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[Signature Event] 4th Annual NorCal VEX Tipping Point Middle School Tournament

20-Feb-2022 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
VEXNet Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
California - Region 2
Max Registrations per Organization
Standard Registration Opens
6-Dec-2021 13:00 EST
Registration Deadline
7-Feb-2022 22:24 EST
Region Maximum % # Spots Allowed # Spots Remaining
California - Region 1 50% 25 25
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

This is the 4th annual Middle School VEX NorCal Signature Event.  Usually we host this event at Google. However, due to COVID related restrictions at Google we are hosting it at the India Community Center. We would love your participation!

We strive to conduct the event in a safe manner. Please ensure you have read the Health and Safety Policies, for your own safety and others at the event.

Here is the document outlining the event logistics for the middle school event.

There is no pre-qualification to register a middle school team for the NorCal VEX Tipping Point Middle School Signature Event. If anyone interested in joining the tournament please send the event partners an email and we will add you to the event. We have 5 spots remaining in this event.

If you are a California team and you are unable to register, please add your team to the waitlist. We will be reviewing the waitlist closer to the deadline date.

Since this is an REC Foundation Signature Event, we are required to have a certain number of teams registered from outside of California. For those coming from out of state, please let us know if you need any financial assistance - we may waive the registration fee based on your financial situation. Please contact the event partner first for more information.


Grade Level: Middle School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 20-Feb-2022

India Community Center
525 Los Coches St
Milipitas, California 95035
United States

Contact Information

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Saturday 2/19

NO ACTIVITY on Saturday.

Sunday 2/20

7:30am Doors open for volunteers and registration and pits open and practice fields open and Inspection begins
8:30am  Inspection closes (hard deadline) and drivers’ meeting begins
9:00am  Qualification matches begin
12:00pm Break for lunch
12:45pm Qualification matches resume
3:00pm   Qualification matches and skills conclude
3:15pm   Alliance selection begins
3:45pm   Elimination matches begin
5:00pm   Awards ceremony



We always appreciate volunteers. Please  fill out this form if you're interested in volunteering. 


Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Bad weather should not affect this event. In case of a cancellation, the event partner will contact you as early as possible. Teams should make sure their contact information in is up to date and includes both school and non-school phone numbers.

Refund and Payment Policies

Refunds may be issued if there are teams on the waiting list that can fill your spot, and if you let us know at least three weeks prior to the event.

Health and Safety Policies

We want to highlight some important updates about the COVID precautions. Due to the rise in Omicron variant, we will be implementing the following precautions. These requirements are based on health guidelines highly recommended by the Santa Clara County where the event is taking place.

  • All participants and guests MUST be fully vaccinated for COVID (2 doses of Moderna, 2 doses of Pfizer, or 1 dose of J&J) 

  • We also strongly recommend taking a booster shot (although we won't be enforcing it) prior to coming to the event.

  • Official proof of vaccination with your id must be shown to attend the event

  • Negative COVID test result will NOT be an acceptable option, although based on local conditions we may require this.

  • Masks must be worn at all times inside the facility

  • No food or drinks can be consumed inside the event facility

If you are unable to meet these above requirements and would like to cancel the registration, we will refund the amount (minus the RECF fees) prior to Jan 8th

Date: 20-Feb-2022
India Community Center
525 Los Coches St
Milipitas, California 95035
United States

Travel Info

Shuttles: We do NOT have any shuttles from these hotels to the event. Please plan your travel plans accordingly.

Discounted Hotel Rates: 

We are pleased to inform you about the availability of discounted hotel rates provided by Marriott hotels which is very close to the event venue.



Courtyard by Marriott ,1480 Falcon Dr, Milpitas, CA

Contact. Adeeba  510 789 7508. Rates  weekdays  99.00    Weekend  79.00

Instructions on how to get a discount:

Guests to send an email to Adeeba: [email protected]. Provide number of guests or rooms required, check in and check out of the guest. Refer ICC and the event dates in the email. She will email the confirmation number.


Best Western Plus Brookside Inn, 400 Valley way, Milpitas Ca 95035

Call main desk 408-263 5566

Provide Event date at ICC and code ICC525.

Rates are as follows: Weekend  $ 99.0, Weekday  $109.00

Includes: Full breakfast, free internet, Gym, sauna ,pool,conference room,free in the lobby.


Things to do nearby:


DO NOT make plans for the following, since they are temporarily close due to health concerns during this pandemic


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