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NELA VIQ (In-Person Tournament, In-Person Skills, In-Person Judging)

Event Code
VEX IQ Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Spots Open
Event Region
Standard Registration Opens
22-Sep-2022 14:34 EDT
Registration Deadline
6-Jan-2023 14:35 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

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: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 14-Jan-2023

Delhi Charter School
6940 Hwy 17
Delhi, Louisiana 71232
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


If you'd like to volunteer, please contact Rachel Gray at

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 Policy

There will be no refunds unless the entire tournament is cancelled.