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Chaminade Showdown VEX Spin Up Tournament

Event Code
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Spots Open
Event Region
California - Region 4
Max Registrations per Organization
Early-Bird Registration Opens
19-Sep-2022 20:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
8-Oct-2022 20:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
14-Nov-2022 20:00 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event has reached capacity. Teams on waitlist may still be added.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

The Chaminade Showdown will be held in the Bob Hope Center on the Campus of Chaminade College Preparatory High School in West Hills, CA. We will be running skills as well as two competition fields and a practice field, possibly two. We expect to have another great group of judges and volunteers and look forward to a fun day for all. 

We are initially limiting registration to 3 teams per school, however, a 4th team may be added from the wait list if room becomes available. Wait list preference will be given to rookie teams and to schools that host or co-host an event of their own. If you have a team on the wait list and are a rookie team, or are hosting or co-hosting an event in the 2022-23 season, please email with the team or event information, and you will be given priority

Teams are expected to conduct themselves with the sportsmanship and gracious behavior that are core values in VEX robotics competitions.  Judges and referees will give strong consideration to these traits in students and adults when considering teams for awards. All teams are expected to follow the school's general rules of conduct. Teams who fail to comply may be disqualified from the tournament without a refund. 

Teams must be checked in no later than 8:00 AM. Teams running late must contact Tommy Smeltzer at 818-415-6376 to avoid being removed from the event. 

We always welcome input and support from our fellow teams and encourage you all to consider volunteering as a judge or support staff.

We look forward to seeing you all at the Showdown!

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 19-Nov-2022

Chaminade College Preparatory - High School
7500 Chaminade Avenue
Los Angeles, California 91304
United States

Contact Information

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7:00 am  Doors open for volunteers
7:30 am

Registration opens, Pits open, Practice fields open, Inspection begins

8:45 am Drivers meeting
9:00 am Qualification matches begin
12:30 pm Break for lunch
1:00 pm Qualification matches continue
3:00 pm Qualification matches finish
3:10 pm Alliance selections
3:30 pm Elimination matches begin and Skills events Close after Quarter Finals
5:00 pm Awards ceremony
5:30 pm Competition event closes


Please consider helping us as a judge, referee, queuing coordinator, inspector, or general support role. Conact our Volunteer Coordinator Rochelle Simpson at THANKS!!

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

We expect to play come rain or shine. Most of the event will be held inside. However, in the event of inclement weather, we will have a covered open breezeway for concessions and a tent in the parking lot for lunch, so weather-appropriate attire is recommended.

The event partner will contact teams if the event must be postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. Teams should make sure their contact information is up to date in their account and includes both school and non-school phone numbers.

Refund Policy

Refunds may be requested up until November 7th by emailing and may take up to 45 days to process. Refunds after that time are made at the discretion of the event partner.

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.