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Gulf Side Skirmish-IQ Blended

VRC and IQ teams kick off the season and stir up the Gulf

2-Sep-2023 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX IQ Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
Spots Open
Event Region
Texas - Region 3
Standard Registration Opens
7-Jul-2023 12:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
27-Aug-2023 12:00 EDT
Payment Deadline
27-Aug-2023 23:59 EDT
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Thank you for registering for our event!

We would like you all to volunteer in any capacity you feel comfortable with. Please also feel free to encourage those adults traveling with your teams to volunteer as well.

Our events depend on the volunteers; we truly can't do it without you!

Doors will not open until 8 AM. If you get here early. please know that we can not open early. The events quality depends on using every second possible to set up for your teams. 

If you are not paid or have made arrangements to pay before Monday, August 28th, you may be dropped from the event to make room for new teams. 

Please do not call, prior to the day of the tournament. We are educators and will be working with kids all day. (yes night too! We run late camps.) Please use email as our primary source of communication regarding tournament needs and concerns.  

If you are running late on the day off, by all means, please give me a ring so I can communicate that with our TM. 

Tournament INFO:

We will have two game fields, 1 skills, and  2 practice fields. 

All game fields will be elevated. 

Concessions will be available

Lunch pre-orders will go out two weeks prior to the event to coaches.




Hold your coffee mugs high, and cheers to another great season of amazing kids and competitions. 


Catherine Pickavance


[email protected]

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: Remote Engineering Notebooks

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 2-Sep-2023

Ball High School
4115 Avenue O
Galveston, Texas 77550
United States

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8:15: Check-in, Inspections start right away.  Skills start (teams must be inspected)

8:30- All teams must be checked in. If you are not checked in by 8:30, your team risks not being in match schedule.  

9:15- Matches start

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-3:15 qualification matches 

3:45- Finals start

4:30- Awards

4:50- IQ tear down- Volunteers may start disassembling all IQ fields and cleaning up. 

Please hang around and help out and cheer on VRC!

Doors close at 6!



Please volunteer!!! AND SHARE. We always need judges and would love to have our vrc adults to judge our IQ teams, and our IQ adults to judge our VRC teams.  We like to invite judges from all over to ensure judging is as fare as can be.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

We will reschedule if the weather requires

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: 

Refunds will be provided

If a Coach/Mentor completes registration for the event then chooses to withdraw or not attend: No refunds will be provided. 

Date: 2-Sep-2023
Ball High School
4115 Avenue O
Galveston, Texas 77550
United States

Travel Info

Head south right down 45, and take a right on 43rd. You will park on the lot to the right. Please note this is different from past years. We are currently under construction and excited about our new facilities!


Will update prior to event. 

Judging Format


  •  Digital Engineering Notebook Submissions / In Person Team Interviews: Team interviews will be conducted in-person at the event. Engineering notebooks will be submitted digitally for evaluation  via a link found within the "My Account" panel of the team contact on RobotEvents. A submission deadline that may be scheduled ahead of the event date.

Notebook links due August 25th- no late submissions will be accepted- for any reason.