Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
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21-Jan-2023 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX IQ Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
Spots Open
Event Region
Max Registrations per Organization
Early-Bird Registration Opens
7-Nov-2022 16:00 EST
Standard Registration Opens
10-Dec-2022 16:00 EST
Registration Deadline
9-Jan-2023 19:52 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info


Full concessions with lunch options will be offered at this event.

There are a few local options for food also, but it is limited.

Competition Preparation

This event is sure to be a fast-paced and exciting event. 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 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 on the Documents tab.

2. Check the official VEX forums at 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 ). We will be reviewing both hard copy and electronic logbooks

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, found on the Documents tab. 

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

7. Prep for your interviews with the judges. Check the awards tab to see what awards will be given during the tournament.

8. Remember that safety comes first, please don't bring tools that pose a safety risk to your team, or others nearby as the venue is a very tight fit.  

9. Understand how the game will be played. VEX participants are more than welcome to watch the referee training videos before they attend a tournament. The referee training videos can be found at web site, under the Volunteer Resources tab.

11. Ensure your robot brain has the latest version of firmware.


- Alliances will be 2 teams.

- All teams up to 16 will participate in the finals.

- Ties in finals matches will be replayed until a winner is determined.

Participation and Consent Form

All team members, coaches and adult mentors should fill out the online consent form wich is good all season and for all RECF run events.  A link to the instructions for online consent form can be found here. ,

Grade Level: Elementary

Skills Challenge Offered: No

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 21-Jan-2023

Rocori High School
534 5th Avenue North
Cold Spring, Minnesota 56320
United States

Contact Information

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Tentative Schedule/Agenda: 


9:00 AM: Check in/Inspections begin

9:30 AM: All teams need to be checked in or have been in contact with the tournament coordinator in order to compete. 

9:30 AM-10:30 AM Skills Field Open ..make sure you complete this task

10:00 AM: Check in/Inspection closes

10:30 AM: Team Meeting

10:45 AM: Opening Ceremony

11:00 AM: Qualification rounds begin

11:00 AM-2 PM Interviews and Engineer Notebooks are Judged

LUNCH BREAK 12:45pm - 1:15pm

3:00 PM: Qualification rounds end

3:15 PM: Finals rounds begin

4:30 PM: Closing and Awards Ceremony


Thank you for being willing to volunteer at our event. A link will be provided later. Food will be provided to all volunteers.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

We will do everything possible to not cancel this event for weather.  If weather is threatening or hazardous, use your own best judgment as to whether or not you'll travel to the tournament. Put the safety of students, coaches, and spectators first.  If the event is cancelled then "Cancelled" will appear in the title of the event on"

Refund and Payment Policies

No refunds will be given for a team withdrawing. No refund will be given if the event cancels. 

if refund is given for extenuating circumstances, there is a $5 Robot Events registration fee that cannot be refunded.

Judging Format

We are hopeful to get volunteer qualified judges for this event. If needed we will have remote judging the week before on ZOOM.


  • 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.

If in person Judging is not possible then

  •  All Remote Judging - The Initial Team Interviews will be conducted remotely, and Engineering Notebooks will be submitted at the tournament.