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Maryland VRC Middle School State Championship - Tower Takeover

Event Code
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Spots Open
Event Region
Standard Registration Opens
15-Oct-2019 07:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
17-Feb-2020 14:51 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

The VRC State Championship is a one day event. Teams must qualify for the tournament by participating in a regional event by February 8th, 2020.  Teams qualify by winning awards at a local tournament or by invitation based on the highest skills scores posted in Maryland during the season. 

Grade Level: Middle School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 22-Feb-2020

Hereford Middle School
712 Corbett Road
Monkton, Maryland 21111
United States

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7:30am      doors open
7:30          check in / inspection opens
8am          skills open on 3 fields
8:30          all teams inspected and checked in, 
8:45          skills closed
9:00          opening ceremony/driver meeting
9:15          Qualifying Matches begin and skills field opens
11:30        lunch    3 fields open for SKILLS during Lunch
12:30        matches resume
12:50        skills field closes
1:00          Qualifying ends,   each team 7 matches

1:00        alliance selection, 12 alliances
1:20          playoff begins
Finals  -     best of 3
2:30 pm    awards


Thank you for your interest in volunteering and/or helping us recruit volunteers.  Please contact both Chris Putnam and Mike Doddo at and  if you would like to volunteer or can assist us with recruiting volunteers.

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.

We actually are set for volunteers this year!
However, we are seeking judges for our state IQ event and our High School event.
Go to this page for more information 

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.

We must go by Baltimore County Public School weather policy. If the event is cancelled due to weather, we will partially refund teams.

There is a possibility of a snow date.  The snow date is March 14th. 

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 15, 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 refunds to teams who cannot attend the alternate date.

There is a possible date and location to reschedule the competition. 

If the event is cancelled due to weather, we will refund teams minus the $5 fee that RECF charges us.  However, the event does have a weather date of March 14, 2020.


Go to the Maryland Robotics youtube channel. 

Get all the scores from the 'results' tab or use the VexVia app.




There is limited parking in the front of the building.  Entrance and exit are one way.  There is more parking behind the building.  Rear of building is accessible only from the front entrance road.   
If the ground is dry, a gate at the main entrance will be open to offer additional parking by the tennis courts.
Do not park on the road.  All road parking is illegal and tickets will be written by local police.

REC Foundation Design Award Rubric.

REC Foundation Design Award Rubric


Participant Release Form Spanish.

Participant Release Form Spanish


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 V5.

VRC Robot Inspection Checklist for V5


VRC Tower Takeover One Page Description.

VRC Tower Takeover One Page Description