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Baltimore International Academy Squared Away Qualifier (ES & MS)

Event Code
VEX IQ Competition
Event Type
Spots Open
Event Region
Early-Bird Registration Opens
7-Oct-2019 07:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
12-Oct-2019 07:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
9-Nov-2019 10:59 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Welcome to the first Baltimore International Academy VIQC Open Tournament!  This event is hosted by BIA-East in Baltimore City.  

This event is open to elementary and middle schools and is a qualifier to the Maryland State VIQC Championships. The event takes place in the BIA gym. Parking is available at the BIA parking lot.  Enter the building through the entrance closest to the parking lot and follow signage to the gym. Teams are advised to stay in the same floor and wing of the building for the duration of the tournament.

During the tournament, teams will have a minimum six qualification matches. Teams will also get a maximum of three opportunities each to participate in the Driving Skills and Programming Skills Challenges.

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.

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 23-Nov-2019

Baltimore International Academy
4410 Frankford Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21206
United States

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8:00 AM - Doors Open

8:00 - 9:00 AM - Check-In/Registration/Inspection
Note: All teams must be through inspection by 9:00AM

Teams must hand in an engineering notebook by 9:00 to be considered for Excellence or Design Awards. Only teams that hand in a completed notebook will be interviewed.

There will be no STEM Research project judging at this event.

9:00 - 9:30 AM - Opening Ceremonies and Driver Meeting

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Qualification Rounds

9:30 AM -12:30 PM - Skills field will be open.  Teams will get a maximum of (3) three attempts at Driver Skills and (3) three attempts at Programming Skills.

12:30 - 1:00 PM - Lunch

1:00 - 2:00 - Final rounds and Awards

***All times subject to change***


Please contact Arif Abdul-Kareem ( or Hsiangmei Yang ( if you are interested to volunteer. Thank you!

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Weather policy for this event is based on Baltimore City Schools Policy. Teams will be notified via email if the event is cancelled no later than 12 hours before the event.

Refund Policy

Teams can request for refunds by sending an email to the primary or secondary contacts no later than November 9th, 2019.

REC Foundation Design Award Rubric

REC Foundation Design Award Rubric


Participant Release Form Spanish

Participant Release Form Spanish


REC Foundation Code of Conduct

REC 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 Project

STEM 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 English

Participant Release Form