Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
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VIQRC, VEX IQ STEM Southwest Scrimmage with Skills, Blended ES & MS, Live, In Person

An opportunity to practice matches and skills with other teams

19-Jan-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX IQ Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
Spots Open
Event Region
New Mexico
Standard Registration Opens
1-Sep-2023 12:35 EDT
Registration Deadline
1-Sep-2023 12:36 EDT
Payment Deadline
12-Jan-2024 12:46 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Please Join STEM Southwest Podcast and Be Greater Than Average, LLC as we present a VEX IQ Scrimmage Event with skills challenges and practice matches! 

Scrimmages are non-qualifying events (tournaments or leagues) that give teams an additional opportunity to test their robot designs. Scrimmage results do not upload to and are not listed on the VEX Via app.

Judging for notebooks and interviews will NOT be done at this scrimmage event.

We will have referees at the Scrimmage event to help teams understand any possible questions about the game rules. All matches will be practice matches and practice skills. They will be run AS IF it is real but scores will not be submitted. This is to help teams with actual competition and to make sure they are understanding the game rules.

It will be expected that teams will follow the REC Code of Conduct at all times.

Please read these documents prior to the event:

Below are some important links. This rest of year's game documentation can be found HERE.

VIQC Full Volume Game Manual - Please note the Specific Game Rules and Game Set Up starting on page 25!

VIQC Robot Inspection Checklist - We will provide a sizing tool, but it is wise to always have your own sizing tool.

Match Timer and Scoring - FREE Download of the VIQC Hub App:    available in the REC Foundation Mobile App Library

The Team's Primary Contact, or another designated Adult Team contact (over the age of 18), must be present in the meeting environment through out the duration of the time. The Team's Primary Contact will be responsible for providing the Adult representative's contact information to the Event Partner prior to the event.


Message from REC Foundation:

All approved events and event attendees are required to follow all local, state, federal, or any other government ordinances regarding COVID-19 safety procedures, social distancing, and best hygiene practices. Event hosts should continually assess, based on current government guidelines, whether to postpone, cancel, or significantly reduce the number of attendees when necessary.


Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: No Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 19-Jan-2024

4311 Sara Rd
4311 Sara Road
Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87124
United States

Contact Information

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All of the following times are in Mountain Time Zone:

CHECKIN: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. To ensure we know who arrived.

INSPECTION: can be done at a team's request. A table will be available with an inspector to answer any questions about the robot's set up.

Practice Matches and Practice Skills will begin as soon as teams are ready. A referee will be at the fields to run matches and skills to answer any questions regarding competition and skills plays. This is informal and will be run on a first come first serve basis. Teams may make changes to their robots as much or often as needed.

JUDGING will not be done at a Scrimmage nor will any scores be formally submitted.


We love having volunteers.  Most of the Volunteers for the competition must be a minimum of 16 and in some cases 18 or older. If you have anyone that would like to volunteer please contact us by filling in the form HERE

Here is a link to the list of Volunteer positions available and the age requirements. Some positions such as Judging and Head Refereeing require additional training. If that is something you are interested in, you can get started by going HERE.

If you have questions please contact us [email protected]

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

This event will take place rain or shine as it is in doors.

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event:  We will refund all but the $5 required REC Foundation registration fee.


If a Coach/Mentor completes registration for the event then chooses to withdraw or not attend:  None avaliable!

Judging Format

No Judging










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