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Downey Unified VRC Over Under MS Tournament 1

Middle School Only

11-Nov-2023 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
VEXNet Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
California - Region 4
Max Registrations per Organization
Early-Bird Registration Opens
28-Aug-2023 20:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
30-Sep-2023 20:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
3-Nov-2023 20:00 EDT
Payment Deadline
3-Nov-2023 14:34 EDT
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

This is a MIDDLE SCHOOL only event hosted by Downey Unified School District. The proceeds from this event are used to sustain DUSD robotics programs and to host tournaments for teams from around the Southern California area. 

Thank you for participating in our tournament and we hope you enjoy our event!

  • We will not be offering a meal plan for teams, but there will be a concession stand selling prepackaged items.
  • There are many food options in the Downey community surrounding the campus.
  • There will be two competition fields, a Skills Challenge field and a full practice field at this event.
  • Both Driving Skills and Programming Skills Challenges are open to all registered teams.
  • This event will have a six-team limit on the number of teams per school. If the event is full please place your team on the waiting list.
  • On-site parking is free.

Late Arrivals

Teams must be checked in 45 minutes prior to the start of the qualification matches so that the match schedule may be printed. Teams must contact the event partner if they are running late or they will be removed from the team list for the event. 

Team Payment

Teams must be paid By November 3rd, 2023. Teams not paid at this time may be dropped at the event partner's discretion to allow teams in from the wait list.


Grade Level: Middle School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 11-Nov-2023

Griffiths Middle School
9633 Tweedy Lane
Downey, California 90240
United States

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7:15 am Doors Open/ Practice Field Opens

7:30 am Inspection Begins

8:45 am Driver's/Coaches Meeting

9:00 am Opening Ceremony

9:15 am Qualifying Matches Begin/ Robot Skills Fields Open

12:00 pm Lunch Break

1:00 pm Qualifying Matches Continue

2:30 pm Alliance Selection

3:00 pm Finals Begins

4:45 pm Awards Ceremony

5:00 pm Clean Up 

5:15 pm Event Closes


If friends or family are interested in volunteering for this event, please email Ron Legaspi ([email protected]).

We need all the volunteers we can get! Thank you!

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Tournament is indoors. Only under severe weather circumstances would the event be cancelled. An email would be sent the day before if there is a chance of cancellation. Teams should make sure their contact information is up to date and includes both school and non-school phone numbers.

In the case of bad weather conditions or possible cancellations, please visit the event on where updates about the event status will be posted as needed. Event Partners will also make every effort to reach teams directly in case of an emergency.   Make sure your team contact information is up to date in your account, as this is the information that will be used to contact your team. 

We will be operating this event according to current COVID policies established by our district school board.

Refund and Payment Policies

Due to fixed costs, refunds will not be provided within two weeks of the event and are made at the discretion of the event partner.

Payment Deadline: November 3rd, 2023


Link to the live stream. 

Judging Format

  • All In-Person Judging - The Team Interviews and Digital Engineering Notebooks will be judged in-person the day of the event. 
  •  Digital Engineering Notebook Submissions: Engineering notebooks will be submitted digitally for evaluation  via a link found within the "My Account" panel of the team contact on RobotEvents. Notebook submission deadline is November 9th.