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Battle by the Beach VIQC Signature Event (ES/MS)

11-Nov-2022 - 12-Nov-2022
Event Code
VEX IQ Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Spots Open
Event Region
Texas - Region 3
Max Registrations per Organization
Registration Deadline
1-Nov-2022 08:49 EDT
Region Maximum % # Spots Allowed # Spots Remaining
Texas - Region 3 50% 30 2

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General Info


Battle by the Beach will be hosted at Texas A&M Galveston.

It will consist of two blended events VEX IQ's Slap-shot & VEX VRC's Spin Up. 

Our Staff:

We have some amazing referees who have been in the VEX game for longer than anyone around. They recently volunteered at the World Championship in Dallas and are amazing! A few are actually former World Champions!

Our judges will be current students and staff from Texas A&M. Students will be able to ask them questions as well, and are highly encouraged to prepare a list of questions that they would like to know about typical college life, tough assignments, or the campus itself. 

Live streaming:

Our event will be live-streamed on YouTube. Links will be posted and shared prior to the event. 

Fun stuff to do!

Sea life Facilities


Students will also be provided a tour of the university and even get a peek at student housing. 

Visiting TAMUG - Texas A&M Galveston, TX

There are a plethora of hotels to choose from that your teams and families will receive discount codes for!

In addition,  Visit Galveston has secured special QR codes that will be shared with all registered teams to provide discounts for dining, and entertainment such as the Pleasure Pier, Moody Gardens, and local museums. 

The Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier is a MUST SEE! | Galveston  pleasure pier, Galveston island, Galveston

Food and drinks- No outside food or drink may be brought into the Main unless medically necessary and are communicated prior to the event. Picnic areas will be provided outside. It is our hope, that students will enjoy dining with the students and staff at the highly-rated facilities on campus and fully indulge in "campus life".



Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 11-Nov-2022 - 12-Nov-2022

Texas A&M University at Galveston
200 Seawolf Parkway
Galveston, Texas 77554
United States

Contact Information

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Tentative Agenda

November 11th

  • Referee/ Event partner meetings/ trainings start at 8 AM

  • Pits open for set up at 9:30 AM

  • Opening Ceromony 10:00

  • Practice fields open at 10:30 AM

  • Skills opens at 10:45 Teams will attend at their designated Skills time. One representative may hold a spot in line so that match time is not held up.

  • Each team has a maximum of 3 skills runs (3 program/ 3 drivers)

  • Practice matches from 10:30-12:00  (one per team) 

  • Lunch from 12-1

  • Qualifying matches start at 1

  • Qualifying matches day 1 ends at 4 PM. Each team will play 3 matches

  • Day one Doors close at 5PM. 

November 12th

  • Pits open at 8:00 AM

  • Skills fields open at 8:30AM

  • Qualifying matches start at 9:00 AM

  • Lunch 12-1 PM

  • Qualifying matches resume at 1PM

  • Qualifying matches end at 5 PM 

  • 90 total matches played

  • Alliances announced  at 5:15 PM

  • Finals matches start at 5:30PM

  • Awards announced

    • Volunteer of the Year 

    • Sportsmanship

    • Inspire

    • Energy 

    • Create

    • Build

    • Amaze

    • Think

    • Innovate

    • Judges

    • Design

    • Robot Skills Champion

    • Teamwork Finalists

    • Teamwork  Champions

    • Excellence

  • Closing remarks/ photos

  • Doors close at 7:30 PM



If you are able to volunteer, please email to sign up. 

Currently, we are seeking the following volunteer positions:

Field Resets

Pit Managers

Team Check-in

Volunteer Check-In




Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

If weather emergencies occur, we will attempt to reschedule. 

Refund Policy

If the Event Partner cancels/postpones the event: 

  • Refunds will be provided.

If a Coach/Mentor completes registration for the event and then chooses to withdraw or not attend: 

  • No refunds will be processed. 

Date: 11-Nov-2022 - 12-Nov-2022
Texas A&M University at Galveston
200 Seawolf Parkway
Galveston, Texas 77554
United States

Travel Info

Map of TAMUG

East End downtown lodging: 


Use the link above to take advantage of discounted rates!


Island Living, Texas Style

The Tremont House is a warm slice of Southern charm, with historic features and classic beauty to delight and comfort weary travelers. We offer our guests quality, luxury accommodations in the vibrant historic downtown of one of the most popular destinations along the Texas coast. Our rooms feature high ceilings, hardwood floors, and custom-crafted furnishings, all designed to make your stay warm, elegant, and unforgettable. A one-of-a-kind among Galveston hotels, our boutique hotel creates a relaxing ambiance you can appreciate while vacationing or conducting business.

The Tremont is located near the historic Strand District. Guests can walk downtown, and enjoy the Famous La Kings candy factory, Play chess on the giant Chess board at Sanger Fest Park. Eat Pizza at Yaga's or even tour the historic Tall Ship Elissa. 



West end lodging options: 

Moody Gardens

Call to make reservations. (409)741-8484

Surrounded by 242 acres of breathtaking gardens and majestic pyramids, the Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center is Galveston Island’s premier meeting destination.  The hotel features 433 luxurious guest rooms, including ten hospitality suites. Combined with the Moody Gardens Convention Center, the Moody Gardens Hotel offers 100,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, a business center, Starbucks “Grab & Go”, complimentary wireless in the meeting and guestrooms, and complimentary self-parking.  The Moody Gardens Hotel has earned the American Automobile Association’s coveted Four-Diamond Award for excellence, a distinction that is reserved for the top 3% of the total hotel properties listed with AAA. We welcome you to relax and rejuvenate at our full-service spa, shape up by utilizing our fitness center or indoor lap pool, dine in elegance at the Café in the Park and Shearn’s Fine Dining, or just soak up the sun in our heated tropical outdoor pool.



Available Rooms with Discounted Rates:


Thursday, November 10, 2022           10 Double Queen rooms;

Friday November 11, 2022                 50 Double Queen rooms;

Saturday November 12, 2022             20 Double Queen rooms.


Moody Gardens will offer a  $169.00 net rate for single or double rooms.  Rates are subject to 15 % occupancy tax. We hold definite room blocks three weeks before arrival, at which time unreserved rooms are released to the public on a space-available basis. 

Check-in time is 4:00 PM and check-out time is 12:00 PM (NOON).




  • Complimentary wireless internet in the meeting space and guestrooms
  • No Resort Fee




The hotel offers complimentary self-parking.  Event Valet is $7.00 and Overnight Valet is $22.00 per night. Covered Self-Parking $10.00 per day.



Inspire happiness with the Spa at Moody Gardens. Whether you are choosing a spa package as a gift for a friend or taking a little time for yourself: The Spa has a soothing offering just for you. Allow our genuinely caring staff to liven your senses, restore your body, and ease your mind to harmony with sumptuous tropical fragrances and ocean elixirs. These lush potions weave a sublime journey of the senses to be remembered. Amidst a magical place of pyramids and botanical beauty an elegantly appointed spa awaits you. Call 409-683-4440 for additional details or to schedule your group retreat.




Moody Gardens® Golf Course, formerly Galveston Municipal Golf Course, featuring a $16 million comprehensive renovation. Renowned golf course architects Jacobsen Hardy Golf Course Design have created a design that keeps the best historical features of the layout while significantly improving certain holes and overall course flow.
*For additional information, visit our website at or contact John Bohannon 409-683-1201 or




Water your imagination and travel the oceans of the world at the Aquarium Pyramid.  Step into the Rainforest Pyramid with thousands of tropical plants, exotic fish and birds.  Experience the Audience Recondition Theater at the Discovery Pyramid, get in the middle of the action at the 4D Special FX Theater.  See spectacular images leap from the screen of our six-story Moody Gardens 3D Laser Projection Theater and visit beautiful Palm Beach (seasonal). Finally, set sail on a replica of an 1800’s paddlewheeler, the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat.




Galveston Limousine Service runs a shuttle between Houston Hobby and Houston Intercontinental Airports. You can make arrangements at 409-744-5466 or e-mail


The event will be livestreamed.  Link and more information will be shared closer to the event date.

Judging Format

Electronic Engineering Notebook Submissions: Team interviews will be conducted in person at the Event. Engineering notebooks will be submitted electronically for evaluation. Notebooks are due October 31st at midnight.












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