VEX Robotics Competition Tipping Point is played on a 12’x12’ square field configured as seen above. Two (2) Alliances – one (1) “red” and one (1) “blue” – composed of two (2) Teams each, compete in matches consisting of a fifteen (15) second Autonomous Period, followed by a one minute and forty-five second (1:45) Driver Controlled Period.
The object of the game is to attain a higher score than the opposing Alliance by Scoring Rings, moving Mobile Goals to Alliance Zones, and by Elevating on Platforms at the end of a Match.
There are seventy-two (72) Rings and seven (7) Mobile Goals on a VRC Tipping Point Field. Each Alliance has two (2) Alliance Mobile Goals, with the remaining three (3) Goals being neutral. Each Alliance also has a Platform located in their Home Zone.
Rings scored on an Alliance Mobile Goal will count for the respective Alliance, regardless of where it ends the Match. However, Rings scored on Neutral Goals will only count for an Alliance if the Mobile Goal ends the Match in their Home Zone!
As the Match draws to a close, Robots will start heading back towards their Alliance Platforms. Alliances can earn additional points for each Robot and Mobile Goal that ends the Match Elevated on a Balanced Alliance Platform.
The Alliance that scores more points in the Autonomous period is awarded with six (6) bonus points, added to the final score at the end of the match. Each Alliance also has the opportunity to earn an additional Win Point by scoring at least one Ring on each of their Alliance’s Mobile Goals, and “Clearing” their Autonomous Win Point Line. This Bonus can be earned by both Alliances, regardless of who wins the Autonomous Bonus.
|Each Ring Scored on a Neutral Mobile Goal High Branch||10 Points|
Each Ring Scored on any other Mobile Goal Branch
Each Ring Scored in a Mobile Goal Base
Each Mobile Goal Scored in an Alliance Home Zone
Each Robot that is Elevated
Each Mobile Goal that is Elevated
One Ring scored on / in each Alliance Mobile Goal and a Cleared AWP Line in Autonomous
|1 Win Point|
Middle School Awards
|Award||Team #||Team Name||Affiliation||Location|
|VRC Middle School Excellence Award||15442C||The Misfits||CANYON HIGH||Anaheim, California, United States|
|VRC Middle School World Champions||6446C||Royal Robotics 6446C||RANCHO DEL REY MIDDLE||Chula Vista, California, United States|
|VRC Middle School World Champions||8838B||Robohawks - Century||ORCHARD HILLS||Irvine, California, United States|
|VRC Middle School Robot Skills World Champions||15442C||The Misfits||CANYON HIGH||Anaheim, California, United States|
High School Awards
|VRC High School Excellence Award||81P||VEXMEN: Pandemic||Brandywine Robotics Inc.||Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, United States|
|VRC High School World Champions||38141B||PiBotics B||Ignite Institute||Erlanger, Kentucky, United States|
|VRC High School World Champions||254F||The Cheesy Poofs||Bellarmine College Preparatory||San Jose, California, United States|
|VRC High School Robot Skills World Champions||2647X||Endgame||2647 Robotics||Chandler, Arizona, United States|
|VRC LRT High School Excellence Award||66799A||AST-onishing A||American School in Taichung||Taichung, Taiwan|
|VRC LRT World Champions||66799A||AST-onishing A||American School in Taichung||Taichung, Taiwan|
VEX U Awards
|VEX U Excellence Award||VCAT||VCAT Robotics||Vaughn College of A&T||Queens, New York, United States|
|VEX U World Champions||WISCO||WiscoBots||University of Wisconsin - Platteville||Platteville, Wisconsin, United States|
|VEX U Robot Skills World Champions||BLRS2||Purdue SIGBots||Purdue University||West Lafayette, Indiana, United States|
- Tipping Point Game Manual
- Tipping Point Appendix A, Field Specifications
- Tipping Point Appendix B, Robot Skills Challenge
- Tipping Point Appendix C, VEX U
- Tipping Point Appendix D, VEX AI
- Tipping Point Appendix E, Live Remote Tournaments
- Tipping Point Field CAD
- Tipping Point Field Assembly Instructions
- Tipping Point World Championship Photos