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R5 VIQC Early Season Scrimmage

17-Sep-2022 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX IQ Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Spots Open
Event Region
Max Registrations per Organization
Standard Registration Opens
30-Aug-2022 09:09 EDT
Registration Deadline
12-Sep-2022 09:10 EDT
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

This is a scrimmage to get our students and coaches familiar with vex tournaments. Don't stress, because this is an early season scrimmage, bots aren't expected to be perfect.

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 here.

2. Check the official VEX 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. 

6. 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. Also, remember no grinding or other actions that create sparks.

7. Understand how the game will be played. VEX participants are more than welcome to watch the referee training videos before they attend a tournament.

8. Read through the Robot troubleshooting guide.

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: No

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 17-Sep-2022

Lake Charles-Boston Academy of Learning
1509 Enterprise Boulevard
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70601
United States

Contact Information

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7:00 am - Volunteers arrive

7:30 am - Doors open to public and coaches/teams

7:30 am to 8:45 am - Event Check-In/Registration/Compliance Check

9:00 am - Opening Ceremonies

9:30 am to 12:00 pm - Matches/Skills Start

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Lunch Break

1:00 pm  Matches continue

2:30 pm Skills Closes

3:30 pm - Alliance Selection/Finals/Awards

5:00 pm - Venue Closes


Volunteers are needed and appreciated. Individuals or teams wishing to volunteer, please contact the Michael Hardy at [email protected]

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the event of an emergency or bad weather, the event may be cancelled.

In any event, teams will be contacted as soon as possible with the information. The event partner will contact teams if the event must be postponed. Teams should make sure their contact information is up to date and includes both school and non-school phone numbers.

Please check your email the day before and the morning of the tournament (before leaving).

Refund and Payment Policies

Refunds will only be given if the event is cancelled.











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