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VRC HS South Florida Qualifier at Ransom Everglades (in-person)

Event Code
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Spots Open
Event Region
Florida - South
Max Registrations per Organization
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

This is a South Florida Region Qualifying 'Tipping Point' event for the 2021-22 year. It will be held at the Ransom Everglades Upper School Gymnasium (3575 Main Highway). Due to COVID, we cannot allow spectators, but VOLUNTEERS are needed, but should contact ASAP.

All attendees are expected to abide by the health and safety protocols listed on the appropriate tab (left) as well as the  code of conduct. All must complete the participant release form  and submit ONLINE by the team coach for this and future events! (NOTE: You need team number ex:4330X in order to complete form,  and the program is VRC)

The teams coach who is officially listed in robotevents as the primary contact receives all team emails, so read the email titles and content carefully, and ensure your IT does not block emails from and  or from


Grade Level: High School

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: In-Person judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 10/16/2021

Ransom Everglades High School
3575 Main Highway
Miami, Florida 33133
United States

Contact Information

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Tentative Agenda

Doors open 7:00AM (Check in and inspections open immediately)

Check-in until 8:30 (FIRM--if you hit traffic, you MUST call 305-773-0117 to be included in match list)

Skills field opens at 9

Inspections COMPLETE at 9 (Again, this is FIRM--bring robots ready to compete)

First 3 matches queued to fields by 9:15

Driver's meeting 9:15

Opening ceremonies 9:30

Qualifying matches begin 9:45

Lunch break 12:30-1:15

Qualifying matches resume 1:30

Skills field closes at 3

Qualifying matches end 3:30

Alliance selection 3:30-4

Eliminations 4-5

Closing ceremonies 5-5:30


Volunteers are the heart of every VEX competition--without them the event simply cannot function. In a perfect world, every robot team would provide at least 2 adult volunteers at every event.  We would be grateful to anyone who wishes to help out.  However, due to COVID, we require that all volunteers be registered in advance--contact with the subject "Volunteer for Oct 16th" ASAP if you would like to help out at this event.

There are lots of different roles that need to be filled, with varying degrees of expertise and physical activity. Check out the 'Volunteer Roles Overview."


Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Due to the many demands on our facilities, we will not postpone this event.

If necessary due to COVID, we may convert this to a Live Remote Tournament (LRT).  In such a case, teams will be notified at least 1 week in advance, and refunds (less the fees incurred by**) will be available for teams that choose to cancel.

If conditions require (a hurricane, for instance) the event will be CANCELLED and your registrations refunded (less the fees incurred by**

Notification of LRT or cancellation will be made through the contacts provided with your registration through and the RECF. Please make certain all your contact information is correct and current to stay informed!!

**From There is $5.00 USD fee, per registration, that will be withheld to cover website maintenance, processing fees, reporting, accounting, and system updates.

Refund Policy

Refunds* will ONLY be issued in the cases of

1) an event cancellation


2) We convert to a Live Remote Tournament (LRT) and your team chooses not to participate.

Please only register robots/teams that intend to attend. Due to the limited space for events, we will not issue a refund for a 'no show.'

Communication about cancellation or LRT will come from (so make sure that email is not blocked!) and will only go to contacts registered in RobotEvents for your team(s).

According to RECF policy, $5.00 of each registration is used by their organization for processing and is NOT REFUNDABLE.

Health and Safety Policies

AT MINIMUM, ALL attendees (students, volunteers, coaches, parent spectators) MUST WEAR A MASK that covers both mouth and nose at ALL TIMES INDOORS.  The right to disqualfy teams and remove violators from the premises is reserved by Ransom Everglades School.  This event has voluntary participation and is provided by a non-governmental, private institution. This policy exists to protect the health and safety of students, so a firm policy is necessary.  Please do not attend if you feel you cannot abide by this requirement.

Health and Safety Policies

While we cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed during your visit, we are committed to making our venue as safe as possible in  the current state of COVID-19 pandemic. We appreciate your cooperation and ask that you Visit the CDC website for the latest information. The following participation standards do meet or exceed current Florida State guidelines.

Competition Safety Measures:

  • Spectators will not be allowed on campus -- only registered teams, coaches, and volunteers
  • Team pits are indoors, so ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE MASKED
  • Volunteers will monitor for face coverings and will assist in distancing where possible.
  • Volunteers will wear face coverings and agree to report contact-tracing

Participant Requirements:


Face covering required

Everyone is required to wear a face covering at the event.


Social distancing

Practice social distancing and keep at least 3ft between your team and others


Wash hands often

Wash your hands with soap and water often for at least 20 seconds.


Avoid contact with people who may be sick

Prior to event, limit exposure to friends or family members who are sick


Use hand sanitizer

When entering the competition area, and before and after eating, use hand sanitizer. (provided)


Follow volunteer direction

Please follow directions from our volunteers and have patience.


Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Will I be required to wear a face covering? What if I don’t have one?

Yes. We are following CDC guidelines as well as local health protocols, and face coverings are required to participate in this event.. Please see details below on what is considered an appropriate face covering for your visit. If you do not have a face covering, we have them available for purchase. Also, children under the age of three are not required to wear face coverings.

  1. What is considered an appropriate face covering?

An appropriate face covering for a visit must fit the following criteria:

  • Must cover your nose and mouth and be secured under your chin
  • Must fit snugly against the sides of your face and be secured with ear loops or secured around your head
  • We recommend that face coverings be at least two-ply (consist of at least two layers). Also, a gaiter is considered an appropriate face covering as long as it covers your nose and mouth.

The following are NOT permitted at the event:

  • Face coverings with exhalation valves
  • Face coverings that are not secured with ear loops or secured around your head
  • Face coverings that include mesh material or holes of any kind
  • Face coverings that are unable to be secured under your chin, such as bandannas
  • Costume masks or veils, per our costume guidelines
  1. Where can I purchase a face covering?

A surgical mask-type face covering will be available for purchase.

  1. What about face coverings when participants are eating?

All eating must be done OUTDOORS, in the provided spaces.  Participants must wear face coverings at all times INDOORS.  When participants are actively eating or drinking OUTDOORS, they should also be socially distanced from other travel parties while consuming their food or beverage.