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Sparks VRC Qualifier (MS/HS)

Event Code
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Spots Open
Event Region
South Carolina
Max Registrations per Organization
Standard Registration Opens
22-Oct-2022 07:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
26-Nov-2022 07:00 EST

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General Info

Pickens Middle School is located at the end of Main Street near McDonalds in Pickens SC.

Concessions will be sold. 

There are several restaurants within walking distance to the school and several pizza places that will deliver.  In addition to those options there are other restaurants within a 2-5 mile driving distance so getting lunch should not be a problem.  

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: No

Judging Format: In-Person judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 3-Dec-2022

Pickens Middle School
140 Torch Drive
Pickens, South Carolina 29671
United States

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7:30-8:15am: Registraion and Inspection  (turn in physical notebooks)

8:30am: Drivers meeting in Gymnasium (1 driver from each team with the head referee)

8:45am-11:45am: Qualification matches 

Lunch Break: 11:45am-12:30pm

12:30pm -1:45pm: Qualification matches continue

2:00pm: Alliance Selction

2:15pm -4:00pm: Alliance matches

4:00: clean-up and pack to go home

4:15pm: Awards ceremony in Gymnasium




If you would like to volunteer for this event, please contact event partner, Melissa Riddle.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the event of severe weather and/or SDPC cancelllation of the event, the makeup date for the event will be Dec 10.  If for some reason the makeup date is not allowed due to severe weather as well, team fees will be refunded by the event partner via Pickens Middle School.


Refund Policy

If the Event Partner cancels the event: 

  • Refunds will be given to each team less the $5.00 VRC fee.

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

  • That registration fee may be transerred to another team if the coach of that team notifies the event parnter before 12/1/2022.  However, no refunds will be issued.

Date: 3-Dec-2022
Pickens Middle School
140 Torch Drive
Pickens, South Carolina 29671
United States

Travel Info

If your team is traveling from far away, be advised that the clsoest hotels to Pickens Middle school are in Easley, SC or Clemson, SC. Both of those cities are approximately a 20 minute drive to Pickens.

Judging Format

Electronic Engineering Notebook Submissions

Team interviews will be conducted in-person at the Event. Engineering notebooks will be submitted electronically for evaluation, with a submission deadline of Sunday, November 27. 2022 at midnight.

 Please submit notebooks in Robot Events via the upload link.  











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