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Sparks (MS/HS) VRC Qualifier

Event Code
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Spots Open
Event Region
South Carolina
Max Registrations per Organization
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event has reached capacity. Teams on waitlist may still be added.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

We are excited to invite teams into our school again this year!

The Sparks VRC Qualifier will be qualifying event for SC State competition.  If teams wish to be judged and in the running for Design and Excellence awards, a digital copy of their team notebook should be sent as a link to the Event Partner, Melissa Riddle, by November 12, 2021.  This will allow the judges more time to review the notebooks and to prepare for interviews that will take place on the day of the event.

When teams arrive at Pickens Middle School, they will enter through the hallway between the Cafeteria (pits) and the Gym (where the matches and skills trials will take place).  Only registered team members and one coach will be allowed to enter the cafe area where inspections will take place and pit tables will be set up and labled with team numbers.  All other people associated with the teams including parents, siblings, and other spectators will report directly to the gym.

Lunch will not be served at the school.  However, there are several restaurants within walking distance or a very short dirve with options for lunch.  Teams are responsible for providing their own lunch.  Bottled water will be sold in the lobby of the gym during the day.

Please remember that this is a VEX V5 only competition.  A V5 GPS Code strip will be attached to the Skills field only.

Grade Level: All

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: Remote judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 11/20/2021

140 Torch Dr
140 Torch Drive
Pickens, South Carolina 29671
United States

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7:45am Doors Open/Registration

7:45am,-8:45am Inspecitions

8:30am Drivers meeting with head referee

9:00am - 12:00pm Qualification matches 

12:15pm Alliance selections

12:30pm-1:00pm  Lunch on your own

1:00-2:30pm Aliance matches

3:00 pm Awards ceremony

TImes listed above are subject to change based on unforesen technical issues.


If you would like to volunteer to help with this event please contact the Event Partner or call Pickens Middle School and ask to speak with Melissa Riddle.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Emails will be sent to the coaches as soon as possible once decisions have been made about possible rescheduling or cancelling of the competition in the event of an emergency or inclement weather.  

Refund Policy

Refunds will not be issued unless the event is cancelled by the Event Partner.

Health and Safety Policies

At this time, masks are not required, however, teams and indiviuals are required to stay in their assigned locations until they are scheduled for a match.  During match play or skills attempts, teams should stay in the marked locations and should avoid being closer than 3 feet to other persons in the building.

Parents, siblings, and additional observers of the competition must stay in the gym  and paractice social distancing in the stands.  They are also not allowed in the pits with the team members and coach.  Only one coach/adult is allowed in the pits with each team.

Date: 11/20/2021
140 Torch Dr
140 Torch Drive
Pickens, South Carolina 29671
United States

Travel Info

Pickens Middle School is located at 140 Torch Drive, Pickens, SC 29671  It is on the East end of Pickens.  However, the entrance to the school is off of Jones Avenue.   




Webcast of the event will not be available at this time.