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VRC Middle School Only - Qualifier @ Metz MS

Event Code
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Spots Open
Event Region
Max Registrations per Organization
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Note; Details for this event could change as the school year COVID protocals will dictate how the event can be run and team participation.  We will currently be requiring all team members and guests to be masked while on school property. 


This event size is 50.

Welcome to the Qualifer at Metz MS  We are looking forward to hosting you and your teams in what promises to be and amazing event with teams from all over Virginia.  See the agenda tab for tentative schedule.  You will receive a full information packet 2 weeks before the event.  We anticipate that each team will have six competition rounds for this event.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at

Grade Level: Middle School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: In-Person judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 01/22/2022

Metz Middle School
9950 Wellington Road
Manassas, Virginia 20110
United States

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7:30 a.m.                                         Doors open

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.                       Teams check-in and setup team pit area

8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.                       Drivers meeting (gym)

8:45a.m. – 9:00 a.m.                        Teams find seating in the gymnasium bleachers

9:00a.m. – 9:15 a.m.                        Opening ceremony

9:20a.m. – 11:45 a.m.                      Robot game begins

Lunch < coach and volunteer lunch is in the library >

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.                       Games continues

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.                       Teams find seating in the gymnasium bleachers

3:15p.m. – 3:45 p.m.                        Alliance selections

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.                       Elimination rounds and Awards


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Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Prince William County Schools has final say over all weather related delays and closings.  In the unlikely event that weather should cancel the use of the building and the event, refunds will be issued to teams that have paid prior to arrival.  Please allow up to 4 weeks for refunds to be mailed to your officially registered address.

In the event of a weather related delayed opening, the tournament will run but with a modified schedule.  We understand that teams may not be able to alter their travel plans.  Unfortunately, no refunds will be issued for no shows to a delayed start event.  We will do all that is humanly possible to run a tournament with enough qualifying matches and a full elimination round and provide judging for awarded trophies.

Refund Policy

In the unlikely event that weather or COVID protocols should cancel the use of the building and the event, refunds will be issued to teams that have paid prior to arrival (minus the $5 fee charged by the registeration system).

If inperson event is not permitted, teams would be offered a virtual option for Skills at a min cost.

Otherwise, there will be no refund for a cancelling team unless another team is able to take the open spot. 

Health and Safety Policies

Update (1/11/2022) KN95 or N95 masks will be required by all - students, coaches and volunteers.


No spectators.  Masks required.

See documentation for PWCS Robotics Events Health and Safety Measures 2021-22 on the Documentation tab,


Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 823 7767 7645
Passcode: 274643

Select the room for the field that your team will be on during their assigned time frame.  Keep in mind that we maybe a few minutes late as this is a larger event but we will make every option available to keep this event running smoothly and ontime.