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VRC, 2023 New Mexico VRC State Championship, Blended, In-Person

11-Mar-2023 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
VEXNet Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
New Mexico
Standard Registration Opens
12-Sep-2022 12:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
28-Feb-2023 12:00 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

The New Mexico VRC State Championship will be held at Cibola High School, March 11th, 2023.

The New Mexico VRC State Championship is open to ALL registered High School and Middle School VRC teams in the New Mexico region, registered for the 2022-2023 season! 

Check out the Albuquerque Robotic League's website for more information and events.

World Championship qualifying awards and invitations are issued to teams whether or not the teams have expressed an intention to attend the event. Unaccepted World Championship invitations are not offered or transferred to other teams.

  • Please understand how the game will be played. Participants should thoroughly read the game rules. Additional rulings and interpretations of the game rules can be found on the Official VEX Forum.  All of our referees have taken and passed a referee certification test.
  • Please upload your Participation Release Form (found on the Documents Tab) to prior to checking in for the event.  A completed form for all participants must be turned in order to compete.  Paper copies will not be accepted.
  • Travel and Parking for the event

Awards that Qualify for VEX Worlds in April include:

  • Excellence Award - High School
  • Excellence Award - Middle School
  • Tournament Champions x2
  • Design Award
  • Robot Skills Champion

Please contact the Event Host listed above with any questions.

We look forward to all participants this year at the New Mexico VRC State Championship! 

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 11-Mar-2023

Cibola High School
1510 Ellison Drive Northwest
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87114
United States

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Doors will open at 7:00AM for teams to arrive and set up their pit area.

We will do our best to stick to the schedule below.  Actual times throughout the day may vary, depending on the number of teams participating.



We are requesting Volunteers, especially from the Albuquerque Tech Industry.

Please visit the Albuquerque Robotics League's website for more details and how to register for volunteering, or please contact [email protected] to sign up and donate your time.

Thank you!

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the event of bad weather or an emergency we will attempt to reschedule.

Refund and Payment Policies

Refunds are only given in extreme cases. Because RECF takes a $5.00 processing fee out of the registration fees, that portion will not be refunded. 

Date: 11-Mar-2023
Cibola High School
1510 Ellison Drive Northwest
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87114
United States

Travel Info

Parking during the event will be easy for everyone. Please use this map for directions to Cibola High School, and where to park. It is Entrance B for parking. You will enter through the main entrance of the high school. The event will be in our Concourse.


2023 NM VEX Robotics Championships - YouTube

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.

Updates & Important Information

Questions for the Head Ref

If you and your team have questions for the head ref, they need to occur prior to the event. Use the Question for the Head Ref Form to submit your questions. These questions will be addressed and answered during the drivers meeting. 

Student Centered Policy

What we do as mentors each year, throughout the season, and here at the state championships are for our students, empowering them to create successful futures. It's important to realize where the line should be drawn in terms of adult assistance. The RECF Student-Centered Policy helps to define these bounds. Please have a read over. Judges and Referees will be monitoring teams throughout the day and will take this policy into consideration in terms of Judged Awards and violations.

  • Student Centered:This represents the goal for student-centered learning and application. Students and adults should strive for these behaviors, although it is expected that students with novice skills may need adult guidance to achieve these behaviors.
  • Only as needed: These examples represent appropriate adult guidance that may be given to students with novice skills to help them achieve student-centered learning and application. Adults should be cautious that they reserve these supports for students who need them and strive to remove supports when appropriate.
  • Non-Student Centered: These examples represent adult guidance that is not aligned with the REC Foundation student-centered policy and may be considered a violation of the Code of Conduct. 

Important Game Notes

  • Coaches and participants, please review the RECF Code of Conduct. Violations of  RECF Code of Conduct will result in warnings and disqualifications at the event. There will be strict adherence to the RECF Code of Conduct.
  • Rule T3 - "If Drive Team Members wish to dispute a score or ruling, they must stay in the Alliance Station until the Head Referee talks with them. The Head Referee may choose to meet with the Drive Team Members at another location and / or at a later time so that the Head Referee has time to reference materials or resources to help with the decision. Once the Head Referee announces that their decision has been made final, the issue is over and no more appeals may be made."
    • Communication and conflict resolution skills are an important life skill for Students to practice and learn. In VEX Robotics Competitions, we expect students, not coaches or parents, to practice proper conflict resolution using the proper chain of command.
  • Rule R7e - "An unlimited amount of rope/string, with a thickness/diameter between 1/8" and 1/4"."
    • Please be sure your students double check that their rope/string meets the constraints listed above. If they do not, they will be asked to remove the rope/string during inspections.

Concessions and Lunch

The concession stand will be open throughout the day, with food, drinks, and snacks. The concession stand is operated by students of the Cibola High School Key Club. All profits go to supporting the club and Kiwanis International Family. They will only be taking cash. We will not be having a dedicated lunch time for teams, please plan accordingly.

Head to Head Matches

There will be 3 match fields that will be utilized throughout the day for qualification matches and the elimination tournament. These fields are off limits the entirety of the day, except to only be used by qualification and elimination tournament matches. These fields will not have GPS strips attached to them.


Each team will have the chance to conduct 3 Drivers Skill runs and 3 Programming Skills runs. Teams will have to find time throughout the day to get in the Skills runs before or between their match schedule. Note that Skills fields will have GPS strips attached.

Practice Field

There will be a practice field for teams to use from 7:00am to 10:00 am. Please no shoes on in the field. The practice field is a public use field and must be shared between all participants.


Engineering notebooks must be turned in during check in. Each team will have an opportunity for being interviewed and judged. Teams will be signing up or may even have slots assigned ahead of time for judging at the event. Judging time slots will be displayed on a screen in front of the judging area. Interviews will be 10 minutes in length, and timed. If you can not meet your slot, you must reschedule with the Judge Advisor at least 15 minutes before your time slot. Failure to not communicate could result in loss of an interview.

We are very lucky to have volunteer Judges and Scorekeepers from Albuquerque and surrounding professional and academic communities, they include volunteers from Sandia National Labs and UNM School of Engineering. Be prepared. Show the volunteers your gratitude and respect.