R.M. Marrs VEX IQ Winter Tournament - Middle School
- Event Code
- VEX IQ Competition
- Event Type
- Event Format
- Spots Open
- Event Region
- Max Registrations per Organization
- Early-Bird Registration Opens
- 24-Oct-2022 16:00 EDT
- Standard Registration Opens
- 10-Dec-2022 16:00 EST
- Registration Deadline
- 13-Jan-2023 23:59 EST
- This event currently has no spaces available.
- It is past the registration deadline.
The R M Marrs Middle School VEX IQ Tournament will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2023. Students this year will design robots for the Slapshot Game, details can be found here: https://www.vexrobotics.com/vexiq/competition/viqc-current-game
This tournament is open to Middle School students, students enrolled in grades 6 - 8. More specific age rules can be found on the REC Foundation website
Skills Challenges will be available to all teams, with 3 Max Driver attempts and 3 Max Programming attempts per team.
All participating teams must be registered with VEX Robotics and the Robot Events website and have an official team number before registering for this event. Tournament fees must be paid before teams are allowed to compete. Registration and payments should be made through the Robot Events website.
We will be collecting Physical engineering notebooks at this event for judging. When you arrive to the event, please turn in team notebooks at the registration desk.
Lunch and Concessions
Full concessions will be available from 9 am to 3 pm. Lunch specials will be announced.
The top ten (10) teams from the qualification rounds will participate in Finals. These ten (10) teams will be automatically paired into 5 Alliances. The top scoring alliance in Finals will earn the Tournament Champion Award.
All teams should come prepared for competition. Here are a few steps that every team should take to ensure that they are prepared.
Review all game information: Current Game Webpage
Review the rules and run through the inspection checklist about a week before the competition so that there is ample time for adjustments. Robots must use VEX IQ parts. Please self inspect before arriving at the tournament using the IQ Robot Inspection Checklist
Check the official VEX forums for rule updates and changes.
Carefully read all of the information contained in the tournament posting on robotevents.com
Pack for the event the day before the day of departure. Here are a few items that you don't want to forget.
Spare parts & tools
Batteries and chargers
Power strip and extension cord
Engineering notebook (Required for judged awards)
Banners and other decorations for your team pit table
Giveaways if you have them
Be sure to read 101 Things You Should Know Before Your First VEX Tournament.
Review the descriptions and criteria for the awards that are being given during the tournament.
Prep for your interviews with the judges and read the Judge's Guide. Check the awards tab to see what awards will be given during the tournament.
Remember that safety comes first, please don't bring tools that pose a safety risk to your team, or others nearby, as teams are close to each other in the venue pit area. Also, remember no grinding or other actions that create sparks, ask the tournament director for a safe location if grinding is needed.
Ensure that you have the latest version of programming software and firmware for your IQ Brain.
Participation and Consent Form
A completed form for all participants must be uploaded to robotevents.com prior to the tournament. Team leaders will need to check that all team members attending the event have completed the online consent form prior to the tournament. Instructions on how to upload consent forms in English or Spanish is given here: VEX Consent Form (English) or VEX Consent Form (Spanish)
Grade Level: Middle School
Skills Challenge Offered: Yes
Judging Format: All In-Person Judging
Event Dates & Locations
5619 South 19th Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68107
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Times are tentative. Please check back the week before the event to check for changes.
|9:00 am||Registration, Inspection, Turn in NoteBook|
|9:15 am - 12:00pm||Skills Challenge|
|9:30 am - 12:30 am||Judging|
|11:30 am||Event Meeting|
|11:45 pm - 3:15 pm||Qualification matches|
|3:15 pm - 3:45 pm||Finals matches,
with Presentation of Awards
We need plenty of volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Jarrod Olson firstname.lastname@example.org
Emergency/Bad Weather Policy
In case of weather-related tournament changes, Jarrod Olson will email coaches and post information on RobotEvents about a delay or cancellation to the event.
In the event that the event has to be cancelled by OPS, we will refund entry fees minus the $5.00 processing fee.
If your team needs to withdraw from the tournament, full refunds minus the $5.00 processing fee will be available until one week before the tournament. After that, refunds based on special circumstances may be made at the discretion of the event partner.
Health and Safety Policies
If you have any special needs, please contact Jarrod Olson email@example.com
All 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.