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5th Annual NorCal Silicon Valley - Middle School Only - Signature Event

19-Feb-2023 - 20-Feb-2023 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX 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
17-Feb-2023 10:08 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% 60 60
California - Region 2 75% 60 3
This event is closed to registration because:
  • 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 Middle School VEX NorCal Spin Up Signature Event. We would love your participation!

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.

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

There is no pre-qualification to register a middle school team for the NorCal VEX  Middle School Signature Event. 

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


Grade Level: Middle School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 19-Feb-2023 - 20-Feb-2023

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

Contact Information

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Sun, Feb 19, 2023

2:30 PM - Inspection and Skills Open for MS

5:00 PM - Inspection and Skills Close for MS


Mon Feb 20, 2023  

6:45 AM Doors, pits, and practice fields open; Registration and inspection begin

8:00 AM Inspection closes (hard deadline)

8:10 AM Opening Ceremonies

8:40 AM Drivers Meeting

9:00 AM Qualification matches begin

12:00 PM Lunch break begins

12:30 PM Qualification matches resume

4:30 PM  Qualification matches ends

5:00 PM Elimination Matches begin

6:30 PM Grand Finals and Awards


We are in real need of volunteers to run this event.

 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: 19-Feb-2023 - 20-Feb-2023
India Community Center
525 Los Coches St
Milipitas, 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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