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Countywide Robotics Competition Coming to Ventura this Saturday

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Ventura County
Office of Education


October 22, 2018

For more information:
Dave Schermer, Communications Manager



Countywide Robotics Competition Coming to Ventura this Saturday
Media Invited to Cover the Excitement as Robots Compete

The fun and excitement of student-built robots going head-to-head in competition comes to Ventura County on Saturday, October 27. The Ventura County Office of Education is sponsoring a VEX Robotics competition for middle and high school students from across the county. The competition is open to the public and members of the media are invited to cover the event. A live video stream of the competition will be broadcast on October 27 from 9:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at

WHAT: VEX Robotics Competition

WHEN:  Saturday, October 27, 2018

7:30 AM Doors Open

8:00 AM Team Registration and Inspections Begin

9:00 AM Driver Meeting

9:30 AM Qualification Matches Begin

Noon - 1:00 PM Lunch

3:00 PM Alliance Selection and Championship Matches

4:00 PM Awards

5:30 PM Doors Close


WHERE: Holy Cross School • 211 E. Main St., Ventura, CA 93001


There are 24 teams and more than 150 students participating in the competition, which is now in its fourth year. Students, with guidance from their teachers and mentors, have built innovative robots designed to score the most points possible in qualification matches, elimination matches and skills challenges. In addition to having a great time and building amazing robots, through their participation in the competition and their work within their team, students will learn many academic and life skills.

The title of this year’s competition is “Turning Point” and you can see a video of the robots and the course they will navigate by clicking here. Additional information about the competition is at

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About the Ventura County Office of Education
The Ventura County Office of Education provides a broad array of fiscal, training and technology support services to local school districts, helping to maintain and improve lifelong educational opportunities for children, educators and community members. VCOE also operates schools that serve students with severe disabilities and behavioral issues, provides career education courses, and coordinates countywide academic competitions including Mock Trial and the Ventura County Science Fair. Learn more at:



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Dave Schermer
DIRECTOR of communications

Ventura County Office of Education
5189 Verdugo Way • Camarillo, CA 93012
Tel: (805) 383-1922 • Fax: (805) 383-1908

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