The Game:

VEX Robotics Competition Tower Takeover 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 placing Cubes in Towers, or scoring Cubes in Goals.

Scoring Details:

There are sixty-six (66) Cubes; twenty-two (22) of each color (orange, green, and purple). There are seven (7) Towers around the field; five (5) of these can be used by either Alliance, and two (2) are Alliance-specific. Cubes are Scored into four (4) Goal Zones (two per Alliance), in the corners of the field.

Each Cube scored in a Goal Zone is worth a base of one (1) point. For each Cube of a given color that is placed into a Tower, the point value for Cubes of that color increases by one (1) point.  For example, if there are three (3) green Cubes placed in Towers at the end of the Match, then all green Cubes Scored in Goal Zones are worth four (4) points.

The Alliance that scores more points in Autonomous Period receives bonus points, as well as receiving 2 purple Cubes, which may be introduced at any time during the Driver Control period.

Official complete regulations for «Tower Takeover» can be found here.

Age of Participants:

There are two age categories for this competition: middle school (MS) and high school (HS).  A team is considered as a MS team if all members are born on or after May 1, 2004.  Likewise, a team is considered to be a HS team if all members are born on or after May 1, 2000.



The VEX competition at this event is the Kazakhstan National VEX Championship.  At this competition two VEX EDR teams will be chosen to represent Kazakhstan at the VEX Robotics World Championship to be held April 22-25, 2020, in the United States.  These teams will be the winners of the “Excellence Award: Middle School” and “Excellence Award: High School”.  The excellence award is given to the team that demonstrates overall excellence in competition and design.  Please note that an engineering notebook is required to be considered for these awards.  To be eligible to compete, teams must be registered VEX teams, and must officially register for the Kazakhstan National VEX Championship here.