Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
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Norsemen VEX VRC Competition (Blended)

11-Feb-2023 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
VEXNet Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
Max Registrations per Organization
Early-Bird Registration Opens
25-Oct-2022 09:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
31-Dec-2022 09:00 EST
Registration Deadline
30-Nov-2022 11:25 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Participation and Consent Forms

Completed/signed consent FORMS for all participants (students, volunteers, mentors and participating adults) must be turned in online using this link (

Each participating team must provide at least one volunteer for all or a portion of the day.

Breakfast Plans

Breakfast burritos and drinks will be available at the event but also can be purchased offsite:

  • Santiago's 
    1380 W 104th Ave, Northglenn, CO 80234
  • Tamale Kitchen
    1030 W 104th Ave, Northglenn, CO 80233

Lunch Plans

A pre-order form will be sent to each registered team as of  12/1/22.

  1. Pizza [large cheese or sausage or pepperoni] (expected price $14, final price TBD)
  2. Drinks will also be available with the lunch pre-order at a reduced cost

In addition, Northglenn will have various drinks and snacks available.  Snacks will generally be pre-packaged chips and candy bars.  By-the-slice pizza will also be available.

Preparation for the Tournament

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 they are ready.

  1. Review rules and run through the inspection checklist (see Documents tab).  Review closely the rules for using VEX V5 equipment or VEX Cortex equipment.  Note also the rules on robot sizing.  The sizing rules can cause your team a lot of work early in the day if not closely followed.  Review the rules for notebooks and notebook submission.

  2. Check the official Q&A and VEX forums for rule updates and changes

  3. Carefully read all of the information contained in the tournament posting on

  4. Review the descriptions and criteria for the awards being given during this tournament

  5. 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 inside the high school building.

  6. Understand how the game will be played. 

  7. Ensure that you have the latest version of V5 firmware (cortex equipment is not legal).

  8. Read through the robot troubleshooting guide and follow the directions about setting up your robot during the competition.  Following the directions will avoid issues with the robots and the controllers.

  9. If you have issues with your computer or software, BRC will likely only be able to help you if your are using the Vex VRC integrated development environment.  We have limited setups to help with PROS, JAVA or Python.


Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 11-Feb-2023

Northglenn High School
601 West 100th Place
Northglenn, Colorado 80260
United States

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7:30-7:50       Volunteer Check In
8:00-9:00       Referee Training
8:00-9:00       Team Check In and Inspections
9:00-9:15       Coach/Drivers Meeting (Gym)
9:15               Opening Announcements (Gym)
9:30               Qualification Rounds & Skills Field Opens
9:30-12:00     Team Interviews (STEM Presentation Rooms)

12:30-1:00     Lunch
1:00-1:20       Alliance Selections
1:30-4:00       Elimination Rounds and Finals
4:15                Awards (Gym)
4:30-5:00       Remove Fields & Pack Up Pit


We are in need of both full and partial day volunteers. Please email [email protected] with preferred volunteer position.  RECF has descriptions of the volunteer positions on their website

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

The event will be cancelled only if news stations advise staying home. We will post on  the tournament page on

Refund and Payment Policies

Full refund if cancelled before 11/30/22, minus the $5.00 RobotEvents fee which is non-refundable.  The 11/30/22 date allows us to contact teams on the waitlist to confirm they can attend.

On or after 11/30/22, we will refund only if there is a replacement team on the wait list who actually participates in the event.  If you do find a team to take your spot please send mail to [email protected] with the team number as soon as you know.

Let us know if your team is quarantined the weekend of the tournament and we will, on a case-by-case basis determine if your entry fee (minus the $5 RobotEvents fee) can be refunded.

If you end up losing your tournament registration fee due to cancellation but your volunteer shows up even if your team didn't, we will still refund $10 of your fee.

Date: 11-Feb-2023
Northglenn High School
601 West 100th Place
Northglenn, Colorado 80260
United States

Travel Info

Please park in the lot at 102nd Ave. and Huron St. and enter through the EXPLORE Archway.

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.