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Week 2
March 10 - 12, 2023


Walt Whitman High School

Parking & Load In

Walt Whitman High School
7100 Whittier Blvd, Bethesda, MD 20817

Overnight Parking

Thomas Pyle Middle School
6311 Wilson Ln, Bethesda, MD 20817

Meal Order Form

All orders are due by Thursday, March 2, 2023. Payment due by cash, check, or credit card no later than 9am Saturday, March 11th. All orders will be confirmed via email to the address provided. Questions, please email [email protected]
Each team should assign one person to make the order and payment for the entire team.


Donut – $1

Hot Dog – $3

Hamburger – $6

Cheeseburger – $6

Veggie Burger – $6

Candy/Granola bar/Chips – $1

Pretzel – $2

Coffee – $1

Water – $1

Soda – $1

Gatorade – $2

*Availability subject to change


Competing Teams

Friday, March 10, 2023
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM Pits Open, Inspection (Teams Only – not open to the public)
Saturday, March 11, 2023
8:00 AM  Pits and Inspections Open
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Field Open for Calibration
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Drivers Meeting Submit a Drivers Meeting Question
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Practice Matches
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Opening Ceremonies 
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Qualification Matches
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM – 7:00 PM Qualification Matches
8:00 PM Pits Close
Sunday, March 5, 2023
8:00 AM Pits Open
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Opening Ceremonies
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM Qualification Matches
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM Alliance Selections
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM Playoff Matches and Awards Note:  Awards will begin during Semi-finals matches ~3:30 PM
7:00 PM Pits Close

Pit Map

Pits will be 9′ x 9′

Health & Safety

Appropriate safety attire, including safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, are required while in the pits. 

We encourage all visitors wear a masks in the pits and in the stands. Please stay home if you are experiencing symptoms of illness, especially shortness of breath, fever, cough, or congestion. 

Q & A Forum

If you have not already, make sure you check out and review the questions and answers on the FIRST Robotics Competition Official Q&A Forum.  There are currently (as of 02/17) 188 Questions and Answers about Robot build and game play rules in Game Manuals.  More questions and answers are added weekly!


Inclement Weather Policy for FIRST Chesapeake Events

Any changes to our event schedule will be determined by the policy of the event venue or hosting school district. Because of this, we recommend that all traveling teams make hotel reservations that are refundable.

In case of inclement weather the day of a FIRST Chesapeake event, click to call (804.404.3134) after 5am for updates.

Event Sponsor

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