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Chaminade Showdown

28-Oct-2023 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
VEXNet Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
California - Region 4
Max Registrations per Organization
Early-Bird Registration Opens
9-Oct-2023 20:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
16-Sep-2023 20:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
24-Oct-2023 19:14 EDT
Payment Deadline
20-Oct-2023 21:41 EDT
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

The Chaminade Showdown will be held in the Bob Hope Center on the Campus of Chaminade College Preparatory High School in West Hills, CA. We will be running skills as well as two competition fields and a practice field, possibly two. We expect to have another great group of judges and volunteers and look forward to a fun day for all. 

We are initially limiting registration to 3 teams per school, however, a 4th team may be added from the wait list if room becomes available. Wait list preference will be given to rookie teams and to schools that host or co-host an event of their own. If you have a team on the wait list and are a rookie team, or are hosting or co-hosting an event in the 2023-24 season, please email [email protected] with the team or event information, and you will be given priority.

Teams are expected to conduct themselves with the sportsmanship and gracious behavior that are core values in VEX robotics competitions.  Judges and referees will give strong consideration to these traits in students and adults when considering teams for awards. All teams are expected to follow the school's general rules of conduct. Teams who fail to comply may be disqualified from the tournament without a refund. 

Teams must be checked in no later than 8:00 AM. Teams running late must contact Tommy Smeltzer at 818-415-6376 to avoid being removed from the event. 

We always welcome input and support from our fellow teams and encourage you all to consider volunteering as a judge or support staff.

We look forward to seeing you all at the Showdown!

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 28-Oct-2023

Chaminade College Preparatory
9400 Chaminade Avenue
West Hills, California 91307
United States

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7:00 am  Doors open for volunteers
7:30 am

Registration opens, Pits open, Practice fields open, Inspection begins

8:45 am Drivers meeting
9:00 am Qualification matches begin
12:30 pm Break for lunch
1:00 pm Qualification matches continue
3:00 pm Qualification matches finish
3:10 pm Alliance selections
3:30 pm Elimination matches begin and Skills events Close after Quarter Finals
5:00 pm Awards ceremony
5:30 pm Competition event closes


Please consider helping us as a judge, referee, queuing coordinator, inspector, or general support role. Conact our Volunteer Coordinator Rochelle Simpson at [email protected] or 646-279-7191.  THANKS!!

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

We expect to play come rain or shine. Most of the event will be held inside. However, in the event of inclement weather, we will have a covered open breezeway for concessions, so weather-appropriate attire is recommended.

The event partner will contact teams if the event must be postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. Teams should make sure their contact information is up to date in their account and includes both school and non-school phone numbers.

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: 

Teams must request a refund by emailing [email protected] and provide payment information including: Payee, mailing address, number of teams being refunded, and primary financial contact email and phone number.  Refunds may take up to 45 days to process. Refunds requested after November 30th will be made at the discretion of the event partner. Transaction fees deducted by Robot Events are not refundable.

If a Coach/Mentor completes registration for the event then chooses to withdraw or not attend: Refunds may be requested up until October 18th by emailing [email protected] and may take up to 45 days to process. Refunds after that time are made at the discretion of the event partner.


Health and Safety Policies

Chaminade Showdown will be held in compliance with state, county and Los Angeles city standards at the time of the event. Teams will be notified of any changes in health and safety rules prior to the event. Attendees are strongly encouraged to stay home if they are symptomatic and/or have a fever over 99.5 degrees.


Chaminade Showdown will be livestreamed on our school website and archived on Vimeo at

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.