VRC History: 2010-2011 Round Up


Game Description

VEX Round Up is played on a 12’x12’ square field configured as shown. Two alliances – one “red” and one “blue” – composed of two teams each, compete in matches consisting of a twenty-second autonomous period followed by two minutes of driver-controlled play.

The object of the game is to attain a higher score than your opponent alliance by scoring tubes upon goalposts, owning goalposts and by low hanging or high hanging from the ladder. A bonus is awarded to the alliance that has the most total points at the end of the Autonomous Period.


There are a total of forty (40) – twenty (20) red and twenty (20) blue – tubes available as scoring objects in the game. Thirty-six (36) of the tubes will start at designated locations on the field; while two (2) will be available to each alliance prior to the match.

Each robot (smaller than 18”x18”x18” to start) begins a match on one of their colored alliance tiles. There are nine goalposts, five of which are attached to movable weighted bases, which teams can score tubes on. Alliances earn extra points for owning a goalpost by scoring more tubes on the goalpost than their opponents. At the center of the field is a 36” high structure known as the ladder that teams can climb or hang off of for additional points. Robots earn different point values for being at least 6” (low hanging) or 18” (high hanging) off the ground.




Each Tube Scored 2 points
Each Goalpost Owned 5 points
Each Robot Low Hanging 10 points
Each Robot High Hanging 20 points
Autonomous Period Bonus
10 points


World Champions

Middle School Awards

Award Team # Team Name Affiliation Location
Tournament Champion 8065B FT5 Singapore Combined Schools Shanghai, China
Tournament Champion 8192D Team D of Shanghai Luwan Activity Center Shanghai Luwan Teenagers Activity Center Shanghai, China
Tournament Champion 7792A Shishi Middle School A Shishi Middle School Chengdu, China

High School Awards

Tournament Champion 1114M Simbotics M Governor Simcoe Secondary School Ontario, Canada
Tournament Champion 1492Z W.A.S.A.B.I. Robotics Big Brains Education Washington, U.S.
Tournament Champion 44 Green Egg Robotics Green Egg Robotics Club Massachusetts, U.S.
Programming Skills Champion 1103 Currahee Homeschool Ohio, U.S.
Robot Skills Champion 1103 Currahee Homeschool Ohio, U.S.
Excellence Award 254 The Cheesy Poofs Bellarmine College Prep California, U.S.

College Challenge Awards

Tournament Champion MESS aMESS Massey University North Shore City, New Zealand
Excellence Award MESS aMESS Massey University North Shore City, New Zealand