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Potomac School VRC Tournament (MS Only)

Date
14-Jan-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
RE-VRC-23-3517
Program
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Field Control System
Smart Field Control
Capacity
30
Spots Open
0
Event Region
Virginia
Max Registrations per Organization
12
Early-Bird Registration Opens
10-Oct-2023 12:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
3-Dec-2023 12:00 EST
Registration Deadline
22-Dec-2023 12:01 EST
Payment Deadline
22-Dec-2023 12:00 EST
Price
$105.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Welcome:

Welcome to the Potomac School VRC Middle School Tournament  We are looking forward to an exciting day of competition. 

Robot Skills, judged awards, and engineering notebook judging will be available.  Please turn in the team’s engineering notebook at the inspection table. Teams with a digital engineering notebook must provide a printed hardcopy.

Location:
This tournament will be held at The Potomac School's Spangler Center in McLean, VA. Parking and entrance locations will be emailed to coaches prior to the event.

Payment:
Unless a payment date/plan has been precoordinated via email with the EP, registration fee must be paid by December 22, 2023, otherwise team will be moved to the waitlist. 

Concessions:

Light refreshments will be sold throughout the event. Teams will be able to pre-order lunch for their teams and spectators.

COVID protocols for this event:

At this time, there are no specific COVID protocols for this event.  Please visit the Health and Safety Polices information page to stay abreast of any changes to the COVID protocol for this venue.

Participant Release Form:
A Participant Release Form/Consent Form must be completed and uploaded for all team participants (students, coaches, and mentors) prior to the event.  As a reminder, only those team members and coaches/mentors with a signed Participant Release Form/Consent Form will be allowed to participate.   Please take a few minutes to complete and upload the forms as soon as possible. Upon arrival, all team members, coaches, and mentors must sign in at the check-in table.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 


Grade Level: Middle School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 14-Jan-2024

Venue/Location:
1301 Potomac School Rd
1301 Potomac School Road
McLean, Virginia 22101
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

 

7:00am Doors Open to Team
7:00 - 8:30 Check-ins, Inspections, Practices Fields Open
8:45 -9:00 Drivers Meeting, Match Schedule Distribution
9:00 - 2:00 Skills Field Open (Closes during lunch break and at the end of the last qualification match)
9:15 - 12:15 Qualifications Matches 
12:15 - 12:45 Lunch Break - Transition between morning and afternoon shift, Skills Fields Closed
12:45 - 2:00 Qualifications Matches 
2:15 - 2:45 Alliance Selection 
3:15 - 4:15 Elimination Matches
4:20pm Awards
4:30pm Clean up

Volunteer

You can sign up to volunteer here.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

An email will be sent to each team's primary and secondary POC in the event of bad weather. Teams should note that Northern Virginia area weather may differ from other parts of Virginia and should plan accordingly.  This tournament will be cancelled only if The Potomac School closes due to weather. Teams that choose not to attend due to weather will not receive a refund.

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: 

  • To cover processing fees and expenses leading up to the tournament, the refund will be $60.

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

  • No refund will be issued. 

Unpaid teams will be put on the waitlist December 22, 2023, unless payment has been worked out via email with the EP Brian McCarthy.

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.