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2024 University of Kansas LEEP on over

VRC, HS/MS Blended, In-Person Judging

2-Feb-2024 - 3-Feb-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
VEXNet Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
Max Registrations per Organization
Standard Registration Opens
24-Oct-2023 20:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
25-Jan-2024 17:30 EST
Payment Deadline
4-Jan-2024 05:30 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.

General Info

This event is open to all VRC teams from any region. The event will be held in KU's LEEP2 building. Attendance on the Friday night is not required, but this will allow some teams to run skills the night before and reduce skills lines on the Saturday as well. Each team will receive at least 6 qualification matches and will be provided ample time to get in all of their skills runs. We will have at least 3 competition fields, 1 skills field, and 1 pracitce field. If team's are willing to bring and set up a field they will have their registration waived. Reach out to me if this interests your organization. This will allow us to have more skills fields and/or practice fields.

If any members of any teams are interested in touring KU, please send me an email and I will put you in contact with undergraduate recruitment. 

Note: Teams who have not paid by January 4th will be moved to the waitlist until they pay. (teams can still register and pay afterwards)

Venue: This event will be hosted in KU's engineering complex (LEEP2). Pictures of the venue are in the image gallery (doesn't load on mobile)

Participation and Consent Form: All participants must complete the consent form online before attending the event.

Waiting List: If this event is full, please add your team to the waitlist and contact the event partner. 


Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 2-Feb-2024 - 3-Feb-2024

1536 W 15th St
1536 West 15th Street
Lawrence, Kansas 66045
United States

Contact Information

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It's a robotics tournament, all times are subject to change. Lunch may be shortened to get back on schedule. We will run ahead of schedule if possible.

Friday (2/2):

17:30 Venue opens, check in opens, inspection opens

18:00 Skills challenge opens

20:00 Venue closes

Saturday (2/3):

7:00 Venue reopens, notebooks may be turned in now

9:00 Inspection closes, skills closes, opening ceremonies and drivers meeting begin

9:45 Skills reopens, judging begins, qualification matches begin

12:00 Lunch

12:45 Qualifications resume

16:00 Qualifications end

16:05  Skills closes, alliance selection begins

16:30 Begin eliminations

18:00 Eliminations end

18:30 Venue closes


Events like this can't happen without volunteers. There are roles that require no prior experience and even opportunities for children. If you are interested in any position volunteering please reach out to me via email.
This event will be offering VexU skills. If your VexU team volunteers at the event we will allow you 6 skills runs.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the event of extreme weather, the event will be canceled and teams refunded. However, this is very unlikely as this is a 2 day event. It is unlikely the event will be rescheduled.

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: 

We will provide full refunds to all teams minus the $5 processing fee on robot events.

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

The funding from this event is going towards paying for KU's VEX U team's attendance at Worlds. If a team drops out of the event no refund will be given, but expectations will be considered on a case by case basis if the reason is outside of a team's control (such as weather or a medical event). If you are going to cancel, let me know ASAP so that teams on the waitlist can be added.

Date: 2-Feb-2024 - 3-Feb-2024
1536 W 15th St
1536 West 15th Street
Lawrence, Kansas 66045
United States

Travel Info

LEEP2 at KU:,-95.2554023,16.75z/data=!4m6!3m5!1s0x87bf6f33e786cd4d:0xc8516558a4b467c7!8m2!3d38.9577439!4d-95.2538317!16s%2Fg%2F11bwqmfq66?entry=ttu


Parking on KU campus is free starting at 17:00 on Friday. However, it can be a bit tricky to find a spot close to the venue. Teams may want to consider dropping off a member with their robot at the venue that way they don't have to carry the robot across campus with. We will have more deatils about whcih lots teams can park in closer to the time.


The event will be live streamed on youtube in some form. More specifics will be sent out to teams once the live stream is on youtube.

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.

Note: the event may channel to virtual notebook submissions depending on the availability of volunteers. In the event this happens all teams will be notified well in advance.













5 teams are on the waitlist for this event.

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