Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
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Rumble in the Falls [Blended]

10-Feb-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
VEXNet Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
Texas - Region 5
Max Registrations per Organization
Standard Registration Opens
8-Dec-2023 12:00 EST
Registration Deadline
8-Feb-2024 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

We will have a concession stand and will also have

pizza orders in advance. 

Tentative - Awards Presented

Excellence Award   
Tournament Champions   
Design Award   
Judges Award   
Tournament Finalist  
Robot Skills Winner   

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. 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/ Masks or shields
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 the REC Foundation Team Guide. Especially pages 23 -27.

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.


Participation and Consent Form

A form for all participants must be completed online. 

It will be held at the Region IX Service Center in Wichita Falls, TX.  

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 10-Feb-2024

Iowa Park High School
1 Bob Dawson Dr
Iowa Park, Texas 76367
United States

Contact Information

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8:00 AM                Doors open, teams check-in, pits open.

8:30-10:00 AM     Robot Inspections

9:00 AM                Skills opens

9:30 AM               Opening Ceremonies

9:45-10:00 AM     Drivers meeting

10:00-12:00 PM    Qualifying Rounds

12:00-12:30 PM     Lunch

12:30-3:00 PM       Qualifying Rounds

3:15-3:30 PM        Alliance Selection

3:30-4:30 PM        Elimination Rounds/Finals

4::30-5:00 PM        Awards Ceremony

5:00 PM                Close Venue


Contact Joanne Hawkins at [email protected]

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the event of bad weather this event will be rescheduled, and/or refunds will be issued less the $5.00 REC Foundation administration charge.

Refund and Payment Policies

In the event of bad weather this event will be rescheduled, and/or refunds will be issued less the $5.00 REC Foundation administration charge.

We will refund all entry fees for cancellations prior to January 28, 2018.  After this date, no refunds will be issued.

Health and Safety Policies

We ask that students practice hand washing and sanitizing in order to minimize spread of germs.

Spectators need to remain in the stands or pit area. Only student participants, staff and coaches should be on the competion floor.





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.