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MCCC /First Solar MS Over-Under Tournament (Merged with other event)

Middle School VRC Region 3

28-Oct-2023 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
VEXNet Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
Max Registrations per Organization
Standard Registration Opens
24-Jul-2023 16:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
25-Oct-2023 16:00 EDT
Payment Deadline
16-Oct-2023 16:00 EDT
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event has been canceled.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Welcome to: The Monroe County Community College/First Solar "Over-Under” MS VRC Tournament


Registration Information

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.

Engineering notebooks

We will be collecting Physical engineering notebooks at this event for judging.

Lunch and Concessions

Pre-orders will be available on the day of the event, and we'll have on-site concessions, too.   "Bring your own" is fine, too...but please observe MCCC regulation for consuming food/drink in the gym.  There is a large lobby area available for lunch.

Elimination Matches

Up to 32 teams will participate in elimination matches.  All elimination matches will be best of 1

Competition Preparation

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:

  1. 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
  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
    • Power strip and extension cord
    • Laptop computer
    • Programming cable
    • Engineering notebook (Required for judged awards)
    • Banners and other decorations for your team pit table
    • 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 and read the Judge's Guide. 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 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.
  9. 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 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 is given here: VEX Consent Form (English) 

See you soon.

Have a VEXellent day

Mike Mohn

3547/MCCC Team Virus VEX Robotics

Mentor, Event organizer

E mail [email protected]

Grade Level: Middle School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 28-Oct-2023

Monroe County Community College
1555 South Raisinville Road
Monroe, Michigan 48161
United States

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7:30 a.m. Doors open/Inspection/Skills field open after inspection

8:00 a.m. Team registration begins

8:30 a.m. Judges meeting

9:15 a.m. Drivers meeting

9:30 a.m. Qualifiers begin, teams get six matches

12:00 p.m. Lunch, Skills will not be open (volunteers need lunch also)

12:30 p.m. Resume qualifying matches.

2:00 p.m. Alliance picks

2:15 p.m. Eliminations Begin

4:00 p.m. Awards

4:30 p.m. Clean up and bug out.



Please contact [email protected] should you wish to volunteer.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

All reasonable efforts will be made to inform teams of any cancellations due to inclement weather. Refunds will be given in event of cancellation.

Please contact me if weather is a concern and please monitor the event status on Robot Cancellations will be posted there.

Refund and Payment Policies

Full refunds will be granted in the event of a cancellation due inclement weather.   
Refunds minus $5 RECF fee if coach cancels at least 2 weeks before event day.
No refunds if coach cancels less than 2 weeks before the event.

Date: 28-Oct-2023
Monroe County Community College
1555 South Raisinville Road
Monroe, Michigan 48161
United States

Travel Info

From U.S. 23

Take the M-50 exit at Dundee. Take M-50 (also known as South Custer Road) east approximately 12 miles. Then take Raisinville Road South to MCCC approx 2 miles.   Use first entrance, drop off in front of building and park in the lot.

From I-75

Exit at LaPlaisance Road, Exit 11. Go west to Dunbar Road. Turn left on Dunbar, going about 7-10 miles to Raisinville Road, where you turn right. MCCC is located on right hand side of road approx 1/4 mile, use the third entrance, drop off in front of building and park in the lot.


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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.













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