C.O.R.E. Robotics hosted this year’s VEX Competition at Waukesha West High School on November 5th and 6th. Each team competed in 5 qualifying matches and then 24 teams competed in the elimination rounds. The tournament was setup similar to a FIRST Robotics competition in order to prepare students for participating on a FIRST team in high school. Each team must create a robot (of minimum 18”x18”x18”) to play this year’s game: Gateway.

There are a total of twenty-six (26) Barrels, eighteen (18) Balls, two (2) Doubler Barrels and two (2) Negation Barrels available as Scoring Objects in the game. Most Scoring Objects begin in designated locations on the field, while some are available to be loaded prior or during the match. Each Robot (smaller than 18”x18”x18” to start) begins a match on one of their Alliance Starting Tiles. There are thirteen Goals, of varying heights which teams can Score Balls or Barrels in. Alliances earn Bonus Points for having the lowest Ball or Barrel in a Circular Goal. Doubler or Negation Barrels which are scored alter the point values in a Circular Goal. The field is divided into sections by two 6’ long PVC Gates that teams can lift during the Match.

(Text used with permission from VEX.)

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