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Deep Creek VIQRC Tournament (ES/MS)

3-Feb-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX IQ Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
Spots Open
Event Region
Early-Bird Registration Opens
27-Jun-2023 12:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
23-Dec-2023 12:00 EST
Registration Deadline
8-Jan-2024 17:00 EST
Payment Deadline
8-Jan-2024 17:13 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Please join us for VEX VIQC Full Volume Tournament at Deep Creek Middle School School! This is a blended VEX IQ tournament for both Elementary and Middle School teams and will qualify teams for the State Championship. Admission to the event is $5 per adult and $3 for students.

We will have 1-2 skills fields available in the morning and will then switch them to competition fields in the afternoon. Once the tournament starts, skills runs will no longer be available. It is advised that teams bring their own fields to practice on. 

This event is tentative and is subject to cancellation by the school and/or district due to COVID or any other district/school closures. Furthermore, specific COVID/outbreak protocols will be in place conforming with school, district, and local policies/requirements. 

Payment is due by January 8, 2024.   Breakfast (Chic-Fil-A Bisquits) and lunch (Pizza-Papa Johns) will be available to purchase at the concession stand.  No outside food or drink is allowed into the event. Concessions will be available for purchase in the concession area. 


Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: Remote Engineering Notebooks

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 3-Feb-2024

Deep Creek Middle School
1955 Deal Drive
Chesapeake, Virginia 23323
United States

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February 3, 2024

Tentative Schedule 

This schedule is subject to change

January 24th UPDATE

7:30 AM Doors open Teams will not be allowed in before 7:30
7:30-9:30 AM  All teams check-in / Inspection / Turn in Engineering Notebooks 

9:30AM – 9:45 AM Mandatory Drivers meeting
10:00AM – 12:00PM Skills fields open
10:00AM - 12:00PM Qualification matches
12:00PM – 12:45PM Lunch

12:45PM - 3:00PM Skills fields open
12:45PM - 3:00PM Qualification matches
3:00PM - 3:30PM Practice for finals matches
3:30PM - 4:00PM Finals matches and award

4:00 - 4:30 Cleanup and all teams out by 4:30


Volunteers make robotics tournaments possible and are essential for providing these STEM learning opportunities for our friends and family. Please consider volunteering to help make this event a success. Full-day volunteers will be provided a complimentary lunch.  Please email Melodie Surratt at [email protected] for volunteer opportunities.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the event of bad weather, teams will be informed and a refund will be issued, minus the $5 RECF fee. 

Refund and Payment Policies

No refunds unless the tournament is cancelled because of weather or COVID restrictions in Chesapeake.  In the event of cancellation due to these reasons refund will only be $80, less the $5 processing fee the REC Foundation charges for each registrant, and to cover expenses incured leading up to the event.

Unpaid teams will be put on the waitlist two weeks before the event, unless payment has been worked out via email with the EP Melodie Surratt.

Judging Format

  • Update 1/20/24
    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.