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A Day at the Mall VEX IQ Tournament (ES/MS)

Date
4-Feb-2023
Event Code
RE-VIQC-22-9757
Program
VEX IQ Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Capacity
40
Spots Open
50%+
Event Region
Virginia
Early-Bird Registration Opens
3-Oct-2022 08:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
24-Dec-2022 08:00 EST
Registration Deadline
13-Jan-2023 23:59 EST
Price
$105.00

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General Info

Welcome:

Welcome to A Day at the Mall VEX IQ Tournament!!  We are looking forward to an exciting day of competition. 

This will be a combined Elementary and Middle school event.  Robot Skills, judged awards, and engineering notebook judging will be available.  Please turn in the team’s engineering notebook at the inspection table.  Teams with a digital engineering notebook must provide a printed hardcopy.

Location:
This tournament will be held at the Dulles Town Center Mall, Sterling, VA, lower level, in the former Sears location.  Directions:  Enter through the “Mall Entrance” to the right of Sheffield Furniture, across from The Cheesecake Factory.   You will see “Old Navy” and “Forever 21” signs right above the entrance.  Once inside, walk straight down the hallway until you see a set of mall escalators. Turn left and walk straight until the Hair Cosmopolitan store is in front of you. Then, turn right to find the event space; the former Sears Department store.

Payment:
Unless a payment date/plan has been precoordinated via email with the EP, registration fee must be paid by January 13, 2023, otherwise team will be moved to the waitlist. 

Concession:

We plan to have a small concession stand, offering water and snacks.  There are several fast-food restaurants in the mall, including Chick-fil-A and Sbarro pizza.  With the number of teams and students we plan to have at this event, we recommend that you pre-order your Chick-fil-A and Sbarro pizza ahead of time.  As we get closer to the event, you will receive an email with additional information on ordering ahead.

COVID protocols for this event:

At this time, there are no specific COVID protocols for this eventPlease visit the Health and Safety Polices information page to stay abreast of any changes to the COVID protocol for this venue.

Participant Release Form:
A Participant Release Form/Consent Form must be completed and uploaded for all team participants (students, coaches, and mentors) prior to the event.  As a reminder, only those team members and coaches/mentors with a signed Participant Release Form/Consent Form will be allowed to participate.   Please take a few minutes to complete and upload the forms as soon as possible. Upon arrival, all team members, coaches, and mentors must sign in at the check-in table.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Margie Eastman

Event Partner

If you have any questions, please contact Margie Eastman at 703-853-9042 or email margie@afabsolutions.com


Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 4-Feb-2023

Venue/Location:
Dulles Town Center
21100 Dulles Town Circle
Sterling, Virginia 20166
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

Please return here for updates up to the day of the event.  Schedule may change based on the total number of teams registered on the day of the event.

7:00 am – Doors Open  

7:00 am – 8:30 am – Check-in, Inspections, Practice Fields Open

8:30 am – 8:45 am – Drivers Meeting, Match Schedule distribution 

8:45 am – 9:00 am – Opening Ceremony

9:00 am – 4:00 pm – Skills Field Open – Max of 3 attempts per type 

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Qualification Matches

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm – Lunch Break 

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Qualification Matches

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm – Finals & Awards   

5:00 pm – Event clean up

Volunteer

If you are interested in volunteering, please email Margie Eastman at margie@afabsolutions.com.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

An email will be sent to each team's primary and secondary POC in the event of bad weather. Teams should note that Northern Virginia area weather may differ from other parts of Virginia and should plan accordingly.  This tournament will be cancelled only if The Dulles Town Center Mall closes due to the weather.  If a team is unable to attend due to weather, we will not offer refunds to no shows due to poor weather.

This event will go on rain or shine. However, in the event the EP cancels the tournament or the Dulles Town Center Mall closes due to weather or for other unforeseen reasons, we will offer a refund of $50 per team.

Refund Policy

If the Event Partner cancels the event due to bad weather, unforeseen circumstances, or COVID restrictions:

  • The refund will be $50 per registered team.

If a Coach/Mentor completes registration for the event then chooses to withdraw or not attend: 

  • No refund will be issued.  However, once the event reaches maximum capacity, and if your slot can be filled by a team on the waitlist, we will be happy to refund your registration fee, less $5.00.

Unpaid Teams:

  • On January 14, 2023, unpaid teams will be placed on the waitlist, unless a payment date/plan has been precoordinated via email with the EP.

Health and Safety Policies

  • Please visit the CDC website for the latest COVID information.  
  • At this time, there are no specific COVID protocols for this eventPlease return to this page to stay abreast of any changes to the COVID protocol for this event.

Date: 4-Feb-2023
Dulles Town Center
21100 Dulles Town Circle
Sterling, Virginia 20166
United States

Travel Info

Teams are responsible for their own transportation and lodging costs. 

Webcast

At this time, webcast will not be available.  However, please return here for any updates as we get closer to the day of 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.  Teams with a digital engineering notebook must provide a printed hardcopy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waitlist

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