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Ridgefield VRC Spin Up Qualifying Tournament (HS & MS)

Event Code
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
VEXNet Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
Southern New England
Standard Registration Opens
31-Aug-2022 12:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
2-Nov-2022 23:59 EDT
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

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Welcome to the second annual Ridgefield VEX Robotics Competition tournament!  This event is open to all Middle School and High School registered teams.  This exciting event will bring together teams from around New England. Our event is a qualifier for the Southern New England Championship.

Please review the agenda and other event tabs for more information about this event.

Concessions will be available.

We look forward to seeing everyone!  

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 5-Nov-2022

Ridgefield High School
700 North Salem Road
Ridgefield, Connecticut 06877
United States

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Schedule: (Is A Guide for the Day And Subject to Change)
7:00 am Doors Open
7:15 - 9:00 Registration and Inspection
9:00 - 9:15 Drivers Meeting, Announcements and Introductions
9:15 - 12:30 Qualification Rounds
12:30 - 12:45 Alliance Selection
1:00 - 4:00 Elimination Rounds & Championship Rounds
4:00 Awards


Volunteers needed (and greatly appreciated)!

Please contact the event Primary Contact - Mike Murphy (Mr. Murf) at if you are interested in volunteering in any of these roles:

  • Head Referee
  • Scorekeeper Referee
  • Judge
  • Judge Advisor
  • Field Reset Crew
  • Field Manager
  • Robot Inspector
  • Tournament Manager Operator
  • Skills Field Manager
  • Queue Crew
  • Check-in Desk
  • Emcee
  • Hospitality & Concessions
  • Musical Preformer(s) (National Anthem)

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the event of bad weather or heatlh restrictions, changes to the schedule will be emailed to team contacts.

Possible options: 

  1. Event opening may be delayed to allow for travel due to inclement weather.
  2. Event may be cancelled due to the weather or heatlh restrictions. There is no snow date for this event.

Announcements will go out by 6:00 am.  All teams are encouraged to use their best judgement when deciding to attend.

Refund and Payment Policies

Refunds will be availble to teams that request cancellation of registration 7 or more day prior to the event.  No other refunds will be processed. Refunds are processed by Ridgefield Robotics not the REC Foundation.

Health and Safety Policies

While our health & safety policies implement the latest guidance from the CT State Department of Education, it is important to remember that things not only might change, they will. We will continue to be flexible in our approach in compliance with state guidance and best practices as we strive to keep everyone safe.

Mask Use:

Mask wearing is currently optional at RHS for all students, staff, and visitors with the exception of those required to wear a mask after having tested positive for COVID-19 following a set number of days. 


Frequent handwashing is still a recommended mitigation strategy to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. Bathrooms will be available for hand washing.  

Diagnostic Screening, Reporting Illnesses, and Testing:

We will continue to emphasize that students stay home when they are sick. Parents will continue to follow health screening protocols that we have established based on recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the State of Connecticut, and our local Health District. We have encouraged both staff and eligible students to be vaccinated as this is the best mitigation tool to keep our community safe.


This event will also be live streamed on the CTEEA YouTube channel and will also be available to rewatch after the event.

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.