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Sandpiper VEX IQ Robotics Tournament

VIQRC, Blended ES&MS, In-Person with Physical Notebook Judging

20-Jan-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX IQ Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
Spots Open
Event Region
California - North
Early-Bird Registration Opens
20-Nov-2023 20:00 EST
Standard Registration Opens
9-Dec-2023 20:00 EST
Registration Deadline
26-Jan-2024 18:46 EST
Payment Deadline
26-Jan-2024 18:50 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event has reached capacity. Teams on waitlist may still be added.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

We invite your team to our annual Sandpiper School VEX IQ Robotics Tournament. We prepare for months to host a well-run and fun tournament which will ensure an outstanding experience for your team. All teams will be able to compete in the Team Challenge, Skills Challenge (Driver’s and Programming), and Judging (if you drop off a Notebook at registration). We strive to provide an organized and exciting tournament for all teams. 

We encourage competing teams to volunteer (if they can) or bring a competition field for practicing. Please use this sign up form:

We look forward to seeing you at the tournament!

Competition Events: 

- Teamwork Alliance

- Robot Skills and Programming Skills

- In-Person Team Judging

*** The Engineering Notebook will be turned in at the check-in table and returned during the elimination rounds. ***

Please note: all events will receive state championship award bids based on the REC Foundation Qualifying Criteria. As such, this event must meet all requirements for a Qualifying Event to receive bids to the state championship released earlier this year.

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 20-Jan-2024

Sandpiper Elementary School
801 Redwood Shores Parkway
Redwood City, California 94065
United States

Contact Information

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The following is the tentative agenda and may be subject to change:

7:00am Doors open for volunteers

7:30am (A) Registration & Inspection Begin

             (B) Pits open / Practice Fields Open

             (C) Skills matches open for any registered and inspected teams

Teams not checked in by 8:15am will be dropped from the tournament. 

8:30am Event Meeting - mandatory for all teams (Skills matches paused)

8:45am Team Challenge Qualification Matches begin (Skills matches resume and continue through Team Challenge matches)

12:00pm Team Challenge Qualification Matches break for lunch. Lunch Break from 12 to 1pm - Skills matches will continue through lunch break (as Referees are available, but please try to get all your Skills attempts done before lunch). 

1:00pm Team Challenge Qualification Matches resume. Skills matches close (no exceptions)

3:30pm Team Challenge Qualification Matches end.

3:45pm Finals Matches & Awards Presentation (all teams)

4:15pm Tournament Closes

**We have a hard stop for team check-in at 8:15am. Teams that do not check in by 8:15am will not be allowed to participate and refunds will NOT be issued. The EP can be contacted at: Rick Taylor 650-679-3999**


Sandpiper's Robotics Program relies on youth and adult volunteers! We need your help to make this a great event and we welcome help from parents, grandparents, students, and community members. 

Please sign up for volunteering at this link and be sure to include your team number in the notes section. Thank you for your understanding and support so this event can run smoothly.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Event will take place, rain or shine. Event Partners will also make every effort to reach teams directly in case of an emergency. Make sure your team contact information is up to date in your account as this is the information that will be used to contact your team.  

Refund and Payment Policies

Team Registrations are final, no refunds will be granted.

Event payment is expected when you register for this event and must be completed when you register.  Unpaid teams will be removed from the event, allowing space for teams on the waitlist.  

Team swaps/trades will only be allowed until the week prior to the tournament date. Teams will not be allowed to swap after January 27th, 2023. 


We will attempt to stream the Team Challenge Matches on YouTube. We'll share that address at event. 

You'll also be able to view the real-time scores and results on the VEX Via app. 

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.