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2023 ROV VIQRC Tournament (Elementary)

VIQRC Elementary School

11-Nov-2023 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX IQ Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
Spots Open
Event Region
South Dakota
Max Registrations per Organization
Standard Registration Opens
25-Sep-2023 16:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
8-Nov-2023 16:00 EST
Payment Deadline
30-Oct-2023 16:00 EDT
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Robotics of Vermillion - ELEMENTARY Division VEX IQ Tournament

The ROV Elementary VEX IQ Tournament will be held on Saturday, November 11th.  Students this year will design robots for the Full Volume Game, details can be found here:

Concessions will be available all day. Unfortunately, due to a new restriction in our lease, no outside food is allowed onsite.
There will be a 30 minute lunch break.

This tournament is open to students born after May 1, 2011.

Skills Challenges will be available to all teams, with 3 Max Driver attempts and 3 Max Programming attempts per team.  

The top fourteen (14) teams from the qualification rounds will participate in Finals.  These fourteen (14) teams will be automatically paired into 7 Alliances.  The top scoring alliance in Finals will earn the Tournament Champion Award. 

Competition Preparation

This event is sure to be a fast-paced and exciting event. To help all teams prepare, here are a few tips for each team:

1. Review the rules and run through the inspection checklist about a week before the competition so that there is ample time for adjustments.

2. Check the official Game Manual for rule updates and changes.

3. Check the official QA Forums for rule updates and changes is not available yet.

4. Carefully read all of the information contained in this tournament posting all updates will be posted here

5. Pack for the event the day before the day of departure. Here are a few items that you don't want to forget.

  • Spare parts & tools
  • Batteries and chargers
  • Programming cable
  • Power strip
  • Laptop computer
  • Engineering notebook.

6. Read through the Awards Appendix to understand the awards process. 

7. Prep for your interviews with the judges. Check the awards tab to see what awards will be given during the tournament.

8. Remember that safety comes first, please don't bring tools that pose a safety risk to your team, or others nearby as the venue is a very tight fit. 

8. Understand how the game will be played. VEX IQ participants are more than welcome to watch the referee training videos before they attend a tournament.

10. Read through the Robot troubleshooting guide.

11. Ensure that you have the latest version of firmware. 

Grade Level: Elementary

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 11-Nov-2023

Vermillion High School
Vermillion, South Dakota 57069
United States

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Saturday, November 11, 2023

9:30 am - Doors Open, Concessions Open - All standard concessions plus Breakfast Pizza from Pizza Ranch
9:30 am - 10 am Registration, Inspection, Turn in Notebook
9:45 am - 11:00 am Skills Challenge Available on all Fields
10:00 am - 3:30 pm Judging (will shut down for lunch 12:30 - 1)
11:00 am - Event Meeting (everyone in the gym)
11:15 am - 3:30 pm Qualification matches (will shut down for lunch 12:30 - 1)
11:15 am - 3:30 pm Skills Challenge Available on Skills field (will shut down for lunch 12:30 - 1)
12:30 pm - 1pm Lunch - All standard concessions plus Pizza from Pizza Ranch
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm Final alliance preparation
3:45 pm - 4:30 pm Final alliance matches, Presentation of Awards
Agenda subject to change.  Late start to allow for travelling teams.


Get Inspired and Have Fun! Be a part of the excitement by joining a team of volunteers who help in a variety of ways to make this event a success for the students involved.

Volunteer Coordinator:

LD Herrera
[email protected]

Experience level:
No previous experience is needed for most volunteer positions, and you can even bring your kids for a family activity (for example, Field Resetter is an ideal position for young children).

Time Commitment:
You can register for the entire event, or just a portion of the day as your schedule permits for most positions.

Lunch is included for volunteers.

Want to find out more about these volunteer roles and expectations? Visit the REC Foundation website at to check out position descriptions and find volunteer training materials.  Once you have an assigned volunteer role, please carefully review all guides and training materials posted on the Volunteer Resources page before the event.

Contact the Volunteer Coordinator to register for this event today!

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In case of bad weather conditions or possible cancellations please visit the event on where we will post updates about the event status as needed.  If any questions arise please contact LD Herrera at 605-660-9968 the day of the event.

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: 

All fees will be refunded.

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

Full refunds minus the $5.00 processing fee will be available until one week before the event. After that, refunds based on special circumstances may be made at the discretion of the event partner.   

We ask that participants contact LD Herrera for refund requests.  Refunds can take up to 2 months to process following the event. 

LD Herrera

[email protected]

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.