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The RiverBots II VIQRC Full Volume Signature Event (MS/ES)


13-Dec-2023 - 14-Dec-2023 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX IQ Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
Spots Open
Event Region
Max Registrations per Organization
Early-Bird Registration Opens
23-Aug-2023 12:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
6-Sep-2023 12:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
7-Dec-2023 16:00 EST
Payment Deadline
7-Dec-2023 20:00 EST

A maximum of 50% of team registrations can be from any one event region

Region Maximum % # Spots Allowed # Spots Remaining
Michigan 50% 40 36
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Good Day Teams,

It is a good day because you have elected to attend and compete at the River Raisin National Battlefield Park. The RiverBots II VRC Full-Volume Blended Signature Event is the only Signature Event in MI and the only one at a National Park. RiverBots broke new ground in MI and was a great kickoff for MI Signature Events. This year we are looking to expand the number of attending teams to 80. The River Raisin National Battlefield Park preserves the site of the Battle of Frenchtown as the only national battlefield marking a site of the War of 1812. You can also join the Junior Ranger program joining Major Muskrats Militia. The event scheduled to take place Dec 13 and 14, 2023.  Two days of teams competing for both judged and tournament awards.

For this blended event, there will be two Excellence Awards, one for Elementary and one for Middle School.  The Excellence Awards will qualify for the World Championship. 

The Event Organizing Committee and the River Raisin National Battlefield Park are eager to see you and your robots for competition in the "2023-2024 Full Volume". We expect intense competition with well-designed robots. This game looks to be a lot of fun!

Have a VEXellent day

Mike Mohn & Jeff Demaray

3547 Virus VEX Robotics

Mentors, Event organizers

E mail [email protected] 



Some Nearby Hotels:

Hampton INN

1565 North Dixie Highway Monroe MI 48162

TownePlace Suites Monroe

1440 North Dixie Highway Monroe MI 48162

Holiday Inn Express

1687 North Dixie Highway Monroe MI 48162

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 13-Dec-2023 - 14-Dec-2023

River Raisin National Battlefield Park
333 North Dixie Highway
Monroe, Michigan 48162
United States

Contact Information

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RiverBots II VIQC Signature Event Day 1
8:30 a.m. Early Bird Check-in
9:00 a.m. Inspection Check-In
9:00 a.m. Judges meeting
10:00 a.m.  Driver's meeting
10:15 a.m. Opening Ceremonies
10:30 a.m. Qualifiers Begin/Skills
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Qualifiers resume
6:00 p.m. End Qualifiers
6:00 p.m. Go to Hotel
Thursday 12/14/2023
RiverBots II VIQC Signature Event Day 2
8:30 a.m. Early Bird Check-in
9:30 a.m. Qualifiers Begin/Skills
9:30 a.m. Judges
1:30 p.m. Quals End/Lunch
2:30 p.m. Eliminations/16 Alliances
4:00 p.m. Awards
5:00 p.m. Home


Events of this magnitude take many hands to assure success. A signup genius will be used for volunteers. Links for the volunteer sign up will be posted here and sent out with team notes. Prior to the links being poasted reach out to the primary event contact [email protected] and the secondary contact [email protected] for volunteering roles.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

The potential for exteme weather in MI during December is always possible. Weather related schedule changes or cancellations will be communicated in robotevents and sent to head coaches via the coaches registered emails as quckly as information becomes available. While last minute changes are possible they will be avoided if possible. 

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: 

Refunds will be given only in case of event cancellation.

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

No refunds will be given.

Health and Safety Policies

With the cancellation of all local and national states of emergency there are no health and safety policies to be enforced. It is recomended that you follow your own dictates.

Date: 13-Dec-2023 - 14-Dec-2023
River Raisin National Battlefield Park
333 North Dixie Highway
Monroe, Michigan 48162
United States

Travel Info

U.S.-75, exit westbound at exit 15 Dixie Highway. River Raisin Battlefield visitor center is ~ 2 miles.


You Tube Channel: vexvirus3547

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.


Hampton Inn

1565 North Dixie Highway Monroe MI 48162

TownePlace Suites Monroe

1440 North Dixie Highway Monroe MI 48162

Holiday Inn Express

1687 North Dixie Highway Monroe MI 48162


Teams that do not pay by the payment deadline will be moved to the waitlist.

Signature Event Early Bird Policy

  • All Signature Events will have a specific Early Bird Registration that is independent of all local/regional Early Bird systems
    • Each team starts the season with three (3) opportunities to register during the Signature Event Early-Bird period
      • An opportunity is taken away each time the team registers for a Signature Event, whether during the Signature Event Early-Bird period or Standard period
      • A Signature Event Early-Bird opportunity is not taken away if a team registers for a tournament hosted by their school or organization (where the team’s coach is the Event Partner)
    • Early Bird Registration will open 16 weeks before the event at 12:00PM EST
      • Note: Modifications to this may be made for events in August and September
    • Standard Registration will open 14 weeks before the event at 12:00PM EST
    • An Event Partner may register their own teams to their Signature Event during Signature Event Early Bird Registration no matter how many other Signature Events they are already registered for  
      • The Event Partner must be the Primary Contact for the teams they are registering