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10th Annual Ishamon Harris Memorial VRC Tournament

Blended VRC MS/HS

20-Jan-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
VEXNet Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
Max Registrations per Organization
Standard Registration Opens
11-Sep-2023 16:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
15-Jan-2024 16:00 EST
Payment Deadline
8-Jan-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

Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds Recreation Center
601 Martin Avenue
Fond du Lac, WI 54935

There will be a full concessions area available with coffee, doughnuts, muffins, juice, milk, soda, candy bars,and snacks. Also a Subway sub sandwich meal deal and a Dominos Pizza meal deal available for lunch.


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: V5 Robot Inspection Checklist

2. Check the official VEX forums for rule updates and changes.

3. 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

4. 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.

5. Understand how the game will be played:  Current Game Webpage

6. Ensure that you have the latest version of programming software and firmware for your V5 Brain.

7. Participation and Consent form: 

A completed form for all participants must be uploaded to prior to the tournament. Team leaders will need to check that all team members attending the event have completed the online consent form prior to the tournament. Instructions on how to upload consent forms in English or Spanish is given here: VEX Consent Form (English) or VEX Consent Form (Spanish)


Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 20-Jan-2024

Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds
601 Martin Avenue
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin 54935
United States

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6:30 am - Doors Open, Registration Open
7:00 am - Judging, Inspection and Practice (all teams must attend scheduled judging session)
9:15 am - Drivers Meeting/Opening Ceremony - All robots inspected
9:30 am - Qualifying matches start
2:30 pm - Qualifying Completed
2:40 pm - Alliance Selection
3:00 pm - Eliminations/Awards Start
- Round of Eight
- Quarter Finals
- Semi Finals
- Finals
5:00 pm - Award announcements - Closing


If anyone knows of people who may be interested in helping out on the day of our event please forward them the contact information listed in the event info. We appreciate any and all who may want to help. Thank You 

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In case of bad weather conditions or possible cancellations please visit the event on where updates will be posted about the event status as needed.

Please feel free to contact me by phone if you are going to be late to the event.

Match Lists will be generated as scheduled and cannot be re-run

Refund and Payment Policies

Refund Policy
Teams that need to withdraw from the event need to do so prior to 1/05/2024 and produce an invoice showing payment . They will be refunded in full at our earliest convenience.  Teams that withdraw after 1/05/2024 will not receive a refund unless as determined by the Event Partner that there are extenuating circumstances. 

Date: 20-Jan-2024
Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds
601 Martin Avenue
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin 54935
United States

Travel Info

Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds

601 Martin Avenue

Fond du Lac, WI. 54935

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.