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2023 Virginia Middle School VRC State Championship

3-Mar-2023 - 4-Mar-2023 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
Spots Open
Event Region
Standard Registration Opens
1-Aug-2022 07:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
25-Feb-2023 12:00 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

The VRC Middle School State Championship is a two day event in Doswell, VA at the Meadow Event Park.  Teams must qualify for the tournament by participating in a regional event by February 18th, 2023.  Teams qualify by winning awards at a local tournament or by invitation based on the highest skills scores posted in Virginia during the season. 

As in previous years, teams will be in roughly a 10'x10' booth with pipe and drape, a table, 2 chairs, and a pit sign in the west half of the venue.  Skills challenges, practice fields, and matches will take place in the east half of the venue.  Teams will have 8 matches and 3 attempts at each skills challenge (driving and programming).  Parking is available on the west side of the venue.


We are always in search of volunteers, who are the gears that keep robotics events turning, and are the driving force behind giving students in robotics the most positive experience. We invite you to volunteer here.


Grade Level: Middle School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 3-Mar-2023 - 4-Mar-2023

The Meadow Event Park
13191 Dawn Boulevard
Doswell, Virginia 23047
United States

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Thursday 3/2/2023
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM Setup Day: Teams that come and help set up will be able to set up their pits early and use the fields for practice and run early skills
Friday 3/3/2023
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM  :   Doors Open, Check-In, Inspection and Practice Fields Open
               10:00 AM  :   Teams must check-in by this time. One student & Robot
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM  : Drivers Meeting
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM  :   Opening Ceremony
12:30 PM - 5:30 PM  :   Skills Fields Open
1:00 PM -  2:00 PM  : Practice Matches
2:00 PM - 4:20 PM  :   Qualification Matches
4:20 PM - 5:15 PM  :   Break - VEX IQ Elementary Finals & Awards
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM  :   Qualification Matches
6:15 PM - 6:30 PM  :   PITS CLOSE - Secure your belongings
Saturday 3/4/2023
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM  :   Doors Open and Practice Fields Open
9:00 AM - 9:40 AM  :   Awards & Welcoming
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM  :   Qualification Matches
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM  :   Skills Fields Open
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM  :   Lunch Break
12:45 PM - 2:00 PM  : Qualification Matches
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM  :   Alliance Selection
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM  :   Round of 16 and Quarterfinals
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM  : Finals and Awards
5:45 PM - 6:30 PM  :   Pack Up & Clean Up


If you are interested in volunteering for the 2023 State Championship, please use this signup form. 

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

We will update any cancellations on the RobotEvents page and via email. In the event of bad weather we will attempt to modify the event to fit within this weekend.  In the event of a complete cancellation details will be emailed to teams on how to proceed.

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels/postpones the event: 

  • We will issue partial refunds to teams who cannot attend the alternate date.

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

  • Partial refunds of $270 will be issued up to February 1, 2023. Any teams cancelling beyond this date or not showing for the event will not receive a refund.

Teams that do not pay will not be allowed to participate.


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World Championship Qualifications

Virginia VRC – Middle School has been granted 16 World Championship spots:

  • 1 Excellence Award Winner
  • 2 Tournament Champions
  • 2 Tournament Finalists
  • 4 Tournament Semi-Finalists
  • 1 Design Award Winner
  • 1 Robot Skills Champion
  • 1 Innovate Award Winner
  • 1 Think Award Winer
  • 1 Amaze Award Winner
  • 1 Build Award Winner
  • 1 Create Award Winner

If a team double-qualifies for a World Championship spot, the state’s next highest ranking team from the State Championship skills list receives the invitation. World Championship invitations from the Event Skills Standings are issued by email after the results of the State Championship have been posted at, and will not be announced at the State Championship.

World Championship qualifying awards and invitations are issued to teams whether or not the teams have expressed an intention to attend the event. Unaccepted World Championship invitations are not offered or transferred to other teams.