North / Central Florida Region VEX IQ Middle School State Championship
- Event Code
- VEX IQ Competition
- Event Type
- Event Format
- Spots Open
- Event Region
- Florida - North/Central
- Standard Registration Opens
- 16-Oct-2022 18:56 EDT
- Registration Deadline
- 6-Mar-2023 21:00 EST
100% of total capacity is reserved
for Florida - North/Central.
2 remaining spots are reserved for Florida - North/Central.
- It is past the registration deadline.
Congratulations on qualifying for the North Florida Regional Tournament!
We are so proud of all of the hard work from all of our teams.
Please read through all the pages for this event.
Please note the venue change to East Ridge Middle School.
Please note <T11>, <T17>:
<T11> Be at your match on time. If no member of a Team is present in the Driver Station at the start of a Match, that Team is considered a “no show” and will receive zero (0) points. The other Team in the Alliance will still play and receive points for the Match.
<T17> Robots at the field must be ready to play. If a Team brings their Robot to the Field, it must be prepared to play (i.e., batteries charged, sized within the starting size constraint, etc.)
a. Robots must be placed on the field promptly. Repeated failure to do so could result in a violation of <G1>.
We will be running matches on or ahead of schedule, so please have students arrive to the queuing tables 5 minutes ahead of their match. This is a championship event, so please ensure that all team members understand that matches will be run on time.
The team Pit Area will be located in the cafeteria and all skills and teamwork matches will be in the gym. It is each team’s responsibility to make it to their matches on time. Screens with rankings with rankings will be in the gym and gym lobby. We recommend that you download the VEX Via app.
Regional Championship apparel will be available at the event. See the map above for the location. Apparel will be available in different colors.
The CASH ONLY concession stand will be open from 8-4 for the Regional Tournaments. We will have drinks, popcorn, candy, chips, nachos, pulled pork nachos, and pulled pork sandwiches for sale. We are offering a lunch combo for preorder. Please click here to preorder and pay for your lunch combo.
Team members should have already completed the RECF Participant Release Form at the beginning of the season, but if not, please have parents/guardians submit the form online by visiting: https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/5ab2c50d92047/web/
All attendees are expected to abide by the code of conduct.
All participants are expected to complete the participant release form. (also available in Spanish) Once per season covers all events
Note: Ensure your IT does not block emails from robotevents.com and roboticseducation.org
Grade Level: Middle School
Skills Challenge Offered: Yes
Judging Format: Remote Interviews & Notebooks
Event Dates & Locations
13201 Excalibur Road
Clermont, Florida 34711
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8:00 Doors open
11:00-11:20 Welcome and Driver's meeting
12:00-3:00 Quals (a couple of skills fields stay open)
As we are closing on our event date, there are a number of volunteer roles that are still available for the event and for remote judging. All volunteers can get a fast pass at skills for their designated team. With everyone working together, we know this event will be an incredible success that celebrates our students' accomplishments this year.
Remote interviews will be on 2/28, 3/1, 3/7, and 3/8 from 4:15 - 7 PM in two shifts. If you are interested in volunteering to do remote interviews, please click here:
March 11 is Elementary IQ and Middle School VRC. March 12 is Middle School IQ. Volunteer sign-up for the day of events:
Learn more about volunteering here:
Emergency/Bad Weather Policy
Given that this event is in March in Florida, we will have a beautiful day for our event!
For event day information regarding weather delays or cancellations, please check the event page for updates.
Your registeration to this event commits the event partners to set costs. Therefore, no refunds can be given.
Date: 12-Mar-2023East Ridge Middle School
13201 Excalibur Road
Clermont, Florida 34711
East Ridge Middle School
13201 Excalibur Rd
Clermont, FL 34711
The streams will be created the morning of the event on the following channel:
Please make sure to read all of the information below in order to meet all of the requirements!
As you know, the preliminary judging for notebooks and interviews of this year’s North/Central Florida VEX IQ/MS VRC Regional Championships will be done remotely. This will give the judges the time they need to make the best decisions and ensure an equitable experience for all teams. Hence, it is imperative that teams follow all of the instructions below.
Be sure that your Notebook URL is up to date on robotevents.com. Notebooks need to be submitted by Monday, 2/27/2023 @ 4pm so that we can send them to the judges. Please make sure that the link can be opened by anyone outside of your organization. If you need directions on posting the notebook link, click here. Remember that the notebook could be judged any time after the submission deadline, we only collect the URLs for the judges. They may view and review that notebook at any time up until the tournament.
This must be completed by 4pm on Monday, February 27, 2023. Before submitting the link, please ensure that the link can be opened by users outside of your district.
Judges will be conducting team interviews on Tuesday, February 28th; Wednesday, March 1st; and Tuesday, March 7th. There will be more interviews later on March 7th and Wednesday, March 8th, but those will be for teams who qualify later. We will be using Zoom, so please make sure that your teams have access to a computer(s) that have access to this application. Please use the following link to Sign-Up Genius in order to schedule each team’s interview
Sign up for 2/28 and 3/1
Sign up for 3/7 and 3/8
Interview times will be between 4:15pm and 6:45pm. Before your scheduled interview, you will receive a confirmation email including the scheduled interview time and the Zoom link each team will use to join the interview. In order to respect the time of our volunteer judges, team members must join the Zoom 10 minutes before their scheduled time. One team coach or mentor must also be on Zoom during the interview, but cannot talk while the interview is being conducted. When teams join the Zoom, they will be moved to a breakout room where the judges are present once the team and coach/mentor is present. If teams are late, this may result in a shortened interview or a cancellation. Interviews will not be rescheduled, so please ensure that team members are aware of the expectations and scheduled times. Team members and coaches can join separately from home, but some teams may prefer to join on one computer from the same location, which is acceptable as well.
If you have any questions, let us know!
Please refer to the guide to judging regarding remote team interview requirements.
The team Coach or Mentor must remain in the room for the duration of the interview and any recording of this interview is prohibited.
Questions for the team:
So what are some of the positive things your team has experienced or done this season? What are some of your team's accomplishments?
When designing your robot, what do you think was the most creative solution you came up with?
How did your team decide how to create your robot's design?
How did your team develop your strategy for this season's game?
Do you have any additional information you would like to share with us regarding your team, your design process, or your strategy?
Judges may ask follow-up questions based on your responses. Also, the interview will be ended at 10 minutes, so it's possible that you won't get to answer every question if the answers from the previous questions take up too much time.