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BHS Last Chance Event

VRC High School Skills Only Event

3-Feb-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
In-Person Skills Only
Field Control System
Smart Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
California - Region 3
Max Registrations per Organization
Standard Registration Opens
11-Dec-2023 20:00 EST
Registration Deadline
29-Jan-2024 20:00 EST
Payment Deadline
2-Feb-2024 20:00 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Welcome to the Kern Robotics Late Season Invitational tournament (Skills Only) held in the Bakersfield High School Cafeteria.  This event is for teams in Region 3 area, to allow those that are not yet qualified for the State Championships to have an opportunity to do so.

***This is an event that is open to all teams in the in California Region 3, but preference will go to those not yet qualified to State.***

In order to register your VEX team, do so as with any other tournament, but if you have already qualified for State, be aware you might be moved to the wait list is teams not yet qualified need room.  Teams that have not quaified to State--if you try to register and it is full pleae put team on waitlist and send me an email.

We will have Skills ONLY with 3 competition fields and 1 practice field.

Teams need to arrive by 8:15am so that they can be inspected before the 8:45am Team Meeting..Skill runs start at 9:00 am promptly.

Teams will be given a time slot each hour (same time each hour) on the saem field.  Example: Team 101F time slot :10-:15 field 1--this means that every hour from 10 minutes past the hour until 15 minutes past the hour that team will have the change to run ONE skills run on field 1.  Which type of skills they run (driver or programming) is their choice, but with a maximum of 3 runs of the same type in the day.  There will be an attempt to allow up to the maximum of 6 runs (3 of each type)--thus 6 hour long blocks.  If most teams are done with what they wish to run we may close early (there will be a minimum of 4 hour blocks).

A lunch break will be held from 1:00-2:00pm and a snack bar will be available through out the event, as well as many nearby off-site food options for lunch.

Team Payment

Teams must be paid two weeks prior to the event. Teams not paid at this time may be dropped at the event partner's discretion to allow teams in from the wait list. teams that are not marked paid one week prior will be dropped to the waitlist.

Grade Level: High School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: No Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 3-Feb-2024

Bakersfield High School
1241 G Street
Bakersfield, California 93304
United States

Contact Information

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7:00 AM - Doors Open For Volunteers Only

7:30AM - Doors open for Team Check In / Robot Inspections

               practice field open once robot passes inspection

8:15 AM - Team Check-in deadline (times for runs set)

8:45 AM - Team Meeting

9:00 AM - Skills Fields Opens

9:00-10:00 Round 1

10:00-11:00 Round 2

11:00-12:00 Round 3

12:00-1:00 Lunch break (NO skills runs, but prctice field will be open)

1:00-2:00 Round 4

2:00-3:00 Round 5 (if needed)

3:00-4:00 Round 6 (if needed)

4:05 PM awards (1st -3rd places, and highest programing)

4:10 PM clean-up


Volunteers are needed and appreciated. Individuals wishing to volunteer, please contact the event partner at: [email protected]

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

If weather causes travel delays or prevents teams from competing, a partial refund may be available.  Contact [email protected] before the beginning of the event. 

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

Refund and Payment Policies

There will be no refunds available for teams that choose to cancel due to fixed costs for the event partner.

Health and Safety Policies

Health and Safety policy will match the current local guidelines and will be updated/communicated within 1 week of the event.

Date: 3-Feb-2024
Bakersfield High School
1241 G Street
Bakersfield, California 93304
United States

Travel Info

There are several safe and clean hotels located fairly close to the school.

1) TownePlace Suites Bakersfield West - 8300 Granite Falls Dr
2) Doubletree - 3100 Camino Del Rio Ct.
3) Comfort Suites - 3115 Camino Del Rio Ct.
4) Holiday Inn & Suites - 3927 Marriot Drive.
5) Padre hotel (only 3 blocks away)
6) Marriot--Truxton Ave.  (about 5 blocks away)


Don't forget to check out the Buck Owens Crystal Palace located just a short distance from these hotels! It is a piece of Bakersfield history!


There will be no live webcast.

Judging Format

  • It is a Skills Only event and thus wil no have Judging available.