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NFDL VIQRC Last Chance Tournament


17-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
2-Oct-2023 16:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
6-Jan-2024 16:00 EST
Registration Deadline
14-Feb-2024 16:00 EST
Payment Deadline
12-Feb-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

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 doing in person physical notebooks

Lunch and Concessions

Full concessions will be available from 9 am to 3 pm.

Finals Matches

Up to 32 teams will be paired up and participate in Finals matches. 

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:

  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. Pack for the event the day before the day of departure. Here are a few items that you don't want to forget.

    • Spare parts & tools

    • Batteries and chargers

    • Power strip and extension cord

    • Laptop computer

    • Programming cable

    • Banners and other decorations for your team pit table

    • Giveaways if you have them

  5. Be sure to read VEX Tournaments 101.

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

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

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)


Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 17-Feb-2024

Horace Mann High School
325 McKinley Street
North Fond du Lac, Wisconsin 54937
United States

Contact Information

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Here is the updated schedule! We have set the current agenda.

7:00 am Doors Open

7:30 am Registration Opens, and inspections begin (Judging starts)

8:00 am skills fields open

9:00 am Check-in and Inspection ends, Teams MUST be checked-in before 9:00 A M, as the Match Schedule will be run at that time and WILL NOT be re-run. If your team is running late, call the Event Partner or the match schedule will be run WITHOUT your team.

9:00 am Drivers meeting

9:30 am Teamwork challenge rounds begin

Noon to 12:30 pm Lunch break 

12:30 pm to 3:00 pm teamwork challenge rounds finish

3:15 pm Qualification matches end; skills field closes when Qualification matches are done

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm Finals matches & awards presentations

4:15 pm Break-down, please help take down equipment and clean up the venue


If you would like to volunteer here is the link to our sign up page


Or contact us at [email protected] and we can find a way you can help.  

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Teams will be notified if the event is canceled for Emergency/Bad Weather.

All teams will be notified by email to the mentor if the event is canceled before the event.

The event cancelation will be posted on

Refund and Payment Policies

Payment is due 2 weeks prior to the event.

Cancellations earlier than two weeks prior to the event may request a full refund, less the RobotEvents $5 handling fee. Teams that cancel later than two weeks prior to the event will not receive a refund, unless it is determined by the Event Partner that there are extreme extenuating circumstances.

Any teams that register less than two weeks before the event must pay at time of registration.

If the event is canceled due to circumstances outside of our control, a refund will be issued to teams minus the $5 RobotEvents processing fee.

Judging Format



  • All In person Judging.  Please bring a copy of your physical notebook