Event Code: RE-VIQC-19-9451
Program: VEX IQ Challenge
Type of Event: Tournament
Capacity: 24 / Spots Open: 7
Event Region: Nebraska
Max Registrations per Organization: 6
Price: $35.00This event is closed to registration because:
Grade Level: Elementary
Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes
STEM Research Offered: Yes
The Marrs Falcon Elementary VEX IQ Tournament will be held on Saturday, November 23rd. Students this year will design robots for the Squared Away Game, details can be found here: https://www.vexrobotics.com/vexiq/competition/viqc-current-game
Skills Challenges will be available to all teams, with 3 Max Driver attempts and 3 Max Programming attempts per team.
The top ten (10) teams from the qualification rounds will participate in Finals. These ten (10) teams will be automatically paired into 5 Alliances. The top scoring alliance in Finals will earn the Tournament Champion Award.
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. The inspection checklist can be found here. http://link.roboticseducation.org/viqc_robotinspectionchecklist20192020
2. Check the official Game Manual for rule updates and changes.
3. Check the official QA Forums for rule updates and changes.
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.
6. Read through the Awards Appendix, there has been some small changes to 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. The referee training videos can be found here: http://www.roboticseducation.org/vex-iq-challenge/vex-iq-challenge-referee-training-videos/
10. Read through the Robot troubleshooting guide. The guide can be found here -
11. Ensure that you have the latest version of firmware. https://www.vexrobotics.com/vexiq/resources/vexos
The STEM Research Award will be given at the Marrs Falcon VEX IQ Tournament. Video submissions are due by November 15th.
STEM Research Project and Presentation Details
The STEM Research Topic has not been released yet.
Saturday, November 23, 2019
10:00 am Registration, Inspection, Turn in NoteBook
10:00 am - 11:45 am Skills Challenge
10:00 am - 11:45 am Judging
11:45 am - Event Meeting
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Qualification matches
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Final alliance matches
3:30 pm Presentation of awards, closing
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.
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).
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 RoboticsEducation.org/volunteer 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 at RoboticsEducation.org/volunteers/volunteer-resources/
Contact the Volunteer Coordinator to register for this event today!
Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
P.O. Box 8276
Greenville, TX 75404
In case of bad weather conditions or possible cancellations please visit the event on RobotEvents.com where we will post updates about the event status as needed. If any questions arise please contact Natalie Palmgren at 760-497-1537 the day of the event.
Full refunds minus the $5.00 processing fee will be available until one week before the first session. After that, refunds based on special circumstances may be made at the discretion of the event partner.
We ask that participants contact Natalie Palmgren for refund requests. Refunds can take up to 2 months to process following the event.
RM Marrs Magnet Middle School
5619 S 19th St
Omaha, NE 68107
This season the STEM Research Project is presented as a 4-minute video plus 15 seconds of credits that the team records and uploads to SchoolTube, YouTube, or a similar online video platform. A link to the video must be submitted to the Event Partner no later than ONE WEEK BEFORE the tournament date. Follow these steps:
Natalie Palmgren <firstname.lastname@example.org>
REC Foundation Design Award RubricREC Foundation Design Award Rubric
Participant Release Form SpanishParticipant Release Form Spanish
REC Foundation Code of ConductREC 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 ProjectSTEM 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 EnglishParticipant Release Form