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Blakefield Robotics Challenge III - VRC Over Under

Middle School / High School, All In Person Judging

Date
27-Jan-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
RE-VRC-23-1581
Program
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Field Control System
N/A
Capacity
60
Spots Open
2
Event Region
Maryland
Max Registrations per Organization
10
Early-Bird Registration Opens
13-Sep-2023 12:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
16-Dec-2023 12:00 EST
Registration Deadline
22-Jan-2024 16:45 EST
Payment Deadline
22-Jan-2024 12:37 EST
Price
$110.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event has reached capacity. Teams on waitlist may still be added.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

The Blakefield Robotics Challenge III - VRC Over Under is waiting for you to join!  Come visit us at Loyola Blakefield, 500 Chestnut Avenue, Towson, MD 21204 for VRC - Over Under! 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

Date: 27-Jan-2024

Venue/Location:
Loyola Blakefield High School
500 Chestnut Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

The tentative agenda is as follows:

AGENDA:

Saturday, January 27th

7:30 AM - Doors/Pits open*

8:30 AM - Registration closes.

8:45 AM - Driver meeting.

9:00AM  – 12:00 PM - Qualifications; Robot Skills reopens

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 - Judges and Skills Award Presentation

4:15 PM - Finals

4:30 PM - Final Awards and Recognitions

*We will open skills at 8:00 AM and keep it open through lunch to close at 2:00 PM

Volunteer

We encourage you to please sign up as a volunteer. Access our volunteer sign up at:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F054BAAAD22A5F85-blakefield4

Volunteers please contact [email protected]

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 28th.

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: 

In the event of cancellation due to inclement weather or other circumstance, the refund will be 75% of the registration fee. 

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

Full refunds for registered teams will be provided to teams that cancel before January 8, 2024.  After January 8, 2024 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.

 

Health and Safety Policies

For the 2023-2024 school year, Loyola Blakefield remains a mask-optional setting.

We ask that students, coaches, or parents who have symptoms of an infectious illness such as COVID-19, influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), or gastrointestinal infections, 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). 

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: 27-Jan-2024
Loyola Blakefield High School
500 Chestnut Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204
United States

Travel Info

Loyola Blakefield is located at 500 Chestnut Avenue in Towson, MD 21204.

From Baltimore Beltway exit 25: 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

Webcast

Live Stream of the Tournament can be found on YouTube at 7135 Loyola Blakefield Robotics

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.