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Millex Border Brawl

Middle and High School Teams

2-Dec-2023 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
Early-Bird Registration Opens
3-Oct-2023 12:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
21-Oct-2023 12:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
25-Nov-2023 16:22 EST
Payment Deadline
25-Nov-2023 16:26 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

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.

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 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.

All participants are expected to complete the participant release form . (also available in Spanish)  Once per season covers all events.


Grade Level: High School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging



Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 2-Dec-2023

Fitzgerald High School College and Career Academy
553 Ocilla Highway
Fitzgerald, Georgia 31750
United States

Contact Information

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Tentative Schedule
7:00 AM - Doors Open, Practice Fields Opens
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Sign In/Practice/Inspection)
9:00 AM - Sign-In /Inspection Closed
9:00 AM - Drivers Meeting
9:15 AM - Opening Ceremony
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Qualification Rounds (skills line will close at the end of the last qualification match)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Lunch- concessions will be offered, there are also a number of suitable restaurants within .25miles of the school, some with delivery options
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Complete Qualification Rounds
2:10 PM - Alliance Selections
2:30 PM - Finals Start
4 PM - Closing Ceremony


All volunteers are TSA members, advisors, parents, teachers, and company sponsors.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

If cancellation occurs and a make-up date is not scheduled, refunds will be sent to schools (minus REC fees).

Refund and Payment Policies

No refunds will be given.


Date: 2-Dec-2023
Fitzgerald High School College and Career Academy
553 Ocilla Highway
Fitzgerald, Georgia 31750
United States

Travel Info

Date: 20-Jan-2024


553 Ocilla Highway

Fitzgerald, GA 31750

United States

Travel Info

Quality Inn

263 Ocilla Hwy,

Fitzgerald, GA 31750

(229) 423-5151

Western Motel Fitzgerald

111 Bull Run Rd, Fitzgerald, GA 31750

.(229) 424-9500


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 at checkin