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Monster Bots at San Antonio Academy

Get in the spirit of the season with a VIQRC blended ES/MS Tournament

28-Oct-2023 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX IQ Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
Spots Open
Event Region
Texas - Region 4
Standard Registration Opens
22-Sep-2023 12:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
24-Oct-2023 09:30 EDT
Payment Deadline
23-Oct-2023 12:04 EDT
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Join us for our very first Vex IQ Robotics Tournament at the San Antonio Academy campus located in the historic Monte Vista neighborhood of old San Antonio.

Rumor has it that ghosts may haunt some of our stately old buildings, come find out for yourself at the blended SAA Monster Bots Tourney for ES and MS Vex IQ teams. Get into the spirit and join us for a fun day of robots, teamwork, and spooctacular fun!!

Thank you for your interest. We hope this event gives your teams a chance to compete, have fun and gain valuable experience. We have a great venue and are so happy and excited to be part of VEX robotics. This is an in-person event and teams need to bring printed copies of their Engineering Notebooks for judging. Please let us know if you can help out by bringing a field for practice in exchange for a reduced fee. The pit area will be in our gym.  A table and chair will be provided for each team and bleechers are available for additional seating. Feel free to bring  portable seating that may be more comfortable. Concessions will be available (breakfast tacos, pizza, snacks, drinks). On campus parking. Encourage your teams to bring that Halloween/Vex spirit so we can all have a monster-ously great robot event!! 

Inquiries, contact Cathy Baumgardner at 210-724-3066

[email protected]

Volunteers: We need you!

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Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 28-Oct-2023

San Antonio Academy
117 East French Place
San Antonio, Texas 78212
United States

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Agenda is tentative, thank you for being flexible. Our goal is to have a fun and safe competition, as efficiently as possible. 

7:00 AM - Volunteer Check-In and orientation

7:30AM - Team Check-In, Inspection, Pit Setup

8:30 AM - Coach's Meeting 

9:00AM - Opening Ceremonies

9:15AM-11:15AM - Robot Skills Challenge Matches and Judging

11:30AM-12:30PM - Lunch Break

12:30PM-3:00PM - Qualification Matches

3:15-4:30PM - Eliminations, Finals, Awards


Volunteers make robotics events possible. Volunteers will receive breakfast, lunch, and snacks throughout the day.  Coaches, parents, and older siblings/students who can volunteer in any capacity are welcome. We especially would appreciate anyone trained as a judge for design and engineering notebooks.

Volunteer Coordinator: Tyna Powers at [email protected] or 210-862-7390




Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

We will attempt to reschedule if the weather requires. If another date is unavailable the event will be cancelled.

Refund and Payment Policies

Payment due by October 23 by 5:00 pm or your spot will go to teams on waitlist.

If the Event Partner cancels the event, refunds will be given (minus the processing fee).

If a Coach/Mentor completes registration for the event and then chooses to withdraw or not attend, refunds will not be given. 

After registration closes, no refunds will be given except in the case of bad weather (minus the processing fee).


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.