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2024 Virginia Middle School VIQRC State Championship

2-Mar-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX IQ Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
Spots Open
Event Region
Standard Registration Opens
1-Nov-2023 08:30 EDT
Registration Deadline
22-Feb-2024 17:00 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

The VEX IQ Robotics Competition Middle School State Championship is a one day event in Doswell, VA at the Meadow Event Park.  Teams must qualify for the tournament by participating in a regional event by February 18th, 2024.  Teams qualify by winning awards at a local tournament or by invitation based on the highest skills scores posted in Virginia during the season. 

As in previous years, teams will be in roughly a 10'x10' booth with pipe and drape, a table, 2 chairs, and a pit sign in the west half of the venue.  Skills challenges, practice fields, and matches will take place in the east half of the venue.  Teams will have 8 matches and 3 attempts at each skills challenge (driving and autonomous coding).  Parking is available on the west side of the venue.

This event is free and open to the public.



We are always in search of volunteers, who are the gears that keep robotics events turning, and are the driving force behind giving students in robotics the most positive experience. We invite you to volunteer here.

Grade Level: Middle School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 2-Mar-2024

The Meadow Event Park
13191 Dawn Boulevard
Doswell, Virginia 23047
United States

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UPDATED: February 23, 2024!

Saturday, March 2
8:00am - 9:00am - Team Check-in

8:00am - 10:00am - Inspection

9:00am - 9:30am - Award and IQ Opening Ceremony

9:30am - 3:30pm - Skills Matches (Except during Drivers meeting and Lunch Break)

10:00am - 10:15am - Drivers Meeting

10:30am - 11:00am - Practice Matches

11:00am - 11:30am - Lunch Break

11:30am - 3:30pm - Teamwork Matches

4:00pm - 5:30pm - Combined VIQRC/VRC Finals and Awards Ceremony



Thank you for offering your time to make the Virginia VEX State Championship a great event for the students participating!

Please sign up to volunteer here:

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

We will update any cancellations on the RobotEvents page and via email. In the event of bad weather we will attempt to modify the event to fit within this weekend.  In the event of a complete cancellation details will be emailed to teams on how to proceed.

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels/postpones the event: 

  • We will issue full refunds to teams who cannot attend the alternate date.

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

  • Partial refunds of $200 will be issued up to February 1, 2024. Any teams cancelling beyond this date or not showing for the event will not receive a refund.

Teams that do not pay will not be allowed to participate.

Health and Safety Policies

Masks are optional and will not be enforced.

Safety glasses are not required in VIQRC events.



Judging Format

  In Person Team Interviews and Physical Notebooks: Team interviews will be conducted in-person at the event. Engineering notebooks will be submitted as a physical copy the day of the event. 

World Championship Qualifications

Virginia VIQC – Middle School has been granted 3 World Championship spots:

  • 1 Excellence Award Winner
  • 2 Teamwork Challenge Champions

Additional spots may be added on January 12, 2024 as some spots have been reserved for rebalancing allocations for current season regional participation.

If a team double-qualifies for a World Championship spot, the highest non-world championship qualified team on this event's skills ranking will receive a World Championship invitation issued by email after the results of the State Championship have been posted at, and will not be announced at the State Championship.

From the REC Foundation Qualifying Criteria:

  • The following occurs when teams win a spot to the World Championship and choose not to register by the deadline. 
    • The team MAY NOT transfer that spot to another team of their choosing. 
    • In regions with three (3) or fewer spots to the World Championship in a specific program and grade level (e.g., middle school VRC), the spot will go to the team with the highest Robot Skills score from that region's Event Region Championship when possible.
    • Invitations from regions with more than three (3) spots to the World Championship in a specific program and grade level (e.g., middle school VRC) that are declined or expired are lost and will be filled from the World Championship waitlist (if space is available).
  • Teams will have two (2) weeks from receiving their World Championship qualification invitation to register.
    • World Championship event pages will be released in RobotEvents during the Fall of 2023.
    • Teams are encouraged to proactively seek approval from their educational institutions to make travel arrangements easier upon qualification.
    • Upon qualification, teams are encouraged to register and select “pay later” to indicate their intent to participate.
    • Note: Teams being invited from the waitlist will have 48 hours or less from the time their invitation is sent by RobotEvents.
  • All teams must be marked “paid” (funds fully received) by March 31, 2024.