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SRE Los Angeles - Pasadena VEX IQ Tournament #1 (Ben Lipper)

Event Code
VEX IQ Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Spots Open
Event Region
California - South
Max Registrations per Organization
Early-Bird Registration Opens
10-Oct-2022 20:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
29-Oct-2022 20:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
9-Dec-2022 21:00 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

This event qualifies the winners of the event for the California State Championship. 

December 10, 2022

This tournament will be hosted in Pasadena an Elementry school.  The tournament will start at 9:00 AM, and will run until about 4:00 PM on December 10, 2022.
I (Ben Lipper) will be coordinating the tournament, and Washington Elementary STEM Magnet School will be hosting.

Scroll down for more details on the event!

Pit Area

All teams will be provided a table and benches.  There will be power strips available for charging VEX IQ batteries. Make sure to label all of your teams’ equipment with your name and/or team number.

Competition Preparation

This event is sure to be a fast-paced and exciting event. All teams should come prepared for competition. Here are a few things to pack for the event the day before the day of departure.

  • Spare parts

  • Batteries and chargers

  • Power strip

  • Engineering notebook (if you have one, helpful for Judges, Design and Excellence Awards )

  • Robots and nameplates

  • Money for Pizza and other snacks

NOTE: A completed Participant Consent Form for all participants must be turned in during check-in. Team leaders will need to collect the completed forms for all team members attending the event and turn them in to the registration desk when checking in.

Here is a link to the form: Participant Release Form

LATE Arrivals

Teams must be checked in 45 minutes prior to the start of the qualification matches so that the match schedule may be printed. Teams must contact the event partner ( if they are running late or they will be removed from the team list for the event. 

Team Payment

Teams must be paid two weeks prior to the event. Teams not paid at this time may be dropped at the event partner's discretion to allow teams in from the waitlist.  Refunds are not typically offered, but if you have a special case, please just let us know and we will see what we can do.

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: No Judging

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 10-Dec-2022

Washington Elementary STEM Magnet School
1520 North Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, California 91103
United States

Contact Information

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(Times subject to change due to number of teams participating.)

Volunteers arrive at 8:00 AM

Doors Open & Check in 9:00 AM

Inspections 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Opening Ceremony/Event Meeting 9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Tournament Qualifying matches 10:00 AM  - 12:30 PM

Lunch 12:30 - 1:00 (This may become a working lunch)

Tournament Qualifying matches (continued) 1:00 PM  - 3:30 PM

Finals matches 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM.

Awards 4:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Load-out 4:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Skills matches will be available from 10:00 am - 2:00pm (Closed During Lunch). 3 attempts maximum per team.


We would love to have you volunteer!  Please reach out to for more details.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy


Unless there is a major catastrophe (for example, a hurricane), the tournament will take place as scheduled.

In the case of extremely bad weather conditions or possible cancellations, please visit the event on where updates about the event status will be posted as needed. In case of an emergency, we will individually reach out to all teams using any contact information required.  Teams should make sure their contact information in is up to date and includes both school and non-school phone numbers.

In the event of an emergency during the event (for example, a fire), the school emergency procedures will be followed and everyone will be safely evacuated.

Refund Policy

Refunds are not typically issued for our events

However if you have a special case that you would like to discuss with us, you may contact me at, and we’ll work something out together.

Judging Format

There will be no judging at this tournament.  We will be putting our energy into running more qualification matches and having a better tournament quality.