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The Q&A is closed for the 2021-2022 season. Any rule changes or clarifications pertaining to the 2022 VEX Robotics World Championship will be included in the April 5 Game Manual Update. Teams attending VEX Worlds who wish to pre-submit questions for the driver's meeting should have received a contact form via email; if not, please contact your REC Foundation Team Engagement Manager for more information.

Official Q&A: VIQC 2021-2022: Pitching In

Usage Guidelines All Questions

Elementary Team wishes to Play Up mid-season.


I have an Elementary team that wishes to "play up" for the remainder of the season. They have already participated in several tournaments. In the game definitions section of the rules under team, it states “Elementary School Teams may “play up” and compete as a Middle School Team”. It identifies that this can be done at registration.

It also states that: “Once declared and playing as a Middle School Team, that Team may not change back to a Elementary School Team for the remainder of the season.”

I am asking if my team is allowed to "play up" or do we have to add a middle school participant that has not participated on another team to justify the move.

Thank you for your prompt response.

Answered by committee

The best time to make this decision is during the team registration process. If you have already registered as an Elementary School Team, please contact your REC Foundation Team Engagement Manager for assistance.