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Depoali Diamondback Robotics Rumble - VEX IQ Tournament

VIQRC, ES/MS Blended, All In-Person Judging

20-Jan-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX IQ Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
Spots Open
Event Region
Early-Bird Registration Opens
17-Oct-2023 20:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
9-Dec-2023 20:00 EST
Registration Deadline
10-Jan-2024 14:14 EST
Payment Deadline
10-Jan-2024 14:22 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

Depoali Middle School is excited to host this VEX IQ Full Volume tournament! Students and attendees are sure to have a fun-filled day of robotics competition and we look forward to seeing all of the teams shine! Make sure you don't forget batteries, chargers, and license plates!

Things to know before the tournament:

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 (if you have one, helpful for Judges, Design and Excellence Awards ) 

  • Banners and other decorations for your team pit

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

6. Remember that safety comes first, please don't bring tools that pose a safety risk to your team, or others nearby. Also, remember no grinding or other actions that create sparks. 

7. Understand how the game will be played.

8. Read through the Robot troubleshooting guide. 

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

If you have any questions, please contact Matt Harper at [email protected].

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 20-Jan-2024

Depoali Middle School
9300 Wilbur May Parkway
Reno, Nevada 89521
United States

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7:30 am – Doors open to public

8:00 am – 8:30 am – Inspections

8:30 am – 8:45 am – Drivers Meeting, Judges meeting, Match Schedule distributed at the End of Drivers Meeting

8:45 am – 9:00 am – Opening Ceremony

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Qualification Matches

9:00 am - 11:30 pm - Skills Challenge

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm – Eliminations & Awards

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm – Event clean up


A detailed agenda will be available the day of the event when teams have been checked in. Agenda is subject to change.


Volunteers are welcome!

Volunteers needed are listed:

  • Field Resets

  • Queuers

  • Judges

  • Other positions depending on experience

If you would like to volunteer, please contact me at [email protected]

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Please check your email for updates.

If the weather does not allow for safe travel, refunds will be issued in the case that the tournament cannot be delayed and gets canceled.

If you do not feel safe traveling, please stay home and contact me at [email protected].

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: 

Refunds will be given unless other circumstances apply.

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

This is case by case, but in general:             

  • If your registration prevented someone else from registering, you may not receive a refund.

  • If a team is able to take your place, you will probably get a refund.

  • If it is an emergency or weather prevents you from coming, you will probably get a refund.

Payment is due by January 10 - if a team has not paid by this date, they will be moved to the waiting list and others may take their spot.


Judging Format

The judging format for this tournament is listed below:

  • 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.