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Grand Forks Frosty Gears Tournament

Blended VRC MS/HS

16-Dec-2023 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
VEXNet Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
North Dakota
Max Registrations per Organization
Standard Registration Opens
11-Sep-2023 16:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
11-Dec-2023 16:00 EST
Payment Deadline
27-Nov-2023 16:00 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

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.

Lunch and Concessions

Full concessions will be available from 9 am to 3 pm.

Elimination Matches

Up to 16 teams will participate in elimination matches.

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: Current Game Webpage

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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, except where indicated at the venue.

  8. 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 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

Date: 16-Dec-2023

Red River High School
2211 17th Avenue South
Grand Forks, North Dakota 58201
United States

Contact Information

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7:45am                                    Registration, Inspection, and Doors open

8:00am                                    Skills Field opens for inspected teams

9:00am                                    Registration and Inspection closes

9:15am                                    Drivers Meeting/Opening Ceremony

9:30am - 12:00pm                   Qualification Rounds begin

12:00pm -12:30pm                  Lunch Break (Concessions open)

12:30pm - 3:00 pm                  Qualification Rounds Resume

3:00pm                                    Alliance Selection (Skills fields will close at this point)

3:15pm                                    Elimination Rounds Begin and Awards

4:00pm                                    Event Closes


Many volunteers are needed for a successful event. If you would like to volunteer for this event please use this sign up link:

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Please check this tab for the most current information in case of inclement weather.

The safety of players, coaches, and volunteers is our first priority. This includes travel hazards in case of inclement weather. Every effort will be made to keep the event running on-time, but if necessary we may delay the start or postpone to the following day. 

Updates/Cancellations will be entered on the event site as soon as decisions are made.

Refund and Payment Policies

Event Cancellation: Event will not be canceled but may be rescheduled. No refunds given to teams that can't make alternate date. If it can't be rescheduled a refund for the amount -$5 will be given.

Team Cancellation: Teams will not receive a refund if they cancel after registering and paying for the event.


The event is planned to be live streamed. You can find the video on the ND VEX Youtube channel found here:

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.