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Tussle by the Tides- VRC

Tussle by the Tides- VRC

Event Code: RE-VRC-21-4784

Program: VEX Robotics Competition

Type of Event: Tournament

Event Format: In-Person

Capacity: 30 / Spots Open: 14

Event Region: Texas - Region 3

Max Registrations per Organization: 5

Registration Deadline: Fri, Jan 28, 2022 9:13 AM EST

Price: $100.00

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Event Dates

Date: 01/29/2022


4116 Avenue North 1/2
Galveston, Texas 77550
United States

Grade Level: All

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: In-Person judging

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General Info

This will be an exciting event where an IQ tournament and VRC tournament are all held on the same day in the same venue. It is our hope that the older teams will inspire our younger teams so that they begin to compete at a more elevated level. 


Competition Preparation

1. Review the rules and run through the inspection checklist about a week before the competition so that there is ample time for adjustments. The inspection checklist can be found here.

2. Check the official VEX forums for rule updates and changes.

3. Carefully read all of the information contained in the tournament posting on

4. Pack for the event the day before the day of departure. Here are a few items that you don't want to forget.
Goggles/Safety Glasses
Spare parts & tools
Batteries and chargers
Programming cable
Power strip
Laptop computer
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, or others nearby as the venue is a very tight fit. Also, remember no grinding or other actions that create sparks.

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.



8:30 am Doors open, pits open, registration open

8:00 Drivers meeting

9:00 am Skills begin

10:45 am Qualifications begin10:30 Skills end

12:00 pm Lunch

12:45 pm Matches resume

2:10 pm Qualifications end

2:45 pm  Finals

4:30 pm Awards


We always need volunteers. Please email

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

All cancellations will be communicated through email. Please check your email the day before and the morning of the tournament (before leaving).

Unfortunately, there will be no make-up in case of weather cancellations.

Refund Policy

No refunds will be given once registration closes.



















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