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A Day at the Mall VRC Tournament (MS/HS)

10-Feb-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
Smart Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
Max Registrations per Organization
Early-Bird Registration Opens
10-Oct-2023 12:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
30-Dec-2023 12:00 EST
Registration Deadline
26-Jan-2024 18:00 EST
Payment Deadline
26-Jan-2024 18:00 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Update 1/22/24:  Change in Consent Form Due Date

Updated 12/17/23:  Change in Location


Welcome to A Day at the Mall VRC Tournament!!  We are looking forward to an exciting day of competition. 

This will be a combined Middle and High School event.  Robot skills, judged awards, and engineering notebook judging will be available.  Please turn in the team’s engineering notebook at the inspection table.  Teams with a digital engineering notebook must provide a printed hard copy.

CHANGE of Location:

This tournament will be held at the Manassas Mall, 8300 Sudley Rd, Manassas Virginia.  The competition, skills, and practice fields will be located in a large open area.  The pits will be located within a storefront not far from the competition fields.  Specific locations within the mall will be forthcoming.

CHANGE in Directions:  Maps, entrance location, and directions will be forthcoming.

Unless a payment date/plan has been pre-coordinated via email with the EP, the registration fee must be paid by January 26, 2024, otherwise, the team will be moved to the waitlist. 

UPDATED Concession/Lunch Information:

We plan to have a small concession stand, offering water and snacks.  There are several fast-food restaurants in the mall, including Sbarro (pizza, etc.), Charleys Philly Steaks, Pupuseria, Subway, Ginnies Bakery, Tequeno World, Nori Japan, McDonalds, and Grill Kabob.  With the number of teams and students we plan to have at this event, we recommend that you pre-order pizzas.  As we get closer to the event, you will receive an email with additional information on ordering ahead.

COVID protocols for this event:

Please visit the Health and Safety Policies information page to stay abreast of any updates to the COVID protocol for this event.  If the protocol for this event changes, all teams will be notified.

Participant Release Form:

A Participant Release Form/Consent Form must be completed and uploaded for each team participant (students, coaches, and mentors) prior to the event.  As a reminder, only those team members and coaches/mentors with a signed Participant Release Form/Consent Form will be allowed to participate.   Please take a few minutes to electronically sign your forms as soon as possible. Upon arrival, all team members, coaches, and mentors must sign in at the check-in table.  The check-in list will identify all participants who have signed forms available online as of Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024Please take a few minutes to complete the forms as soon as possible. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 10-Feb-2024

Manassas Mall
8300 Sudley Road
Manassas, Virginia 20109
United States

Contact Information

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Please return here for updates up to the day of the event.  The schedule may change based on the total number of teams registered on the day of the event.

Updated: 12/17/23:

7:00 am:  Doors Open to Teams

7:00 am – 8:30 am:  Check-in, Inspections, Practice Fields Open

8:45 am – 9:00 am:  Drivers Meeting, Match Schedule Distribution 

9:00 am – 4:25 pm:  Skills Fields Open – (Closed during lunch break and at the end of the last qualification match)

9:15 am – 12:15 pm:  Qualification Matches

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm:  Lunch Break (Skills Fields closed)

1:00 pm – 4:25 pm:  Qualification Matches (Skills Fields close after the last qualification match)

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm:  Alliance Selection

5:15 pm – 6:15 pm:  Elimination Matches & Awards   

6:30 pm:  Event Clean Up


If you are interested in volunteering, please email Margie Eastman at [email protected].

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

An email will be sent to each team's primary and secondary POC in the event of bad weather. Teams should note that Northern Virginia area weather may differ from other parts of Virginia and should plan accordingly.  This tournament will be canceled only if The Dulles Town Center Mall closes due to the weather.  If a team is unable to attend due to weather, we will not offer refunds to no-shows due to poor weather.

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: 

  • If the Event Partner cancels the event due to bad weather, unforeseen circumstances, or COVID restrictions, the refund will be $40 per registered team.

If a Coach/Mentor completes registration for the event and then chooses to withdraw or not attend:

  • No refund will be issued.  However, once the event reaches maximum capacity, and if your slot can be filled by a team on the waitlist, we will be happy to refund your registration fee, less $10.00.

Unpaid Teams:

  • On Friday, January 26, 2024, unpaid teams will be placed on the waitlist, unless a payment date/plan has been pre-coordinated via email with the EP.

Health and Safety Policies

Please visit the CDC website for the latest COVID-19 information.  

If the protocol for this event changes, all teams will be notified.

Date: 10-Feb-2024
Manassas Mall
8300 Sudley Road
Manassas, Virginia 20109
United States

Travel Info

Teams are responsible for their own transportation and lodging costs. 


At this time, webcast will not be available.  However, please return here for any updates as we get closer to the day of the event. 

Judging Format

  • All 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.