Blakefield Robotics Challenge II - VRC Spin Up
- Event Code
- VEX Robotics Competition
- Event Type
- Event Format
- Spots Open
- Event Region
- Max Registrations per Organization
- Early-Bird Registration Opens
- 14-Sep-2022 12:00 EDT
- Standard Registration Opens
- 17-Dec-2022 12:00 EST
- Registration Deadline
- 25-Jan-2023 11:24 EST
- This event has reached capacity. Teams on waitlist may still be added.
- It is past the registration deadline.
This event size is 48 teams.
The Blakefield Robotics Challenge is back! Join us at Loyola Blakefield, 500 Chestnut Avenue, Towson, MD 21204 for VRC - Spin Up! This event is for both Middle and High School robotics teams.
Doors will open at 7:30AM with registration and inspection beginning at 8:00 AM. Teams not inspected by 8:30AM may not be added to the event so please plan to arrive early enough to allow set up time.
Grade Level: All
Skills Challenge Offered: Yes
Judging Format: All In-Person Judging
Event Dates & Locations
500 Chestnut Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204
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The tentative agenda is as follows:
7:30 AM - Doors/Pits open*
8:45 AM - Registration closes. Driver meeting.
9:00AM – 12:00 PM - Qualifications
12:00 - 12:45 PM - Lunch
1:00 - 3:00 PM - Qualifications
3:00 PM - Alliance Selection
3:30 PM - Elimination matches
4:00 PM - Finals
4:15 PM - Awards and Recognitions
*We will open skills at 8:00 AM and keep it open through lunch to close at 2:00 PM
We encourage you to please sign up as a volunteer. Access our volunteer sign up at:
Volunteers please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Emergency/Bad Weather Policy
In the event of inclement weather, notification of the tournament status (cancelled/delayed) will be made on the Loyola Blakefield webpage at www.loyolablakefield.org
Loyola Blakefield has its own snow removal personnel who can clear and treat roads, sidewalks, and parking lots for weekend events.
Our 'snow date' for the tournament is Sunday, January 29th.
Refunds for registered teams will only be provided to teams that cancel before January 7, 2023. Refund wil be 75% of the entry fee. After January 7, 2023 refunds will only be issued if the tournament fills and your team's space can be filled by a team on the waiting list.
Contact Ryan Bromwell for more information.
In the event of cancellation due to inclement weather, the refund will be 75% of the registration fee.
Health and Safety Policies
For the 2022-2023 school year, Loyola Blakefield remains a mark-optional setting.
We ask that a student who has symptoms of an infectious illness such as COVID-19, influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and gastrointestinal infections, should refrain from attending the tournament until (s)he is symptom-free for 24 hours. If symptoms, known exposure, or consultation with a healthcare provider necessitate a COVID-19 test, (s)he should remain home until he receives a negative test (rapid or PCR test is accepted). The following chart provides guidance for students and staff for a variety of COVID-19 scenarios:
If a student attends the tournament and then tests positive for COVID-19 shortly after, please contact our school nurse: email@example.com or 443-841-3348. Full compliance with reporting procedures enables us to track any on-campus exposure and to partner with the Baltimore County Department of Health most efficiently on any necessary contact tracing and outreach.
Per the Maryland Department of Health, Universal contact tracing is no longer recommended in schools. Community members (staff, students, etc.) who test positive for COVID-19 are encouraged to notify their own close contacts. Close contacts are defined as someone who was less than 6 feet away from an infected person (laboratory-confirmed or a clinical diagnosis) for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period (for example, three individual 5-minute exposures for a total of 15 minutes). An infected person can spread SARS-CoV-2 starting 2 days before they have any symptoms (or, for asymptomatic people, 2 days before the positive specimen collection date).
We encourage all attendees to pursue vaccinations/boosters to provided added protection against community spread and severe illness. Hand sanitizer will be available at the event. Frequent hand-washing is encouraged.
Date: 28-Jan-2023Loyola Blakefield High School
500 Chestnut Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204
Loyola Blakefield is located at 500 Chestnut Avenue in Towson, MD 21204.
From the exit: We are located just 2 miles south of Baltimore Beltway (I-695) exit 25 - Charles Street. On the exit ramp, bear right and follow the signs for MD-139 South/Charles Street. Proceed through two traffic lights. At the third traffic light (governing a left turn only) - turn left onto Chestnut Avenue and proceed up hill to the entrance to Loyola Blakefield (tennis courts on the left, football field on the right). The tournament will be held in Knott Hall, the large building at the end of the football field with the clock tower.
From the North - Take I-83 South to Baltimore Beltway (I-695) East. On the exit ramp pick up with the directions from above.
From the South - Take I-95 North to Baltimore Beltway (I-695) North (exit 49B) toward Towson. From I-695 take exit 25 and follow directions from above.
From the West - Take I-70 East toward Baltimore. At its terminus take exit 91B (I-695 toward New York/Towson). Follow I-695 to exit 25 and follow directions from above.
From the Northeast - Take I-95 S towards Baltimore. Take exit 64 onto Baltimore Beltway I-695 west towards Towson. Take exit 25 and proceed to traffic light. At the light turn left onto Bellona Avenue. At the next light (Charles Street) turn left. Proceed through two three lights. At the fourth traffic light (governing a left turn only) - turn left onto Chestnut Avenue and proceed up hill to the entrance to Loyola Blakefield (tennis courts on the left, football field on the right). The tournament will be held in Knott Hall, the large building at the end of the football field with the clock tower.
From the Southeast - Take US-50 west to I-97 North. Proceed to I-95 west and follow directions from the South above.
The live stream for our event can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/live/hVphN8QVKB8
We will following in-person judging of teams and notebooks as described below.
- 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.