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CCS VEX Winkler Winter's End MS Qualifier

Event Code
VEX IQ Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Spots Open
Event Region
North Carolina
Max Registrations per Organization
Early-Bird Registration Opens
15-Nov-2022 08:00 EST
Standard Registration Opens
24-Dec-2022 08:00 EST
Registration Deadline
1-Feb-2023 12:05 EST

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General Info

Competition Preparation

Coaches and students only allowed in the pit area.  Coaches wrist bands will be given to school Head Coach to distribute to other team coaches. 

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 (optional for VEX IQ)
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. Review the descriptions and criteria for the awards that are being given during the tournament. 

7. Prep for your interviews with the judges. Check the awards tab to see what awards will be given during the tournament.

8. 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.

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

10. Read through the Robot troubleshooting guide.

Grade Level: Middle School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 4-Feb-2023

Harold E Winkler Middle School
4501 Weddington Road
Concord, North Carolina 28027
United States

Contact Information

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7:30 AM Doors open to volunteers

8:00 AM - 9 AM Check-in / Inspection / Practice

8:45 AM Check-in Closed

9:15 AM Event meeting / Opening Ceremony

9:30 - 11:30 AM Programming / Robot Skills (3 ea.)  Design Interviews - Pits

11:30 - 12:15 Lunch

12:15 - 3:15 PM Teamwork Challenge Matches (minimum 7 per team), Design Interviews - Pits

3:30 PM Finals Matches (Top 10 teams)

Awards follow Final Matches


Interested in volunteering for our Official VEX Robotics event, please contact Mr. David Parisi at:

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

If CCS VEX has to cancel the event due to an Emergency / Bad Weather refunds will be sent out, minus the RECF $5 processing fee.

Refund Policy

No refunds will be given for teams, if the event is held, regardless of the reason, once the event closes.

As with last season, we are unsure of how COVID-19 will impact the tournament season. Our goal is to host all of our events as long as policy will allow. Even if it means the event is closed to spectators and/or limited to the number of adults per team permitted in the facility.

Teams that are unable to attend due to Covid-19 will need to reach out to the event partner so they can move the team to the waitlist and open spots for other teams to compete. These changes need to be made prior to the event closing.

If CCS VEX cancels the event due to COVID, full refunds minus the $5 REC processing fee will be done. 

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.











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