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Austin VIQRC Spamtown tournament


20-Jan-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX IQ Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
Spots Open
Event Region
Max Registrations per Organization
Early-Bird Registration Opens
16-Oct-2023 16:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
9-Dec-2023 16:00 EST
Registration Deadline
15-Jan-2024 16:00 EST
Payment Deadline
8-Jan-2024 16:00 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

We will be hosting a 30 team VEX IQ Challenge (mixed Elemetary and Middle school) at IJ Holton Intermediate School in Austin, MN.

Concessions:  We will have concessions available for purchase throughout the day.  You are welcome to bring your own food and drink also.


Be sure you are familiar with the rules, including any clarifications in the official Q&A and latest game manual version.  We recommend running through the inspection checklist prior to arriving to ensure there is time for any adjustments.


There will be power outlets, but you may wish to bring a power strip depending on the number of items that require power.  Don't forget your engineering notebook and any spare parts that may be helpful.

Participation and consent forms:

A completed form for all participants must be turned in beforehand, or completed during check-in.


Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Eligible Teams:

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 20-Jan-2024

IJ Holton Intermediate School
1800 4th Avenue Southeast
Austin, Minnesota 55912
United States

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7:45a Doors open
7:45-9:00a Check-in
8:00-9:30a Inspections
8:00: Fields open for practice for teams who have passed inspection
9:30-9:45a Welcome and opening announcements
8:30a-2:00p Skills field open (must pass inspection prior to doing skills runs)
10:00a-3p:Teamwork Qualification Matches (break for lunch around noon, length of the break will depend on match timing)
3p-3:30 Finals Matches and Awards Presentations


Please consider volunteering for this tournament.  You do not need to have a robotics background to volunteer.  If you are interested in volunteering please contact me via email [email protected].  Here is the link to sign up if you are interested in volunteering.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

We will notify you by posting any cancellations on the event page under the Bad Weather Policy tab. Please make sure we have the teams coaches cell number in the registration as we will attempt to reach coaches by text/call also.  As long as the roads are open we will be holding this tournament.

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: Refunds will not be provided.


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.