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Monmouth VRC Qualifier - Over Under

3-Feb-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
Smart Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
Standard Registration Opens
13-Sep-2023 12:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
29-Jan-2024 21:11 EST
Payment Deadline
4-Feb-2024 08:32 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Welcome to the Monmouth Spin Up VRC Qualifier!

We are pleased to host our fifth in-person VRC tournament in Monmouth and look forward to reconnecting with teams across the state.  

We hope to offer separate MS and HS Excellence Awards, so bring your middle-school teams!  We need at least ten to offer a separate award.

Our team will be fundraising by selling breakfast, lunch, and snack items at the event, so bring your appetites and some cash.

A designated cutting station will be provided at the event.  Use of power tools is prohibited in pit areas.

We will be collecting physical copies of notebooks on the day of the event.  Please submit them at the registration table when checking in.


Event Preparation:

  1. Review the updated game manual.
  2. Run through this season's inspection checklist. 
  3. Make sure that all students have filled out the participant release form.
  4. Pack for the event the day before the day of departure. Here are a few items that you don't want to forget:
    • Safety Glasses
    • Batteries and Chargers
    • Laptop
    • Spare Parts and Tools
    • Power Strips - We will provide one per table, but you can never have enough.
  5. Prepare for your interviews with the judges. 
  6. Safety first.  Please don't bring tools that pose a safety risk to your team or others nearby. Monmouth will set up a designated cutting area (no power tools in pit areas).

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Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All in-person judging

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: Remote Engineering Notebooks

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 3-Feb-2024

Monmouth Memorial School
130 Academy Road
Monmouth, Maine 04259
United States

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7:30 AM Registration and load-in
8:30 AM  Registration ends; match schedule generated 
8:45 AM Drivers meeting
9:00 AM Opening Ceremonies
9:15 AM Qualification matches and Skills challenges begin
12:30 PM  Lunch  (Skills may continue to run during lunch)
1:00 PM Qualification matches resume
2:30 PM Qualification matches and Skills challenges end
2:35 PM Alliance selection
2:45 PM Elimination rounds begin
4:30 PM Awards ceremony
5:00 PM Event ends


If you are interested in any of the following voluenteer positions, please contact [email protected].  More information about volunteering can be found here.

  • Judge
  • Field Resetter
  • Robot Inspector
  • Queuer
  • Referee
  • Scorekeeper

Lunch will be provided for volunteers.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the event that we need to cancel because of inclement weather on the day of the tournament, all registered teams will be notified via email.  We will do our best to reschedule the competition if possible.

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: 

If the event cannot be run as scheduled, we will do our best to reschedule.  However, if we are unable to reschedule the event, we will issue refunds to all registered teams (minus the $5.00 RobotEvents processing fee per team). 


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

Refunds (minus the $5.00 RobotEvents processing fee per team) will be issued to any team that notifies the event partner by email ([email protected]) at least three weeks prior to the event. We cannot guarantee a refund to teams canceling after that date.


Judging Format

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. Engineering notebooks will be pulled the morning of the event.  Please reach out to the event partner if you have questions about this process.