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Valparaiso Elementary Schools VIQC Tournament Qualifier

Event Code
VEX IQ Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Spots Open
Event Region
Max Registrations per Organization
Early-Bird Registration Opens
3-Oct-2022 12:29 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
24-Dec-2022 12:29 EST
Registration Deadline
20-Jan-2023 12:30 EST

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General Info

This is an Official Indiana VEX IQ State Qualifying Event.

As long as registration is full, we anticipate that we will have 3 state spots for Teamwork Champioons and the Excellence Award.

Early Bird Registration will be used this year.
Note: The first two events selected will count toward Early Bird and cannot be changed once used.

Any team not paid by January 20th will be removed and that space will be offered to a team on the wait list. It is yet undetermined whether or not we will have concessions, but there will be tables and places to eat as well as nearby fast food.  

Participation and Consent Form A must be completed for all participants and uploaded online. Team leaders will need to collect the completed forms for all team members attending the event and upload them as soon as possible - before the day of competition. If consents are not uploaded the day before competition, teams will be removed from the competition.  

All payments for entry fees MUST be in advance. Payments not accepted at the door.  Please note the refund policy.  Because organizations must be vendors with our school to receive funds from the school, we are unable to issue refunds for ANY reason including cancellations due to weather.  We hope to not have to cancel, but want to be sure everyone understands that we are unable to issue refunds under any circumstances.  

Grade Level: Elementary

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 4-Feb-2023

Thomas Jefferson Middle School
1600 Roosevelt Road
Valparaiso, Indiana 46383
United States

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Schedule (Subject to change)

**Note: Schedule times are approximate.  We generally finish faster than anticipated, but this is a rough schedule.  Check back closer to the event for revised times based on numbers of teams.

7:30   Doors Open
8:00 - 8:45 Registration and Inspection
9:00 - 9:15 Drivers meeting, Announcements, and Introductions
9:20 - 12:00 Qualification Rounds and Skill Challenges
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch (bring your own to eat in our cafeteria)
1:00 - 2:00 Finish Qualification Rounds (Skills Challenges Closed at this time)

2:00 - 2:30 Finals matches
2:45 - 3pm  Awards - or as soon as we are able to finalize winners


We have all the volunteers needed for our event thanks to our PTO and Valpo Robotics Coaches.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In case of bad weather conditions or possible cancellations please visit the event on where I will post updates about the event status as needed. Please feel free to contact Jenn 1-219-775-6745 or Jane 1-219-309-4305 if you are going to be late to the event. Match Lists will be generated as scheduled and cannot be re-run.

Refund Policy

Payment and Refund Policy:
Event payments are expected when you register for the event and must be completed 3 weeks prior to
the event date. Unpaid teams will be removed from the event to allow teams on the wait list to register.
Please contact me if there are considerations to be made.

Unfortunately, we are UNABLE TO DO ANY REFUNDS OF ANY AMOUNT FOR ANY REASON INCLUDING WEATHER CANCELATIONS.  Because of the way that payments are processed through robot events, the rules governing refunds by our school do not allow us to pay a school - only robot events.  They unfortunately are unable to refund the schools if we return the payment to robot events.  Hopefully we will not need to process any refunds, but we want to be clear on the policy and the reasons for it.  

Health and Safety Policies

All spectators must remain IN THE STANDS at all times.  We are not allowed to have spectators on the floor because of the large number of teams participating.  

Date: 4-Feb-2023
Thomas Jefferson Middle School
1600 Roosevelt Road
Valparaiso, Indiana 46383
United States

Travel Info

Parking will be around the back of Thomas Jefferson Middle School.  Enter the drive just south of the school to go around the back of the building, and enter through Door 5.  Signs will direct you from the door to the gym where our competition will take place.  There will be NO parking in the lot north of the middle school.  This area is reserved for our referees, judges, and volunteers hauling in equipment for the competition.  


There is no webcast planned for the event.

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 upon check-in.











5 teams are on the waitlist for this event.

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