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Battle in the Big Country - VRC HS/MS Over Under Tournament

11-Nov-2023 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
Smart Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
Texas - Region 5
Max Registrations per Organization
Standard Registration Opens
15-Sep-2023 12:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
8-Nov-2023 12:00 EST
Payment Deadline
8-Nov-2023 13:28 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Welcome to our first VRC event of the year, "Battle in the Big Country - Over Under", sponsored by ATEMS Robotics. 

We will have two competition fields, one Skills field, and one practice field. We need two additional Over Under field element sets so if your team is willing to bring a complete field element set to this competition, please email [email protected] or call 325-733-7439 before completing the registering for our tournament and ATEMS Robotics will pay your team's registration for this tournament. 

All team members attending this event are required to submit the on line consent form through Robot Events

We are very excited to hold this event at our new CTE center. Doors will open at 7:00AM.  Registration and inspection will be from 7:30AM - 8:30AM. Practice rounds will start at approximately 9:00AM and we are asking each team to complete one practice round on the competition fields to verify proper connection to the Smart Field controller.

Please contact Larry Haney at [email protected] or Tracy Long at [email protected] if you have any questions or can help us with field elements.

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 11-Nov-2023

The LIFT Center
2034 Quantum Loop
Abilene, Texas 79602
United States

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Agenda:  Battle in the Big Country - Over Under

This agenda is tentative and subject to change.  ATEMS Robotics reserves the right to change times based on the number of teams competing and other situations that we may encounter throughout the day.

7:00 AM               Doors open 

7:30 AM               Registration begins

                             Pits Open

                             Practice Field opens

                             Inspections begins

8:30 AM               Coaches Meeting

8:45 AM               Driver’s meeting

9:00 AM               Practice rounds (2 per team)

                           Skills field opens

10:00 AM             Qualifying matches begin

12:00 PM             Lunch Break

12:45 PM             Qualifying Matches continue

2:00 PM               The Skills field will close at 2:00 or at the end of the qualifying matches, whichever is later.

3:00 PM               Qualifying Matches end

3:15 PM               Alliance Selection

3:45 PM               Elimination Matches begin

5:00 PM               Awards Ceremony


If you are interested in volunteering at our event, please contact Larry or Tracy.  Your help will be greatly appreciated and needed.

This event could not happen without our volunteers.  Please arrive at 7:30 AM or the designated time discussed. 

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the event of bad weather this event will be rescheduled, and/or refunds will be issued less the $5.00 REC Foundation administration charge.

Refund and Payment Policies

Refunds will not be avalible for this event unless the event is forced to cancel.

Health and Safety Policies

The health and safety protocols will follow Abilene ISDs district requirements. 

  • At this time no district requirements are in place.

Judging Format


Team Interviews – All interviews will be conducted the day of the event.

Notebooks – All team notebooks will be judged the morning of our event. Teams MUST turn in a physical notebook during robot compliance and inspection. Digital notebooks must be printed and placed in a binder for judging.

  • The team's number should be clearly marked the front cover of their notebook.
  • Printed digital notebooks must have that document's revision history printed, clearly labeled, and turned with the notebook at compliance.

Email any questions about notebook expectations for this event to Tracy Long at [email protected]