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Harrisburg VEX IQ State Qualifier (ES/MS)

Event Code
VEX IQ Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Spots Open
Event Region
South Dakota
Max Registrations per Organization
Standard Registration Opens
15-Aug-2022 16:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
22-Oct-2022 10:11 EDT
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Welcome to our annual Harrisburg VEX IQ State Qualifier.  This tournament will be held at Harrisburg South Middle School. Teams are encouraged to dress up in school appropriate costumes for the event. 


We will have full concessions at this event including food items for lunch.

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 IQ 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.

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 found on the Documents tab, and check out this video "What to Expect at a Competition".

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.

9. Understand how the game will be played. VEX IQ participants are more than welcome to watch the referee training videos before they attend a tournament. The referee training videos can be found on the Volunteer page at

10. Ensure that you have the latest version of firmware for the IQ brain. The latest version of VEXOs can be found by downloading and installing the update tool from VEX Robotics:

Participation and Consent Form

All team members, coaches and adult mentors should fill out the online consent form which 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: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 29-Oct-2022

Harrisburg South Middle School
600 Cliff Avenue
Harrisburg, South Dakota 57032
United States

Contact Information

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TENTATIVE! Check here the week of the event to make sure you have the current agenda.

8:30 am Doors open, team check-in begins
9:30 Team check-in ends

Teams MUST be checked-in by 9:30, as the Match Schedule will be run at that time and CANNOT be re-run. If your team is running late, call the Event Partner or the match schedule will be run WITHOUT your team.

8:30 am Inspection begins

8:45 Skills Begins
9:30 am Inspection ends
9:45 Team & Driver meeting
10:00 Qualification matches
3:45 Qualification matches & Skills end
3:45 Finals Matchup announced
4:00 Finals matches
4:30 Awards


If you wish to volunteer at this tournament please contact the event partner in charge.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

The tournament will go on unless the interstates are closed for bad weather.

If the event is cancelled, then Cancelled will appear in the title of the event.

Refund Policy

If a team or group of teams has already registered and cancels there will be no refund given.

If the tournament is canceled for any reason a refund less a $5 RECF fee will be given to all teams.

If you are nervous about losing your $30 entry fee, please wait to register

Date: 29-Oct-2022
Harrisburg South Middle School
600 Cliff Avenue
Harrisburg, South Dakota 57032
United States

Travel Info

For those needing rooms to stay there are hotels in the city of Sioux Falls which is 8 miles north of Harrisburg.


Judging Format


  • 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