Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
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Potomac School VRC Introductory Tournament (MS/HS)

Event Code
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Spots Open
Event Region
Max Registrations per Organization
Early-Bird Registration Opens
1-Aug-2022 13:40 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
24-Sep-2022 13:40 EDT
Registration Deadline
29-Oct-2022 13:41 EDT
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Thank you for your interest in the Potomac School Starter Tournament  This tournament is designed to allow new teams to compete and learn the basics of tournament play, and have a great time at an early season tournament. This is a great place to get your new teams excited about robotics and the competition season ahead.

This tournament will have Qualification matches, Alliance Selection, and an Elimination Bracket. Skills Challenges will be available to teams during lunch. There will be no judged awards at this event.

We're looking forward to a great tournament!

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: No Judging

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 5-Nov-2022

1301 Potomac School Rd
1301 Potomac School Road
McLean, Virginia 22101
United States

Contact Information

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7:00 am – Doors open to public

7:00 am – 9:30 am – Inspections

9:30 am – 9:45 am – Drivers Meetings

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Qualification Matches

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm – Lunch Break

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Qualification Matches

2:10 pm – 2:20 pm – Alliance Selection

2:35 pm – 4:00 pm – Eliminations & Awards  

(Hopefully it ends by 5:00, but built in that time just in case)

4:15 pm – Event clean up

5:30 pm – Event clean up


9:30 am – 2:00 pm – Skills Fields – Max of 3 attempts per type  

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm – Skill Fields – Attempts for teams who haven’t done one yet get priority


Teams will get 6 matches total during qualifications.  This is important to stay on schedule to maintain that 6 match schedule. So matches will only run a max of 1 minute behind for late teams or teams having problems with connection issues.  If there are field problems and we get more than 1 minute behind schedule, then time will be caught up in between matches until back on schedule.


Volunteers are the lifeblood of any event. This event would not be possible without the hard work and effort of our volunteers. All volunteers will receive lunch, and training on the day of the event. This event is designed to introduce volunteering at VEX Robotics Competition Events, and is a great way to learn the game and all the volunteer roles before we reach later events and the State Championship in March. 

Please email Oscar McCullough at for Volunteer Opportunities. 

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

If the event has to be cancelled due to bad weather, all teams will be reimbursed for the event.  Please see the refund tab for info on reimbursement.

All coaches will be emailed if it is cancelled. Please pay attention to the Weather channel if there looks like there will be snow.

Refund Policy

If the Event Partner cancels the event: 

  • The refund will only be $60, less the $5 processing fee the REC Foundation charges for each registrant, and to cover expenses incured leading up to the event.

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

  • No refund will be issued. 

Unpaid teams will be put on the waitlist two weeks before the event, unless payment has been worked out via email with the EP Oscar McCullough

Judging Format

No Judging