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VEX VRC Big Island Tournament

VRC, Blended MS&HS, In-Person with Physical Notebook Judging

13-Jan-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
Standard Registration Opens
23-Oct-2023 23:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
6-Jan-2024 10:06 EST
Payment Deadline
30-Dec-2023 10:42 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Welcome to the VEX VRC Big Island Tournament

This event will qualify teams to the Hawaii State VEX Championships. 

Maximum Registrations per Organization

Only three teams per organization are allowed at this time. If you would like to register more than three teams, please add your additional team(s) to the Waitlist. The Event Partner will be inviting teams off of the Waitlist should spots open up. 

Mandatory Release Form

All participants including coaches/mentors/teachers must have a Participant Release Form uploaded in 

Team Payment

Payment 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 waitlist.

* More information will be provided after registering for the event *

Code of Conduct​

We expect the following behavior and ethical standards at all REC Foundation-sanctioned events:

       • Act with integrity, honesty, and reliability

       • Behave in a respectful and professional manner with event staff, volunteers, and fellow competitors

       • Exhibit maturity and class when dealing with difficult and stressful situations

       • Respect individual differences

       • Follow all rules as listed in the current game manual(s)

       • Student-centered teams with limited adult assistance

       • Safety as a top priority

       • Good sportsmanship, which includes supporting your alliance partners

These expectations apply to all team members and all adults associated with a team including, but not limited to, teachers, mentors and parents. This Code may also apply to behavior outside of REC Foundation-sanctioned events where inappropriate actions are related to an event or participating individuals.

Repeated or egregious violations of the expectations in this Code may result in consequences up to the disqualification of the team or organization from the current event and/or future events, and potentially removal from the program after review by the REC Foundation.

Teams that have not checked in and completed inspection 45 minutes prior to the beginning of the qualifying matches will be dropped from the roster so that the match list may be run. Teams that are running late must contact the event partner prior to this cut off if they do not wish to be dropped.


Grade Level:    All

Skills Challenge Offered:    Yes

Judging Format:    All In-Person Judging. Please submit Engineering Notebooks at check-in. 


  1. Please supervise all team members; we are guests of Kea'au High School.  Teams are restricted to the Event area. 

  2. There should be no running in the pit or tournament areas.  Please be careful about creating tripping hazards with packing crates

  3. Please keep the pit area clean.

  4. Charging tables will be available; bring your own power strip and extension cord.

  5. Please review guidelines for the engineering notebook;  judges will be hard pressed to search for the required documentation if you include extensive additional pages such as the history of your program, powerpoint reprints, etc.

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 13-Jan-2024

Keaʻau High School
16-725 Keaau-Pahoa Road
Keaau, Hawaii 96749
United States

Contact Information

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7:00 am - Doors open for volunteers

7:45 am: Doors open for teams and spectators

8:00 am: Inspections begin

8:45 am: Drivers meeting

9:00am: Tournament starts/ Skills open

12:30 pm: Lunch Break

1:00 pm: Finish Qualifying Matches

2:00pm: Skills Close

2:30pm: Finals matches start / Skills Close

3:30 pm: Awards Ceremony

4:00 pm Doors Close to Public


Volunteers are welcomed:

Referees, Judges, and Support Staff are needed.

Please contact the Coordinator via email at [email protected]

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

If there are weather alerts for the area scheduled area, please contact coordinator or onsite contact for up to date info. In the case of bad weather conditions or possible cancellations, please visit the event on where updates about the event status will be posted as needed.  Please make sure your team contact information is up to date in your account in the event we need to contact your team. 

Refund and Payment Policies

No refunds will be given. Please contact coordinator in advance for clarification; please make payment to in a timely manner.

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.