Brownell Talbot VEX Robotics Tournament - Over Under
Blended VRC MS/HS
- 4-Nov-2023 Add to Calendar
- Event Code
- VEX Robotics Competition
- Event Type
- Event Format
- Field Control System
- VEXNet Field Control
- Spots Open
- Event Region
- Max Registrations per Organization
- Early-Bird Registration Opens
- 4-Sep-2023 16:00 EDT
- Standard Registration Opens
- 23-Sep-2023 16:00 EDT
- Registration Deadline
- 28-Oct-2023 16:00 EDT
- Payment Deadline
- 23-Oct-2023 16:00 EDT
- This event currently has no spaces available.
- It is past the registration deadline.
All participating teams must be registered with VEX Robotics and the Robot Events website and have an official team number before registering for this event. Tournament fees must be paid before teams are allowed to compete. Registration and payments should be made through the Robot Events website.
We will be collecting Physical engineering notebooks at this event for judging.
Lunch and Concessions
Full concessions will be available from 11 am to 2 pm. Lunch specials will be announced.
24 teams will participate in elimination matches. All elimination matches will be best of 1
All teams should come prepared for competition. Here are a few steps that every team should take to ensure that they are prepared.
Review all game information: Current Game Webpage
Review the rules and run through the inspection checklist about a week before the competition so that there is ample time for adjustments. Robots must use VEX V5 parts. Please self inspect before arriving at the tournament using the V5 Robot Inspection Checklist
Check the official VEX forums for rule updates and changes.
Carefully read all of the information contained in the tournament posting on robotevents.com
Pack for the event the day before the day of departure. Here are a few items that you don't want to forget.
Spare parts & tools
Batteries and chargers
Power strip and extension cord
Engineering notebook (Required for judged awards)
Banners and other decorations for your team pit table
Giveaways if you have them
Be sure to read 101 Things You Should Know Before Your First VEX Tournament.
Review the descriptions and criteria for the awards that are being given during the tournament.
Prep for your interviews with the judges and read the Judge's Guide. Check the awards tab to see what awards will be given during the tournament.
Remember that safety comes first, please don't bring tools that pose a safety risk to your team, or others nearby, as teams are close to each other in the venue pit area. Also, remember no grinding or other actions that create sparks, ask the tournament director for a safe location if grinding is needed.
Ensure that you have the latest version of programming software and firmware for your V5 Brain.
Participation and Consent Form
A completed form for all participants must be uploaded to robotevents.com prior to the tournament. Team leaders will need to check that all team members attending the event have completed the online consent form prior to the tournament. Instructions on how to upload consent forms in English or Spanish is given here: VEX Consent Form (English) or VEX Consent Form (Spanish)
Grade Level: All
Skills Challenge Offered: Yes
Judging Format: All In-Person Judging
Event Dates & Locations
400 Happy Hollow Boulevard
Omaha, Nebraska 68132
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7:00 Venue Opens
7:30 - 8:30 Registration
8:00 - 9:00 Inspections
8:45 - 3:00 Skills
10:00-10:15 Opening Ceremony, Drivers Meeting
10:30-03:30 Qualification Matches
12:30-1:00 Lunch Break
3:30-03:45 Alliance Selection
4:00-05:00 Elimination Matches and Awards
If you are interested in volunteering please contace Carrie Rise at [email protected] for more information
Emergency/Bad Weather Policy
In case of inclement weather, check the Event on Robot Events for further updates the night before the event date. In the event of cancellation we will try to reschedule.
Refund and Payment Policies
If the Event Partner cancels the event:
This situation is highly unlikely and an 80% refund will be provided.
If a Coach/Mentor completes registration for the event then chooses to withdraw or not attend:
Once a team has paid the registraion fee, no refunds will be given.
Health and Safety Policies
NOTE: Safety information will be updated in the early fall to reflect the current requirements for schools in our area.
Face coverings will be optional for everyone, everywhere throughout the tournament, in the stands, pits, and at the fields.
Concessions will be available.
Spectators are allowed at this time, if that changes the team coaches will be notified.
Please monitor the health of your team. We trust that everyone keeps their teams informed of their health as related to COVID infection. Anyone with potential COVID symptoms or possible COVID exposure should not attend the tournament.
We will provide extra space between tables in the pit area and the walking areas from the pits to the competition field. We prefer multiple teams from the same organization so that organizations can have pit tables in social groupings. We will provide enough space so that there is proper spacing between team tables and a larger spacing between organizations. Individual teams will be grouped together at one table.
We will be using two competition fields, one skills field, and one practice field. Robots and drivers will need to arrive ready to compete.
We might need to make adjustments to our event due to local and state COVID guidelines. The team coaches will be notified of any changes as we get closer to the event.
Date: 4-Nov-2023Brownell Talbot School
400 Happy Hollow Boulevard
Omaha, Nebraska 68132
400 N. Happy Hollow Blvd.
- 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.