Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
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8th Annual HZR Stampede 'Tower Takeover' (MS & HS)

Event Code
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Spots Open
Event Region
Max Registrations per Organization
Early-Bird Registration Opens
9-Oct-2019 07:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
26-Oct-2019 07:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
21-Nov-2019 12:32 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

This event size is 48 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:


Hereford Zone Robotics annual Stampede Robotics Event has become one of the premiere early season events. 

As in the past, the event will be held at HEREFORD MIDDLE SCHOOL Address: 712 Corbett Rd, Monkton, MD 21111 December 7th.

Doors will open at 7:00AM with registration and inspection 7:30AM - 8:30AM. As we have a very full event teams not registered and inspected by 8:30AM will not be added to event. Please plan on arriving by 7:30 to allow time to set-up.

 Event will start at approximately 8:45

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 7-Dec-2019

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

Contact Information

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The tentative agenda is as follows:

9:00 – 11:00 Qualifications 1 – 3= 120 minutes

11:00 – 11:30 = Lunch

11:30 – 12:50  Qualifications 4 & 5 = 80 minutes

12:50 – 1:10 Break

1:10 - 1:50 Qualification 6 = 40 minutes

2:00 Alliance Selection

2:20 Eliminations and prelim awards

2:45 Finals

3:00 Clean-up 

We will open skills at 8:15 or 8:30 and close it at end of second break. That will give judges time to make decisions on awards during last round of qualifications.


We encourage you to please sign up as a volunteer,  following the link at the website.  

Volunteers please contact or

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

If the event is cancelled due to inclement weather, teams will be refunded 75% of entry fee.

We encourage you to please visit website for weather related updates on day of event.

Refund Policy

Refunds for registered teams will only be provided to teams that cancel three weeks prior to event. Refund wil be 75% of the entry fee.

Date: 7-Dec-2019
Hereford Middle School
712 Corbett Road
Monkton, Maryland 21111
United States

Travel Info

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Here's our livestream link for the event.

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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