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2023 Northern California VEXIQ Middle School Regional Championship

5-Mar-2023 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX IQ Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Spots Open
Event Region
California - North
Standard Registration Opens
5-Sep-2022 20:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
3-Mar-2023 20:00 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Welcome to Northern California VEXIQ Middle School Regional Championship!

This year the event will once again be held at the Hiller Aviation Museum. You will compete amongst 150 years of aviation history. The Hiller Aviation Museum is located at the San Carlos Airport in San Carlos, California. The museum was founded by Stanley Hiller in June 1998. and is endowed by members of the Hiller family. It has some amazing aircraft on display, as well as other excellent exhibits. The venue is truly a wonderful location for the entire family. You certainly won't be bored waiting for your next match.

Grade Level: Middle School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 5-Mar-2023

Hiller Aviation Museum
601 Skyway Road
San Carlos, California 94070
United States

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7:00am Doors open for volunteers

7.30am Registration & Inspection Begins, Pits open, Practice Fields Open

8:30am Inspection closes, Opening/Event Meeting *Teams not registered with their robots inspected by 8:30 will be removed from the schedule*

9:00am  Qualification matches begin, Skills fields open

12:30pm LUNCH

1:00pm Qualification matches resume

4:00pm Qualification matches finish and skills events close

4:30pm Finals matches begin

5.15pm Awards Ceremony

5.30pm Competition event closes


Volunteers will be needed for event setup (on Friday evening), robot inspection, field scoring, field reset, judging, queuing and other positions.

If you would like to volunteer for this event please contact Barry Coleman ([email protected]).
Some roles do require training ahead of time, which will be arranged and conducted via Zoom.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the case of bad weather conditions or possible cancellations, please visit the event on where updates about the event status will be posted as needed.  Please make sure your team's contact information is up to date in your account in the event we need to contact your team.

Refund and Payment Policies

Event payments are expected when you register for this event and must be completed (showing PAID in the system) a minimum of 1 week prior to the event date. Unpaid teams will be removed from the event, allowing space for teams on the wait list. No refunds will be made once a team is marked PAID in the sysytem. Please contact Barry Coleman ([email protected]) regarding any questions or concerns.

Health and Safety Policies

The situation with Covid-19 and other national health emergencies will govern the event.

The venue is located in San Mateo County and we will be following San Mateo County and HIller Aviation Museum rules regarding mask and other health and safety rule.

At this time please be prepared to wear a mask.

We will post other Health and Safety notices here in a timely manner. Please ensure that your team contact information is up to date so we can inform you if the situation changes.

Date: 5-Mar-2023
Hiller Aviation Museum
601 Skyway Road
San Carlos, California 94070
United States

Travel Info

The Hiller Aviation Museum is centrally located in the San Francisco Bay Area at the San Carlos Airport.

Address:   Hiller Aviation Museum, 601 Skyway Rd., San Carlos, CA 94070
Phone:  (650) 654-0200
Fax:  (650) 654-0220

From San Francisco:  Take Hwy 101 south the Holly Street/Redwood Shores Pkwy exit.   Go east onto Redwood Shores Pkwy.   Turn right onto Airport Road.   Turn right onto Skyway Road.

From San Jose: Take Hwy 101 north to Holly Street/Redwood Shores Pkwy exit. Go east onto Redwood Shores Pkwy.  Turn right onto Airport Road.  Turn right onto Skyway Road.

By Train: Train users must walk from Caltrain Station to Hiller Aviation Museum (approximately 1 mile). Take Caltrain to the San Carlos station. Walk along the station generally northward toward San Francisco (parallel to the tracks).  Turn Right at the Holly Street crossing and continue eastward along the road crossing over Hwy 101 (You can see the museum on your right from the overcrossing).  Turn right at Airport Road and continue right onto Skyway Road continuing to the museum. Schedules are available online from Caltrain.

By Bus: SamTrans provides bus service over the El Camino corridor with connections to other transit systems throughout the bay area.  Take any bus to the San Carlos stop (very near the CalTrain train station) and follow the directions listed above for train users.  Schedules and system information is available from SamTrans. There is no direct bus service to the airport.


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.

Electronic notebook submission will not be permitted at this event, please print your notebook and submit it at the registration and check-in desk.