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Hancock Public Schools- VRC Tournament

Blended VRC Region 1

3-Feb-2024 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
Early-Bird Registration Opens
2-Oct-2023 16:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
23-Dec-2023 16:00 EST
Registration Deadline
31-Jan-2024 16:00 EST
Payment Deadline
1-Jan-2024 16:00 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info


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.

Engineering notebooks

We will be collecting Physical engineering notebooks at this event for judging.

Lunch and Concessions

Full concessions will be available from 9 am to 3 pm. 

Finals Matches

Up to 24 teams will be paired up and participate in Finals matches. 

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 IQ parts. Please self inspect before arriving at the tournament using the IQ 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.

    • Spare parts & tools

    • Batteries and chargers

    • Power strip and extension cord

    • Laptop computer

    • Programming cable

    • Engineering notebook (Required for judged awards)

    • 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 IQ 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: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 3-Feb-2024

Hancock High School
501 Campus Drive
Hancock, Michigan 49930
United States

Contact Information

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9:30 am Doors open, team check-in begins

10:30 Team check-in ends

Teams MUST be checked-in by 10:30, as the Match Schedule will be run at that time and CANNOT be re-run. If your team is running late, call the Event Partner or the match schedule will be run WITHOUT your team.

9:30 am Inspection begins

9:45 Skills Begins

10:15 am Inspection ends

10:15 Team & Driver meeting

10:30 Qualification matches

11:50 Qualification matches end

11:50 Alliance selection and skills field reopened

12:30 Skills close

12:30 Finals matches

12:45 Final awards and closing


- Alliances will be 2 teams.

- All teams up to 24 will participate in the finals. (Note: Teams that decline invitations may inadvertently remove themselves from finals)

- If 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.


Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Teams will be contacted via email within 24 hours of the event in case of inclement weather and cancellation. Snow date is tentatively set for Saturday, February 3.

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: 

$45 will be reimbursed to each team.


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

$45 will be reimbursed to the team if cancellation is at least one week before the event.

Date: 3-Feb-2024
Hancock High School
501 Campus Drive
Hancock, Michigan 49930
United States

Travel Info

Hancock Public High School:

501 Campus Drive

Hancock, MI 49930

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.