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Grandville Alpha VIQRC League

VIQRC Elementary League Region 4

15-Jan-2024 - 12-Feb-2024
Event Code
VEX IQ Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
Spots Open
Event Region
Max Registrations per Organization
Standard Registration Opens
6-Nov-2023 16:00 EST
Registration Deadline
8-Jan-2024 16:00 EST
Payment Deadline
8-Jan-2024 16:00 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

The VEX IQ ALPHA league night, scheduled January 15 is canceled.  

We have scheduled the make-up day for the Alpha League night on February 12. We will plan to hold the Alpha league finals on February 12.


League Nights will be held 5:45pm - 8:00pm

Monday, January 15  - Teamwork

Monday, January 22  - Teamwork

Monday, January 29  -Teamwork

Monday, February 5 - League Championship.  Teams will compete in the Skills Challenge and Judging interviews.  All teams will be paired up and participate in Finals Matches.

Event Location

The event will be held at the Grandville Robotics Competition Center located on the west side of Grandville Middle School.  VEX IQ team members and parents should use the Grandville Middle School entrance off Canal Ave, at the intersection of Canal and Jacob.

Team Pits

Teams will be assigned a 6-foot pit table with 2 chairs.  Coaches might want to bring a bag chair.  Teams will have access to electricity at their pit tables.  Bring a power strip to plug in multiple items.  

There will be bleachers available for spectators.

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 on Monday, February 5 for judging.  We ask that teams with a digital notebook print the notebook and bring on Monday, Februaury 5.

Food and Concessions

Teams may bring food to the event.   Concessions  - TBD.

Finals Night

On February 5, the 4th week will be our League Championship.  Teams will have an opportunity to compete in the Skills Challenge and Judging.  All 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: 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. 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 / Tablet
    • Programming cable
  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. 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: Elementary

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 15-Jan-2024
Grandville Robotics Competition Center
4900 Canal
Grandville, Michigan 49418
United States
Date: 22-Jan-2024
Grandville Robotics Competition Center
Grandville, Michigan 49418
United States
Date: 29-Jan-2024
Grandville Robotics Competition Center
Grandville, Michigan 49418
United States
Date: 5-Feb-2024
Grandville Robotics Competition Center
Grandville, Michigan 49418
United States
Date: 12-Feb-2024
Grandville Robotics Competition Center
4900 Canal
Grandville, Michigan 49418
United States

Contact Information

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5:30 pm Doors open for teams to set up at their pit table.  Teams enter through doors on the west side of the building.

5:45 - 6:10 pm robot inspection

6:20 start rounds (or sooner if robots are inspected and ready to go)


Please contact the event partner to volunteer.  

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

VEX IQ League Weather Cancelation

VEX IQ League will be canceled if Grandville Public Schools cancels Evening Activities.  We could have an instance where school is canceled during the day and the evening activities would still be held.  Coaches will be emailed by 3pm on league night if we have to cancel because of weather.  I will also post the cancelation on Grandville Robotics Facebook page.

Make-up Date will be Monday, February 12, 2024


Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: 

A refund will be given to all participants, minus the RobotEvents fee.

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

A refund, minus the RobotEvents fee, will be given to registered participants if they withdraw before January 6.  If a registered participant withdraws after January 6, a refund will not be given.

Judging Format

 All In-Person Judging - The Team Interviews and Engineering Notebooks will be judged in-person on Monday, February 5, 2024.  Teams should bring a physical copy of their notebook to submit to the judges.