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3rd Annual Caston Elementary Buzzer Beater VEX VIQRC Full Volume ES Competition; Rochester, IN

17-Feb-2024 Add to Calendar
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VEX IQ Robotics Competition
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11-Feb-2024 15:04 EST
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General Info

Welcome to Caston's 3rd Annual Elementary Buzzer Beater VIQRC Competition! The last part of the season always brings lots of excitement and we look forward to an exciting day hosting teams! 

We will be hosting both an Elementary and a Middle School Competition. The competitions will run side by side with Elementary and Middle School matches being played beside each other. 

Caston is located between Rochester and Logansport, Indiana, on State Road 25, 3 miles south of the town of Fulton, on the Cass/Fulton County Line. There are no restaurants in the area without going into either Logansport or Rochester, which are about 12 miles away. A mini-mart gas station is located in Fulton.

There will be a concession stand available for the competition, but it will have limited options for lunch. Please check the documents section for the Concessions Stand price list. Teams are invited to order pizza which will be delivered to the school.

Pizza Order Form will be available closer to the competition date.

Grade Level: Elementary

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 17-Feb-2024

Caston High School
9815 Indiana 25
Rochester, Indiana 46975
United States

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Our schedule for the day is approximately as follows:

8:00am - Doors Open

8:00-9:00am - Team Registration 

8:30-9:15am - Inspection (Drop off Engineering Notebooks at Inspection) / All fields open for teams to practice if they have passed inspection.

9:20am - Coaches Meeting

9:30am - Opening Ceremonies

9:45am - Skills Fields open / Practice & Qualification schedules distributed

10:00-12:00pm - Morning Qualification Matches / Skills Open

12:00pm-1:00pm - Skills Fields Closed / Lunch Break 

1-3:00pm - Skills open / Afternoon Qualification Matches 

3:00 - Skills Closed 

3:15pm - Finals matches and Awards

4:00pm - Pack up and Depart. Have a safe trip home!


**All times are EASTERN and are subject to change based upon how many teams we have competing**


Volunteers are welcome and needed!! We will provide donuts, lunch, snacks, and drinks for all willing volunteers. 

Please contact Jamie Taylor at [email protected] or 574-653-1782 for more information.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Although we do not plan on having inclement weather we know we live in Indiana and the weather changes whenever it wants to! Please know that we will do everything in our power to host the competition on the scheduled date. In the event that this tournament cannot take place due to mother nature having a tantrum we will first work to find a reschedule date. If we can't then registration fees will be returned minus $5.00 non-refundable REC Foundation fee. 

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: 

In the event that this tournament cannot take place due to inclement weather or events out of our hands, registration fees will be returned minus the  $5.00 non-refundable fee to the REC Foundation.. We will make every attempt to have the competition on the date scheduled. If we are unable to have it on that date we will reschedule for the first available date we can have the gym. We will notify teams as soon as we have a date.

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

Registration fees will not be refunded if teams do not cancel by 02/10/2024.

All teams need to be present and checked in prior to the start of the competition (no later than 9:00am). Refunds will not be issued to teams who arrive after competition rounds have begun or choose to not attend.

Any refunds will be minus the $5.00 non-refundable fee to the REC Foundation.

Date: 17-Feb-2024
Caston High School
9815 Indiana 25
Rochester, Indiana 46975
United States

Travel Info

Traveling from a distance? There is a New Home2 Suites by Hilton and a Holiday Inn located in Logansport. Both will be about a 25 minute drive to Caston. There are also a few Airbnb's in the area too. 


We will make every attempt to have the competition available to be viewed live. We may use YouTube, FaceBook Live, or another source. We will post updates on here and on our Caston Robotics FaceBook page closer to the competition date. 

Judging Format

All In-Person Judging - The Team Interviews and Engineering Notebooks will be judged in-person the day of the event. Teams should bring a physical copy of their notebook to submit to the judges. No Digital Notebooks will be accepted. If you are utilizing a Digital Notebook this season, please print it out and bring it in a binder for the judges to review.