2019 Essex Christmas Clash - VIQC Squared Away

2019 Essex Christmas Clash - VIQC Squared Away 2019 Essex Christmas Clash - VIQC Squared Away

Event Code: RE-VIQC-19-8600

Program: VEX IQ Challenge

Type of Event: Tournament

Capacity: 30 / Spots Open: 50%+

Registration Deadline: Fri, Dec 13, 2019 6:59 PM EST

Price: FREE

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Teamwork Champions & Skills Champions awards qualify for the UK 2020 National Championships

Award Qualifies for
Design Award (VIQC) Does not qualify for any events.
Teamwork Champion Award (VIQC) Does not qualify for any events.
Teamwork 2nd Place Award (VIQC) Does not qualify for any events.
Robot Skills Champion Award (VIQC) Does not qualify for any events.
Robot Skills Second Place Award (VIQC) Does not qualify for any events.
Judges Award (VIQC) Does not qualify for any events.

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The team list for this event is not currently available. Please check back four weeks prior to the event date.

Date: 12/18/2019
St Helena School
Sheepen Road
Colchester, CO3 3LE
United Kingdom

Travel Info

On-site parking will be available for minibuses. We will have more information on this matter being sent to registered teams in October - November.

Refund Policy

This event is free for teams to attend; a refund policy is not required.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

The following information is subject to change. The finalised Emergency/Bad Weather Policy will be published by the 1st of December.

We will try our best to ensure the event proceeds, regardless of weather or other ongoing situations. However, in the unlikely instance that weather prevents travel (e.g. dangerous roads) or an 'emergency' occurs the event may be postponed or cancelled, dependant on the situation.

Revised 11/07/2019


Volunteering at VEX events is a rewarding, exciting and engaging experience that is greatly appreciated by organising staff and all competitors. If you're free from 9 AM to 4 PM on Wednesday the 18th of December 2019, please consider signing up and offering your support. We're looking for anyone and everyone regardless of their experience to lend a hand at the event.

Go to http://volunteer.neva.rf.gd to register your interest in volunteering


Please note: 

  • Tournament Manager Software Operator volunteer roles are only available to those with experience.
  • If you have a large experience with VEX events and are interested in refereeing as your primary role, you may be eligible to volunteer as a head referee. We may discuss this in further emails if you fit the criteria.
  • We retain all information submitted to us via this form and email for as long as 1 month after Wednesday 18th December 2019, afterwards this information will be destroyed. By offering to volunteer, you accept these terms.


Attending the event already as apart of the team? Please ensure you reset the field after each match, it is really appreciated and will ensure that games are always running on time!


  • 9:00 AM - Team Registration & Inspection Begins
  • 9:45 AM - Opening Ceremony
  • 10:00 AM - Teamwork Challenge Matches Begin & Skills Fields Open
  • 12:00 PM - Event-wide Break & Skills Fields Close
  • 13:00 PM - Teamwork Challenge Matches Resume & Skills Fields Open
  • 15:00 PM - Teamwork Challenge Matches Finish
  • 15:15 PM - Skills Fields Close
  • 15:30 PM - Finals Matches Begin
  • 15:45 PM - Awards & Closing Ceremony
  • 16:00 PM - Event Close-out

Please understand that these times are scheduled to change as we approach the date of the event. The event will be running no earlier than 9:00 AM to no later than 16:00 PM, regardless of any changes, however.

Event Dates

Date: 12/18/2019


St Helena School
Sheepen Road
Colchester, CO3 3LE
United Kingdom

Grade Level: All

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

STEM Research Offered: No

TSA Event: No

Contact Information

Primary Contact
St Helena Robotics
Title: Event Team
Email: robotics@sthsch.com
Phone: 01206 572253
Event Day Phone: 01206 572253

Secondary Contact
William James
Title: Senior Science Technician
Email: w.james@sthsch.com
Phone: 01206 572253
Event Day Phone: 01206 572253

Additional Contact Information:

Email is the preferred method of contact, please try to email us before you call, as our phone availability is dependant on when St Helena School's reception is open.

  • Event Manager - Seb Jensen (17jensens@sthsch.com)
  • Event Manager - Mr William James (w.james@sthsch.com)

General Info

The 2019 Essex Christmas Clash - VEX IQ Challenge Squared Away

In one of the last competitions hosted in the Autumn term before the Christmas holidays, there'll be up to 30 teams competing for awards and a place at the UK 2020 National Championships. Meet dozens of students and compete with them in your Teamwork Challenge matches, and show off your driver control and programming skills through our Skills Challenge matches being run throughout the day. It will be a brilliant way to kickstart the festivities if you haven't already! 

Notice to Teams

For the best experience, we're looking to utilise 6-8 game fields on the day. We won't be able to provide all of the game fields ourselves, so if you have a game field and the elements, please do bring them along with you if it's possible to do so. Your efforts will be greatly appreciated and they'll go towards making the event extra special. Thank you.


Essex Christmas Clash 2019