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VRC, Redwood Choo Choo VEX Spin Up Tournament, HS&MS, In-Person, with Standard Judging

22-Oct-2022 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
Spots Open
Event Region
California - Region 2
Max Registrations per Organization
Standard Registration Opens
12-Sep-2022 20:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
17-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

Redwood Robotics is delighted to host the 2022 Redwood Choo Choo, a VEX Spin Up Tournament. The event will be open to 28 teams. This event will be limited to six teams per organization.

Check in has moved up and will begin at 7:30 am. Teams must be checked in 15 minutes prior to the start of the qualification matches so that the match schedule may be printed. Teams must contact the event partner if they are running late or they will be removed from the team list for the event.

Teams must be paid by October 1. Teams not paid at this time will be moved to the waiting list.


  • Please upload your VEX Release Forms on Robot Events or bring a completed Release Form for each team member.
  • Bring safety glasses, an extension cord and power strip for your pit table.

On Site Food and Concessions

We will be offering pre-order lunch options during the tournament. Order information will be sent out to registered teams.

We will also have coffee, breakfast items and a variety of snacks available for sale during the tournament. We will ONLY be able to accept cash payments at our concessions table, so please make sure to bring some cash for snacks and drinks.  



Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 22-Oct-2022

Redwood Middle School
13925 Fruitvale Avenue
Saratoga, California 95070
United States

Contact Information

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7:30 AM

  Doors, pits, and practice fields open; Check-In  begins

8:00 AM

  Inspection begins, Robot Skills begin 

8:45 AM

  Opening Ceremony/ Event Announcements

9:00 AM

  Qualification matches begin

12:00 PM

  Lunch break begins

12:30 PM

  Qualification matches resume

2:30 PM

  Qualification matches and skills conclude

2:45 PM

  Alliance selection begins

3:00 PM

  Elimination Matches

4:30 PM

  Awards & Closing Ceremony



We always appreciate volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please email [email protected] or (650) 906-7454.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Bad weather should not affect this event. In case of a cancellation, the event partner will contact you as early as possible. Teams should make sure their contact information in is up to date and includes both school (if applicable) and non-school phone numbers.

Refund and Payment Policies

Teams who have registered but have not paid by 10/1/2022 will be moved to the Waiting List. No refunds after 10/1/2022 unless we can fill your spot with another team from the Waiting List.

Teams that have not checked in 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the qualifying matches will be dropped from the roster so that the match list may be run.

Registration contains a $5 RobotEvents processing fee that is not refundable.

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.