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Southern Maryland VEX IQ Tournament (ES and MS)

Southern Maryland VEX IQ Tournament (ES and MS)

Event Code: RE-VIQC-21-5612

Program: VEX IQ Challenge

Type of Event: Tournament

Event Format: In-Person

Capacity: 36 / Spots Open: 50%+

Event Region: Maryland

Standard Registration Opens: Sat, Dec 11, 2021 3:21 PM EST

Registration Deadline: Sat, Jan 8, 2022 3:22 PM EST

Price: $55.00

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Event Dates

Date: 01/22/2022


Great Mills High School
21130 Great Mills Road
Great Mills, Maryland 20634
United States

Grade Level: All

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: In-Person judging

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General Info

Welcome to the Southern Maryland VEX IQ Tournament.  This event is hosted by the Great Mills High School Engineering Club and supports student activities, including VEX EDR.   

This is a Maryland State Qualifying event open to elementary and middle schools.  This event is open to the public.  The event takes place in the GMHS Cafeteria.  The pit area is on the upper level of the cafeteria.  Competition tables are on the lower level of the cafeteria.  Parking is available in the GMHS parking lot.  Enter the main entrance and follow signage to the cafeteria.

During the Tournament, teams will have a minimum of three opportunities to participate in both Driving Skills and Programming Skills Challenges in addition to tournament matches.

In the Pit area there will be a minimum of two practice fields.  It is expected that teams practice good sportsmanship in sharing the fields and making sure scoring elements are replaced when a team finishes a practice round.


SCHEDULE VEX IQ  - January 22, 2022   

Great Mills High School


TIME                                   ACTIVITY

7:00 a.m.                            Doors Open

7:15 a.m.                            Registration Open

7:30 a.m.                            Inspection Open

8:00 a.m.                            Registration Deadline

8:30 a.m.                            Opening Ceremony

8:45 – 8:55 a.m.                Drivers Meeting & Announcements

9:00 – 10:45 a.m.             Judging Interviews and Skills Challenges

11:00 – 12:00 a.m.           Qualification Matches (Round 1)

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.             Lunch Break (tentative)

1:00 –3:30 p.m.                 Qualification Matches (Rounds 2-4), Skills Challenges Open

3:45 p.m.                            Finals Start

4:15 p.m.                            Awards

4:30 p.m.                            Clean-up


Skills Challenge field will be open during the following times:

9:00 – 10:45 a.m.

1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Teams are permitted up to three (3) tries for Robot Skills and three (3) tries for Programming Skills.


Please contact Allen Skinner at for volunteer information.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Weather cancellations will be detemined by St. Mary's County Public Schools.  Please use to find the latest information.

Refund Policy

In the event of cancellation, all entry fees will be refunded minus the $5 RECF fee.

Teams are required to make payment by January 8, 2022.  Any registered team that has not made payment will be moved to the wait list to allow other interested teams to register.  Please contact Allen Skinner at if your team requires special payment arrangements.














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