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NCCA VEX VRC Winter Tournament 1

Middle and High School Teams

6-Jan-2024 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
Early-Bird Registration Opens
5-Sep-2023 01:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
25-Nov-2023 01:00 EST
Registration Deadline
15-Dec-2023 13:16 EST
Payment Deadline
22-Dec-2023 13:24 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event has reached capacity. Teams on waitlist may still be added.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

General Info

All participants are expected to complete the participant release form . (also available in Spanish)  Once per season covers all events. 

This event is sure to be a fast-paced and exciting event. All teams should come prepared for competition. Here are a few steps that every team should take to ensure that they are prepared.

Check the VEX Robotics and Robotics Education websites for information regarding: How to run a team, engineering notebooks, and steps to build your robot, and more.

1. Review the rules and run through the inspection checklist about a week before the competition so that there is ample time for adjustments. The inspection checklist can be found here.

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
* Programming cable
* Power strip
* Laptop computer
* Engineering notebook (if you have one, helpful for Judges, Design and Excellence Awards )
* Banners and other decorations for your team pit
* 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. 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 the venue is a very tight fit. Also, remember no grinding or other actions that create sparks.

9. Understand how the game will be played. VEX participants are more than welcome to watch the referee training videos before they attend a tournament. The referee training videos can be found here.

10. Read through the Robot troubleshooting guide. The guide can be found here.

11. Ensure that you have the latest version of firmware. .

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Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 6-Jan-2024

144 Ram Dr
144 Ram Drive
Covington, Georgia 30014
United States

Contact Information

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Event Schedule:

We will be operating on a tight schedule.  Please make sure you plan accordingly and arrive on time.  *The schedule is subject to change.

7:15 AM - Doors Open, Practice Fields Opens

7:30-8:00 AM– Check-in

7:45AM- 8:45AM - Inspection

8:00AM - 12:15PM Programming and Skills Challenge.  This is a first come, first serve basis (line closes at 12:15 PM sharp).

9:00 AM - Driver Meeting

9:30 AM – Welcome and first match setup

9:30-12:30 PM – Qualification Rounds and Skills Challenges

  • The Skills Field will close at 12:15 PM.

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM – Lunch 

1:00-2:00 PM- Qualification Rounds

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM – Alliance Selection 

2:30 PM – 3:45 PM - Alliance Elimination matches

3:45 PM – 4:00 PM - Awards Ceremony


We will have volunteers to staff the event, but if you would like to receive some training or experience how to run an event, please feel free to reach out.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In case of bad weather, a decision will be made based on the local school system.

Refund and Payment Policies


No refunds will be given


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.