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Jingle Bots- VRC

Middle and High School Teams

9-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
Florida - South
Early-Bird Registration Opens
10-Oct-2023 12:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
28-Oct-2023 12:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
4-Dec-2023 20:10 EST
Payment Deadline
4-Dec-2023 20:35 EST
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 South Florida State Qualifying ‘Over Under’ event for the 2023-24 year. It will be held at South Dade Senior High in the Funari Fieldhouse (28401 SW 167th Ave). Spectators are welcome (no fee), and VOLUNTEERS are even more welcome (contact [email protected])

All attendees are expected to abide by the code of conduct. All participants are expected to complete the participant release form which can (if you open it and read how) ALSO be submitted ONLINE by the team coach for this and future events! (a printable version is also available in Spanish). 

If your team is fortunate enough to win a South Florida State championship spot from this (or any) qualifying competition, you will have two weeks to register and pay for it. Failure to register and pay within two weeks of the competition date where the state championship spot was earned forfeits your teams state spot--so be sure and plan ahead to register and pay on time.  

Teams are responsible to have teams registered and fees paid two weeks following earning the state championship spot, unless of course the event you win a state spot at is in the final two weeks before states, in which case you must be prepared to pay immediately following that event.  

**The State qualifying Skills score cut off will be two weeks prior to the state championship.  The number of teams coming qualifying from the skills list is based on open spots after all events have completed two weeks prior to the state championship.  While teams at events now fill double qualified spots from skills at the event, there will still be teams winning spots from multiple competitions, these additional spots come from the top combined skills scores to teams who have not yet won a spot for a state championship as in previous years.  Teams that qualify from the states skills list will have a short time to register and pay for the state championship, please plan accordingly and be prepared for a potential invitation two weeks prior to the state championship.


Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 9-Dec-2023

South Dade Senior High
28401 Southwest 167th Avenue
Homestead, Florida 33030
United States

Contact Information

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Tentative Agenda

Doors open 7:30AM (Check in and inspections open immediately)

Check-in until 8:30 (FIRM--if you hit traffic, you MUST call 305-281-8359 to be included in match list)

Skills field opens at 9

Inspections COMPLETE at 9 (Again, this is FIRM--bring robots ready to compete)

First 3 matches queued to fields by 9:15

Driver's meeting 9:15

Opening ceremonies 9:30

Qualifying matches begin 9:45

Lunch break 12:30-1:15

Qualifying matches resume 1:30

Skills field closes at 3

Qualifying matches end 3:30

Alliance selection 3:30-4

Eliminations 4-5

Closing ceremonies 5-5:30



YES! We do need volunteers!

Volunteers are the heart of every VEX competition--without them the event simply cannot function. In a perfect world, every robot team would provide at least 2 adult volunteers at every event.

There are lots of different roles that need to be filled, with varying degrees of expertise and physical activity. Check out the 'Volunteers' tab at for an overview of the various volunteer roles.

PLEASE have one or two of your team parents email me at [email protected] with the subject "Volunteer for Jingle Bots" in the subject line. I will get back to them ASAP, and thanks in advance!!

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Due to the many demands on our facilities, we will not postpone this event.

If necessary (a hurricane, for instance) the event will be CANCELLED and your registrations refunded (less the fees incurred by

** Notification of cancellations will be made through the contacts provided with your registration through and the RECF. Please make certain all your contact information is correct and current to stay informed!!

RECF. Please make certain all your contact information is correct and current to stay informed!!

**From There is $5.00 USD fee, per registration, that will be withheld to cover website maintenance, processing fees, reporting, accounting, and system updates.

Refund and Payment Policies

Refunds* will not be issued. Please only register robots/teams that intend to attend. Due to the limited space for events, we will not issue a refund for a 'no show.'

According to RECF policy, $5.00 of each registration is used by their organization for processing and is NOT REFUNDABLE.


Date: 9-Dec-2023
South Dade Senior High
28401 Southwest 167th Avenue
Homestead, Florida 33030
United States

Travel Info

Weare located in Homestead Florida if you need accomidations for the night the hotels in Florida City on US1 and Krome Avenue are recomended.

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.