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VRC Over Under Beach Brawl

McBride October

21-Oct-2023 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
Smart Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
California - Region 4
Max Registrations per Organization
Early-Bird Registration Opens
4-Sep-2023 20:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
9-Sep-2023 20:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
7-Oct-2023 09:57 EDT
Payment Deadline
7-Oct-2023 10:33 EDT
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event has reached capacity. Teams on waitlist may still be added.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info



This Over/Under tournament 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.

For all rules--How to run a team, do your engineering notebook and steps to build your robot look at the VEX Robotics website.

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

* 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 101 Things You Should Know Before Your First VEX Tournament. 


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.


11. Ensure that you have the latest version of firmware. .

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 two weeks prior to the event. 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: High School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 21-Oct-2023

McBride High School
7025 Parkcrest Street
Long Beach, California 90808
United States

Contact Information

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7:00 am: Doors Open for volunteers

8:00 am: Doors open for team: Registration and Pits Open

8:30 am: Team Meeting

8:45 am: Opening Ceremonies

9:30 am - 12:00 pm: Qualifying Matches

12:00 am - 12:30 pm: Lunch 

12:30- 3:00 pm: Qualification Matches

3:15 Alliance Selection

3:30 Elimination Matches Begin

5:00 Awards

5:30 Competition Closes- Clean Up Begins

5:30 - 7:00 Clean Up



Prior to the event, please provide contact information for two representatives that could volunteer at the event.  We may need assistance with field set up, resetting fields, scoring, pit management, or tear down.

To get the link for the Sign-Up Genius, please contact the event partner to volunteer at: [email protected]

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the event of extremely bad weather or emergency, we will not be able to reschedule the event.  Teams should make sure their contact information in is up to date and includes both school and non-school phone numbers.

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: a full refund will be given. 


If a Coach/Mentor completes registration for the event then chooses to withdraw or not attend: no refund will be given


Health and Safety Policies


We will be following the guidelines of the Long Beach Health Department.  Please check the Long Beach Health Department for the most current guidelines.

Pits are located at picnic benches outdoors under a covered pavilion.

The tournament will be held indoors in a gymnasium. 

Date: 21-Oct-2023
McBride High School
7025 Parkcrest Street
Long Beach, California 90808
United States

Travel Info

Park in the main parking lot on Parkcrest Ave.


Go to the McBride Robotics channel

Judging Format

Please review the following Judging Format options and keep the ones that apply to your event, and delete the others that do not apply. Please see the Remote Judging section of the Guide to Judging for more information.

  • 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.
  •  Digital Engineering Notebook Submissions / In Person Team Interviews: Team interviews will be conducted in-person at the event. Engineering notebooks will be submitted digitally for evaluation  via a link found within the "My Account" panel of the team contact on RobotEvents. A submission deadline that may be scheduled ahead of the event date.