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Bruin in the Den V5RC

| Forest Park Blended Tournament

26-Oct-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
Smart Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
Max Registrations per Organization
Early-Bird Registration Opens
26-Jun-2024 12:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
14-Sep-2024 12:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
11-Oct-2024 23:59 EDT
Payment Deadline
18-Oct-2024 23:59 EDT

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General Info

This event size is 30 Blended High School and Middle School Teams.

Registering for this event before the 6-weeks prior to the date of the event will impact your Early Bird Registration allotment. For more information on the Early Bird Registration process, please see the FAQ:

Welcome to the Bruin in the Den hosted by Forest Park High School. We are looking forward to hosting you and your teams in an amazing event with teams from all over Virginia. See the agenda tab for tentative schedule. You will receive an information packet 2 weeks before the event. We anticipate that each team will have six competition rounds for this event.

Forest Park High School Robotics is sponsoring and competing in the event. Thanks to the amazing effort put in by parents, teachers, students, and county wide volunteers, we are able to host our first event and have a full tournament event for everyone with about 6 to 8 matches. We will be competing in the main gym with 2 competition fields. Skills Field will also be in the main gym. Pits will be outside the gym, in the commons (Cafeteria) area. Concessions will be available and we will be working with local merchants to arrange pre-order lunches for your teams. All registered teams will receive an information email will all details and a welcome packet upon checking.

This event is open for all to attend.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Dean Ahmad ([email protected])

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 26-Oct-2024

Forest Park High School
15721 Forest Park Drive
Woodbridge, Virginia 22193
United States

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Time      Agenda Item

6:30 A.M. Doors open to Volunteers

7:00 A.M. Doors open to Public; Check-In

8:00 A.M. Robot Inspection Begins

8:30 A.M. Driver’s Meeting

9:00 A.M. Opening Ceremony

9:15 A.M. Qualification Matches Begin; Skills Field Opens; Judging Begins; Robot Inspection Ends

12:00 P.M. Lunch Break

1:00 P.M. Qualification Matches Continue

3:00 P.M. End of Qualification Matches; Skills Field Closes; Alliance Selection Begins

4:00 P.M. Elimination Matches Begin

5:30 P.M. Elimination Matches End

6:00 P.M. Award Ceremony

6:30 P.M. Breakdown, Cleanup, End of Tournament


We are still looking for volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering, please use the the following signup link: If anyone has any questions on what place might be best for them, reach out to me at [email protected]. Referees and Judges will be given "Skills Fast Passes" which can be used by teams to skip the skills line. Teams are only allowed 1 Fast Pass; This is per team, not per organization; Team 12345A and Team 12345B can both have 1 Fast Pass.

We would love to have as much help as we can for Friday, October 25th setup. Please use the link above to signup for a spot. When we finish setting up, teams that helped can get inspection, scrimmages, and skills done. More information coming soon.


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 ~6 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 and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels/postpones the event: 

  • 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 minus the $5 RECF adminstrative fees.  Due to the nature of school accounting, the refunds may take ~6 weeks to process.

If a Coach/Mentor completes registration for the event then chooses to withdraw or not attend: 

  • There will be no refund for a cancelling team unless another team is able to take the open spot. 

All teams will have to submit payment or have made arrangements by October 11th, 2024.  If not paid for by that date, your team will be moved to the wait list to make room for other teams. Please contact us in case you are having an issue with payment.

Date: 26-Oct-2024
Forest Park High School
15721 Forest Park Drive
Woodbridge, Virginia 22193
United States

Travel Info

Forest Park High School is located at 15721 Forest Park Drive, Woodbridge, VA, 22193.

There will be a route on drop-off and parking sent out in the information packet. Please be on the lookout for that info.

FPHS has plenty of parking, but we insist that teams park in the Student Parking Lot (Located right in front of the door entrance) so they can easily pack/unpack equipment.


We are currently looking into getting a stream setup on Youtube. Please be on the lookout for more information

Judging Format

  • All In-Person Judging - The Team Interviews and Engineering Notebooks will be judged in-person the day of the event. Teams should bring a physical copy of their notebook to submit to the judges.













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