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Cranbrook Over Under Tournament

Blended VRC MS/HS Region 3

27-Jan-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
Smart Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
Max Registrations per Organization
Early-Bird Registration Opens
30-Oct-2023 16:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
16-Dec-2023 16:00 EST
Registration Deadline
24-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

Welcome to the Cranbrook VRC Over Under Tournament Event! 

Registration Information

All participating teams must be registered with VEX Robotics and the Robot Events website and have an official team number before registering for this event. Tournament fees must be paid before teams are allowed to compete. Registration and payments should be made through the Robot Events website.


There will be no judging for this event.

Lunch and Concessions

Snack concessions will be available all day. Lunch orders will be taken before 9am the day of the event. 

Elimination Matches

For 32+ teams, we plan will have 16 alliances in the finals.

Competition Preparation

All teams should come prepared for competition. Here are a few steps that every team should take to ensure that they are prepared.


Review all game information: Current Game Webpage

  1. Review the rules and run through the inspection checklist about a week before the competition so that there is ample time for adjustments. Robots must use VEX V5 parts. Please self inspect before arriving at the tournament using the 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

    • Power strip and extension cord

    • Laptop computer

    • Programming cable

    • Banners and other decorations for your team pit table

    • 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 and read the Judge's Guide. 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 teams are close to each other in the venue pit area. Also, remember no grinding or other actions that create sparks, ask the tournament director for a safe location if grinding is needed.

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

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: No Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 27-Jan-2024

Cranbrook Middle School for Girls
39221 Woodward Avenue
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48304
United States

Contact Information

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Please check here the week of the event to make sure you have the current agenda.

8:00 am Doors open, team check-in begins

8:15 am Inspection begins

9:00 Team check-in ends

Please note that teams MUST be checked-in by 9:00am, as the match schedule will be run at that time and CANNOT be re-run. If your team is running late, please call/text the Event Partner (Katie Bis at 248-808-4629).

9:30 am Inspection ends

9:45 am Opening Ceremony

9:55 am Team & Driver meeting

10:00 am Skills Fields open

10:30 am Qualification matches begin

12:30 - 1:15 pm Lunch

1:30 pm Qualification matches resume 

3:30 pm (Approximately) Qualification rounds end/Skills Fields close at the end of qualification matches

3:45 pm Elimination selection

4:00 pm Elimination rounds begin

5:30 pm Finals match begins 

5:45 pm Final awards and closing



- Alliances will be 2 teams.

- Up to 32 teams will participate in the finals, depending on the number of teams in attendance.. 

- If there is an odd number of teams, the last-ranked team should still attend Alliance Selection in case a team withdraws due to a problem with their robot.

- All finals matches will be one-and-done (no best-of-three matches).

- Ties in finals matches will be replayed until a winner is determined.


Volunteers welcome.  Please see Katie Bis upon arrival.

Thank you! 

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the case of severe weather, coaches will be notified via email of tournament cancellations or delays.

Please drive safely!

Contact Katie Bis (248-808-4629) if you have a team emergency or your team will be delayed beyond the scheduled start time.

Cranbrook campus security can be reached anytime at  248-645-3170.

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: Request for refunds should be directed to Katie Bis at [email protected] 


If a Coach/Mentor completes registration for the event then chooses to withdraw or not attend:  Request for refunds should be directed to Katie Bis at [email protected] 


Date: 27-Jan-2024
Cranbrook Middle School for Girls
39221 Woodward Avenue
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48304
United States

Travel Info

Date: 27-Jan-2024

Main Entrance for the Cranbrook Educational Community:
39221 Woodward Avenue
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48304

The tournament will take place at the Cranbrook Middle School for Girls which is located in the Cranbrook Educational Community. 

Maps to the Middle School for Girls will be available at the security booth located at the main entrance of the Cranbrook Educational Community: 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48304. 

Please follow the black and gold signs to the Middle School for Girls once you enter the Cranbrook Educational Community. You may drop off your student in the circle drive of the school before parking. Please park in the Kingswood Upper School parking lot as directed by Cranbrook Security personnel.  The Kingswood parking lot is located to the east of the Cranbrook Middle School for Girls. 

Judging Format

  • No Judging