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WAVE @ WPI - VRC Tipping Point Signature Event

12/02/2021 - 12/04/2021
WAVE @ WPI - VRC Tipping Point Signature Event WAVE @ WPI - VRC Tipping Point Signature Event

Event Code: RE-VRC-21-4971

Program: VEX Robotics Competition

Type of Event: Tournament

Event Format: In-Person

Capacity: 80 / Spots Open: 0

Event Region: Southern New England

A maximum of 50% of team registrations can be from any one event region

Max Registrations per Organization: 4

Registration Deadline: Fri, Nov 26, 2021 12:00 PM EST

Price: $150.00

This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.

Event Sponsors:
Event Dates

Date: 12/02/2021 - 12/04/2021


WPI Sports & Recreation Center
100 Institute Road
Worcester, Massachusetts 01609
United States

Grade Level: All

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: In-Person judging

Contact Information

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General Info

Welcome to the WAVE @ WPI.  This is a 2.5 day event.  The first day teams may practice and there will be many fields available for skills.  We suggest teams looking to complete all their skills runs plan on runnning most of them on the first day.  The other two days will be qualifications followed by alliance selection and elimination matches.  Teams are expected to attend the competition on all days, but at a bare minimum must attend Friday and Saturday to compete.

Campus tours will be available throughout the event.  All VEX participants (HS Seniors) are eligible to apply for the WPI VEX Scholarship. For more information: 

While the event is still full, we expect some spots to become available from the event waitlist. We will pull teams off the waitlist in the order they registered.


The WAVE  - WPI VEX Signature Event

2021 Schedule - VRC/Single Division 

WPI Sports and Recreation Center/Harrington Auditorium

updated 9-29-21




1400 Venue Opens

1430-1730 Team Registration

1500-2000 Inspection

1500-2000 Practice Area Open

1500-2000 Skills Challenge Open

2030 Venue Closes



0730 Venue Opens

0800-1830 Practice Area Open

0830-0845 Driver/Coach Meeting

0920-0950 Opening Ceremony

1000-1230 Qualifying Rounds

1230-1330 Lunch

1330-1800 Qualifying Rounds

1900 Venue Closes


0730 Venue Opens

0800-1500 Practice Area Open

0800-1200 Qualifying Rounds

1200-1245 Lunch

1245-1500 Qualifying Rounds

1515-1535 Alliance Selection

1600-1730 Elimination Matches

1730-1815 Closing Ceremony

1900 Venue Closes


We are looking for volunteers for all roles including Referee, Judge, Queuer, Field Reset and more!

Sign up with our volunteer form. Please note that all volunteers must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by 12/2/2021 to be eligible to volunteer.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the event of inclement weather, the event schedule will be adjusted to fit into fewer days to allow the competition to continue.  

Refund Policy

Payment is due by November 1st.  If you register after November 1st you must pay at the time of registration.

  • If you drop out before November 1st at 8PM ET, you will be given a full refund.
  • If you drop out between November 1st 8PM ET and November 23rd at 8PM ET, you will be given a full refund if an eligible team is able to fill your spot.  Otherwise we may be able to provide your team a $75 refund.
  • If you drop out after November 23rd at 8PM ET, you will be given a full refund if an eligible team is able to fill your spot, otherwise you will not receive a refund.

If your school or sponsoring organization prohibits travel due to COVID-19 after the refund date, a refund may be provided with proper documentation at the sole discretion of the event manager.

Health and Safety Policies

UPDATED 10-20-21

The 2021 WAVE at WPI will operate with the following COVID-19 guidelines. All teams and team members must follow the guidelines to participate.

  • All attendees shall provide proof of a negative test for COVID-19 from the 72 hours prior to the event, regardless of vaccination status. Teams with questions or concerns related to this policy should email

    • Digital copy or print-out is acceptable.
    • A test from anytime Monday onward before the event is acceptable if the results are available before entering the venue.
    • In most areas, you can get tested for free at your local pharmacy.  For help finding a no-cost or low-cost test near you, please visit:  
  • All attendees will be required to fill out a contact tracing and attestation form. Registered and paid teams will receive an email with instructions on how to register team members. Upon arrival at the event, each registered team member will be checked in and given a wristband, which must be worn for the duration of the event.
  • Face coverings must be worn over the nose and mouth at all times while indoors, and while outdoors when 6’ separation cannot be maintained - no exceptions.
    • Face coverings must snugly cover your nose and mouth.
    • Face coverings must not be a bandana, loose mesh, or a plastic face shield alone.
    • Event staff reserves the right to ask any attendee to replace a mask deemed insufficient with an event-provided mask.  
  • The event will have no spectators. Teams are instructed to only bring the minimum number of members that are needed to ensure your team can compete. The event will be webcast and archived at for all to view.
  • There will be no on-site concessions at the event. All food and drink must be consumed outdoors. There will be a large tent adjacent to the venue reserved for teams to eat at. Teams are welcome to bring food to the event or order takeout/delivery from nearby restaurants.
  • Team members are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to get vaccinated for COVID-19. Many locations in the United States offer walk-in vaccinations, and all COVID-19 vaccines in the US are available at no cost.


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