Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
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The Friendship DC VRC Open

Collegiate Academy

20-Jan-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
Smart Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
District of Columbia
Max Registrations per Organization
Standard Registration Opens
15-Nov-2023 12:00 EST
Registration Deadline
8-Jan-2024 17:14 EST
Payment Deadline
8-Jan-2024 18:15 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event has been canceled.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Friendship Collegiate Academy Early College High School is located directly across from the Minnesota Avenue (Orange Line) Metro station.  We annually host FLL and Vex robotics tournaments.  Participation in our VRC tournament makes any DC organization or LEA eligible for the DC State VRC Championship, which is a qualifier for Worlds. 

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 20-Jan-2024

Friendship Collegiate School
4095 Minnesota Avenue Northeast
Washington, District of Columbia 20019
United States

Contact Information

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  •  8:00 AM - Doors open

  •  8:00 AM - 9:30 AM - Check in, inspection and practice

  •  8:00 AM - 9:00 AM - Volunteer Training

  •  9:30 AM - 9:45 AM - Mandatory drivers meeting

  • 9:45 AM - Kickoff of event Ceremonies

  • 10:00AM - 1:00PM Skills Challenge (3 Driver Controlled;3 Autonomous)

  • 12:00 PM - Lunch Break

  • 1:45PM - Alliance Selection

  •  2:00 PM - Elimination Rounds

  •  3:00 PM - Awards and Closing


Volunteers Needed:  Please consider volunteering to help at the tournament.  There are volunteer positions available, please contact Fred Davy ([email protected])  to sign up.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Friendship Public Charter Schools will broadcast Emergency/Bad Weather closings over local radio and TV news stations.  The tournament will be cancelled if the Friendship Public Charter Schools are closed.

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: 


If a Coach/Mentor completes registration for the event then chooses to withdraw or not attend: A full refund will be given if notified at least 7 business days from the tournament date.  Any cancellations within the week of the tournament are subject to a partial refund.  No Shows forfeit their refunds.


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.













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