Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
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5th Annual NorCal Silicon Valley - High School Only - Signature Event

17-Feb-2023 - 19-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
California - Region 2
Max Registrations per Organization
Standard Registration Opens
7-Nov-2022 17:00 EST
Registration Deadline
18-Feb-2023 10:09 EST

A maximum of 75% of team registrations can be from any one event region

Region Maximum % # Spots Allowed # Spots Remaining
California - Region 1 75% 80 77
California - Region 2 75% 80 5
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Please read the instructions posted in this document carefully if you are team registered for the event. It has the latest agenda, rules, deadlines, SMS registration, notebook submission and lunch information.




This is the 5th annual VEX Robotics High School Signature Event.  This event will be a qualifying event for the VEX Robotics World Championships. We would love your participation!

This event for high school will run for 3 days starting Friday, Feb 17th evening with optional skills/inspection, Feb 18 for qualifying and skills matches and Sunday, Feb 19 for qualifiying and elimination matches  ending at 1PM. We plan to have each team participate in 9-10 qualifying matches.

We strive to conduct the event in a safe manner. Please ensure you have read the Health and Safety Policies, for your own safety and others at the event.  We will update the travel section to provide information on discounted hotel rates as soon as we have it. We will be updating this section periodically with additional information on things to do. We will be adding more hotels to this page soon.  We have also made a lot of arrangements to have a fun and safe event for everyone. 

Discounted Hotels:  Please see the travel section to see the exclusive discounted rates we are offering for teams travelling to the signature event. 

No pre-qualification requirements to register for the event. If you have financial difficulty please send us email and we will support you on a case by case basis. 

Since this is an REC Foundation Signature Event, we are required to have a certain number of teams registered from outside of California for this Signature Event. For those coming from out of state, please let us know if you need any financial assistance - we may waive the registration fee. Please contact the event partner first for more information.

Grade Level: High School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 17-Feb-2023 - 19-Feb-2023

India Community Center
525 Los Coches St
Milpitas, California 95035
United States

Contact Information

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Friday, February 17, 2023

6:00 PM Inspections and skills field open

8:30 PM Inspection and skills field close


Saturday, February 18, 2023

7:00 AM Doors Open and Inspection Begins

8:00 AM Inspection closes (hard deadline)

8:10 AM Opening Ceremonies

8:30 AM Drivers Meeting

9:00 AM Qualification matches and skills begin

12:00 PM Lunch break 

12:30 PM Qualification matches resume

6:30 PM  Day Ends

Sun, February 19, 2023

7:00 AM Doors Open

7:45 AM  Qualification Matches Resume

10:00 AM Alliance Selection Begins

10:30 AM  Elimination Matches Begin

12:00 PM  Lunch

12:30 PM Grand Finals & Award Ceremonies


WE are in real need of volunteers to run the event. No previous robotics experience required.

Please  fill out this form if you're interested in volunteering. 


Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Bad weather should not affect this event. In case of a cancellation, the event partner will contact you as early as possible. Teams should make sure their contact information in is up to date and includes both school and non-school phone numbers.


Refund and Payment Policies

Refunds may be issued if there are teams on the waiting list that can fill your spot, and if you let us know at least three weeks prior to the event.

Health and Safety Policies

Please follow safe health precautions. There are no vaccination or mask mandates but we encourage everyone to wear masks and avoid coming to the facility if you are not well.


Date: 17-Feb-2023 - 19-Feb-2023
India Community Center
525 Los Coches St
Milpitas, California 95035
United States

Travel Info

We have made discounted hotel arrangements in hotels that are very close to the event venues.

VEX Robotics Competition Room Block Information

Start Date: Thursday, February 16, 2023, End Date: Monday, February 20, 2023

Last Day to Book: Friday, January 27, 2023

Book your group rate for VEX Robotics Competition Room Block

Courtyard Milpitas Silicon Valley for $99 USD per night + for King/Doubles + includes breakfast

TownePlace Suites-Milpitas: $99 for Studio Suite + includes breakfast (hotel has full kitchen):

We are also in the process of having shuttles from the hotel. However, that is not finalized yet and we are not 100% sure on the feasibility. We will have an update on this soon.

Things to do nearby:


DO NOT make plans for the following, since they are temporarily close due to health concerns during this pandemic


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