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2020 Hawaiian Electric Companies Hawaii VEX VRC State Championships

10-Jan-2020 - 11-Jan-2020 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Field Control System
VEXNet Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
Standard Registration Opens
8-Aug-2019 06:36 EDT
Registration Deadline
3-Jan-2020 06:37 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

2020 Hawaiian Electric Companies Hawaii VEX VRC State Championships

Teams will qualify for VEX Worlds from this tournament.

Late Arrivals

Teams must be checked in 45 minutes prior to the start of the qualification matches so that the match schedule may be printed.
Teams must contact the event partner if they are running late or they will be removed from the team list for the event. 

Team Payment

We ask that teams complete their payment no later than the registration date closure (January 2nd, 2020). Teams not paid at this time may be dropped at the event partner's discretion to allow teams in from the wait list. If your team needs additional time to complete payment please contact the event partner.

Team Expectations / Code of Conduct

We expect the following behavior and ethical standards at all REC Foundation-sanctioned events. 

  • Act with integrity, honesty, and reliability
  • Behave in a respectful and professional manner with event staff, volunteers, and fellow competitors
  • Exhibit maturity and class when dealing with difficult and stressful situations
  • Respect individual differences
  • Follow all rules as listed in the current game manual(s)
  • Student-centered teams with limited adult assistance
  • Safety as a top priority
  • Good sportsmanship, which includes supporting your alliance partners

These expectations apply to all team members and all adults associated with a team including, but not limited to, teachers, mentors and parents. Judges will consider team conduct and ethics when determining awards. 

With regards to adult interference -- If confirmed by judges / inspector / event partner, the team will be disqualified from all awards. 

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 10-Jan-2020 - 11-Jan-2020

University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Gymnasium
200 West Kawili Street
Hilo, Hawaii 96720
United States

Contact Information

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Schedule is tentative and may be subject to change. Teams will be notified of the final schedule via email prior to the start of the tournament.

Friday, January 10, 2020
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. : Check-in and inspections, practice, optional skills challenges

Saturday, January 11, 2020

7:30 a.m.  Team Registration, Pits Open, Robot Inspection, and Practice Fields Open

8:00 a.m.  Skills Challenge Field Opens (closes at 1:00 p.m.)

8:30 a.m.  Driver's Meeting

* * * Teams not present and inspected by 8:30 a.m. will be dropped from competition.  A new Match List will be generated.   * * *

                                                                  P L E A S E   Submit Engineering Notebook by 8:30 a.m to registration table.

8:45 a.m.  Opening Ceremony

9:00 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m. Qualification Matches

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. LUNCH

1:00 p.m.  – 3:00 p.m. Qualification Matches 

Alliance Selection to follow after Qualification Matches

3:00 p.m.  Elimination Matches/Finals

 Presentation of Awards to Follow, Closing/Clean up


Volunteers are always wanted and most welcomed. No prior experience is necessary.

Please contact [email protected] to volunteer for this event. 

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

The event will be rescheduled in the event of bad weather. The event partner will contact teams if the event must be postponed. Teams should make sure their contact information is current in and includes both school and non-school phone numbers.

Refund and Payment Policies

Due to fixed costs, there are no refunds for this event.

Date: 10-Jan-2020 - 11-Jan-2020
University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Gymnasium
200 West Kawili Street
Hilo, Hawaii 96720
United States

Travel Info

Hilo Hawaiian Hotel is offering a special rate for all VEX VRC State Championship Teams. Please complete this form and mail to Hilo Hawaiian Hotel or call to get the event rate:

Included below are several hotels near the event location for your conveinece.

2.8 Miles - Hilo Hawaiian Hotel (

2.9 Miles - Grand Naninloa Hotel (


Live Stream Link:

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