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Duel in the Desert VRC Qualifier (MS/HS Blended)

Event Code
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Spots Open
Event Region
Max Registrations per Organization
Early-Bird Registration Opens
22-Nov-2022 09:00 EST
Standard Registration Opens
10-Dec-2022 09:00 EST
Registration Deadline
17-Jan-2023 16:00 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Desert Christian Schools is pleased to be able to host our 3rd Annual VRC Qualifier in Southern Arizona!  

Please be sure to complete the online participation release form prior to arriving to our event. You may choose to bring physical copies of the release forms to the event, but please note that a parent must sign off on the release form (we will have extra copies at our event, but completing the form online is much easier and prevents a lot of hassle during registration).

We are planning on having pit areas located outside around our campus (depending on the weather).

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 21-Jan-2023

Desert Christian High School
7525 East Speedway Boulevard
Tucson, Arizona 85710
United States

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8:00AM - Doors Open, Team Check-in Begins

8:15AM:  Inspection Opens

8:30AM:  Skills Challenge Open 

9:45AM - 10:00AM:  Coaches and Drivers Meeting in the Gym

10:00AM - 12:00PM:  Qualifying Matches 

12:00PM - 1:00PM:  Lunch, Skills Challenge Open

1:00PM - 3:00PM:  Qualifying Matches

3:30PM:  Skills Closed, Alliance Selection

3:45PM - 5:00PM:  Finals, Closing Ceremony, Awards


If you would like to volunteer, please email  We would love a variety of volunteers from all over Southern Arizona to help at our event!

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

There will be no refunds for bad weather.

Refund Policy

No refunds will be given, unless it is for an extenuating circumstance.  If this is the case, please contact me at

Health and Safety Policies

Masks are NOT required during this event. 

You may choose to wear one at your discretion.  We ask that if any members of your team are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 24 hours prior to the event that they would remain at home as a precaution.

Date: 21-Jan-2023
Desert Christian High School
7525 East Speedway Boulevard
Tucson, Arizona 85710
United States

Travel Info

Desert Christian High School
7525 E Speedway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85710

Please use the general parking lot, do not park in front of the main building.


We are planning on providing a livesteam of the tournament on our YouTube channel!  Please visit there the day of the tournament to see the competition play out.

Judging Format

All 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.