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Middletown High School VRC Tipping Point Qualifier

Event Code
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Spots Open
Event Region
Southern New England
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event has reached capacity. Teams on waitlist may still be added.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Welcome to the Middletown High School VEX Robotics Qualifier. This amazing event will bring together teams from around New England. This event is a qualifier for the Southern New England Championship.

Concessions will be available all day

Refunds will be avialble to teams requesting cancellation of registration 7 or more days prior to the event.  No other refunds will be processed.

Grade Level: High School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: In-Person judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 22-Jan-2022

Middletown High School
200 La Rosa Lane
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
United States

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Schedule: (Is a guide for the day and subject to change)
7:00 am Doors Open
7:15 - 9:00 Registration and inspection
9:00 - 9:15 Drivers meeting, Announcements and introductions
9:15 - 12:30 Qualification Rounds
12:30 -12:45 Alliance Selection
1:00 - 4:00 Elimination Rounds & Championship Rounds
4:00 Awards


Volunteers: Please contact sam faulkenberry at for event information.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the event of inclement weather changes to the schedule will be emailed to team contacts.


1. Event opening may be delayed to allow for travel.

2. Event may be cancelled due to the weather.

Announcements will go out by 6:00 am. All teams are encouraged to use their best judgement when deciding to attend.

If the event is cancelled due to inclement weather or Covid, refunds less any event partner expenses will be processed by Middletown Robotics.  Refund requests need to be emailed to Sam Faulkenberry at

Refund Policy

Refunds will be availble to teams that requesting cancellation of registration 7 or more days prior to the event.  No other refunds will be processed. 

If the event is cancelled due to Weather or Covid, refunds less any event partner expenses will be processed by Middletown Robotics not the REC Foundation.

The $5 Processing fee collected by the REC Foundation will be duducted from all refunds.

Please email refund requests to Sam Faulkenberry at

Health and Safety Policies

Health and Safety Policies

While our reopening plan implements the latest guidance from the CT State Department of Education, it is important to note that policies will most likely change. We will continue to be flexible in our approach in compliance with state guidance and best practices as we strive to keep everyone safe.

Mask Use:

Masks will remain mandatory inside Middletown Public schools for all students, staff, and visitors. Schools will continue to have masks available for any individual who does not have one, and we will continue to teach proper mask behaviors. Students and staff do not need to wear masks outdoors, regardless of vaccination status. 

Social DIstancing:

The Department of Public Health continues to recommend that schools maximize the distance between students to the extent feasible, with the goal of limited potential virus transmission. We will space students at least 3 feet of distance apart, when feasible with available space.



Frequent handwashing is still a recommended mitigation strategy to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. Schools will continue to teach and implement routines for hand-washing at specified points during the day. All classrooms and school offices will be outfitted with hand sanitizing stations.



Increasing vaccination rates in our students, staff, and community is our greatest strategy in keeping students learning in-person. Vaccination is currently available to everyone 12 years of age and older and appointments are readily available at pharmacies and health centers.


Diagnostic Screening, Reporting Illnesses, and Testing:

We will continue to emphasize that students stay home when they are sick. Parents will continue to follow health screening protocols that we have established based on recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the State of Connecticut, and the Middletown Health District. We have encouraged both staff and eligible students to be vaccinated as this is the best mitigation tool to keep our community safe. Through our partnerships with the Middletown Health District, we have been able to provide clinics for both staff and students, and will continue to do so if needed. 

Judging Format

In-Person Judging - The Team Interviews and Engineering Notebooks will be judged in-person the day of the event.

Teams should bring a physical copy of their notebook to submit to the judges.