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Tallahassee @ FAMU Full Volume Regional Finale

Elementary and Middle School Teams

20-Jan-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX IQ Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
Spots Open
Event Region
Florida - North/Central
Early-Bird Registration Opens
5-Sep-2023 12:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
9-Dec-2023 12:00 EST
Registration Deadline
12-Jan-2024 16:10 EST
Payment Deadline
5-Jan-2024 16:36 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Welcome to The FAMU Full Volume VIQC Tournament.  This tournament is the culmination of the Scrimmages that have been ongoing through the Fall semester at Fairview Middle School and FAMU Developmental Research School.

Payment for this Regional Finale is required to participate in those scrimmages, which are designated as "Free."  But participation in the scrimmages is not required to participate in the Finale.   Participation in the scrimmmages is highly encouraged, but not required,  as it will give your teams a chance to become familiar with the game, with competitions, and improve their robots before this Finale.

Please bring your own power strips and extension cords. 

Competition Preparation

This event is sure to be a fast-paced and exciting event. All teams should come prepared for competition. Here are a few steps that every team should take to ensure that they are prepared.

Read up online about: How to run a team, do your engineering notebook, and the steps to build your robot.

1. Review the rules and run through the inspection checklist about a week before the competition so that there is ample time for adjustments. The inspection checklist can be found here.

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.
* Goggles/Safety Glasses
* Spare parts & tools
* Batteries and chargers
* Programming cable
* Power strip
* Laptop computer
* Engineering notebook should have been uploaded to this website. for Design and Excellence Award eligibility
* Banners and other decorations for your team pit
* Giveaways if you have them

5. Be sure to read 101 Things You Should Know Before Your First VEX Tournament.

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

7. Prep for your interviews with the judges. 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 the venue is a very tight fit. Also, remember no grinding or other actions that create sparks.

9. Understand how the game will be played. VEX participants are more than welcome to watch the referee training videos before they attend a tournament. The referee training videos can be found here.

10. Read through the Robot troubleshooting guide.

11. Ensure that you have the latest version of firmware.


12. Online Challenges---compete against the world here.


THREE attempts of each type of skill match are allowed.

VEX Curriculum
.If you are still working on your robot design and have questions about integrating your various systems or want to ensure that you have powered your robot properly, refer to the Autodesk VEX Robotics Curriculum.

Link to VIQC Information for Full Volume Game

Welcome! Thank you for registering for the Tallahassee Full Volume Tournament. We  look forward to you being here. Our aim is to have a smoothly run event where the teams can proudly participate in the Matches or Skills Challenges. 

Teams that qualify for a Florida State Championship Event in Florida will be responsible for the Central/North Florida State Championship.

Qualifying Criteria.

When you win a state championship spot from a qualifying competition, you will have two weeks to register and pay for the state championship. Yes--you only can play in one state championship) Failure to register and pay within two weeks of the competition date where the state championship spot was earned forfeits your teams state spot--so be sure and plan ahead to register and pay on time and determine in advance the appropriate state championship you plan to attend.  

Teams are responsible to have teams registered and fees paid two weeks following earning the state championship spot, unless of course your event you win a state spot is the final two weeks before states, in which you must be prepared to pay immediately following that event.  

**The State qualifying Skills score cut off will be two weeks prior to the state championship.  The number of teams coming qualifying from the skills list is based on open spots after all events have completed two weeks prior to the state championship.  While teams at events now fill double qualified spots from skills at the event, there will still be teams winning spots from multiple competitions, these additional spots come from the top combined skills scores to teams who have not yet won a spot for a state championship as in previous years.  Teams that qualify from the states skills list will have a short time to registered and pay for the state championship, please plan accordingly and be prepared for a potential invitation two weeks prior to the state championship (either one).

Teams that move on to the World Championship in Louisville, Kentucky will be responsible for registering for the World Championship event promptly as they will only have ONE week to register AND pay before their invitation to Worlds is lost!  Hint--Plan to win--plan for success--Plan accordingly with your teams from day one to win state spots, win a spot at states and play in worlds!!  Plan to win both in spirit and financial planning!!  Understand the awards and all rules.  Contact Leslie Cruise if you need any assistance on understanding awards or qualifying for states or the worlds championships [email protected]

The teams coach who is officially listed in robotevents as the primary contact receives all team emails, so read the email titles and content carefully.  

All attendees are expected to abide by the code of conduct  .

All participants are expected to complete the participant release form . (also available in Spanish)  Once per season covers all events

Note: Ensure your IT does not block emails from and   

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: Remote Engineering Notebooks

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 20-Jan-2024

Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center
1800 Wahnish Way
Tallahassee, Florida 32310
United States

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7:30 Doors open

8:00 Team Registration and Inspection 

8:30 Skills Challenges 

9:00 Opening Ceremony and End of team registration

9:15 Team and Event Meeting

9:30 Resume Inspections and Skills challenges

11:00 lunch and Qualification matches & Judging begin

3:30 Finals Matches

4:00 Awards


Jane McDonald [email protected]

Each team is asked to provide at least one volunteer for at least one session:

.Volunteer Form

A brief overview of the volunteer roles is available online here


Experience level:

No previous experience is needed for most volunteer positions, and you can even bring your kids for a family activity (for example, Field Resetter is an ideal position for young children).

Time Commitment:

You can register for an entire day, or just a portion of the day as your schedule permits for most positions.


A continental breakfast and Lunch are included for volunteers.

Volunteer Positions Needed:

  • Set up: Friday, February 25, 4:00 until done. (No previous experience required)
  • Other positions are on Day of tournament: February 26
  • Judges (no previous experience required – all day commitment)
  • Referee/Scorekeepers including Skills Referee (previous experience preferred)
  • Field Resetters (no previous experience required)
  • Volunteer Check In – (no experience required, be detail oriented and trained on Friday evening) 
    • One or both shifts: 7:30 to noon or noon to 5:00
  • Team Check in-(no experience required, be detail oriented and trained on Friday evening) 
    • One shift: 7:30-11:00
  • Practice Field Official: 

One or both shifts: 7:30 – noon or noon to 5:00

  • Tear Down: 3:00 until done. (No previous experience required)

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

The event will be conducted inside, so weather should not be a problem. If some extremely unusual weather prevents the tournament from occurring, we will let you know at that time.

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: Refunds will be within 2 weeks of the past date, minus $5 fee that went to VRC.


If a Coach/Mentor completes registration for the event then chooses to withdraw or not attend: Refunds can be made up to 2 weeks before the tournament if the team has not participated in any scrimmages. 


Date: 20-Jan-2024
Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center
1800 Wahnish Way
Tallahassee, Florida 32310
United States

Travel Info

1800 Wahnish Way
Tallahassee, Florida 32307
United States

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Alfred Lawson Jr. Gym

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Judging Format


  •  Digital Engineering Notebook Submissions / In Person Team Interviews:
  • Team interviews will be conducted in-person at the event.
  • Engineering notebooks will be submitted digitally for evaluation  via a link found within the "My Account" panel of the team contact on RobotEvents. The submission deadline is 11:59 pm on January 12, 2024.