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St. Thomas More VEX IQ STEM/Robotics Tournament (ES AND MS)

St. Thomas More VEX IQ STEM/Robotics Tournament (ES AND MS) St. Thomas More VEX IQ STEM/Robotics Tournament (ES AND MS)

Event Code: RE-VIQC-19-8174

Program: VEX IQ Challenge

Type of Event: Tournament

Capacity: 36 / Spots Open: 8

Event Region: District of Columbia

Max Registrations per Organization: 9

Price: $60.00

This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

Event Sponsors:
Event Dates

Date: 01/25/2020


St. Thomas More Catholic Academy
4265 Fourth St, S.E.
Washington, District of Columbia 20032
United States

Grade Level: All

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Contact Information

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General Info

We are excited to host an early opportunity for young teams to experience the 2019-2020 VEX IQ game, Squared Away.

REGISTERED TEAMS - we will be sending out event info to your coach's email that is registered with RECF.

Competition Preparation This event is sure to be a fast-paced and exciting event. All teams should come prepared for competition. Here are a few steps that every team should take to ensure that they are prepared.

1. Review the rules and run through the inspection checklist about a week before the competition so that there is ample time for adjustments. The inspection checklist can be found on the documents page.

2. Read the document 120 Things to do before your first VEX Tournament  found on the Document Page.

3. 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 (if you have one, REQUIRED for Judges, Design and Excellence Awards )
  • Banners and other decorations for your team pit
  • Giveaways if you have them

4. 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. 

5. Understand how the game will be played. VEX participants should thoroughly read the game rules.  Additional rulings and interpretations of the game rules can be found on the VEX Forums. Link to follow.

6. Read through the Robot troubleshooting guide.  

8. Participation and Consent Form - A completed form for all participants must be turned in during check-in. Team leaders will need to collect the completed forms for all team members attending the event and turn them into the registration desk when checking in. The Participation and Consent Form can be found on the Documents page. 


  • 8:30 AM - Doors open

  • 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM - Check-in/inspection and practice/STEM Notebooks at registration table.

  • 8:40 am to 9:20 Skills Open

  • 9:20 AM - 9:30 AM - Coaches/Drivers meeting

  • 10:00 AM - Kickoff of event Ceremonies

  • 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM - Qualification matches

  • 10:15 AM - 12:30 PM - Skills field open (3 Matches)

  • 12:45 AM - 1:45 PM - Qualification matches

  • 2 PM - to 2:45 PM Finals Matches

  • 3:00 PM - High Five line- all/ Event Awards/

  • 3:30 PM - Cleanup/go home


Volunteer information will be posted at a later date.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

There is no snow date.  If we cancel, refunds will be distributed minus the $5.00 RECF fee. We will make every attempt to accommodate the majority of participants.  At this time, we have no make up date planned. Please call Gerald Smith and/or check this page the day of the event with any concerns or questions about the status of the event.

Refund Policy

Refunds will be given minus the $5 REC Foundation fee. Refunds will only be given to teams that notify the organizer 7 days in advance. This gives us time to notify any teams on the waiting list.

REC Foundation Design Award Rubric

REC Foundation Design Award Rubric


Participant Release Form Spanish

Participant Release Form Spanish


REC Foundation Code of Conduct

REC Foundation Code of Conduct


Criteria for registered VEX IQ Challenge teams (Elementary and Middle School) to qualify for participation in championship events.

VIQC Qualifying Criteria


A description of this year's STEM Research Project

STEM Research Project Topic (2019-2020)


A description of this year's STEM Research Project  Rubric.

STEM Research Project Topic Rubric (2019-2020)


VIQC Sqaured Away One Page Description.

VIQC Sqaured Away One Page Description


VIQC Robot Inspection Checklist.

VIQC Robot Inspection Checklist


Participant Release Form English

Participant Release Form