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Event Name

Virginia State Championship

Sponsored by Capital One

Date Venue

February 22, 2020

Atlee High School

9414 Atlee Station Rd Mechanicsville, Va 23116

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Last updated February 13, 2020


 Event Description: This event is free and open to the public!

More than 50 of the top High School and Middle School robotics teams from Virginia and Maryland compete to win a place at the FIRST Championship in Detroit, Michigan, April 29- May 2.

With FIRST Tech Challenge, middle and high school student teams design, build, and program robots to meet a complex engineering challenge, then compete head-to-head against other teams in a high-tech sporting event. With the guidance of adult coaches and mentors, teams build their robots and develop a playing strategy, which includes forming alliances with other teams. Teams earn awards for robot design, creativity, documentation, community outreach, “gracious professionalism” and competition on the field.

Our students:

  • Design, build, and program working robots based on sound engineering principles
  • Apply real-world math and science concepts
  • Develop problem-solving, organizational, and team-building skills
  • Compete and cooperate in alliances and tournaments
  • May earn a place in the East Super-Regional and World Championships
  • Can qualify for over $50 million in college scholarships



Official Event Schedule
7:00 AM    Team Check-In
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM   Inspection, Practice Matches, Judging Sessions 
10:00 AM   Driver's Meeting 
10:30 AM   Opening Ceremonies
10:45 AM - 12:30 PM   Qualification Matches
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM   Lunch Break
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM   Qualification Matches
3:00 PM   Alliance Selection
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM   Elimination Tournament
5:15 PM   Closing Ceremonies
6:30 PM  
Pits Close

Official schedule subject to change

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Event Information for Teams
Event Capacity:  56 teams Team Registration Cost: Registration Page
Team Event Assignments and Advancements to State Championship
Event Contact:  Ron Therrien at
Special Information:  View the FIRST Family Blog for the latest updates Consent Forms:  Available on the FIRST Chesapeake Consent Form page
Robot Inspection Checklist: Click Here Event PDF:  Not Available Yet
Team Lunch Pre-Orders: Due Feb 14th Concessions Menu


*Inclement Weather Policy for all 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 travelling teams make hotel reservations that are refundable. 


 Last updated October 21, 2019


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a FIRST Chesapeake Event,
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