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Rumble in the Falls

Rumble in the Falls

Event Code: RE-VRC-21-5326

Program: VEX Robotics Competition

Type of Event: Tournament

Event Format: In-Person

Capacity: 32 / Spots Open: 50%+

Event Region: Texas - Region 2

Max Registrations per Organization: 4

Registration Deadline: Wed, Feb 2, 2022 9:18 AM EST

Price: $70.00

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Event Dates

Date: 02/05/2022


301 TX-11 Loop
301 Texas 11 Loop
Wichita Falls, Texas 76306
United States

Grade Level: All

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: In-Person judging

Contact Information

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General Info

We will have a concession stand and will also have

pizza orders in advance. 

Tentative - Awards Presented

Excellence Award   
Tournament Champions   
Design Award   
Judges Award   
Tournament Finalist  
Robot Skills Winner   

Competition Preparation

This event is sure to be a fast-paced and exciting event. All teams should come prepared for competition. Here are a few steps that every team should take to ensure that they are prepared.

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/ Masks or shields
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 the REC Foundation Team Guide. Especially pages 23 -27.

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. The referee training videos can be found here.

10. Read through the Robot troubleshooting guide. The guide can be found here.


Participation and Consent Form

A form for all participants must be completed online. 

It will be held at the Region IX Service Center in Wichita Falls, TX.  


8:00 AM                Doors open, teams check-in, pits open.

8:15-10:00 AM     Robot Inspections

9:30 AM               Opening Ceremonies

9:45-10:00 AM     Drivers meeting

10:00-12:00 PM    Qualifying Rounds

12:00-12:30 PM     Lunch

12:30-3:00 PM       Qualifying Rounds

3:15-3:30 PM        Alliance Selection

3:30-4:30 PM        Elimination Rounds/Finals

4::30-5:00 PM        Awards Ceremony

5:00 PM                Close Venue


Contact Joanne Hawkins at jhawkins@ipcisd.n

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the event of bad weather this event will be rescheduled, and/or refunds will be issued less the $5.00 REC Foundation administration charge.

Refund Policy

We will refund all but $5.00 of entry fees for cancellations prior to January 28, 2018.  After this date, no refunds will be issued.

Health and Safety Policies

Health and Safety Policies

Masks will be required at all times.

Entry procedures will require a Covid screening and temperature check.

Teams will be required to stay at their assigned Pit location unless called to the queing station.

Teams are limited to 4 members and 1 coach on campus.

No spectators.

hand washing/sanatizing will be required at each area entry point.

Skills will be by appointment only.



















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