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OAI/GRC NASA VEX IQ Blended Tournament; Cleveland, OH

Fall Lift-Off

27-Oct-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
Standard Registration Opens
1-Sep-2023 08:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
20-Oct-2023 23:59 EDT
Payment Deadline
27-Oct-2023 17:00 EDT
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Ohio Aerospace Insitute (OAI) and NASA Glenn Research Center are proud to host our second VEX IQ competition.  Are you ready to Lift-off with Full Volume?

The event will showcase 3 competition/skills fields.  We will also have 1 practice field.  

BIOMIMICRY CHALLENGE  - Each team is invited to participate in a biomimicry building challenge.  All supplies and directions will be provided the day of the tournament.


  • Lunch will be provided to all, chips & bottled water. 
  • There will be a hospitality room provided for advisors and volunteers.
  • Concessions will NOT be available.


  • Each team will have six qualifying matches. The top 20 teams (10 pairs of teams) will advance to Tournament Finals.
  • Please familiarize yourself and your teams with the Full Volume official rules. The GAME MANUAL is a good place to start! 


  • All pit tables have access to power. Please bring surge protector/power strips to make sure you have enough outlets for your team.
  • We will NOT have access to WiFi network during this event. Please be sure robots are up to date and programs are saved locally before arriving.
  • Parents are welcome to attend.
  • Are your teams ready? Have them check this out...101 Things I Wish I’d Known Before My First VEX Tournament


Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 27-Oct-2023

Ohio Aerospace Institute
22800 Cedar Point Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44142
United States

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​8:30 am Doors Open to Teams, Check-In & Inspections

9:30 am - Event Meeting (OAI Auditorium)
9:45-11:30 am - Skills Matches (OAI Lobby)
11:30 am-1:00 pm - Lunch & Skills (OAI Sunroom & Lobby)
1:00-3:00 pm - Qualification Matches (OAI Lobby)
3:00 pm - Alliance Selection (OAI Lobby)
3:30-4:30 pm - Elimination Matches (OAI Lobby)
4:30 pm  Awards (OAI Lobby)


We welcome volunteers!  Please contact Jill or Chris if you would like to volunteer.

[email protected]

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Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the event of bad weather, we will make every attempt to contact all coaches by email, phone or text, as well as make announcements through social media, of any changes to the event or the event schedule. 

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: 

Registration fees minus the $5 REC processing fee per team will be issued if the event is canceled. 

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

There will be no refunds for individual team cancellations.


Judging Format

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.

Judges will be working in accordance with the Judge Guide, which states that "All teams being judged for an event should be judged in the same format to ensure consistency in the judging experience."    PLEASE NOTE...if a team has a digital engineering notebook, these must be printed IN ADVANCE in order for the team to submit a physical copy to the judges.  Links to an online version or flash drives will not be accepted. 

Please refer to the Judge Guide for all judging and Engineering Notebook information, criteria, procedures, rubrics, etc.