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Black Rock Middle School Spin-Up VRC MS Qualifying Tournament

11-Feb-2023 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
Spots Open
Event Region
Pennsylvania - East
Early-Bird Registration Opens
12-Oct-2022 12:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
31-Dec-2022 12:00 EST
Registration Deadline
1-Feb-2023 11:59 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

This event has Early Bird Registration enabled. Please see this link for more information.

This is a middle school only event, formally held at Welsh Valley. There will be a skills field, along notebook judging, with the opportunity to win the Judges, Design, and Excellence Awards.  More information about parking and the competition space will be added closer to the time of the event.

Come for the competition, stay for the snack bar!   Pizza orders will be available, along with other food and beverages.  NOTE:  We will not be selling pizza by the slice.

Grade Level: Middle School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 11-Feb-2023

Black Rock Middle School
1860 Montgomery Avenue
Villanova, Pennsylvania 19085
United States

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7:30am - Doors open, setup in pit area

7:45am - Check-in opens

8:15am - 9:00am - Inspections / practice

9:05am - 9:15am - Driver's meeting

9:30am - 11:50am - Qualifying Match Rounds (Skills will open at 9:30)

Approximately 11:50am - 12:30pm - Lunch

12:35pm - 12:50pm - Alliance Selection

1:00pm - 2:00pm - Elimination Rounds

2:15pm - Awards

2:30pm - Clean up and Event Close


We could always use volunteers!  Please email John VSoske at if you are interesed in helping out.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the unlikely event the competition needs to be canceled for COVID related reasons, it will not be rescheduled and a full refund will be issued.  If the event needs to be postponed due to weather, the plan will be to compete on Sunday, February 12, 2023, following the same agenda.

Refund and Payment Policies

A full refund (minus the five dollar RECF charge) will be given to teams that withdraw by Monday, February 6, 2023 or in the case of event cancellation.   No refunds will be given after this date unless the event is cancelled.  Teams must be paid in full or alternate arrangements must be made by Monday, February 6, 2023 or teams will not be allowed to compete.

Health and Safety Policies

This event will follow all district and county health and safety guidelines.  Any requirements or restrictions will be listed here and coaches / mentors will be contacted.  Currently, there are no planned distancing or masking requirements.

Date: 11-Feb-2023
Black Rock Middle School
1860 Montgomery Avenue
Villanova, Pennsylvania 19085
United States

Travel Info

Black Rock Middle School
1860 Montgomery Ave,
Villanova, PA 19085


The event will be livestreamed.  The link will be posted on the day of the competition, shortly before qualification matches begin.

Judging Format

  •  In-Person Judging - The Team Interviews and Engineering Notebooks will be judged in-person the day of the event. 
  • As of 2/1/2023:  We will only be accepting PHYSICAL engineering notebooks!  Please be ready to turn in a physical notebook or printout when you check in.