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Virginia State Championship - Starstruck High School Division

17-Feb-2017 - 18-Feb-2017 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Field Control System
VEXNet Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
Standard Registration Opens
9-Sep-2016 00:01 EDT
Registration Deadline
10-Feb-2017 00:02 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Teams must qualify for the VEX State Championship by competing in a regional event prior to February 5th.  This is a two day High School Championship that will qualify 9 teams for the World Championship in April.

Grade Level: High School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 17-Feb-2017 - 18-Feb-2017

The Meadow Event Park
13048 Dawn Boulevard
Doswell, Virginia 23047
United States

Contact Information

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The following is an example schedule, but changes will be made. A detailed agenda will be released closer to the event date. 

Thursday, February 16th
10:00 am - 6:00 pm - Tournament Setup, Volunteers welcome

Friday, February 17th
8:00 am - 12:00 pm - Doors Open, Check-in, Inspection & Practice (Skills Field opens at 10:30 am)
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm - Opening Ceremony & Drivers Meeting (Main Stage)
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Practice Matches (1 per team)
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Qualification Matches (5 per team)

Saturday, February 18th
8:00 am - 9:00 am - Doors Open & Practice
9:00 am - 9:30 am - Awards Ceremony (Main stage)
10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Qualification Matches (2.5 per team)
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm - Lunch Break
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Qualification Matches (1.5 per team)
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm - Alliance Selection
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm - Elimination Rounds up to Finals
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm - Final Rounds & Awards
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm - Pack up & Clean up


Volunteer Signup will be here:

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

  • Division Manager
  • Head Referee
  • Head Judge

We will be in need of many Judges, Computer Operators and General Assistants.  We will have training available on-site for these positions.  All volunteers will receive meals, snacks and a free shirt.  

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

We will update any cancellations on our facebook page:  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.

Refund and Payment Policies

Partial refunds will be issued up to February 1, 2017. 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.

Award Nominations

Nominations for Mentor and Volunteer of the Year

Nominations are being accepted for the Volunteer and Mentor of the Year awards. Please write a 1-2 page description of why an individual you know deserves one of these awards and submit to [email protected]

More details on the award description can be found on the REC Foundation Website.

World Qualifications

Virginia has 13 VRC High School World Tournament spots.  They will be allocated as follows:

  • Excellence (1)
  • Tournament Champions (3)
  • Tournament Finalists (3)
  • Robot Skills Champion (1)
  • Design Award (1)

The remaining 4 spots and any World spots not used due to double qualifications will go to the highest rated skills scores in Virginia for the season.  The highest score may be at the State Championship or at an earlier event. The skills spots will not be announced until the week after the State Championship.  Please contact Katrina Hill with any questions.

Please use the Robot Inspection Checklist to pre-inspect your robot prior to the event:

Inspection Checklist


Please download our temporary license plate template if your team has yet to receive license plates:

Temporary License Plate Template


Please dowload and print a copy of the Drivers Meeting Notes:

Drivers Meeting Notes