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Manistee SaberBots VIQRC Full Volume Tournament

Blended VIQRC ES/MS Manistee Catholic Central Robotics Region 2

20-Jan-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX IQ Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
Spots Open
Event Region
Max Registrations per Organization
Early-Bird Registration Opens
30-Oct-2023 16:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
9-Dec-2023 16:00 EST
Registration Deadline
17-Jan-2024 16:00 EST
Payment Deadline
8-Jan-2024 16:00 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Manistee Catholic Central Sabers are excited to announce our VEX IQ Tournament!

This Tournament is for both Elementary and Middle School teams with spots available to advance to the Michigan State Championship.

Skills Challenges will be first come first served with up to three programming and three driving attempts.

Registration Information

All participating teams must be registered with VEX Robotics and the Robot Events website and have an official team number before registering for this event. Tournament fees must be paid before teams are allowed to compete. Registration and payments should be made through the Robot Events website.

Lunch and Concessions

Full concessions will be available from 9 am to 3 pm. Lunch specials will be announced.

Finals Matches

Up to 16 teams will be paired up and participate in Finals matches. 

Competition Preparation

All teams should come prepared for competition. Here are a few steps that every team should take to ensure that they are prepared.

Review all game information: Current Game Webpage

  1. Review the rules and run through the inspection checklist about a week before the competition so that there is ample time for adjustments. Robots must use VEX IQ parts. Please self inspect before arriving at the tournament using the IQ Robot Inspection Checklist

  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.

    • Spare parts & tools

    • Batteries and chargers

    • Power strip and extension cord

    • Laptop computer

    • Programming cable

  5. Remember that safety comes first, please don't partake in actions that would pose a safety risk to your team, or others nearby, as teams are close to each other in the venue pit area. 

  6. Ensure that you have the latest version of programming software and firmware for your IQ Brain.

Participation and Consent Form

A completed form for all participants must be uploaded to prior to the tournament. Team leaders will need to check that all team members attending the event have completed the online consent form prior to the tournament. Instructions on how to upload consent forms in English or Spanish is given here: VEX Consent Form (English) or VEX Consent Form (Spanish)


Please contact Laura Cameron  [email protected]  with any questions or concerns.


This event will be held in the gym which is located on the West side of the school.

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: No Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 20-Jan-2024

Manistee Catholic Central School
1200 U.S. 31 South
Manistee, Michigan 49660
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda is Subject to Change

  • Maximum Skills per team: 3 Driver and 3 Programming 
  • 8:30am             Doors Open and and Inspection begins
  • 9:15am             Driver Meeting in gym (Teams must be checked in prior to 9:15am)
  • 9:30am             Opening Ceremony
  • 9:45am             Qualification Rounds Begin and SKILLS Field Open
  • 11:30am           Lunch Break (Skills will be closed during lunch)
  • ------------Snack Concessions will be available for purchase----------
  • 12:00pm           Qualification Rounds continue
  • 1:45pm             Qualifying Ends
  • 2:00pm              Alliance Selection (8 alliances will play in the Finals)
  • 2:30pm              Finals & Awards


To volunteer to:

  • greet teams at the check in table,
  • in the pits,
  • referee,
  • field reset,
  • or any other role

- please contact the Laura Cameron at [email protected]

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In case of bad weather conditions or possible cancellations please visit the event on where we will post updates about the event status as needed.

Please feel free to contact Laura 231-690-6700 if you are going to be late for the event.  
Match Lists will be generated as scheduled and cannot be re-run.

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: Teams will be refunded minus $5 from REC processing

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

If you need to withdraw from the event before the event deadline, and produce an invoice showing payment, will be considered for a partial refunded (minus processing fee), at our earliest convenience.
Teams that withdraw between the event deadline and the day of the event will receive NO refund (unless determined by the Event Partner that there are extenuating circumstances).


Date: 20-Jan-2024
Manistee Catholic Central School
1200 U.S. 31 South
Manistee, Michigan 49660
United States

Travel Info

Manistee Catholic Central School
1200 US-31 South
Manistee, MI 49660,-86.2704605,12z

Judging Format

  • No Judging