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St. Mary Catholic High School Annual VRC HS Tournament


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
Standard Registration Opens
2-Oct-2023 16:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
1-Jan-2024 16:00 EST
Payment Deadline
22-Dec-2023 16:00 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • 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.

Engineering notebooks:

We will be collecting Physical engineering notebooks at this event for judging.

Lunch and Concessions:

Full concessions will be available from 7 am to 3 pm. Lunch specials will be announced.

Elimination Matches:

Number of elimination alliances (16-23 teams = 8 alliances in finals, 24-31 teams =12 alliances in finals, 32+ teams = 16 alliances in finals)

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. Be sure to read VEX Tournaments 101.

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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, ask the tournament director for a safe location if grinding is needed.

  9. 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: High School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 6-Jan-2024

St. Mary Catholic High School SMCS
1050 Zephyr Drive
Neenah, Wisconsin 54956
United States

Contact Information

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Friday 01-05-23
3:15 P.M. - 7:00 p.m. -- Set-up

Saturday 01-06-23
7:00 am                           Doors Open, Pit Area Open

7:30 am  – 9:00 am         Registration and Inspection

7:30 am – 12:00 noon     Interviews with Judges in Pit Area

8:45 am – 9:00 am         Coaches/Drivers Meeting

9:00 am – 2:30 pm        Skills Competitions

9:00 am – 11:30 am      Qualifying Matches

11:30 am – 12:00 noon   Lunch Break

12:00 noon – 2:30 pm     Qualifying Matches Continue

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm        Break – Alliance Select Prep

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm       Alliance Selection Process

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm      Alliance Strategy Discussion

3:15 pm – 5:00 pm      Elimination Matches

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm      Awards and Close

Please note that agenda is just an estimate. We will run matchesw as we are ready and may run ahead of schedule.


If anyone would like to volunteer and help us with our tournament, please contact Phil Kerwin at [email protected]

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

If bad weather is in the forecast, please watch your emails for updates from us regarding possible cancellation of our event.  If needed, we will post a cancellation notice on our tournament page at you are delayed in arriving to our event, please call Phil Kerwin at 920 279 7445 or Christine Cedergren at 920 572 2038. The match schedule must be completed at the scheduled time and no team additions are possible after the match schedule is released.  So, please call if you will be arriving late so we can get you on the match schedule!

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: 

Fees will be refunded if EP cancels the event.

If a Coach/Mentor completes registration for the event then chooses to withdraw or not attend:

If after your team(s) are registered and plans change that you need to withdraw from our competition, please contact our Event Partner Representative Phillip Kerwin at [email protected]. If you withdraw before our event registration deadline and have paid your registration fee, we will give you a refund(minus a $5 administration fee).  If you withdraw after our event registration deadline, we will give you a refund ONLY if we can fill your slot with another registration fee paid team.

Health and Safety Policies

Any restrictions/changes caused by Covid or other health considerations will be communicated prior to the event.

Date: 6-Jan-2024
St. Mary Catholic High School SMCS
1050 Zephyr Drive
Neenah, Wisconsin 54956
United States

Travel Info

Date: 6-Jan-2024

St. Mary Catholic High School SMCS
1050 Zephyr Drive
Neenah, Wisconsin 54956
United States

Travel Info

The tournament will be held at St. Mary Catholic High School located at 1050 Zephyr Drive in Neenah, WI. Please park in the back parking lot and enter in the main, middle entrance to the high school.


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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.