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VRC | Over Under | UK National Championship 2024 | (MS/HS)

1-Mar-2024 - 2-Mar-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
Smart Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
United Kingdom
Standard Registration Opens
24-Sep-2023 17:42 EDT
Registration Deadline
21-Feb-2024 17:43 EST
Payment Deadline
23-Feb-2024 19:00 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

This is the VEX Robotics Competition UK National Championships 2024 for the Over Under season!

The VEX Robotics UK National Championship will take place 1st March through to 4th March at the Telford International Centre, Telford - birthplace of the first Industrial Revolution. The annual event brings together the top VEX IQ Robotics Competition and VEX Robotics Competition teams from across the UK to celebrate their accomplishments and participate in the 2023-2024 games to be crowned National Champions.

VRC teams will compete in the exciting 2023-2024 game, Over Under, to earn a spot at the VEX Robotics World Championships in Dallas, Texas.

Qualification events are running across the country until mid-February.  As a blended event with both MS and HS teams, final Worlds spot allocation will be made at - or shortly after - the event and will be dependent on the age level of teams winning qualifying awards. All will be explained at or after the event and follow the RECF Qualifying Criteria. The United Kingdom has 5 spots allocated to Middle School teams and 8 spots allocated to High School teams.

Teams will receive further information and details around the event as and when they qualify as well as updates when the event gets close.

VEX UK Nationals Micro-Site:

Check out for further information about the venue and event!


Further Important Information:


Accessibility Requests

Please let us know if you have any requests regarding accessibility at the VEX Robotics UK National Championships. This includes sensory and neurodiversity accessibility requests. Complete the form here

Adult Attendees

Are you an adult attending with a team? If so, you will need to pre-register before you are able to access the halls.

Head over to Ticket Fairy to register here

Digital Engineering Notebooks

All Notebooks being considering for awards will need to be be submitted digitally. The process for this can be found in the RECF Library here. If you have a physical notebook, please ensure it can be presented in digital format and ensure the link is in your Robot Events account by 29th February.

Drivers Meeting Questions

Do you have a question that you would like answered in the VEX UK Nationals Drivers Meeting by our team of Head Referees? We will prioritise questions sent ahead of the event. Complete the form here

Eye Protection is Mandatory

With reference to Rule S4 in the Game Manual. All competititors will need to be wearing eye protection. Anyone not wearing eye protection will not be allowed by a Division Competition Field, A Skills Field and may also be asked to lave the Practice Field area.

Fine Designs Branded Clothing

Fine Designs will be offering branded VEX UK Nationals merchandise at the event allowing you to personalise hoodies and t-shirts with your team number as a memento of the competition. Note: They will only be on site on Saturday and Sunday. Cash and card payments will be accepted.

You can also order online from their website here

Innovate Award

Teams must identify in their notebook a specific section or specific pages covering the origin and development of a design element, strategy, or other attribute that is a key part of their team’s robot design or gameplay.

For teams with Digital Engineering Notebooks, this may be done for each team by using the RobotEvents Digital Engineering Notebook link upload feature found in the team’s dashboard on under “My Account”.

Payment Deadline

Please ensure all event registartions are paid in full (or a Purchase Order has been uploaded to RobotEvents) one week prior to the start of the event. The deadline is 22nd February, any teams not paid in full at this point may be at risk of being removed from the event.

Pit Space

Every team will get a single pit space that is approx 6ft x 6ft/1.8m x 1.8m in floorspace. Each pit will include one 6ft table, 2 folding chairs and a rubbish bin. There will also be a single socket between two pits, so please bring an extension cable and work with your "pit mate" to share the access to power. 

Important Note: Teams may put partial fields in their pit space, but it must not extend outside of the pit space into any other organisations pit space or into the aisles. If teams do this, then they will be asked to remoe the field.

Risk Assessment

The Event Risk Assessment can be found on the Documents tab,by clicking to the left.

Smart Field Control

The event will use the VEX Smart Field Control system for controlling all matches and Skills runs. For further information, please review this article in the VEX Library.

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 1-Mar-2024 - 2-Mar-2024

Telford International Centre
Saint Quentin Gate
Telford, TF3 4JH
United Kingdom

Contact Information

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Friday 1st March 2024

08:30 - Venue and Pits Open
08:45 - Inspection, Practice Arenas Open
10:00 - Team/Drivers Meeting  (Lovelace Division)
11:00 – Practice Matches Begin (1 per team)
11:30 - Skills Challenge Field Opens
12:00 - Qualification Matches Begin
13:00 - Lunch (Skills will be closed)
13:45 - Qualification Matches Resume
17:00 - Skills Fields Close and Qualification Matches end for the day
17:30 - Venue Closes

Saturday 2nd March 2024

08:30 - Venue and Pits Open
09:30 - Skills Fields Open, Qualification Matches Resume
12:30 - Lunch (Skills will be closed)
13:15 - Alliance Selection
13:45 – Divisional Round of 16 Begins
14:15 – Skills Field Closes
14:45 – Divisional Quarter-Finals Begin - Divisional Awards
15:30 – Divisional Semi-Finals Begin
15:45 – Divisional Finals Begin
16:00 - Award Ceremony & Championships Finals (Lovelace Division)
17:30 - Venue Closes

N.B - Timings are subject to change


If you would like to volunteer at the VEX UK National Championship 2024, please [email protected].

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the case of severe bad weather the event may be cancelled.

The event page will be kept up to date and teams will be contacted by email or mobile in the event of any last minute changes.

Please make sure your team emergency contact details are up to date.

Refund and Payment Policies

Refunds will be given if more than 30 days notice to the event (03/02/23) is given for teams that can no longer attend.

Any cancellations after 30 days will not be refunded.

All teams must be paid in full by midnight one week before the event (22/02/2024)unless they risk being remvoed from the event.

Date: 1-Mar-2024 - 2-Mar-2024
Telford International Centre
Saint Quentin Gate
Telford, TF3 4JH
United Kingdom

Travel Info



Telford International Centre, International Way, Telford, Shropshire, TF3 4JH


We will be using Car Park 1 at the venue, entrance is via Gate A.



TIC's central location means it's easily accessible from anywhere in the UK. There are over 1500 car parking spaces on-site, all within easy walking distance of the venue.





Situated just over a mile from Telford Central Station, TIC is a 15 minute walk or two minute taxi drive away. There are regular services from Birmingham New Street, Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury.



The International Centre is less than an hour by road from Birmingham International airport, with rail connections from Birmingham International Station.


The event will be livestreamed. Streams will go live just before the event is due to begin. The VEX UK Nationals Channel is shown below and the streams will update as the event progresses.


Judging Format

  • All In-Person Judging - The Team Interviews and Engineering Notebooks will be judged in-person the day of the event. 
  • Digital Engineering Notebook Submissions / In Person Team Interviews: Team interviews will be conducted in-person at the event. Engineering notebooks will be submitted digitally for evaluation  via a link found within the "My Account" panel of the team contact on RobotEvents.

    Notebooks being considering for awards will need to be be submitted digitally. The process for this can be found in the RECF Library here. If you have a physical notebook, please ensure it can be presented in digital format and ensure the link is in your Robot Events account by 29th February.

Local Hotel Accommodation


Approx Distance

Phone / Email

Albrighton Hall


[email protected]  01939 291000

Buckatree Hall


[email protected] 01952 641821

Days Inn


[email protected] 01952 238400

HIExpress Shrewsbury


[email protected] 01743 276020

Hawkstone Park


[email protected] 01948 841700

Haughton Hall


[email protected]  01952 468300

The Lion Hotel


[email protected]  01743 353107

The Lord Hill


[email protected]  01743 232601

Madeley Court


[email protected]  01952 680068

Park Inn


[email protected]  01952 429988

Prince Rupert


[email protected]  01743 499955

Telford Q


[email protected]  01952 429977

The Valley


[email protected]  01952 432247

The Whitehouse


[email protected]  01952 250700

HI Express Walsall


[email protected] 01902 705250

The Village Walsall


[email protected] 0844 9808041

The Mount


[email protected] 01902 752055

Mercure Wolves


[email protected] 01902 429216

Holiday Inn Walsall


[email protected] 01922 618800

Novotel Wolves


[email protected] 01902 871100

Ramada Wolves


[email protected] 01902 349500

Hadley Park


[email protected]  01952 677269

Park House


[email protected]  01952 461658




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Detailed risk assessment for the venue for the duration of the event.

VEX UK National Championship 2024 - Event Risk Ass