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Lowndes Viking Clash

Middle and High School Teams

20-Jan-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
VEXNet Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
Early-Bird Registration Opens
15-Aug-2023 12:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
9-Dec-2023 12:00 EST
Registration Deadline
15-Dec-2023 11:02 EST
Payment Deadline
20-Jan-2024 11:13 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

This event is sure to be a fast-paced and exciting event. All teams should come prepared for competition. Here are a few steps that every team should take to ensure that they are prepared.

For all rules--How to run a team, do your engineering notebook and steps to build your robot look at the VEX Robotics website.

1. Review the rules and run through the inspection checklist about a week before the competition so there is ample time for adjustments. The inspection checklist can be found here.

2. Check the official VEX forums for rule updates and changes.

3. Carefully read all of the information contained in the tournament posting on

4. Pack for the event the day before the day of departure. Here are a few items that you don't want to forget.
* Goggles/Safety Glasses
* Spare parts & tools
* Batteries and chargers
* Programming cable
* Power strip
* Laptop computer
* Engineering notebook (if you have one, helpful for Judges, Design and Excellence Awards )
* Banners and other decorations for your team pit
* Giveaways if you have them

5. Be sure to read 101 Things You Should Know Before Your First VEX Tournament. 

6. Review the descriptions and criteria for the awards that are being given during the tournament. 

7. Prep for your interviews with the judges. Check the awards tab to see what awards will be given during the tournament.

8. Remember that safety comes first, please don't bring tools that pose a safety risk to your team, or others nearby as the venue is a very tight fit. Also, remember no grinding or other actions that create sparks.

9. Understand how the game will be played. VEX participants are more than welcome to watch the referee training videos before they attend a tournament. The referee training videos can be found here.

10. Read through the Robot troubleshooting guide. The guide can be found here.

11. Ensure that you have the latest version of firmware.

All participants are expected to complete the participant release form . (also available in Spanish)  Once per season covers all events.

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 20-Jan-2024

Lowndes High School
1601 Norman Drive
Valdosta, Georgia 31601
United States

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Tentative Schedule
7:00 AM - Doors Open, Practice Fields Opens
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Sign In/Practice/Inspection)
9:00 AM - Sign-In /Inspection Closed
9:00 AM - Drivers Meeting
9:15 AM - Opening Ceremony
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Qualification Rounds (skills line will close at the end of the last qualification match)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Lunch- concessions will be offered, there are also a number of suitable restaurants within .25miles of the school, some with delivery options
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Complete Qualification Rounds
2:10 PM - Alliance Selections
2:30 PM - Finals Start
4 PM - Closing Ceremony


All volunteers are TSA/ROTC members, advisors, parents, teachers, and company sponsors.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

If cancellation occurs and a make-up date is not scheduled, refunds will be sent to schools (minus REC fees).

Refund and Payment Policies

No refunds will be given.

Date: 20-Jan-2024
Lowndes High School
1601 Norman Drive
Valdosta, Georgia 31601
United States

Travel Info

Drury Inn & Suites Valdosta

1327 N St. Augustine Road
Valdosta, GA 31601


Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center

*Full Service Interior Corridor 158 Rooms & Suites Hotel
I-75 (Exit 16) & Hwy 84
1805 West Hill Avenue
(229) 244-1111 * Ask for Courtney Copeland, Kinsey
Hagedorn or Leah Porter
Worldwide Reservations (800) 465-4329
Email: [email protected]
*Breakfast not included. Other food, beverage & meeting space can
be customized to meet your needs.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites at Valdosta Mall

*Interior Corridor 95 Rooms & Suites Hotel
I-75 (Exit 18) at Valdosta Mall
1330 N. Saint Augustine Road
(229) 249-8900 * Ask for Ty O’Steen or Julie Davis
Worldwide Reservations (800) 465-4329
Email: [email protected]
*Includes “Express Start Breakfast"

Comfort Suites at Valdosta Mall

*Interior Corridor 88 All-Suites Hotel
I-75 (Exit 18) at Valdosta Mall
1332 N. Saint Augustine Road
(229) 249-8880 * Ask for John Camarillo or Jennifer Findley
Worldwide Reservations (800) 221-2222
Email: [email protected]
*Includes "Your Morning Breakfast"

Holiday Inn Express

1330 N St Augustine Rd
Valdosta, GA 31601-3536

Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center
1805 West Hill Avenue
Valdosta, GA 31601

Courtyard Marriott Valdosta
Valdosta, Georgia 31602 USA
229- 241-1301

Sleep Inn and Suites
3026 James Road
Valdosta, GA 31601

Many other hotels are available within a mile of Lowndes High School.
Please email me for a list if needed.

Judging Format

All 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 at checkin