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Central High School VEX Robotics Tournament - Over Under


11-Nov-2023 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
Smart Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
Max Registrations per Organization
Early-Bird Registration Opens
4-Sep-2023 16:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
30-Sep-2023 16:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
7-Nov-2023 16:00 EST
Payment Deadline
30-Oct-2023 16:00 EDT
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 their offical team number for this event.  All registration fee's must be paid in full no later than three weeks prior to the event (October 21, 2023).  Failure to comply may result in your team(s) being removed from the event.Tournament fees must be paid before teams are allowed to compete.  

Lunch and Concessions

Full concessions will be available from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm.  Lunch specials will be available on site.


Please arrive with your robots ready for inspection, the tournament will begin 30 minutes after the doors open.

Competition Preparation

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.

1. Review the rules and run through the inspection checklist about a week before the competition so that there is ample time for adjustments. V5 Inspection checklist found 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
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 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. 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 take the referee certification training course VRC Referee Certification Course or the Drive Team Certification before they attend a tournament.

Participation and Consent Form

A Participant Release form must be completed for all participants prior to team check-in. Team leaders are responsible for seeing that all team members attending the event have completed the release.  The form is online now and can be found Participant Release Form Instructions or Instrucciones del formulario de autorización del participante.

Grade Level: High School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 11-Nov-2023

Central High School
124 North 20th Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68102
United States

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Tentative Agenda:

7:00 a.m.   -   Doors Open
7:30 a.m.   -   8:30 a.m.   Team Registration
7:30 a.m.   -   9:00 a.m.   Inspections
9:30 a.m.   -   1:00 p.m.   Team Judging in the Pits
9:30 a.m.   -   (End of Qualification Matches)   Skills Challenge
9:15 a.m.   -   9:25 a.m.   Opening Ceremony
9:25 a.m.   -   9:40 a.m.   Drivers Meeting
9:45 a.m.   -   12:00 p.m.  Qualification Matches
12:00 p.m.  -   12:45 p.m.  Lunch Break
12:45 p.m.  -   4:00 p.m.   Qualification Matches
4:05 p.m.   -   4:15 p.m.   Alliance Selection
4:30 p.m.   -   5:30 p.m.   Elimination Matches and Design Award Presented
5:30 p.m.   -   5:40 p.m.   Awards Ceremony


We are always looking for good volunteers. If you are interested in getting involved, you can contact Marshell Barney at: [email protected]


Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the case of inclement weather, all team advisors will be contacted via email. While sometimes weather can be unpredictable, usually we will make a decision by 4:00pm the day before the event, if not earlier. I will also update the "EVENT NAME" to read "CANCELED" at the top.

Please ensure the team's contact information is up to date

Depending on the circumstances, we will make every effort to reschedule, rather than outright cancel the event.

Refund and Payment Policies

  • Full refund if request is made 3 weeks prior to the event (minus the $5.00 fee if paid through Robotevents).
  • Half (50%) refund if request is made 2 weeks prior to the event (minus the $5.00 fee if paid through Robotevents).
  • No refund if request is made less than 2 weeks prior to event.

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.