Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
Inspiring students, one robot at a time.

Berardi Partners VRC Highland Blended Holiday Qualifier; Marengo, Ohio

9-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
Standard Registration Opens
25-Sep-2023 13:24 EDT
Registration Deadline
24-Nov-2023 13:25 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info


Highland Middle School is proud to present this year's VEX Robotics competition, Spin Up!  This event is open to Middle AND High School teams as a blended event.  

The event will showcase 2 competition fields and1 skills field.  


Covid Policy:  Please go to the Health and Safety Policies tab for information regarding Covid-related restrictions.


Pizza and bottled water will be provided to all student team members.

  • A full concession stand will be available, with sandwiches, drinks, and snacks. We ask that you support our robotics club by purchasing items at concessions, as a portion of the proceeds does come back to our club!
  • A coaches/advisor/volunteer hospitality room will be provided as well with lunch and snacks.


  • Each team will have six qualifying matches. The tournament will proceed with 2-team alliances.
  • Please familiarize yourself and your teams with the OVER UNDER official rules. The GAME MANUAL is a good place to start! We also highly recommend watching the referee training videos when available so that everyone has a clear understanding of all game rules.
  • Engineering notebooks will be collected during the Inspection. We have a team of well-trained, experienced judges who will go through the interview process, and use the official Design Award Rubric to determine Excellence and Design Award winners.



    Coaches, please remember to have a completed release form for each member of your team. Forms can either be uploaded on the Robot Events site (preferred), or you will need to bring a copy with you.


    If you have not done so already, please make every effort to make sure your registration fees are paid prior to this event. If you have paid already, thank you! If you have selected to pay by PO from your school, please make sure that you have submitted your invoices to your treasurer's office so that payments are being processed. Please just keep me posted if you are still in the process of paying your registration fees.



  • Spectators will be permitted.
  • We will do our best to ensure that all pit tables have access to power. Please bring surge protector/power strips to make sure you have enough outlets for your team.
  • We will have a dedicated WiFi network available for teams to access during this event. This was set up specifically for teams that will need access to online programming software during the event. Please make sure your school laptops are set up correctly in order for you to have access while you are away from your school building.



Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 9-Dec-2023

Highland Junior High School
6506 Ohio 229
Marengo, Ohio 43334
United States

Contact Information

You must login to contact this Event Partner





8:00 - Doors Open, Team Check-In, Inspections Begin

9:00 - Driver Meeting

9:15-12:00  - Qualification Rounds 

12:00-12:15 - BREAK - Lunch, Skills, Team Interviews

12:15-2:00 - Qualification Rounds

2:00 - Alliance Selection

2:15 - Elimination Tournament begins

3:30 - Awards


Volunteers are an important part of every event and we acknowledge that these events would be impossible without them. We appreciate those volunteers who are willing to give of their time for the benefit of our students!  

Please contact Chad Russell at [email protected] if you are interested in being a volunteer. Thank you!

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the event of bad weather, we will make every attempt to contact all coaches by email, phone or text, as well as make announcements through social media of any changes of the event or the event schedule. 

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: 

Coaches will be given an opportunity to request a refund in the form of a payment or a credit to waive the fee for a future competition. Requesting a payment will require providing a W-9 for our district.

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

Coaches will not be given an opportunity to request a refund in the event that they choose to cancel after providing payment.



Health and Safety Policies

All REC COVID-19 recommendations will be followed.



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.
  • Remote Initial Team Interviews / In-Person Engineering Notebooks: Initial Team Interviews will be conducted remotely, possibly before the date of the event. Engineering Notebooks will still be submitted in person the day of the event to be evaluated by judges.