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[Cancelled] Cape Elizabeth Winter VRC Qualifying Tournament

Event Code
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
VEXNet Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
Standard Registration Opens
15-Nov-2021 08:00 EST
Registration Deadline
19-Jan-2022 23:59 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event has been canceled.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Welcome to the Cape Elizabeth Winter VRC Qualifier!!

Cape Elizabeth Robotics is excited to host an in-person VRC Qualifier on Saturday, January 29, 2022!

Competitions are held in the Cape Elizabeth Middle School gym. Pit tables are provided in the cafeteria. A supervised location will be provided for rotary cutting tools (such as Dremel tools).

Our Robotics auxiliary will be selling food all day, and will offer lunch as well. There will be designated locations for eating and drinking. Following are a few steps that every team should take to ensure that they are prepared.

1.  Review the Tipping Point Game Manual.

2.  Run through the inspection checklist. The 2021-2022 inspection checklists can be found here: TBD

3.  Make sure that all students have filled out the Participant Release Digital Form.

4.  Pack for the event the day before the day of departure. Here are a few items that you don't want to forget:

  • Safety Glasses
  • Engineering Notebook
  • Batteries and Chargers
  • Laptop
  • Spare Parts and Tools
  • Power Strip

5. Prep for your interviews with the judges. Practice answering some of these questions as a team:

  • Tell me about what your robot does and how?
  • Did you turn in an Engineering Notebook? When did you start making entries?
  • What part of your robot are you most proud of? Why?
  • What were the challenges of this year’s game that you considered before designing your robot? How did you design your robot to meet those challenges?
  • Has your approach to the game been effective? Why?
  • What does your robot do in autonomous mode? Who programed it?
  • What makes your robot effective at playing this year’s game?
  • Did you use any sensors? What are they used for? How do they operate in your autonomous mode? How do they operate in your driver-controlled mode?
  • Based on your robot’s performance so far, what would you like to improve?
  • Were there any other robots that inspired your robot design?

6.  Remember that safety comes first, please don't bring tools that pose a safety risk to your team, or others nearby.

7.  Don't forget that competitions are all about having fun! Cheer on your school and all the other teams participating.


Grade Level: All

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: In-Person judging

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 29-Jan-2022

Cape Elizabeth Middle School
14 Scott Dyer Road
Cape Elizabeth, Maine 04107
United States

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Competitions held in the school gym. Team tables and staging areas in the cafeteria.

7:30AM Registration and Load-in (outside cafeteria)
8:30AM Registration Ends, Match schedule generated
8:45AM Drivers meeting
9:00AM Opening Ceremonies
9:15AM Qualification matches and Skills Challenges begin
12:30PM Lunch - Skills may run during lunch
1:00PM Qualification matches resume
2:30PM Qualification matches and Skills Challenges end
2:35PM Alliance Selection
2:45PM Elimination rounds begin
4:30PM Awards Ceremony
5:00PM Event ends


VEX Robotics is always looking to boost its volunteer pool, particularly in the areas of Refereeing, Score-keeping (on software), and Engineering judging. If you would like to learn more about these opportunties, please email Alex Anesko,

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the event of cancelation due to weather. all registered teams will be notified via email. Cape Elizabeth Robotics will then attempt to reschedule the competition for another day.

Refund and Payment Policies

In the event of cancelation, all registered teams will be notified via e-mail, and Cape Elizabeth Robotics will try to reschedule the event. In the event the event cannot be rescheduled, we will issue a refund to all teams registered.

Full refunds will be issued to any team that notifies the event partner by email ( at least one month prior to the event (i.e., by 12/22/2021). Cape Elizabeth Robotics cannot guarantee a refund to teams canceling after that date.

Health and Safety Policies

Cape Elizabeth Robotics aims to host a VRC qualifying tournament that is safe and fun. To that end, during the event:

1. There are no spectators at this event. We understand that teams come with coaches, assistants and chaperones, and these folks are very much welcome to stay for the day and watch the competitions live. We encourage everyone else to follow the event remotely via the live feed.

2. Masking is required indoors at all times except when eating lunch (see below).

3. Pit areas will be spread over multiple areas of the school, with the intent of keeping teams from different schools sufficiently distanced. Cape and Yarmouth teams will be placed in the cafeteria, other teams in classrooms, one school per room (Boothbay, with three teams, is in the larger art room).

4. We will offer lunch at our concession stand near the entrance. Locally prepared wraps, chips and bottled water will be offered, everything pre-packaged and at discounted prices. Teams will be able to take their items and eat safely and comfortably in their respective pit areas.

5. Pit areas will be equipped with power strips, plus extension cords if necessary.

6. A designated cutting area will be available. Teams are expected to provide necessary eye protection and supervision in the cutting area.

Date: 29-Jan-2022
Cape Elizabeth Middle School
14 Scott Dyer Road
Cape Elizabeth, Maine 04107
United States

Travel Info

The entrance to the MIDDLE School is from 14 Scott Dyer Road.  We will have signs directing teams to the school's entrance. 

The unloading circle at the middle school is a little tight for buses, but good for vans and cars.  Buses might prefer to pull into the school's parking lots and unload from there.


The event will be live streamed on the Robotics Institute of Maine YouTube channel, here.

Judging Format

In-Person Judging - The Team Interviews and Engineering Notebooks will be judged in-person the day of the event. Teams should bring a physical copy of their notebook to submit to the judges.


















35 teams are on the waitlist for this event.

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