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Region Robotics Rumble VRC Blended; Portage, IN

23-Jan-2021 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
Spots Open
Event Region
Max Registrations per Organization
Standard Registration Opens
28-Sep-2020 08:27 EDT
Registration Deadline
21-Oct-2020 08:28 EDT
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event has reached capacity. Teams on waitlist may still be added.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Portage High School - West Building

  • 6450 US Highway 6
  • Portage, IN 46368
  • Central Time Zone (CST)


  • Enter through Door "F" (Facing US Hwy 6).
  • Bus and parking available in lot at Door "F".
  • Student waivers must be completed online
  • Competition Arena located in PHS West Gymnasium.
  • Team Pits located in adjacent PHS West Cafeteria
  • Facility is ADA accessible

COVID 19 Precautions:

  • Please see "Health and Safety" tab

Team Notebooks may be :

  • Physical
  • Digital (via Thumb Drive w/ team name as 1 pdf file.)
  • Submitted at Check-in
  • **Judges will handle team items with a new pair if latex gloves.

Interviews will be conducted with competitors judges and competitors wearing masks and socially distanced in large open environment.


Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 23-Jan-2021

Portage High School
6450 U.S. 6
Portage, Indiana 46368
United States

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Agenda: (Schedule subject to change)

8:00 A                  Doors Open

8:00-9:15             Registration, Inspection, and Practice

9:15-9:30             Drivers meeting, Announcements and Introductions

9:40                      Opening Ceremony and National Anthem

10:00-12:00 P    Qualification Matches and Skills Challenge

12:00-12:30      Break.  (Several fast food restaurants are near PHS on Rt. 6)

12:30-2:00          Qualification Matches and Skills Challenge

2:05-2:20            Alliance Selection

2:30-3:45             Elimination Matches and Championship

4:00-4:15             Awards and Closing Ceremony


Event will be live streamed at


Any interested Volunteers should contact [email protected]

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the event of Cancelation, all team head coaches will be notified by phone call at the earliest possible time.

Refund and Payment Policies

If unable to reschedule and the event is cancelled due to poor weather or COVID 19, refunds will be issues within one month if cancelled by Event Partner. 

Other refunds will be handled on a per situation basis and may be reduced based on competition expenses. 

Health and Safety Policies

COVID 19 Precautions:

  • Robotic teams are limited to 4 members +1 coach per team.
  • No spectators.  Only, coaches, competitors, and volunteers permitted.
  • Head Coaches will complete online Team Health Survey before entering. Link: Region Robotics Rumble Team Health Screening Survey
  • Temperatures and hands sanitized at building entrance (Door F).
  • Vounteers will be screened at Door K.
  • Hand Sanitation Stations will be spread throughout the tournament areas.
  • Hands must be sanitized when leaving the pits. 
  • Masks must be worn at all times. 
  • Clearly marked traffic patterns will be established and adhered to.
  • A Sanitation Crew will be on hand to sanitize populated areas.
  • Pre-Ordered Pizzas forms will be available.  Limited Concessions (all pre-packaged items).
  • Team Pits will be socially distanced and have individual charging stations.
  • Teams are asked not to co-mingle during the tournament.
  • Teams must honor staging and alliance zone social distance markings.
  • If needed, teams must signal for a referee post-match; They may not approach the scorer table or Referees.
  • Teams will be encouraged to step outdoors for masks breaks.
  • Field re-setters will wear gloves.
  • Decontamination of arena controls will occur after each round.
  • Judges will wear fresh gloves for each Physical or Digital Notebook judged.
  • Electronic notebooks must be submitted via labeled thumb drive, as one pdf. file.
  • Team interviews will be conducted in large, open-space environment, with masks, socially distanced.
  • The Tournament will be live-streamed for spectators and parents. (link forthcoming)
  • Tournament will be rescheduled or cancelled as dictated by health agencies and PTS.
  • Additional preventative measures will be implemented as required.


Date: 23-Jan-2021
Portage High School
6450 U.S. 6
Portage, Indiana 46368
United States

Travel Info

Travel Info

Portage is located in Northwest Indiana minutes from the shores of Lake Michigan and the Indiana Dunes and 40 miles outside of Chicago, IL.


Portage High School-West Building (Door F)

6450 US Highway 6

Portage, IN 46368


From the South:

I-65 N to exit 258, E 37th Ave/Ridge Rd/US 6 in Hobart.

Drive 7.5 miles East Portage High School.


From the East:

US 30 West to IN 49 North @ Valparaiso.

IN 49 North to US Highway 6 West exit.

Drive 6 miles West to Portage High School


Several restaurants and shopping stores are located right near Portage High School.


Event will be live streamed at