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Vancouver Island VRC Mid-Island Classic 2023-2024

9-Dec-2023 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
VEXNet Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
Vancouver Island (BC)
Max Registrations per Organization
Standard Registration Opens
11-Sep-2023 07:31 EDT
Registration Deadline
4-Dec-2023 07:32 EST

100% of total capacity is reserved for Vancouver Island (BC).
3 remaining spots are reserved for Vancouver Island (BC).

A maximum of 0% of team registrations can be from any one event region other than Vancouver Island (BC)

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

Saturday, December 9th

This is a Qualification Event for the Vancouver Island Region of British Columbia.

Highland Secondary School
750 Pritchard Road, Comox
British Columbia, V9M 3S8

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 9-Dec-2023

Highland Secondary
750 Pritchard Road
Comox, British Columbia V9M 3S8

Contact Information

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Friday afternoon

3:30 pm Begin setting up the courts and pit area

6:30 pm robot inspection begins (teams are encouraged to do this early)

6:30 pm courts are set up for practice.

8:00 pm shut down and close up the school. Out of town teams head to hotel and dinner.

Saturday Competition

7:45am Doors open.

8:00am to 9:45am  Inspection continues from previous night.

8:30am - 9:45am - Both main fields open for Skills Runs (Local teams are encouraged to do this in the AM)

9:45am - Opening ceremonies/Driver Information

10:00am - Pizza order comnpleted

10:00am - 12:00pm (Qualifying matches begin. 4 minute rounds on 2 courts alternating),

12:00pm  to 1:30pm - Lunch time & BOTH main courts open for Skills runs with out of town teams have first priority in the queue. There will be a concession for students to purchase food and drinks in addition to the PIZZA Order. Coaches, Volunteers, receive a free lunch in coach’s room.

1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Qualifying matches continue

3:30 to 4:00pm - Alliance partners are picked, Top 16 teams pick partners to advance to playoffs,

4:00 pm to 4:30 pm  Elimination rounds

4:30 pm - Awards ceremony & Closing remarks

5:00 pm  Clean up by local coaches, parents and teams.


Volunteers are vital contributors to the success of our events. Read about opportunities to participate here. Please contact [email protected] if you are interested in volunteering.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In case of an incident or circumstance effecting this event, The event organizer will undertake these TWO notification strategies.

  1. An advisory describing the situation (e.g. inclement weather) and the action being taken (e.g. event cancellation) will be posted to this RobotEvents event listing under this tab.  
  2. The same information will also be e-mailed to all registered team coaches.

Refund and Payment Policies

Event cancellation

Should the event be cancelled, registration fees will be refunded to all  teams in full

Team cancellation

Registered teams needing to cancel will be eligible for a full refund if notification of cancellation is submitted prior to freezing (publication of) the qualification match schedule.  

Refund terms are as above.

Full refunds (or event credits) for teams that have paid by cash or cheque,


Date: 9-Dec-2023
Highland Secondary
750 Pritchard Road
Comox, British Columbia V9M 3S8

Travel Info

Travel Time is approximately 2 1/2hrs from Victoria.  The tournament Start and End times are adjusted so islanders can get to and from the event in one day or to align with ferries to/from the smaller islands. 

Tournament is being held at:

Highland Secondary School
750 Pritchard Road, Comox
British Columbia, V9M 3S8

Judging Format

  •  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.