Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
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VRC, Jr Searider VEX 2nd annual tournament, MS ONLY, In-Person, with Standard Judging

27-Jan-2023 - 28-Jan-2023
Event Code
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Spots Open
Event Region
Max Registrations per Organization
Standard Registration Opens
10-Oct-2022 21:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
11-Jan-2023 21:00 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info



Event Date:  January 28, 2023

Venue Location:  Waianae Intermeidate School Cafetorium

85-626 Farrington Hwy

Waiane HI 96792

Grade Level: Middle & High School

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: In-Person judging

General Info:

Only two teams per organization are allowed. If you would like to register more than two teams, please add your additional team(s) to the Waitlist. The Event Partner will be inviting teams off of the Waitlist should spots open up by January 10th

This event will qualify teams to the Hawaii State VEX Championships. 

Payment must be made in full 1 week prior to the event. 

Please submit Engineering Notebooks at check-in. 

Consent Forms for each student and coach/mentor must be submitted before the event. Follow the instructions here:

Code of Conduct​

We expect the following behavior and ethical standards at all REC Foundation-sanctioned events:

       • Act with integrity, honesty, and reliability

       • Behave in a respectful and professional manner with event staff, volunteers, and fellow competitors

       • Exhibit maturity and class when dealing with difficult and stressful situations

       • Respect individual differences

       • Follow all rules as listed in the current game manual(s)

       • Student-centered teams with limited adult assistance

       • Safety as a top priority

       • Good sportsmanship, which includes supporting your alliance partners

These expectations apply to all team members and all adults associated with a team including, but not limited to, teachers, mentors and parents. This Code may also apply to behavior outside of REC Foundation-sanctioned events where inappropriate actions are related to an event or participating individuals.

Repeated or egregious violations of the expectations in this Code may result in consequences up to the disqualification of the team or organization from the current event and/or future events, and potentially removal from the program after review by the REC Foundation.

Teams that have not checked in and completed inspection 45 minutes prior to the beginning of the qualifying matches will be dropped from the roster so that the match list may be run. Teams that are running late must contact the event partner prior to this cut off if they do not wish to be dropped.


  1. Please supervise all team members; we are guests of Waianae Intermediate School.  Teams are restricted to the Event area. 

  2. There should be no running in the pit or tournament areas.  Please be careful about creating tripping hazards with packing crates

  3. Please keep the pit area clean.

  4. Charging tables will be available; bring your own power strip and extension cord.

  5. Please do not bring your own game set and/or field unless you were requested/confirmed to do so.  

  6. Please review guidelines for the engineering notebook;  judges will be hard pressed to search for the required documentation if you include extensive additional pages such as the history of your program, powerpoint reprints, etc.

Grade Level: Middle School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 27-Jan-2023 - 28-Jan-2023

Waiʻanae Intermediate School
85-626 Farrington Highway
Waianae, Hawaii 96792
United States

Contact Information

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Jan 27th

4:00 PM doors open for teams

4:30 PM  check in/inspection (Pending Ref Avaliable)

4:30 - 7:30 PM - make pits, if needed, practice, skills (Pending Ref Avaliable)

8:00 PM - close up

Jan 28th 

7:30 AM Doors open for Volunteers Only

8:00 AM Doors open for team check in/robot inspections

9:00 AM Team check in deadline

9:30 AM Inspection deadline, Drivers Meeting

9:45 AM Qualification matches start

12:30 PM - Lunch

1:15 PM - Qualification Matches restart

2:30 PM - Alliance Selections

3:30 - 5:30 PM - Eliminations, Finals, Awards


Volunteers are needed and appreciated. Individuals wishing to volunteer, please contact the event partner at:

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

If weather causes travel delays or prevents teams from competing, a partial refund may be available.  Contact before the beginning of the event.

The event partner will contact teams if the event must be postponed.

Teams should make sure their contact information is up to date and includes both school and non-school phone numbers.

Refund Policy

There will be no refunds due to fixed costs associated with this event.


Our webcast will be on our School Youtube Channel:


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.