Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
Inspiring students, one robot at a time.


Event Code
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Spots Open
Event Region
Early-Bird Registration Opens
12-Oct-2022 12:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
24-Dec-2022 12:00 EST
Registration Deadline
21-Jan-2023 13:05 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Welcome to BCPS Office of Career and Technical (CTE) VEX Robotics Competition Tournament

Thank you for your interest in this event. 

Teams are encouraged to upload the Participant Release Form for each student.  The form can be found in Documents link to the left.  The Event Partner will check that all forms are uploaded prior to the event, as this is part of the check-in/inspection process. 

Teams are reminded that their robot will be inspected at check-in.  The Inspection Form can also be found in the Documents link to the left. 

The event will be held at PARKVILLE MIDDLE SCHOOL & CENTER OF TECHNOLOGY 8700 Avondale Road   Parkville, MD 21234

  • Doors will open at 7:30 AM.
  • Registration with inspection will take place from 7:40 AM - 8:30 AM
  • Teams not registered and inspected by 8:30 AM will not be added to event.
  • Please plan on arriving by 7:30 AM to allow time to set-up.
  • Event will start at approximately 8:45 AM.
  • On site snack and food items will be available for purchase.

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 4-Feb-2023

Parkville Middle School
8711 Avondale Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21234
United States

Contact Information

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AGENDA (Tentative)

7:00AM                       Doors Open

7:00AM - 8:30AM       Check-in / Robot Inspections (All teams must be checked in by 8:30AM)

8:45AM                       Drivers Meeting

9:00AM - 12:00PM     Qualification Matches / Judging 

9:30AM                       Skills Open

12:00PM - 12:55PM    Lunch Break

1:00PM                       Skills Close

1:00PM - 2:00PM        Qualifiation Matches

2:15PM                       Alliance Selections

2:45PM                       Elimination Quarter and Semi-Finals

3:00PM                        Finals 

3:30PM-4:00PM          Awards Presentations

4:15PM                        Clean-up 


Volunteer Coordinator Contact

Experience Level

  • No previous experience is needed for most volunteer positions. 

Time Commitment

  • You can register for an entire day, or just a portion of the day as your schedule permits for most positions.


  • Lunch is included for all full-day volunteers.

Open Volunteer Positions

  • Head Judge: Previous experience required.
  • Head Referee: Previous experience required.
  • Scorekeeper Referees:  Previous experience preferred, but not required.
  • Field Resetters: No previous experience required.

For Additional Info

  • Want to find out more about these volunteer roles and expectations? Visit the REC Foundation Knowledge Base at REC Foundation > Volunteers to check out position descriptions and find volunteer training materials.
  • Once you have an assigned volunteer role, please carefully review all guides and training materials posted for your role in the Knowledge Base at REC Foundation > Volunteers to prepare for your volunteer shift.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

When weather conditions or forecasted conditions threaten the safety of children, staff, and visitors, Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS), must make decisions to cancel events and activities to ensure everyone is able to get to stay home or return home without incident.

As COVID-19 metrics continue to evolve across the state and county, BCPS will follow recommendations from local, state, and federal health experts to guide its decisions regarding extracurricular events and activities.

Please check the page and local media outlets prior to and including the day of the event for status updates.  Information about school based events is announced publicly as soon as possible on local radio and television stations and other media including the Internet.

In the event of cancellation, refunds will be distributed minus the RECF fee.

Refund Policy

Refunds for registered teams will only be provided to teams that cancel three weeks prior to event. Refund wil be 75% of the entry fee.


Health and Safety Policies

COVID-19 Related Event Modifications

Our number one priority is the health and safety of our students, staff, and visitors.  As a precaution, please follow safety protocols and keep participants home if they have ANY symptoms. 

We will continually assess, based on current government guidelines, whether to postpone, cancel, or significantly reduce the number of attendees when necessary.

Date: 4-Feb-2023
Parkville Middle School
8711 Avondale Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21234
United States

Travel Info


8700 Avondale Road

Parkville, MD 21234

United States


The event partner will make every attempt to live stream the event.

Stay tuned for the link to be posted here and shared with the school teachers/coaches.

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.