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Thomas Jefferson Elementary VEX IQ ES Qualifier; Vaparaiso, IN

Thomas Jefferson Elementary VEX IQ ES Qualifier; Vaparaiso, IN

Event Code: RE-VIQC-21-4675

Program: VEX IQ Challenge

Type of Event: Tournament

Event Format: In-Person

Capacity: 30 / Spots Open: -

Event Region: Indiana

Max Registrations per Organization: 3

Early-Bird Registration Opens: Fri, Oct 1, 2021 9:00 AM EDT

Standard Registration Opens: Sat, Dec 18, 2021 9:00 AM EST

Registration Deadline: Fri, Jan 21, 2022 5:00 PM EST

Price: $35.00

This event is closed to registration because:
  • Registration opens at a future date.
Event Dates

Date: 01/29/2022


Thomas Jefferson Middle School
1600 Roosevelt Road
Valparaiso, Indiana 46383
United States

Grade Level: Elementary

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: In-Person judging

Contact Information

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General Info

This is an Official Indiana VEX IQ State Qualifying Event.

State spots will most likely be added to this event toward the end of October, first of Novem

Early Bird Registration will be used this year.
Note: The first two events selected will count toward Early Bird and cannot be changed once used.

Any team not paid by January 15th will be removed and that space will be offered to a team on the wait list. Concessions will be available for snacks and light lunch (pizza by the slice).

Participation and Consent Form A must be completed for all participants and turned in during check-in, or uploaded online. Team leaders will need to collect the completed forms for all team members attending the event and turn them in to the registration desk when checking in if forms were not completed online. The day of registration deadline is 8:45AM.  Teams not registered by that time will be removed from the event and not be included in the match list.

All payments for entry fees MUST be in advance. Payments not accepted at the door.


Schedule (Subject to change)
7:30   Doors Open
8:00 - 8:45 Registration and Inspection
9:00 - 9:15 Drivers meeting, Announcements, and Introductions
9:20 - 12:00 Qualification Rounds and Skill Challenges
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch (visit our concession stand)
1:00 - 2:00 Qualification Rounds
2:00 - 2:15pm Alliance Selection (Automatic Selection Process)
2:30 - 3:00 Championship Rounds
3:00    Awards


We have all the volunteers needed for our event thanks to our PTO and Valpo Robotics Coaches.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In case of bad weather conditions or possible cancellations please visit the event on where I will post updates about the event status as needed. Please feel free to contact Jenn 1-219-775-6745 or Jane 1-219-309-4305 if you are going to be late to the event. Match Lists will be generated as scheduled and cannot be re-run.

Refund Policy

Payment and Refund Policy:
Event payments are expected when you register for the event and must be completed 3 weeks prior to
the event date. Unpaid teams will be removed from the event to allow teams on the wait list to register.
Please contact me if there are considerations to be made.

Unfortunately, we are UNABLE TO DO ANY REFUNDS OF ANY AMOUNT FOR ANY REASON INCLUDING WEATHER CANCELATIONS.  Unfortunately, because of the way that payments are processed through robot events, the rules governing refunds by our school do not allow us to pay a school - only robot events.  They unfortunately are unable to refund the schools if we return the payment to robot events.  Hopefully we will not need to process any refunds, but we want to be clear on the policy and the reasons for it.  

Health and Safety Policies

This section will be updated as we know more closer to the event.  Due to the constantly changing needs for safety during the pandemic, we do not know what the policies will be yet at this time. 

Date: 01/29/2022
Thomas Jefferson Middle School
1600 Roosevelt Road
Valparaiso, Indiana 46383
United States

Travel Info

Parking will be around the back of Thomas Jefferson Middle School.  Enter the drive just south of the school to go around the back of the building, and enter through Door 5.  Signs will direct you from the door to the gym where our competition will take place.  There will be NO parking in the lot north of the middle school.  This area is reserved for our referees, judges, and volunteers hauling in equipment for the competition.  


There is no webcast planned for the event at this time.