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2023 South Carolina Middle School State Championship

3-Mar-2023 - 4-Mar-2023 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
VEXNet Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
South Carolina
Standard Registration Opens
19-Sep-2022 08:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
24-Feb-2023 12:32 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

The 2023 South Carolina VRC High School State Championship looks forward to welcoming you to the ulitmate competition in South Carolina.

Invitations to the state championship will be sent to the email listed as the primary contact for the qualifying team.  Upon invitation you will have two weeks to accept before the opportunity is lost.  Please ensure your registration fee has been paid at least two weeks before the tournament or your spot will be lost.

The state championship offers qualifing spots to the VRC World Championship in Dallas, Texas. It is important to note teams will only have one week to register and pay for their spot to the VRC World Championship or forfeit their position.

Picture with layout of school grounds posted. Busses must use entrance C. Drop of students in the bus loop by door "3" Cafeteria. Cafeteria is where the crew pits are located. All other vehicles use entrance A and come through door "3".

Picture with indoor layout of Crew pits, Event Arena, posted. 

Lunch options. At this time we could have the Concession stands open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Other options, within 5 minutes driving distance: Subway, Chick-fil-A, Starbucks, McDonalds, Taco Bell, Chili's. 

No food or drinks in the Event Arena (gym). Because MS Crew pits are located in the Auxilliary Gy and food spillage.m, please be respectful and as much as possible avoid open liquid containers and food spillage.

Grade Level: Middle School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

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

River Bluff HS
320 Corley Mill Road
Lexington, South Carolina 29072
United States

Contact Information

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Tentative schedule:

3/3/2023 - FRIDAY afternoon CANCELLED

3/4/2023 - SATURDAY

6:30 AM Doors open
7:00 - 7:15  Registration
7:15 - 8:15 Inspection
7:10 Skills Fields Open
10:00 All Skills Fields Close

Opening Ceremony
Showcase: Spot the Robot

10:20 Drivers Meeting
10:30 Qualification Matches
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch Break and Skills
1:30 - 3:30 Qualification Matches
3:45 Alliance Selection
4:00 - 5:30 Elimination Rounds
5:30 Finals Matches
6:00 Awards Ceremony
6:30 Pit area closes
7:00 Doors close


Volunteering for the premier VEX VRC event in our beatiful state is a great opportunity to experience driven, passionate, and academic excelling robotics teams that compete for the ultimate prize of going to WORLDS VEX competition in Dallas. If you would like to volunteer, even for a few hours, please contact Horst Daichendt at or Sarah Tooley at

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

We will follow the guidelines of all state and local officials concerning the weather.  If the tournament must be cancelled due to weather, it will be rescheduled at a later date.

Refund and Payment Policies

The intent is for the State Finals to take place. Barring an unforseen event (i.e. pandemic, state closure), State Finals will be postponed, but not cancelled by the organizers. If event will be cancelled, then all teams will be refunded the registrations price minus $5.

All registered teams must pay within three weeks of their registration. 

If the registered team cancels their participation, there will be no refund.  


VEX Robotics South Carolina State Finals @ River Bluff High School - YouTube

Judging Format

All In-Person Judging - The Team Interviews and Engineering Notebooks will be judged in-person the day of the event. Teams are highly encouraged to submit an electronic copy of their digital notebook by Wednesday, March 1 by 11:59 p.m. to the judges. Digital notebook is the format used at Worlds, hence we strongly encourage for all teams to submit a electronic/digital copy of their engeneering notebook.

  •  Digital Engineering Notebook Submissions / In Person Team Interviews: Team interviews will be conducted in-person at the event. Engineering notebooks will be submitted digitally for evaluation  via a link found within the "My Account" panel of the team contact on RobotEvents. Submission deadline: Wednesday, March 1 by 11:59 p.m.