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VRC, Norcal - Silicon Valley - Tipping Point Tournament #2, MS&HS, In-Person, with Standard Judging

Event Code
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Spots Open
Event Region
California - North
Max Registrations per Organization
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

We invite your teams to participate in the first Northern California VRC Tipping Point Tournament to be held in Silicon Valley.

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.

Looking forward to seeing your teams at the tournament!

Please note: all events will receive state championship award bids based on the REC Foundation Qualifying Criteria. As such, this event must meet all requirements for a Qualifying Event to receive bids to the state championship released in July 2021. 

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: In-Person judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 01/29/2022

ICC West Valley - Union Church of Cupertino
20900 Stevens Creek Blvd
Cupertino, California 95014
United States

Contact Information

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8:00 AM

  Doors, pits, and practice fields open; Check-In  and inspection begin, Robot Skills begin 

9:00 AM

  Inspection closes and Event Meeting begins

9:30 AM

  Qualification matches begin

12:00 PM

  Lunch break begins

12:30 PM

  Qualification matches resume

3:30 PM

  Qualification matches and skills conclude

3:45 PM

  Alliance selection begins

4:00 PM

  Finals matches begin

5:00 PM

  Tournament champions crowned and awards ceremony


We always appreciate volunteers and are in need for volunteers on Friday for setup and on Saturday evening for teardown and during the matches as well.

Please sign up for volunteering using this form:

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 Policy

Teams who have registered but have not paid or submitted a PO 2-weeks prior to the event will be removed from the event unless special arrangement has been made with the Event Partner.

Registration contains a $5 RobotEvents processing fee that is not refundable

If the event is cancelled, a full event registration (minus $5) refund will be given to all paid teams. Teams are responsible for their own transportation and hotel costs.

Health and Safety Policies

We want to highlight some important updates about the COVID precautions. Due to the rise in Omicron variants, we will be implementing the following precautions for all the upcoming events. 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 please email us asap.

Date: 01/29/2022
ICC West Valley - Union Church of Cupertino
20900 Stevens Creek Blvd
Cupertino, California 95014
United States

Travel Info

Maps link to Event Venue.

This is close to several restaurants with take away and dine in (subject to current COVID health restrictions) facilities apart from food ordering apps.


Note: Venue is subject to change to a nearby location, based on local health restrictions.


Judging Format

This will be a combination of in person and remote judging, details will be announced closer to the event.