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2024 Arizona VRC High School State Championship

8-Mar-2024 - 9-Mar-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
VEXNet Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
Standard Registration Opens
26-Sep-2023 09:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
29-Feb-2024 12:00 EST
Payment Deadline
5-Mar-2024 06:22 EST

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General Info

Welcome teams! We are excited for you to attend the 2024 Arizona High School State Championship! Please note, this is a 2-day event, please check the agenda tab for more information.

Qualifying for The 2024 VEX Robotics World Championship

Updated January 12th, 2024: This championship event will qualify 9 teams to the 2023 VEX Robotics World Championship:

  • Excellence Award (1)
  • Tournament Champions (2)
  • Robot Skills Champion (1)
  • Tournament Finalists (2)
  • Design Award (1)
  • Innovate Award (1)
  • Think Award (1)

If a team double‑qualifies, the extra spot will be awarded to the next unqualified high‑school team who is ranked highest in the Robot Skills Challenge at the 2024 Arizona VRC HS State Championship. These do not include scores posted prior to the state championship. See the official Qualifying Criteria for more details.

Competition Fields Information:

The competition fields will be elevated 2ft from the floor and use the metal competition field perimeter with the GPS Field Code V2 strips installed. Robot skills challenge fields will be on the floor use the portable competition field. The practice fields will also use the metal competition field perimeter with at least one field using the GPS Field Code V2 strips and one Portable field.


Concessions will be offered at this event and we encourage you to take advantage of the food, drink and snacks throughout the day. For your convenience, teams will also be allowed to bring food in designated areas. Food and drink is not allowed in the gym or pits. Thank you for your cooperation.

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 on the Documents tab.
  2. Check the official game manual and Q&As at for rule updates and changes.
  3. Carefully read all of the information contained on this webpage and emails sent to participants/
  4. Pack for the event the day before the day of departure. Here are a few items that you don't want to forget.
    • Glasses
    • Spare parts & tools
    • Batteries, chargers, and a power strip
    • Micro USB cable
    • Laptop computer
    • Engineering notebook
    • Banners and other decorations for your team pit
    • Giveaways if you have them
  5. Ensure your robot brain has the latest version of the firmware.
  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.

Participation and Consent Form

Consent forms are required for all students, mentors, and coaches on a VRC teams. Consent forms are now done online one time and are good for the entire season at all REC run events.

Grade Level: High School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 8-Mar-2024 - 9-Mar-2024

Desert Ridge High School
10045 East Madero Avenue
Mesa, Arizona 85209
United States

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Tentative agenda, please check back closer to the event for the final agenda.

• 4:00pm: Pre-event set up, if you can volunteer to help, we would really appreciate it! Sign up to help here:
• 9:00pm: Venue closes

Teams who help set up the event will be allowed to practice on the official competition and skills fields on Thursday.

• 10:00am: Doors open
• 10:15am: Volunteer Meeting in gym atrium
• 10:30am: Inspection begins, skills matches begin
• 12:30pm: Coaches meeting in gym atrium
1:30pm: Inspection deadline, skills matches pause
• 1:45pm: Opening ceremony and event meeting
• 2:30pm: Qualification matches begin, skills matches resume
• 6:00pm: Qualifications matches pause, skills matches pause
• 6:15pm: Venue closes

• 7:30am: Doors open
• 7:45am: Volunteer meeting for new volunteers in gym atrium
• 8:15am: Recap meeting
• 8:45am: Qualification matches resume, skills matches resume
12:00pm: Lunch, skills matches end for the event and qualification matches pause
• 1:00pm: Qualification matches resume
• 2:45pm: Qualification end for the event
• 3:00pm: Alliance selection
• 3:30pm: Elimination tournament and awards ceremony


We need many volunteers to make this event possible! There are a variety of positions to fill. To sign up, please fill out the volunteer sign-up form and share!

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Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

As we are in Arizona, it is extremely unlikely the event will be cancelled due to weather. If an emergency occurs, we will notify everyone registered the tournament is cancelled.

Refund and Payment Policies


Lack of payment by teams by March 4, will result in the teams being moved to the waitlist.

Submitting a PO counts as payment.


No refund will be given


This event is unfortunately unlikely to be broadcasted.

Judging Format

Team interviews will be conducted in-person at the Event. Engineering notebooks will be submitted upon check-in on Friday.













9 teams are on the waitlist for this event.

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