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Centennial roBOOtics SPOOKtacular 2023

VRC Tournament HS/MS

21-Oct-2023 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
Smart Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
California - Region 3
Max Registrations per Organization
Standard Registration Opens
28-Aug-2023 20:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
13-Oct-2023 19:00 EDT
Payment Deadline
14-Oct-2023 19:00 EDT

100% of total capacity is reserved for California - Region 3.
0 remaining spots are reserved for California - Region 3.

This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Welcome to the 2023 roBOOtics SPOOKtactular held in the Centennial High School Cafeteria

We will have a full VEX Tournament featuring two competition fields, a skills field, and a practice field.

There are currently 32 slots for this tournament, and a maximum of 5 teams per organization are allowed. Make sure that you are marked as paid (or PO received) two weeks in advance or you may be replaced with a team from the waitlist.

Teams need to arrive by 8:15am so that they can be inspected before the 8:45am deadline. Teams that have not checked in by 8:30am will be dropped from the roster so that the match list may be run.Teams that are running late must contact the event partner prior to this cut off if they do not wish to be dropped.

Teams are encouraged to dress up for a Team costume contest (with award). 

This event is in California Region 3, so only teams based in this region will be able to directly qualify for the state championships at this event.

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 21-Oct-2023

Centennial High School
8601 Hageman Road
Bakersfield, California 93312
United States

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Tentative Agenda - May change depending on number of competing teams

7:00 am . . . Door Open for Volunteers (only)
7:30 am . . . Team Arrivals / Pits Open - - - Team Check-In and Registration - - - Practice Field Opens - - - Inspection Table Opens

7:45 am . . . Judge's Meeting

8:15 am . . . Referee’s Meeting

Teams not present and inspected by 8:30 will be dropped from competition.

8:45 am . . . Team Meeting
9:00 am . . . Qualifying Matches Begin - - - Skills Challenge Field Opens - - - Judging Begins

10:30 . . . Break for judging/skills

11:00am. . . Qualifying Matches Continue
12:15 pm . . Lunch Begins - Skills Continues
1:00 pm . . Qualifying Matches Resume
2:30 pm . . . Qualifying Ends - - - Judging Ends - - - Skills Challenge Field Closes at beginning of final match.
2:45 pm . . . Alliance Selection
3:10 pm . . . Playoff Matches Begin
4:10 pm . . . Awards Ceremony
4:15 pm . . . Team Load-Out - - - Clean-Up


Volunteers are needed and appreciated. Individuals wishing to volunteer, please contact the event partner at: [email protected]

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

If weather causes travel delays or prevents teams from competing, a refund (less the $5 RobotEvents fee) may be available.  Contact [email protected] before the beginning of the event. Please make sure your team contact information is up to date in your account in case we need to contact your team prior to the event.

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event:  Due to the costs involved with this event, any refunds will be given after all the event expenses has been paid.

If a Coach/Mentor completes registration for the event then chooses to withdraw or not attend:  Only under extraordinary circumstances and at the discretion of the EPs will the team will be given a full refund (minus the $5 robotevents fee). Otherwise, no refund will be given.

Teams that have not paid by the deadline will be moved to the waitlist.

Health and Safety Policies

Any applicable health and safety protocols will be communicated within 2 weeks of the event, based on local health department guidelines.

Date: 21-Oct-2023
Centennial High School
8601 Hageman Road
Bakersfield, California 93312
United States

Travel Info

There are several safe and clean hotels located fairly close to the school.

1) TownePlace Suites Bakersfield West - 8300 Granite Falls Dr
2) Doubletree - 3100 Camino Del Rio Ct.
3) Comfort Suites - 3115 Camino Del Rio Ct.
4) Holiday Inn & Suites - 3927 Marriot Drive.

Don't forget to check out the Buck Owens Crystal Palace located just a short distance from these hotels! It is a piece of Bakersfield history!


There will be no live webcast, but teams can watch matches published within one week of the event on our YouTube Channel

Judging Format


  •  In-Person Judging - The Team Interviews and Engineering Notebooks will be judged in-person the day of the event. Teams can bring a physical copy of their notebook to submit to the judges, no electronic copies will be accepted for this event. If a team has an electronic notebook, please print out a copy to turn in at check-in.
  • Deadline for Design Notebook submission is 8:15am to be considered for related awards.












Team Costume Award Winners: Team 4621C - Frontier Robotics, Bakersfield CA