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6th NorCal Silicon Valley Signature Event - VRC Over Under (Middle School Only)

18-Feb-2024 - 19-Feb-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
Smart Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
California - Region 2
Max Registrations per Organization
Early-Bird Registration Opens
29-Oct-2023 12:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
12-Nov-2023 12:00 EST
Registration Deadline
11-Feb-2024 15:00 EST
Payment Deadline
15-Jan-2024 23:59 EST

A maximum of 50% of team registrations can be from any one event region

Region Maximum % # Spots Allowed # Spots Remaining
California - Region 2 50% 40 0

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General Info

This is the 6th annual VEX Robotics Middle School Signature Event. 

This event will be a qualifying event for the VEX Robotics World Championships. We look forward to your participation!

This event for middle school teams will run for 2 days: Opening on Sunday (with optional Inspection and Skills), with qualifiying matches, playoffs and elimination matches on Monday. We plan to have each team participate in 8-9 qualifying matches per team

We strive to conduct the event in a safe manner. Please ensure you have read the Health and Safety Policies, for your own safety and others at the event.  We will update the travel section to provide information on discounted hotel rates as soon as we have it. We will be updating this section periodically with additional information on things to do. We will be adding more hotels to this page soon.  We have also made a lot of arrangements to have a fun and safe event for everyone. 

Discounted Hotels:  Please see the travel section to see the exclusive discounted rates we are offering for teams travelling to the signature event. We will update this section when we have more information.

No pre-qualification requirements to register for the event. If you have financial difficulty please send us email and we will support you on a case by case basis. 

Since this is an REC Foundation Signature Event, we are required to have a certain number of teams registered from outside of California for this Signature Event. For those coming from out of state, please let us know if you need any financial assistance - we may waive the registration fee. Please contact the event partner first for more information.

Grade Level: Middle School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 18-Feb-2024 - 19-Feb-2024

India Community Center
525 Los Coches Street
Milpitas, California 95035
United States

Contact Information

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The folllowing Agenda is tentative and will be updated closer to the event dates


Sun, Feb 18, 2024

4:30 PM - Inspection and Skills Open for MS

6:30 PM - Inspection and Skills Close for MS


Mon Feb 19, 2024

6:45 AM Doors, pits, and practice fields open; Registration and inspection begin

8:00 AM Inspection closes (hard deadline)

8:10 AM Opening Ceremonies

8:40 AM Drivers Meeting

9:00 AM Qualification matches begin

12:00 PM Lunch break begins

12:30 PM Qualification matches resume

5:00 PM  Qualification matches ends

5:30 PM Elimination Matches begin

7:00 PM Grand Finals and Awards


We are always looking forward to welcoming new volunteers to run these events.

We will be updating the link to the Volunteer Sign Up form soon! No previous robotics experience required.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

We do not expect dad weather to not impact this event, since all activities are indoors or in covered areas.

However, in case of an unforeseen cancellation, the event partner(s) will communicate with you as early as possible. 

Teams should make sure their contact information on is up to date, and includes phone numbers that they will be able to access during weekends and / or holidays, in case of any urgent communications become necessary.

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event:

Event partner(s) will try their best to issue full refunds (minus some possible unavaoidable charges) in the event of an unforeseen cancellation.  

If a Coach/Mentor completes registration for the event then chooses to withdraw or not attend:

Refunds may be issued at the discretion of the event partner(s), if there are teams on the waiting list that can backfill vacated spots, and if you let us know at least five weeks prior to the event date.


All payments MUST be received before the payment deadline date of Jan 15, 2024 11:59 PM. If payment is not received, teams will be moved to the waitlist and teams from the waitlist will be offered the spot. Teams placed on the waitlist will go back to the queue. Reminders will be sent before the payment deadline. Unless you have explicit exception from the event partner, your team will be placed back on the waitlist if payment is not received before the payment deadline.

Health and Safety Policies

There are no vaccination or mask mandates, but we highly encourage everyone to avoid coming into the facility if you are not feeling well and follow all commonly expected safety and health precautions.

Date: 18-Feb-2024 - 19-Feb-2024
India Community Center
525 Los Coches Street
Milpitas, California 95035
United States

Travel Info

This information will be updated closer to the event date


We will try to make discounted hotel arrangements in hotels that are very close to the event venues.

VEX Robotics Competition Room Block Information

Start Date: Thursday, February 15, 2024, End Date: Monday, February 20, 2024

Last Day to Book: TBD

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We will also try to arrange for shuttles to and from the hotel. However, that is not guaranteed. We will have an update on this soon.

Things to do nearby:


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Judging Format

Please look out for updates to this section closer to the event date.

Judging format for this event will be: Digital Engineering Notebook Submissions + In Person Team Interviews.

  • Engineering notebooks will need to be submitted digitally for evaluation via a link found within the "My Account" panel of the team contact on RobotEvents.
  • Initial Team Interviews may be conducted remotely, possibly before the date of the event, followed by team interviews conducted in-person at the event.
  • Engineering Notebook submission deadline: To be updated closer to the event date.

Signature Event Early Bird Policy

  • All Signature Events will have a specific Early Bird Registration that is independent of all local/regional Early Bird systems
    • Each team starts the season with three (3) opportunities to register during the Signature Event Early-Bird period
      • An opportunity is taken away each time the team registers for a Signature Event, whether during the Signature Event Early-Bird period or Standard period
      • A Signature Event Early-Bird opportunity is not taken away if a team registers for a tournament hosted by their school or organization (where the team’s coach is the Event Partner)
    • Early Bird Registration will open 16 weeks before the event at 12:00PM EST
      • Note: Modifications to this may be made for events in August and September
    • Standard Registration will open 14 weeks before the event at 12:00PM EST
    • An Event Partner may register their own teams to their Signature Event during Signature Event Early Bird Registration no matter how many other Signature Events they are already registered for  
      • The Event Partner must be the Primary Contact for the teams they are registering













14 teams are on the waitlist for this event.

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