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2021- 2022 VEX IQ Pitching In Stargate Open Tournament - Blended ES and MS (in Person Judging)

Event Code
VEX IQ Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Spots Open
Event Region
Max Registrations per Organization
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

This will be an In Person event following all guidelines for safety.
All competitors, coaches, officials, and spectators will wear masks in indoor areas.
Masks must be provided by the attendee.
Spectators will be allowed but this may be subject to change.
Updates will be provided if this changes.


Competition Preparation

All teams should come prepared for competition. Here are a few steps that every team should take to ensure that they are prepared.

1. Review the rules (game manual - scroll down) 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 at under the VEX IQ Challenge drop down menu then click on VEX IQ Event Documents.

2. Check the official VEX IQ forums for rule updates and changes.

3. Carefully read all of the information contained in the tournament posting on

4. Pack for the event the day before the day of departure. Here are a few items that you don't want to forget.
  - Goggles/Safety Glasses
  - Spare parts & tools
  - Batteries and chargers
  - Programming cable
  - Power strip
  - Laptop computer
  - Engineering notebook (if you have one, helpful for Judges, Design and Excellence Awards )
  - Banners and other decorations for your team pit
  - Giveaways if you have them

5. Be sure to read 101 Things You Should Know Before Your First VEX Tournament. While it is for VRC, most of it is very applicable to VIQC.

6. Review the descriptions and criteria for the awards that are being given during the tournament.

7. Prep for your interviews with the judges. Read the Engineering Notebook and Team Interview Rubric

Participation and Consent Form

Teams are encourged to fill out the online consent form prior to the tournament. A completed form for all participants must be turned in during check-in unless you have already uploaded them to your account.

Competition in the Field House

The event will be held in the Field House located to the northern side of the campus. 

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: In-Person judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 8-Jan-2022

Stargate Charter School
14530 Washington St.
Thornton, Colorado 80023
United States

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7:30am doors open

8:00am Check-in and Robot Inspection 

8:30am Skills Challenges Begin

9:30am Event Meeting

10:00am Tournament Match Play Begins

12:00pm Break for Lunch

12:45pm Tournament Match Play and Finals

3:00pm Awards


We are always looking for volunteers! Please email if you are interested.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

If the event is cancelled for weather related reasons we will provide a refund to teams, minus the non-refundable $5.00 RobotEvents fee. 

Teams will be notified by 5 AM the day of the event. 

Refund Policy

Refunds will only be issued in the case of event cancellation. Should we have to cancel the event we will refund teams, minus the non-refundable $5.00 RobotEvents fee. 

Health and Safety Policies

All competitors, coaches, officials, and spectators will wear masks in indoor areas.

Masks must be proivided by the attendee.

Teams are encouraged to bring their own disinfectant supplies, i.e. hand sanitizer and wipes.

Judging Format

Please review the following Judging Format options and keep the ones that apply to your event, and delete the others that do not apply. Feel free to add or edit to suit your event. 

  •  No Judging
  •  In-Person Judging - The Team Interviews and Engineering Notebooks will be judged in-person the day of the event. Teams should bring a physical copy of their notebook to submit to the judges.
  •  Remote Judging - The Team Interviews will be conducted remotely, and Engineering Notebooks will be submitted to judges electronically. Interviews and Notebook submission deadlines may be scheduled ahead of the event date.
  •  Remote Team Interviews: Team Interviews will be conducted remotely, possibly before the date of the event. Engineering Notebooks will still be submitted in person the day of the event to be evaluated by judges.
  •  Electronic Engineering Notebook Submissions: Team interviews will be conducted in-person at the Event. Engineering notebooks will be submitted electronically for evaluation, with a submission deadline that may be scheduled ahead of the event date.