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Kalahari Classic VEX IQ Robotics Competition Signature Event

Middle School

21-Jan-2025 - 22-Jan-2025 Add to Calendar
VEX IQ Robotics Competition
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Max Registrations per Organization
Early-Bird Registration Opens
1-Oct-2024 12:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
15-Oct-2024 12:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
31-Dec-2024 12:00 EST
Payment Deadline
1-Nov-2024 19:00 EDT

A maximum of 50% of team registrations can be from any one event region

Region Maximum % # Spots Allowed # Spots Remaining
Ohio 50% 25 25
This event is closed to registration because:
  • Registration opens at a future date.

Allgemeine information

Welcome to the Kalahari Classic VIQRC Middle School Signature Event 2025!

This will be a fun, challenging, and competitive event for all.

It's fun because you have access to one of the largest indoor water parks in the United States of America. It's challenging because we aim to bring the best of the best VEX Robotics teams together from Ohio and beyond so we can offer high-level competition and better prepare our students for the future. Our setup is similar to VEX Worlds, enabling us to provide a great student experience for all!  This Signature Event starts with a team procession where every team gets to walk the stage, has an experienced & knowledgable key volunteer staff, and continues to offer an upbeat, high energy, fun competition environment!

There will be three World Spots offered at this event: Excellence (1), Teamwork Champions (2)

We will contact registered teams closer to the event with more details including event information, directions, event maps, schedules, and food information.  In the meantime, you can find us here:


Ready for a Water Game?  Plan your stay at one of the nation's largest indoor water parks! 

Please see the Hotel Information tab about room rates and the link to reserve your room.

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Klassenstufe: Middle School

Herausforderung der roboterfähigkeiten: Ja

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Datum: 21-Jan-2025 - 22-Jan-2025

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions - Sandusky
7000 Kalahari Drive
Sandusky, Ohio 44870
United States


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Tuesday, January 21st

Tentative Agenda

3:00 PM Doors Open
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM       Registration / Inspections / Skills
5:10 PM Team Procession
5:45 PM Opening Ceremony & Event Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Qualification Matches / Skills Open

**Each team will get three matches on Tuesday evening.


Wednesday, January 22nd

Tentative Agenda

8:15 AM Doors Open
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM Qualification Matches / Skills Open
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM      Final matches
12:30 PM  Awards Ceremony
1:00 PM Water Park!

**All teams will experience an additional 7 matches on Day #2, for a total of 10 qualification matches each.

Sich freiwillig melden

Be a part of the excitement by joining the team of volunteers who will help in a variety of ways to make this event a success for the students involved!  You can register for an entire day, or just a portion of the day as your schedule permits for most positions.

Lunch is included for all full-day volunteers.

Want to find out more about volunteer roles and expectations? Visit the REC Foundation Knowledge Base at REC Foundation > Volunteers to check out position descriptions and find volunteer training materials.

Please use the following link to register if you would like to help volunteer in some capacity at the Kalahari Classic event this year:

Volunteer Link coming soon!

Richtlinie für not-/schlechtwettersituationen

Teams will be notified 24 hours prior to the event if there is a weather concern for the event.

Refund and Payment Policies

Regardless of whether the Event Partner or the Team cancels: 

Registration fees will not be refunded. 


All live streams can be found on the Kalahari Classic YouTube Channel

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.


Registration fees are due within three weeks of registration or by November 1st, 2024, whichever comes first.  Any teams that fail to pay registration or submit a PO within these guidelines will be moved to the waitlist and the spot will be opened up to other teams.  

Hotel Information

Hotel Information

Thank you for choosing the Kalahari Resort. Here is the information for your group to reserve through our online reservations system.

The link is: COMING SOON!

Once you click on the link you will select attendee and it will take you to the event pricing web page for this event. No passcode required this year!


**Please note, the rooms will be available online until the cutoff date or until the rooms are gone, whichever comes first. Please reach out if you have any issues with reserving your rooms** 

Daily Room Rates



Important Reservation Information

Resort Fee of $24.99 is waived

Standard Run of the House Sleeping rooms will provide four (4) wristbands each day to the nation’s largest indoor water park, additional person in sleeping room at $25.00 each per day. Larger rooms will include a greater amount of wristbands.

Deposit policy for individual reservations: One night (plus tax) at the time the reservation is made. Cancellation policy for individual reservations: 72 hours, or more, prior to arrival to receive full refund less $25.00 processing fee. Less than 72 hours prior to scheduled arrival forfeits entire deposit.

Transportation Information

Concierge service located in Resort Lobby – individual pricing is available to guests to include Cleveland Hopkins Airport and local attractions shuttle.

General Information

Complimentary wireless internet for all guests in the hotel and meeting rooms.
Complimentary on-site, self-parking for all guests
20% off all services at Spa Kalahari for all guests.

Signature Event Early Bird Policy

All Signature Events will have a specific Early Bird Registration that is independent of all local/regional Early Bird systems:

  • Each team starts the season with three (3) opportunities to register during the Signature Event Early-Bird period
    • An opportunity is taken away each time the team registers for a Signature Event, whether during the Signature Event Early-Bird period or Standard period
    • A Signature Event Early-Bird opportunity is not taken away if a team registers for a tournament hosted by their school or organization (where the team’s coach is the Event Partner)
  • Signature Event Early Bird Registration will open 16 weeks before the event at 12:00PM EST
    • Note: Modifications to this may be made for events in August and September
  • Standard Registration will open 14 weeks before the event at 12:00PM EST
  • An Event Partner may register their own teams to their Signature Event during Signature Event Early Bird Registration no matter how many other Signature Events they are already registered for  
    • The Event Partner must be the Primary Contact for the teams they are registering

Team Swapping is not allowed within 2 weeks of the event