Virginia State Championship - Tower Takeover Middle School Division

03/06/2020 - 03/07/2020
Virginia State Championship - Tower Takeover Middle School Division

Event Code: RE-VRC-19-8294

Program: VEX Robotics Competition

Type of Event: Tournament

Capacity: 48 / Spots Open: 48

Registration Deadline: Tue, Feb 25, 2020 12:00 PM EST

Price: $300.00

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Event Sponsors:
Award Qualifies for
Excellence Award (VRC/VEXU) CREATE U.S. Open
Tournament Champions (VRC/VEXU) CREATE U.S. Open
Innovate Award (VRC/VEXU/VIQC) Does not qualify for any events.
Amaze Award (VRC/VEXU) Does not qualify for any events.
Build Award (VRC/VEXU) Does not qualify for any events.
Design Award (VRC/VEXU) CREATE U.S. Open
Judges Award (VRC/VEXU) Does not qualify for any events.
Tournament Finalists (VRC/VEXU) Does not qualify for any events.
Robot Skills Champion (VRC/VEXU) CREATE U.S. Open
Tournament Semifinalists (VRC/VEXU) Does not qualify for any events.

Match Results


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REC Foundation Design Award Rubric.

REC Foundation Design Award Rubric


Participant Release Form Spainish.

Participant Release Form Spainish


Participant Release Form.

Participant Release Form


REC Foundation Code of Conduct.

REC Foundation Code of Conduct


VRC Qualifying Criteria.

VRC Qualifying Criteria


VRC Robot Inspection Checklist for Cortex.

VRC Robot Inspection Checklist for Cortex


VRC Robot Inspection Checklist for V5.

VRC Robot Inspection Checklist for V5


VRC Tower Takeover One Page Description.

VRC Tower Takeover One Page Description


Award Nominations

Nominations for Mentor and Volunteer of the Year

We are now accepting nominations for Mentor of the Year and Volunteer of the Year. Use this link to nominate:

Due by February 18th, 2019

World Qualifications

Virginia VRC – Middle School has been granted 6 World Championship spots:

1 Excellence Award Winner
2 Tournament Champions
2 Tournament Finalists
1 Design Award Winner

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.


Livestream information will be available soon.

Refund Policy

Partial refunds of $270 will be issued up to February 1, 2020. 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 partial refunds to teams who cannot attend the alternate date. Teams that do not pay will not be allowed to participate.

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.


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.  To volunteer, please sign up at:



Friday 3/6/20
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM  :   Doors Open, Check-In, Inspection and Practice Fields Open
               10:00 AM  :   Teams must check-in by this time. One student & Robot
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM  : Drivers Meeting
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM  :   Opening Ceremony
12:30 PM - 5:30 PM  :   Skills Fields Open
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM  :   Practice Matches
2:00 PM - 4:20 PM  :   Qualification Matches
4:20 PM - 5:15 PM  :   Break - VEX IQ Elementary Finals & Awards
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM  :   Qualification Matches
6:15 PM - 6:30 PM  :   PITS CLOSE - Secure your belongings
Saturday 3/7/20
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM  :   Doors Open and Practice Fields Open
9:00 AM - 9:40 AM  :   Awards & Welcoming
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM  :   Qualification Matches
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM  :   Skills Fields Open
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM  :   Lunch Break
12:45 PM - 2:00 PM  : Qualification Matches
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM  :   Alliance Selection
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM  :   Round of 16 and Quarterfinals
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM  : Finals and Awards
5:45 PM - 6:30 PM  :   Pack Up & Clean Up


Event Dates

Date: 03/06/2020 - 03/07/2020


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

Grade Level: Middle School

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Contact Information

Primary Contact
Phone: 7035303505
Event Day Phone: 7035303505

Secondary Contact
Aleksander Marthinussen
Phone: 703-530-2894
Event Day Phone: 703-530-2894

Additional Contact Information:

General Info

The VRC Middle School State Championship is a two day event in Doswell, VA at the Meadow Event Park.  Teams must qualify for the tournament by participating in a regional event by February 22nd, 2020.  Teams qualify by winning awards at a local tournament or by invitation based on the highest skills scores posted in Virginia during the season. 

As in previous years, teams will be in roughly a 10'x10' booth with pipe and drape, a table, 2 chairs, and a pit sign in the west half of the venue.  Skills challenges, practice fields, and matches will take place in the east half of the venue.  Teams will have 8 matches and 3 attempts at each skills challenge (driving and programming).  Parking is available on the west side of the venue.

This event is free and open to the public.