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O'Neill Eagles VEX Robotics Tournament

Blended VRC MS/HS

20-Jan-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
Smart Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
Max Registrations per Organization
Early-Bird Registration Opens
2-Oct-2023 16:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
9-Dec-2023 16:00 EST
Registration Deadline
15-Jan-2024 16:00 EST
Payment Deadline
8-Jan-2024 16:00 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Registration Fee

All registration fee's must be paid in full three weeks prior to the event.  Failure to comply may result in your team(s) being removed from the event.

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 V5 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 read the referee training guide before they attend a tournament. The referee training guide can be found here.

10. Read through the Robot troubleshooting guide. The guide can be found here.

Participation and Consent Form

If you have not already, all team participants (players, coaches, and mentors) must complete the on-line Participant Release Form before the event. The form is then applied automatically to every official REC Foundation event the team registers for during the current season.  To access the on-line consent form: Click Here

This form only needs to be completed once each season for each participant and each team. Each time a team registers for an event, the consent forms previously uploaded for that team will be applied to the new event registration.


Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Eligible Teams:

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 20-Jan-2024

O'Neill Junior-Senior High School
540 East Hynes Avenue
O'Neill, Nebraska 68763
United States

Contact Information

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Tentative Agenda:

8:00  - 8:45 Team Registration
8:00  - 9:30 Inspections
8:15  - 12:30 Team Interviews (Pits)
9:00  - 2:00 Skills Challenge
9:45  - 10:00 Opening Ceremony/Referee's Meeting
10:15 - 12:00 Qualification Matches
12:00 - 12:30 Lunch Break
12:30 - 2:30 Qualification Matches
2:30  - 3:00 Alliance Selection
3:00  - 5:00 Elimination Matches/Finals
5:00  - 5:10 Awards Ceremony


We are always looking for good volunteers. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Nic Simonson 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.


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

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: 

- Full refund (minus $5.00, per registration, if paid through Robotevents)

If a Coach/Mentor completes registration for the event then chooses to withdraw or not attend:

- Full refund if request is make 3 weeks prior to event (minus $5.00, per registration, if paid through Robotevents)

- Half refund if request is made 2 weeks prior to event (minus $5.00, per registration, if paid through Robotevents)

- No refund if request is made less than 2 weeks prior to event.


The event will be streamed by Eagle Eye Broadcasting at

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.