Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
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2020 New Zealand VIQC National Championship - Middle School Grade

12/11/2020 - 12/13/2020
2020 New Zealand VIQC National Championship - Middle School Grade

Event Code: RE-VIQC-20-1854

Program: VEX IQ Challenge

Type of Event: Tournament

Event Format: In-Person

Capacity: 40 / Spots Open: 2

Event Region: New Zealand

Price: A$100.00

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

Date: 12/11/2020 - 12/13/2020


Conference & Function Centre
354 Main Street
Palmerston North, 4410
New Zealand

Grade Level: Middle School

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: In-Person judging

Contact Information

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General Info

The Wright Family Foundation are proud to present
the 2020 New Zealand VIQC National Championship for Middle School Teams.

Central Robotics and Kiwibots are proud to partner up to bring this event for our rangatahi.

This will be a 2 day event (Saturday 12 Dec, and Sunday 13 Dec) with early check in/inspection available Friday afternoon.

Volunteer, Mentor, Teacher Awards:

This is your chance to say THANK YOU for all the hard work that teachers, volunteers and mentors
put into making it possible for you to participate in your VEX program.
Please take the time to recognise teachers, volunteers and mentors for their efforts in this season.

Share this link with students and teams: Nomination form for individual Awards

Design / Engineering Books :

Please hand the clearly labelled design books in during check in & inspection

Registration Fees

Team Fee (New Zealand Dollar)
Full Registration Fee NZ$ 100
Registration for team that brings an IQ Field  NZ$ 80

Teams are responsible for setting up the field on Friday 11 December
Only one discounted fee available per team.
One school/organisation can have mulitple discounts.
A school that brings 4 volunteers and has 4 teams pays NZ$ 400 - no volunteer discount
A group that brings a 6' x 8' IQ Field and 2 teams pays NZD $180
A group that brings 2 x 6'x8' IQ Fields and 2 teams pays NZD $160

Student definition and grades (If you think your team is in the wrong grade please email us asap):

This EVENT is for Middle School Teams only

Student - Anyone born after May 1, 2005. Eligibility may also be granted based on a disability that has delayed education by at least one year.
Students are the individuals who design, build, repair, and program the Robot with minimal adult assistance. 
• Elementary School Student - Any Student born after May 1, 2008. Elementary School Students may “play up” and compete as a Middle School Student.
• Middle School Student - Any eligible Student that is not an Elementary School Student.

Live Stream:

The event will be livestreamed via the Kiwibots YouTube channel.

The stream will be available via the following links.

2020 IQ Nationals - Day 1 (Saturday 12th)

2020 IQ Nationals - Day 2 (Sunday 13th)


If you have any questions, please contact
Stephan van Haren 
Ben Ellery


DRAFT Schedule (TBC):

Friday 11 December 2020

3:00 PM   Check-In & Inspection
5:00 PM   Venue Closes

Saturday 12 December 

8:30 AM    Doors Open
    Check-In & Inspection
9:15 AM    Check-In closes
9:30 AM    Opening Ceremony/Driver Meeting
    Individual Awards
10:00 AM    Practice Matches
11:00 AM    Teamwork Matches
12:00 PM    LUNCH
1:00 PM    Teamwork Matches
4:30 PM    Teamwork Matches Finish
5:00 PM    Pits Close
5:00 PM    Booking Ends

Sunday 13 December

8:30 AM    Doors Open
8:50 AM    Welcome/Announcements
9:00 AM    Qualification Matches (cont.)
12:00 PM    LUNCH
1:00 PM    Finals Matches
    - Team Awards
2:00 PM    Closing Awards Ceremony
    - Team Awards
2:30 PM    Event Finishes
3:00 PM    Pits Close
5:00 PM    Booking Ends


We love to have you volunteer:

We would especially like to see Tech companies, who would like to volunteer one or more of their staff to come and help the teams with their design/engineering notebooks.

Volunteer Jobs: referee, scorer, field resetting, judging

Volunteer sign up form 

Email: if you would like to help out

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

We will endeavour to send registered teams an email if event is cancelled due to unforseen weather events

Refund Policy

Teams will get a full refund if registration is cancelled before 1 December  2020
No refunds will be given after this date