot, driving the robot, and competing.

Date: 06/12/2021
NIST International School
36 Soi Sukhumvit 15
Khet Watthana, 10110

Travel Info

Directions to NIST are on the NIST web site

Below are the updated NIST Corporate rates at two local hotels. Or you can find other hotels nearby.

U Sukhumvit Hotel (300 meters from NIST)
*to book, please email and mention that your are attending a robotics tournament at NIST 
Free wifi, 24-hour use of room, inclusive of service and tax. Includes breakfast served 6:30-11:00AM.
Free transport to BTS/MRT (public transport stations). Please try to arrange transport (tuk tuk) to NIST when arrange booking.)

Superior M-F 2000THB (+1000THB extra person)
Deluxe M-F 2500THB (+1000THB extra person)

Superior Sat-Sun 2200THB (+1000THB extra person)
Deluxe Sat-Sun 2700THB (+1000THB extra person)

Movenpick Sukhumvit 15 Hotel (500 meters from NIST)

*to book, please email and mention that you are attending a robotics tournament at NIST

Superior 3100THB (single/double)
Deluxe 3300THB (single/double)
-inclusive of service and tax. Breakfast 450THB adult and half price for child 6-14.
-extra bed at 800THB per night includes breakfast and wifi


For visitors to Bangkok, you may wish to visit:

  • Grand Palace
  • Siam Niramit show
  • Hero City Game Center in MBK Mall
  • Lazgam Laser Games (laser tag), Sukhumvit Soi 22 at Holiday Inn Hotel
  • Cinemas are at nearly every mall
  • Central World Mall is recommended by our students


Links for 2021 will be posted after the tournament.

Click to see Battle in Bangkok 2020 Practice, Qualification, and Final Match Videos.

Click to see Battle in Bangkok 2020 Photos.













Please login to add or remove teams from the waiting list.

1. Categories
Teams must register and then compete either as a VRC MS team or a VRC HS team.
2. Spots for Worlds
Based on VRC Qualifying Criteria published on REC Foundation website for this season, Thailand will receive 1 High School and 1 Middle School spots for VEX Worlds.
3. Awards
As this tournament is a blended MS and HS event, there will be two Excellence awards -- Excellence High School and Excellence Middle School if each grade will have at least two teams attend.  Spots for Worlds will be allocated to those two Excellence Awards.
Please note if no teams submit Engineering Notebook, we will not issue Excellence award. In that case, the VEX Worlds spot for each category (MS or HS) will go to the highest Skills ranked team of Thailand in this season.
4. International Teams
If some international teams will compete at this event, those teams can win the awards like Excellence but they will not get the Thailand spot for Worlds. (e.g. If an international HS team wins the Excellence Award for HS, the HS Worlds spot for Thailand team will go to the highest - ranked Thailand team in the HS Skills Challenge. The same applies to MS. If an international MS team wins the Excellence Award - MS, the MS Worlds spot for Thailand team will go to the highest-ranked Thailand team in the MS Skills Challenge.) 
5. Bonus Spots for Worlds
As at the time of posting, the bonus spots for Worlds (if there will be any this season) could be allocated to the rest tournament awards (e.g. Tournament Champions) following the spot levels stated on qualifying criteria.
VEX/RECF said the following. 
-- Bonus spots will be added after Jan. 1, 2021, usually be published in Feb., to countries/regions that have well-above average growth, to rebalance the allocations based on team registration numbers as of January 1, 2021.

6. World Skills Challenge Rankings
-- Skills results will not contribute to World Skills Ranking.