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CCS VIQRC Winkler Wolves Winter's End Qualifier (MS Only)

10-Feb-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX IQ Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
Spots Open
Event Region
North Carolina
Max Registrations per Organization
Early-Bird Registration Opens
10-Oct-2023 12:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
30-Dec-2023 12:00 EST
Registration Deadline
6-Feb-2024 08:37 EST
Payment Deadline
7-Feb-2024 14:45 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Competition Preparation

Coaches and students only allowed in the pit area.  Coaches wrist bands will be given to school Head Coach to distribute to other team coaches. 

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 (optional for VEX IQ)
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
Giveaways if you have them

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

6. Review the descriptions and criteria for the awards that are being given during the tournament. 

7. Prep for your interviews with the judges. Check the awards tab to see what awards will be given during the tournament.

8. Remember that safety comes first, please don't bring tools that pose a safety risk to your team, or others nearby as the venue is a very tight fit. Also, remember no grinding or other actions that create sparks.

9. Understand how the game will be played. VEX participants are more than welcome to watch the referee training videos before they attend a tournament.

10. Read through the Robot troubleshooting guide.

Grade Level: Middle School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: Remote Engineering Notebooks

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 10-Feb-2024

Harold E Winkler Middle School
4501 Weddington Road
Concord, North Carolina 28027
United States

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7:15 AM Doors open to volunteers

8:00 - 9 AM Check-in / Inspection / Practice

8:45 AM Check-in Closed

9:15 AM Event meeting / Opening Ceremony

9:30 - 11:40 Programming / Robot Skills (3 ea.)  Design Interviews - Pits

11:45 - 12:30 Lunch

12:30 - 3:30 Teamwork Challenge Matches (minimum 7 per team), Design Interviews - Pits

3:45 PM Finals Matches (Top 12 teams)

Awards follow Final Matches


Interested in volunteering for our Official VEX Robotics event, please contact Mr. David Greer at:  [email protected]

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

If CCS VEX has to cancel the event due to an Emergency / Bad Weather refunds will be sent out, minus the RECF $5 processing fee.

Refund and Payment Policies

No refunds will be given for teams, if the event is held, regardless of the reason, once the event closes.

Our goal is to host all of our events as long as policy will allow. Even if it means the event is closed to spectators and/or limited to the number of adults per team permitted in the facility.

If CCS VEX cancels the event due any unforseen circumstnces, full refunds minus the $5 REC processing fee will be done. 

Judging Format

Digital Engineering Notebook Submissions / In Person Team Interviews:

  • Engineering notebooks will be submitted digitally for evaluation  via a link found within the "My Account" panel of the team contact on RobotEvents. A submission deadline that may be scheduled ahead of the event date.
  • Team interviews will be conducted in-person at the event.

          Please see the Remote Judging section of the Guide to Judging for more information.