Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
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LSUA VIQRC Saturday In-Person Tournament

Elementary and Middle School Teams.

9-Dec-2023 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 12:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
28-Oct-2023 12:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
25-Nov-2023 14:20 EST
Payment Deadline
2-Dec-2023 14:26 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info


General Info

This will be an IQ, in-person tournament.  Most of our university students will not be on campus at this time, so we will have plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the competition.

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
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.


All approved events and event attendees are required to follow all local, state, federal, or any other government ordinances regarding COVID-19 safety procedures, social distancing, and best hygiene practices. We will continually assess, based on current government guidelines, whether to postpone, cancel, or significantly reduce the number of attendees when necessary


Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 9-Dec-2023


LSUA Caffey Annex Ballroom
8100 U.S. 71
Alexandria, Louisiana 71302
United States

Contact Information

Primary Contact Tanya A Lueder
Title: Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Email[email protected]
Event Day Phone3187878717
  Secondary Contact David Shanks
Title: Instructor of Communication Studies
Email[email protected]
Event Day Phone3184274471

Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
Greenville, TX 75402
Email: [email protected]

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 9-Dec-2023

8100 U. S. Hwy 71
8100 U. S. Highway 71
Alexandria, Louisiana 71302
United States

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8:00 am Team Load In - Pit Area, Registration, Inspections, & Skills Open

9:00 am Team Check-in & Inspection Deadline

9:15 am Team/Driver Meeting

10:00 am - 12:00 pm  Qualifying Matches

12:000 - 1:00 pm  Lunch Break

1:00 - 3:00 pm  Qualifying Matches

3:00-3:30 pm Alliance Selection

3:30 – 5:00 pm Teamwork Finals & Awards


Please contact [email protected] if you would like to volunteer.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

All cancellations will be communicated through email or LSUA Robotics on Facebook. Please check your email the day before and the morning of the tournament (before leaving).

Unfortunately, there will be no make-up in case of weather cancellations.

Refund and Payment Policies

There will be no refunds unless the entire tournament is cancelled.


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.