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Northwest Maryland VRC Classic (MS & HS)

Event Code
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Spots Open
Event Region
Max Registrations per Organization
Standard Registration Opens
25-Sep-2019 07:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
20-Oct-2019 10:41 EDT
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

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Northwest Maryland VRC Classic - Tower Takeover

Hosted by The Super Sonic Sparks - Team 24


When: Saturday, 26-October-2019, 7:30a - 3:30p

Where: Eldersberg, MD

Open to: all high school and middle school VRC teams


Lunch will be available.  We will be taking pre-orders for pizza and other lunch items.  Order information and forms will be sent to all registered teams at least a week prior to the tournament date.


Please carefully review the refund policy, as it contains important changes over past years'.

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 26-Oct-2019

Oklahoma Road Middle School
6300 Oklahoma Road
Eldersburg, Maryland 21784
United States

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7:30a: doors open

7:30a-8:30a: check-in, inspection

8:00a-9:00a: skills available

9:10a: driver's meeting

9:30a: qualifying matches start

Noon-1:00p: lunch break, skills available

1:00p-3:00p: qualifying matches

3:00p-4:00p: alliance selection, finals, awards

4:00p-5:30p: clean up




VEX Robotics events are dependent on volunteers to make the event a success.  In particular, we need judges with a STEM background to review our competitor's engineering notebooks, interview teams, and determine which teams are deserving of the judged awards.  No experience is necessary.  Some preparation time is necessary, though: it takes 1-2 hours to review the judging criteria and an read through an overview of the judging process.  Our event will have an experienced judge advisor to guide our panel of judges through the process on the day of the event.

To get more information about serving as a volunteer, or to sign up to be a volunteer, please email us at

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Weather and Cancellation

If either Baltimore County or Carroll County Schools are closed due to inclement weather, the event will be cancelled and refunds in the amount of $100.00 will be given to each team that has paid.  If weekend events are delayed due to weather, every attempt will be made to hold the event with a delayed schedule.

Refund Policy


If either Baltimore County or Carroll County Schools are closed due to inclement weather, the event will be cancelled and refunds in the amount of $100.00 will be given to each team that has paid in full (i.e. a full refund minus VEX's mandatory processing fee).

If a team withdraws from the event before 13-Oct, a refund in the amount of $75.00 will be given.  Registration fees will not be return for teams withdrawing after 13-Oct.

In all cases when applicable, refunds will be issued as soon as possible, and no later than 01-Nov-2019.

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