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Battle at the Bolt (MS/HS)

11-Nov-2022 - 12-Nov-2022 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
VEXNet Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
Max Registrations per Organization
Early-Bird Registration Opens
18-Jul-2022 07:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
30-Sep-2022 07:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
8-Nov-2022 12:29 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Welcome to THE BATTLE AT THE BOLT VEX Robotics Competition! View LIVE at or

Hello Teams and Welcome to BATB!

Thank you for signing up for our event. Please complete your payment before the event date.  

Participant Release Form:  Participant Releases are Electronic again and need to be submitted by Oct 20th. The link is the Document Tab

Notebooks:  If your team is submitting a notebook please have a paper copy ready for our judges. 

Pizza:  Pizza order sheets will go out the week before the tourney.  You can send them back via email or the day of by 9:30AM.  

Inspections:  Coaches, Please help speed up our inspection time in the morning of by checking your students robots prior to the day of event and Update the Firmware to the brain.  We will still be performing inspections Friday evening or Saturday morning but we are expecting teams may need more time asking the head referee questions.  Inspection must include poly sheet diagram for the inspectors to ensure within limits.  Please review new game manual update to ensure your team is using legal screws.

Team Meeting:  Our Head Referee and his team of score keepers are also VEXU competitors.  Rest assured that they are well versed in the rules and highly passionate about the game. We encourage your teams to bring all your questions to the meeting and we will do our best to offer clarity.  

Skills Field:  As soon as you have passed inspection your team may enter the skills field line.  We will have the GPS CODE wrapped around the perimeter.   Skill field will close promtly at the start of Elimination matches.  Those running skills will be brought over the elimination matches to help referee.

Qualification Matches: Our Goal is start matches at 10AM.  Each team will have atleast 6 qualification matches.

Lunch: We currently have a Lunch break scheduled for our awesome volunteers at 12-1pm, this is subject to change 

Alliance Selection:  Our Goal is start this process around 2:30PM

Elimination Matches:  One and done, no best of three for the finals. 

Awards:  We will be awarding 3 Judged honors ( Excellence, Deisgn and Judges) along with Tourney Champs and Skills Champion after the Finals.  

We finally would love to Thank all the Teams for coming to this event and all our wonderful volunteers!  Together we will have the best time!

Thanks for Attending!

Any questions or comments: [email protected]

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 11-Nov-2022 - 12-Nov-2022

Ignite Institute
37 Atlantic Avenue
Erlanger, Kentucky 41018
United States

Contact Information

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Tentative Schedule:


6pm-8:30pm Inspection and Skills


Doors Open : 8:00 am

Inspection/ Skills open : 8:30 am

Drivers Meeting : 9:30 am

Qualification Matches : 10:00 am

Lunch: 12-1:00 pm

Alliance Selection 2:30 pm (subject to change)

Finals 3:30 pm (subject to change)

Awards 4:30 pm (subject to change)


Volunteers are welcomed and lunch will be provided.  Signup here:

Please contact Beth Koch at [email protected] or 859-620-0087 with any questions.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

The event may be rescheduled in case of emergency/bad weather. Coaches will be contacted if issues arise.

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: 

  • All but 5.00 dollars will be returned to teams

If a Coach/Mentor completes registration for the event then chooses to withdraw or not attend: 

  • Refunds will not be given to teams cancelling less than two weeks before the competition. Refunds will be sent out around 6 weeks from the event who cancel in due time. If teams registered and paid through robotevents we must receive the funds from robotevents first, this some times takes 3-6 months. Refund from robotevents will deduct 10%.

Health and Safety Policies

All approved events and event attendees are required to follow all local, state, federal, or any other government ordinances regarding COVID-19 safety procedures, social distancing, and best hygiene practices. Event Partners should continually assess, based on current government guidelines, whether to postpone, cancel, or significantly reduce the number of attendees when necessary.

Date: 11-Nov-2022 - 12-Nov-2022
Ignite Institute
37 Atlantic Avenue
Erlanger, Kentucky 41018
United States

Travel Info

Courtyard Marriott is the closet to the school

Courtyard Cincinnati Airport


More information to come closer to the event date

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.