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2023/24 New Zealand VRC Middle and High School National Championships: Over Under

NZ Middle School and High School VEX Over Under Nationals 2023/24 Season

10-Feb-2024 - 11-Feb-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
Spots Open
Event Region
New Zealand
Max Registrations per Organization
Standard Registration Opens
1-Oct-2023 10:02 EDT
Registration Deadline
31-Jan-2024 23:59 EST
Payment Deadline
1-Feb-2024 10:28 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Kiwibots present the 2023/24 New Zealand VEX Robotics Competition National Championships!

We are so excited to bring you the 2023/24 Over Under VEX Nationals, where teams from all over Aotearoa will compete over two days to gain the coveted title of National Champions and to qualify for invitations on the global stage at the World Championships in Dallas, Texas in April/May 2024.

This event will be held at Lynfield College
191 White Swan Road, Mt Roskill, Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland


Registration Fee

The registration fee for this event is $150 NZD. Please do not pay through RobotEvents as teams will be invoiced through KIWIBOTS directly. Teams who register AND PAY, from outside of the Auckland Region, before the 20th December 2023 will be eligible for a $50 discount - therefore making it a $100 NZD registration fee.


The check-in for the event will be held on Friday 9th February from 16:00 (4pm) to 18:00 (6pm). Teams must present at least one team member with the robot to check-in and complete inspection in order to be able to compete at the event. Teams who do not check in on the Friday 9th February will not be included in qualification matches over the weekend.

Design Notebooks

Design notebooks need to be submitted before the start of the tournament at the check-in on Friday 9th February. 

If you have been completing a Digital Notebook for this season, this must be PRINTED OUT and submitted in hard copy to be considered for the Design Award (and Excellence Awards). Please see the Judging Guide and Judging Addendum released by RECF if you have any concerns.

Other Information

Please note: as this is a blended event if a Middle School team wins Tournament Champion they will NOT automatically be eligible for a Vex World Championship spot. There is an Excellence Award for Middle School. The team winning overall Middle School Excellence will qualify for a spot at World Champs.

We have some brilliant judges lined up from SMC, Smales Farm, University of Auckland Engineering, Fisher and Paykel Healthcare Foundation, PowerCo, Caliber Design, Air NZ, Facteon, Atlassian, RNZDF, EndGame and Siemens.

We are forever grateful to our major supporters:
Smales Farm, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Foundation, University of Auckland Engineering, Eaton and SMC. 

More information for competitors and volunteers will be released soon, so keep an eye out for updates!

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes 

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging


Ka kite anō!

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 10-Feb-2024 - 11-Feb-2024

Lynfield College
191 White Swan Road
Auckland, 1041
New Zealand

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Agenda: Over Under 2023/24 VRC Nationals

Below is a rough draft of the schedule, which will be confirmed at Team Registration.

Friday 9th Feb 2024 
4pm - 6pm Check-in and inspection

Teams not checked in by 6pm Friday will not be able to compete, except by prior arrangement.

Saturday 10th Feb 2024 
8:30am Doors Open, Final Inspections of robots failed on Friday
9:00am Opening Ceremony and Awards
10:00am Skills Fields Open
10:00am - 12:30pm Qualification Matches
12:30pm - 1:30pm LUNCH
1:30pm - 5:00pm Qualification Matches, Day Close

Sunday 11th Feb 2024
8:30am Doors Open
9:00am - 12:00pm Qualification Matches
12:00pm - 1:00pm LUNCH. Skills Fields Close
1:00pm Alliance Selection
1:00pm - 3:00pm Knock-Out Matches, Awards
3:00pm - 4:30pm Semi Finals and Finals Matches, Awards Ceremony, Event Close


Huge ngā mihi nui to everyone who has signed up to volunteer!!! 

Thanks :)

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

There is no bad weather contingency as this event is indoors.

In case of any unforeseen weather disasters we will email/contact teams directly.

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: 

If the event is cancelled, registration fees will be credited back as appropriate.

Health and Safety Policies

Please see separate documentation, as per venue and Kiwibots requirements

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.
  • Remote Initial Team Interviews / In-Person Engineering Notebooks: Initial Team Interviews MAY be conducted remotely, possibly before the date of the event. Engineering Notebooks will still be submitted in person the day of the event to be evaluated by judges.