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Black Rock Open: Middle / High School Blended Event

9-Dec-2023 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
Smart Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
Pennsylvania - East
Standard Registration Opens
4-Oct-2023 12:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
4-Dec-2023 13:45 EST
Payment Deadline
4-Dec-2023 14:30 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Whether you are a new middle school team looking for some early season competition experience, or a high school teaming gearing up for the Sugar Rush Signature Event, the Black Rock Open will be a great way to get your season started.  This event will not include judging, allowing teams to focus on their compeition and skills performance.  All middle school and high school VRC teams are welcome to register.

Come for the competition, stay for the snack bar!   100% all-beef hot dogs will be available, along with other food and beverages.  

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: No Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 9-Dec-2023

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

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Updated 11/25/2023

7:30am - Doors open: check-in and setup pit area

7:45am - 9:00am - Inspection / limited practice (4 teams per field, 10 minute sessions) - Main competition area.  Teams MUST pass inspection before practicing!

9:05am - 9:20am - Driver's meeting

9:30am - 12:00pm - Qualifying Match Rounds (Skills will open at 9:30am)

Approximately 12:00pm - 12:45pm - Lunch

12:45pm - 2:00pm - Qualifying continued.  Skills will close after the final qualification match

2:20pm - Alliance Selection

2:30pm -4:00 (approximate) Elimination rounds

4:15pm - Clean up and Event Close


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

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

If the event needs to be postponed due to weather, the plan will be to compete on Sunday, December 10, 2023, following the same agenda.  Potential postponement will be determined by LMSD administration.

Refund and Payment Policies

A full refund (minus the five dollar RECF charge) will be given to teams that withdraw by Monday, December 4, 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, December 4, 2023 or teams will not be allowed to compete.

Date: 9-Dec-2023
Black Rock Middle School
1860 Montgomery Avenue
Villanova, Pennsylvania 19085
United States

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There are no plans to livestream the event.

Judging Format

This event WILL NOT include judging.