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Tigertown Throwdown Spring Qualifier (MS/HS)

Event Code
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Spots Open
Event Region
South Carolina
Max Registrations per Organization
Early-Bird Registration Opens
1-Aug-2022 07:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
24-Dec-2022 07:00 EST
Registration Deadline
30-Jan-2023 18:59 EST

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General Info

Welcome to the Tigertown Throwdown! We are looking forward to an exciting, fast-paced qualifying event!

University Logistics

This event will take place on Clemson University's campus. Teams will be required to follow all University policies while on-campus. Be sure to acquire a parking pass before attending the event! The most economical option is to purchase a weekend parking pass for $8.


This event will feature in-person submission of notebooks and in-person interviews. For more information, please consult the judging tab!

Competition Field Information

The competition fields and robot skills challenge fields will use the metal competition field perimeter with the GPS Field Code V2 strips installed. The practice fields will use the portable competition field perimeter. For this event, competition fields may be raised 12" off the ground. Please check back on Jan 1, 2023, for a final determination.

Skills Challenge

This event will offer skills challenge matches on the competition fields before qualification matches. Teams who help with setup on Friday night are also eligible to run skills challenge matches the night before. 

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 4-Feb-2023

Hendrix Student Center
720 McMillan Road
Clemson, South Carolina 29631
United States

Contact Information

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Saturday, February 4, 2023

8:00 AM Doors Open
8:30 AM Inspection Line Opens
8:30 AM Skills Challenge Opens on Competition Fields
11:00 AM Inspection Deadline. Skills Challenge Closes
11:00 AM Driver's Meeting
12:00 PM    Qualification Matches Begin
4:00 PM End of Qualifications
4:05 PM Alliance Selection
4:15 PM Elimination Matches Begin
5:30 PM Finals Match
5:45 PM Awards & Closing Remarks
6:00 PM Venue Closes

Note: this event will be run at a quick pace to maximize each team's number of matches. Teams should come to matches prepared. This means pneumatics pumped, batteries and controllers present, and all drive team members ready and excited to go! 



Volunteers are the lifeblood of any successful event! Please reach out to Brendan McGuire ( for questions about volunteering.

Volunteer Sign Up:

Note: volunteers will be provided lunch and snacks throughout the day. If you have any dietary concerns we should be aware of, feel free to reach out so we can accommodate you!

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the unlikely event that the event will need to be cancelled, coaches will be informed through their primary team contact email in RobotEvents. 

Refund Policy

If the Event Partner cancels/postpones the event: 

In the rare circumstance that we must cancel the event, the event partner will issue refunds to teams who have paid, or allow them to transfer their payment to cover another event hosted by the event partner.

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

Teams are eligible for a refund up to 4 weeks before the event start date. All teams requesting refunds should submit requests to by January 4, 2023, at 11:59 PM.

Health and Safety Policies

All team participants, including Students, Coaches, and Parents will be required to follow all Clemson University policies while on campus. 

Date: 4-Feb-2023
Hendrix Student Center
720 McMillan Road
Clemson, South Carolina 29631
United States

Travel Info

This event will take place at Hendrix Student Center on Clemson University's campus. You will need to purchase a parking pass to park on campus - the best way to do this is to purchase a weekend pass for $8.

Enter through the front entrance, and climb the staircase to the 2nd floor. Elevators are available to the right.


This event will be broadcast live to the South Carolina VEX youtube channel.

Judging Format

In-Person Submission of Engineering Notebooks

In order to be eligible for the Design or Excellence Award, a team must submit an engineering notebook. For this event, teams will be required to submit a physical copy of their design notebook. Teams with a digital design notebook should convert their notebook to a physical form. Teams will need to submit notebooks by 9:00 AM on the day of the event for notebooks to be considered.

In-Person Judging Interviews

For this event, teams will be interviewed by judges in their pit area. 

All questions about the judging process for this event should be directed to the Event Partner, Brendan McGuire (












11 teams are on the waitlist for this event.

Please login to add or remove teams from the waiting list.