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Maryland State Championship - VEX IQ Elementary School - Pitching In

Event Code
VEX IQ Competition
Event Type
Spots Open
Event Region
Standard Registration Opens
1-Oct-2021 21:49 EDT
Registration Deadline
7-Mar-2022 21:50 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

The VEX IQ Maryland State Championship is a one-day event.  Teams must qualify for the tournament by participating in a regional event by February 26, 2022.  Teams qualify by winning awards at a local tournament or by invitation based on the highest skills scores posted in Maryland during the season. 

NEW Agenda!  Check the schedule updated 3/7/22  click on the agenda tab.


Grade Level: Elementary

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 12-Mar-2022

New Town High School
4931 New Town Boulevard
Owings Mills, Maryland 21117
United States

Contact Information

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Saturday March 12, 2022

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – 16 teams, 8 matches per team

8:00 Doors open, registration open, pits open

8:00 Inspection starts, 
Skills fields open until driver meeting*  
*teams must pass inspection before skills attempts are allowed

9:15 Inspection ends

9:30 Opening ceremonies and driver meeting

9:45 Qualification starts on main fields; Skills attempts start on skills fields

12:00  Lunch break  

12:45 Qualification starts

1:00  Skills attempts closed

1:10  Qualification matches end

1:10 - 1:30  Awards    part 1

1:30 - 1:50 Finals matches

1:50 – 2:00 Awards and event closing


Thank you for your interest in volunteering and/or helping us recruit volunteers.  Please contact both Chris Putnam and Tim Krispin at     and  'Timothy Krispin' <> if you would like to volunteer or can assist us with recruiting volunteers.

We are currenly seeking the following key positions for experienced volunteers who have filled one of these roles at a local tournament:

We will be in need of Judges, Computer Operators and General Assistants.  We will have training available on-site for these positions.  All volunteers will receive lunch.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the event of bad weather we will attempt to modify the event to fit within this weekend.  

In the event of a complete cancellation details will be emailed to teams on how to proceed.

There is a scheduled weather date, March 12, 2022
Information will be sent out if this is a possibility.

 If the event is cancelled due to weather, we will attempt to make a partial refund to teams  minus the amount already paid out to hold the event.

Look for emails from the event partner and also check our State Championship website at
  Twitter at

Refund Policy

Refunds will be issued up to February 13, 2022. Any teams cancelling beyond this date or not showing for the event will not receive a refund. If the event is cancelled we will issue refunds to teams who cannot attend the alternate date.

If the event is cancelled due to weather, we will refund teams minus the $5 fee that RECF charges us.

If a team cancels at least 24 hours before the event, we will refund the team minus the $5 fee that RECF charges us


We will be live streaming both the Elementary and Middle events 


Check out the live-streams at
HZR youtube channel


Robotics Maryland

Please check back for the latest updated links.

World Qualifications

2022 World Qualifications will be posted once RECF has posted the final information.


Maryland VEX IQ – RECF has announced how many spots that Maryland will be granted for the World Championship.
4 spots

Excellence, 2 Teamwork Champion teams, Design award

If a team double-qualifies for a World Championship spot, the state’s next highest ranking team from the World Skills Standings up to and including the State Championship receives the invitation. World Championship invitations from the World Skills Standings are issued by email after the results of the State Championship have been posted at, and will not be announced at the State Championship.

World Championship qualifying awards and invitations are issued to teams whether or not the teams have expressed an intention to attend the event. Unaccepted World Championship invitations are not offered or transferred to other teams.


There is ample parking at the front of the school.