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Bad Axe Schools VIQRC Full Volume 2023-24

Blended VIQRC Michigan Region 3

10-Feb-2024 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
6-Nov-2023 16:00 EST
Standard Registration Opens
30-Dec-2023 16:00 EST
Registration Deadline
7-Feb-2024 16:00 EST
Payment Deadline
29-Jan-2024 16:00 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info


This is an in-person tournament with a robot skills challenge and judging.

This event will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2024, in the gym of Bad Axe High School, located at 200 N. Barrie Road, Bad Axe, MI.  Parking will be on the west side of the facility for easy entry into the gym.  

Registration Information

All participating teams must be registered with VEX Robotics and the Robot Events website and have an official team number before registering for this event. Tournament fees must be paid before teams are allowed to compete. Registration and payments should be made through the Robot Events website.


Engineering notebooks

We will be collecting Physical engineering notebooks at this event for judging.


Participation and Consent Form

A completed form for all participants must be uploaded to prior to the tournament. Team leaders will need to check that all team members attending the event have completed the online consent form prior to the tournament. Instructions on how to upload consent forms in English or Spanish is given here: VEX Consent Form (English) or VEX Consent Form (Spanish)

Lunch and Concession

Concessions will be available from 8:30 am - 3 pm.  Lunch specials will be announced.

Competition Preparation

All teams should come prepared for competition. Here are a few steps that every team should take to ensure that they are prepared.


Review all game information: Current Game Webpage

  1. Review the rules and run through the inspection checklist about a week before the competition so that there is ample time for adjustments. Robots must use VEX IQ parts. Please self inspect before arriving at the tournament using the IQ Robot Inspection Checklist

  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. Be sure to read VEX Tournaments 101.

  5. Review the descriptions and criteria for the awards that are being given during the tournament.

  6. Prep for your interviews with the judges and read the Judge's Guide. Check the awards tab to see what awards will be given during the tournament.

  7. Remember that safety comes first, please don't bring tools that pose a safety risk to your team, or others nearby, as teams are close to each other in the venue pit area. Also, remember no grinding or other actions that create sparks, ask the tournament director for a safe location if grinding is needed.

  8. Ensure that you have the latest version of programming software and firmware for your IQ Brain.

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 10-Feb-2024

200 N Barrie Rd
200 North Barrie Road
Bad Axe, Michigan 48413
United States

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7:30 - Doors open, Registration

8:00 - 9:00 - Robot Inspections

9:00 - 9:15 - Drivers meeting (Match list runs at 9:00 AM)

9:20 - Opening Ceremony

9:30 - Robot Challenge Matches and Skills start

(Lunch is at your own time; keep track of your matches)

1:00 -1:30 Robot Challenge Matches and Skills complete

1:45 - 2:00 Announcement of Finals Match Schedule

2:10 Finals Matches

3:10 Awards

3:30 Cleanup




We are always in need of extra hands to help our event run smoothly.  We are particularly looking for judges, referees, and skills scorers.  If are able to assist us, please email me at [email protected].  Free meals will be provided for our volunteers.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy



Please check the General Information for this event at for cancellation or delay in the case of inclement weather or other unforeseen events that may require us to make changes to our original plans.  For inclement weather forecasts on the day of the event, we will update the General Information no later than 5 AM.

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: 

Should we at Bad Axe School cancel the in-person tournament Bad Axe Schools VRC Over Under 2023-24, refunds in the amount of $95 will be issued back to the schools/organizations that have registered.

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

There will be no refund.

Judging Format

All In-Person Judging - The Team Interviews and Engineering Notebooks will be judged in person on the day of the event. Teams should bring a physical copy of their notebook to submit to the judges.