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Mt. SAC LIVE WELCOME BACK $45 Qualifier - VRC Spin up

1-Oct-2022 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
VEXNet Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
California - Region 4
Max Registrations per Organization
Early-Bird Registration Opens
12-Sep-2022 20:20 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
20-Aug-2022 20:20 EDT
Registration Deadline
3-Oct-2022 20:00 EDT
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

You are registering for the Mt. SAC SPIN UP VRC tournament on Saturday October 1st.  This is the 26th VEX tournament we have hosted at Mt. SAC!

We will run two competition fields.  Each team will have at least eight qualifying matches and one judging session.  We will pace the qualifying rounds so that they will be slower at the start and accelerating as the tournament continues but plan on an action packed day of competition that ends on time. 

Park near Farmers Market for Free Parking

  • Building 60 Competition Center

  • Location 

  • Mt. San Antonio College

  • 1100 N. Grand Ave

  • Walnut, CA 91789


Mt. SAC is located at the corner Grand and Temple Ave.  Please use the San Jose Hills entrance and park in Lot B.  Parking is free in Lot B for the event.  The competition is in building 60.

We have a group of 15 judges, referees and other support staff getting ready to put on the best event possible.  We are also lucky to have members of the champion Mt. SAC robotics team to serve as the referees and event judges.  This tournament will include 8 qualifying competition rounds as well as a team interview where students will be asked the follow areas:

  • Robot Design

  • Team Organization

  • Community Involvement

  • Programming

  • Robot Strategy

Check In 

Please have your team arrive between 8-8:15 so that we can have the event run on schedule. Referees, Judges and other Volunteers should check in between 8:00 and 8:15 AM unless you can come earlier to help with setup. If you will be later then 9:00 AM, please call the event organizer to update so we can get you in the match lists. The registration table for teams and volunteers will be at the entrance to the Building. When you check in, you will receive a schedule with the times for judging sessions and robot performance rounds. Have one team representative bring the forms listed in the Team Checklist below.

Who Can Attend 

VEX events are open to the general public and to the media. Team member families are especially encouraged to attend! If you have siblings that are not on the team, we are happy to enlist them to help with Field reset.

Team Checklist 

Coaches should bring the following items to the registration table when they check in: 

  • Signed Consent and Release Form for everyone attending with your team. 
  • Robot notebook either paper or virtual.  VEX has finally moved to online documentation practices to be consistent with industry standards.  If you have a virtual notebook, you do not need to print it out for the judges, please instruct the teams to share the link with the judges. 

Team Robot / Spare Parts / USB download cable / Laptop Computer with your Robot’s Programs.

Please label power adapters with team number and owner’s name, as these are often left behind. 


After the Alliance, each team should clean up its pit area prior to the Awards Ceremony. After the Awards Ceremony, teams are invited to help clean up and load the rest of the tournament equipment.

This year we are again trying to fight back against high registration fees.  There is a vicious cycle where teams charge more for registration so they can afford to pay registration for other competitions.  Let's all work together to break that cycle!

Here are our costs to run the event:

  • Robotevents : $5 per team * 20 teams = $100
  • Extra spin up field set: $549
  • Food for volunteers $250

We can break even at $45 / team with 20 teams.

Please contact me if you have any questions and we look forward to seeing all of you at the event!

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: No

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 1-Oct-2022

Mt. San Antonio College
1100 North Grand Avenue
Walnut, California 91789
United States

Contact Information

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8:00 am Team arrivals/Pits open

         - Team registration

         - Practice field opens

         - Inspection Table opens

8:45 am Judges meeting, referee meeting,

9:00 am Drivers' meeting

9:15 am Opening ceremony

9:30 am Competition matches and judging begin

12:00N Lunch break Skills and Programming Challenge begins

1:00 pm Qualifying Matches resume

3:30pm Alliance Announcement

3:45pm Playoffs begin

4:15pm Awards ceremony

4:30pm Team load out


We have a group of 15 judges, referees and other support staff getting ready to put on the best event possible.  We are also lucky to have members of the champion Mt. SAC robotics team to serve as the referees and event judges.  This tournament will include 8 qualifying competition rounds as well as a team interview.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Event is all indoors and will proceed. In the case of bad weather conditions or possible cancellations, Event Partners will also make every effort to reach teams directly in case of an emergency.   Make sure your team contact information is up to date in your account, as this is the information that will be used to contact your team. Please be sure to include nonschool contact information in case weh ave to reach you on Saturday.

Refund and Payment Policies

Refunds are available if you contact the organizers at least two weeks before the event.  All payment due two weeks prior to the event unless prior contact is made to the event organizer.  Please pay as quickly as possible.  If you are going to drop out, please do it early enough that we can add a team from the waitlist. 

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.