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Virginia TSA VEX IQ Middle School Slapshot State Championship

6-May-2023 Add to Calendar
Event Code
TSA VEX IQ Robotics Competition
Event Type
Field Control System
Spots Open
Event Region
Max Registrations per Organization
Standard Registration Opens
15-Mar-2023 11:22 EDT
Registration Deadline
5-Apr-2023 11:23 EDT
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

The Virginia TSA VEX IQ State Championship is one of 70+ events that comprise the Virginia TSA State Leadership Conference, Technosphere. All teams registering must register for the Technosphere conference through the Virginia TSA Portal and be affiliated with a Virginia TSA chapter. All students participating in the TSA VEX Challenge must be TSA members.

All students, mentors, spectators and volunteers must follow all TSA Virginia health and safety protocols in place for Technosphere.

Teams will need to register both on Robot Events (completely FREE) as well as through the TSA Portal in order to compete at this event.

All activities (pits, inspection, competition fields) will be on Saturday, May 6, in Exhibit Hall A of the Hampton Roads Convention Center.

Spectators must register as guests through the Virginia TSA Portal or on-site (fees may apply).

All teams that wish to compete must register a (FREE) TSA VEX IQ team on Robot Events. If your team competed during the VEX IQ Competition regular season, they will need to register again on Robot Events, get a free TSA VEX number, and use that new number to register and compete at this event. There is a maximum of four teams per chapter that may register and compete at this event. When registering a new TSA VEX team on Robot Events, from the "Register a New Team in Another Program" section, choose "TSA VEX IQ Challenge Team Registration - TSA VEX IQ 2021-2022". Teams will need to use this number on their robots and at check-in/inspection at Technosphere.

All teams that register for Technosphere by April 5, both in Robot Events and in the TSA Portal, will be eligible to advance to the National TSA Conference. The top three teams (maximum of two per chapter) will qualify for the National TSA Conference.

The event format will follow standard VEX IQ tournament guidelines. There will be no skills challenge runs. Teams will have four to six scheduled qualification matches that they will participate in. The lowest score for each team will be dropped. The top ten teams will advance to the Finals matches in five alliances, with the top ranked team paired with #2, #3 with #4, and so forth. No judged awards will be presented.

All teams must be checked in and must successfully pass inspection by 12:00 pm (noon) on Saturday in order to participate in this event.

Grade Level: Middle School

Skills Challenge Offered: No

Judging Format: No Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 6-May-2023

Hampton Roads Convention Center
1610 Coliseum Drive
Hampton, Virginia 23666
United States

Contact Information

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All activities take place on Saturday May 6 in Exhibit Hall A of the Hampton Roads Convention Center

Tentative Agenda:

10:00 am: Teams can setup pits, Inspection opens. Teams must pass inspection by 12:00 pm (noon) and before using the practice fields

12:00 pm (noon): All teams must have passed inspection to compete

12:15 pm - 12:30 pm: Match schedule distributed

12:30 pm - 3:00 pm: Scheduled Qualification Matches (4-6, depending on number of teams)

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm: Practice

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm: Finals Matches

4:00 - 4:30 pm: Clean up; help is appreciated with taking down fields

Awards will be presented at the Technosphere Award Ceremony Sunday morning.


Anyone wishing to volunteer to assist with this tournament may contact the event partner through the event information page.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Any emergency or bad weather announcements will be made at and emailed to coach/mentor identified in Robot Events.

Refund and Payment Policies

There is no fee for participating in the VEX Tournament, However all participants must be registered for Technosphere, the Virginia TSA State Leadership Conference, through the Virginia TSA Portal. Please visit for more details.


7 teams are on the waitlist for this event.

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