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VEX in the Valley I Have A Dream... Invitational Tournament

14-Jan-2023 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
24-Oct-2022 20:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
3-Dec-2022 20:00 EST
Registration Deadline
3-Jan-2023 23:55 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

Monroe High School, Holmes Middle School, and CSU Northridge are delighted to host the “VEX in the Valley 'I Have A Dream...' Tournament,” a VEX Spin Up Tournament. Winning specific awards at this event will qualify teams to attend the California State Championship.  The event is open to 40 middle and/or high school VEX teams. We are accepting up to four teams from each organization. We encourage organizations to put their extra robot teams on the waiting list if the event becomes full. We will place additional teams a week prior to the tournament.

Wait list preference will be given to rookie teams, teams that have not be able to attend many event, 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 the event organizer with the team or event information, and you will be given priority to be placed in the event.

Judging is planned to be done remotely. Teams will be given an interview prior to the event and notebooks must be submitted by January 02, 2023. How to Submit a Digital Engineering Notebook

On-site parking is free. Team Registration/Check-In will be at 8:00 am, sharp.

Teams must be checked in 45 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 two weeks prior to the event. Teams not paid at this time may be dropped at the event partner's discretion to allow teams in from the wait list.

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: Remote Interviews & Notebooks

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 14-Jan-2023

James Monroe High School
9229 Haskell Avenue
Los Angeles, California 91343
United States

Contact Information

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Event Schedule

Friday 1/13 * Tentative *
6~8pm Team Inspection and Skills Field Open

Saturday - 1/14
7:00 am Doors open for volunteers
7:30 am Doors and pit areas open
8:00 am Registration and inspection begins
8:30 am Driver meeting

8:45 am Opening ceremonies
9:00 am Qualifying matches begin
12:00 pm Lunch
12:45 pm Qualification matches continue
2:30 pm Alliance selection
2:50 pm Elimination matches begin and Skills events close
4:30 pm Awards ceremony
5:00 pm Competition event closes


Volunteers are appreciated. If you or if you have a group that wishes to volunteer, contact Lewis Chappelear at [email protected] or Robyn Albaeck at [email protected]

Volunteer Roles Avaliable

  • Field Reset (great for those younger sibilings that came to watch the event)
  • Inspector
  • Judge
  • Queuing
  • Referee

To learn more about these roles please visit the RECF Volunteer Roles Overview Guide

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the case of bad weather conditions or possible cancellations, please visit the event on where updates about the event status will be posted as needed.  Please make sure your team contact information is up to date in in the event we need to contact your team.

Refund and Payment Policies

Event payments are expected when you register for this event and must be completed a minimum of two weeks prior to the event date.  Unpaid teams will be removed from the event, allowing space for teams on the wait list.  Due to the financial commitment on the part of the event venue, no refunds will be possible. Thank you for your understanding. It is essential that all teams check in before 8:00 am. 


We will do our best to broadcast this event and will post a link if possible as we get closer to the day of the event.

Judging Format

All Remote Judging - The Initial Team Interviews will be conducted remotely, and Engineering Notebooks will be submitted to judges digitally via a link found within the "My Account" panel of the team contact on RobotEvents.  Initial Interviews and Notebook submission deadlines may be scheduled ahead of the event date.