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Carthage Robotics HS/MS Early Season VRC Tournament

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
Texas - Region 2
Max Registrations per Organization
Standard Registration Opens
6-Oct-2023 12:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
24-Nov-2023 13:00 EST
Payment Deadline
1-Dec-2023 13:10 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

This event will take place in the gym. Soft soled shoes will be required to enter the gym floor. This will be strictly enforced. Thank you for your understanding.

This will be a standard competition with standard judging and skills.

As you prepare for this upcoming event, consider the following:

  • Make sure that your robot passes inspection before coming so that our inspection does not have any delays.
  • Be aware of rule changes to gameplay as well as field setup. Remember that any challenges to the rules are expected to be brought to the head ref with the rulebook in hand and the supposed rule violation pointed out. 
  • Make sure you bring all the gear you need. Things that are commonly forgotten: Power cords and strips, goggles, spare motors and wire, USB cable for downloading code, etc. 
  • Review the descriptions and criteria for the awards that are being given during the tournament. Be aware of which awards require an engineering notebook, an interview, etc. 
  • Working and adjusting your robot during the tournament is expected and welcome, but if you have to grind or cut metal with a Dremel or grinder, you will do it outside, and you will be responsible for your own safety. I put that responsibility on the individual coaches. 

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 2-Dec-2023

Carthage High School
1 Bulldog Drive
Carthage, Texas 75633
United States

Contact Information

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Saturday, December 2, 2023

7:30 am Team Check-in and Inspection Open

8:30 am Check-in Deadline

8:30 am Team and Driver Meeting

8:45 am Match Schedule Released

9:00 am Qualifying Matches Begin

9:00 am – 12:00 pm Skills Challenge Rounds Open

12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch Break

1:00 – 1:30 pm Skills Challenge Rounds Open

1:00 – 1:30 pm Finish Qualifying Matches

2:00 – 2:30 pm Alliance Selection

2:00 – 3:30 pm Division Playoffs and Awards

3:30 Finals Closing Ceremony and Awards


If you would like to volunteer please feel free to contact Matthew Patterson at [email protected].

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Notifications will be sent ASAP if it looks like something will interfere with tournament. Make sure the phone number and email address attached to your teams are correct. 

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: Refund will be provided sans the $5 processing fee.


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

Refunds will be given on a case by case basis, minus the $5 service fee from the REC foundation. No refunds will be given within two weeks of the event.

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.