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PACT Full Volume New Year's Extravaganza

Elementary VIQRC ES Come celebrate the New Year with your first tournament of the New Year!

6-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
25-Nov-2023 16:00 EST
Registration Deadline
3-Jan-2024 16:00 EST
Payment Deadline
30-Dec-2023 06:20 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Welcome to the PACT ES VEX  Robotics Tournament. We look forward to hosting your teams and families at our central MN tournament.  Full breakfast and lunch concessions will be available.

This tournament is a VEX IQ State Qualifying Tournament. 

Competition Preparation

This event is sure to be a fast-paced and exciting event. All teams should come prepared for competition. Here are a few steps that every team should take to ensure that they are prepared.

  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 on the Documents tab.
  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 ). We will be reviewing both hard copy and electronic logbooks
    • 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 and read the Judge's Guide. 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.  
  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. The referee training videos can be found at web site, under the Volunteer Resources tab.
  10. Ensure your robot brain has the latest version of firmware.


- Alliances will be 2 teams.

- The top 24 teams from qualification match results will participate in the finals.

- Ties in finals matches will be replayed until a winner is determined.

Participation and Consent Form

All team members, coaches and adult mentors should fill out the online consent form wich is good all season and for all RECF run events.  A link to the instructions for online consent form can be found here.



PACT Charter School
7250 East Ramsey Parkway
Ramsey, Minnesota 55303
United States

Contact Information

Primary Contact

Tim Atkinson
Title: Event Provider/ Head Robotics Coach
Email[email protected]
Event Day Phone7636073234

Secondary Contact

Jacob Barthel
Title: Assistant Robotics Coach
Email[email protected]
Event Day Phone6129138014

Grade Level: Elementary

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 6-Jan-2024

PACT Charter School - Elementary Campus
7250 East Ramsey Parkway
Ramsey, Minnesota 55303
United States

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8:00 AM: Check in/Inspections begin

8:30 AM: All teams need to be checked in or have been in contact with the tournament coordinator in order to compete. 

9:00 AM: Check in/Inspection closes

9:30 AM: Team Meeting

9:45 AM: Opening Ceremony

10:00 AM: Qualification rounds begin

2:00 PM: Qualification rounds end

2:15 PM: Finals rounds begin

2:45 PM: Closing and Awards Ceremony


Please contact EP to volunteer and we accept any parent volunteers from all schools. Volunteer sign-ups should be done at time of registration for best selection. 

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

If the event is canceled, then Canceled will appear in the title of the event.

Refund and Payment Policies

If a team withdraws from the tournament for any reason (including weather or illness), refunds will not be offered.

If the tournament is canceled, we will try to reschedule. Refunds will not be offered.


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.