Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
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Bellaire VRC Under Over

Blended Middle/High VRC Region 2

2-Dec-2023 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
Smart Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
Max Registrations per Organization
Standard Registration Opens
23-Oct-2023 16:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
29-Nov-2023 16:00 EST
Payment Deadline
20-Nov-2023 11:25 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info


The event will be held in the high school gym which is located on the north side of the building.   Click Here for Google Maps & directions

Smart Field Control 

We will be utilizing smart field controllers. Please make sure you robot is updated and programmed with your team number.

Live Streaming

This event will be live streamed on twitch at

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.

Engineering notebooks

We will NOT be collecting Physical engineering notebooks at this event as it is not a judged event.

Elimination Matches

Number of elimination alliances (16-23 teams = 8 alliances in finals, 24-31 teams =12 alliances in finals, 32+ teams = 16 alliances in finals)

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 V5 parts. Please self-inspect before arriving at the tournament using the V5 Robot Inspection Checklist
  2. Check the official Q&A 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.
    • Goggles/Safety Glasses
    • Spare parts & tools
    • Batteries and chargers
    • Power strip and extension cord
    • Laptop computer
    • Programming cable
    • Engineering notebook
    • Banners and other decorations for your team pit table
    • Giveaways if you have them
    • Remember to label your items with your team number so they can be returned if lost
  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 V5 Brain and that it is programmed with your team number

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: No Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 2-Dec-2023

Bellaire High School
204 West Forest Home Avenue
Bellaire, Michigan 49615
United States

Contact Information

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Doors, Registration and Inspection Opens: 9:00am

Registration Closes: 9:30am

Skills Challenge Open: 9:30am

Teamwork Challenge: 10:30am

Lunch & Additional Skills Challenge 12:00pm - 12:30pm

Finals: 2:30pm 




Volunteers are always welcome! Please contact Steve Shawl at [email protected] for more info.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the event of an emergency, delay or cancellation of the event coaches will be contacted via their contact information obtained from

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: Full refunds will be provided.


If a Coach/Mentor completes registration for the event then chooses to withdraw or not attend: No refunds will be provided.



This event will be live streamed on twitch at

Judging Format

  • No Judging