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Full Volume Showdown: VIQRC Blended Robotics Indiana State Qualifier; Columbus, IN

Columbus Clash

13-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
31-Oct-2023 14:54 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
2-Dec-2023 14:54 EST
Registration Deadline
11-Jan-2024 12:00 EST
Payment Deadline
16-Dec-2023 15:40 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

We're absolutely thrilled to extend a warm welcome to everyone joining us in Columbus, Indiana, for the "Full Volume Showdown" Vex Robotics Tournament. It's a day filled with excitement, innovation, and spirited competition, and we're delighted to have you with us.

Columbus, known for its blend of modern architecture and classic charm, serves as the perfect backdrop for this electrifying event. As you immerse yourself in the world of robotics, you'll also have the chance to explore the local culture and hospitality our city has to offer.

We hope your time here is marked not only by fierce competition but also by camaraderie, learning, and unforgettable memories. Our city and this tournament are both brimming with opportunity and potential, and we can't wait to share this experience with you.

So, welcome to Columbus, where the Full Volume Showdown promises to be an unforgettable day of innovation and enthusiasm. Whether you're a participant, mentor, or curious spectator, we're excited to have you on board.

Let's make some noise and showcase the power of robotics in full volume! Enjoy your time in Columbus, and let the competition begin!



Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 13-Jan-2024

Central Middle School
725 7th Street
Columbus, Indiana 47201
United States

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  • Date: Jan 13
  • Location: Central Middle School
  • Agenda: 
    • Morning Session:

    • 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM: Team Registration and Check-In
    • 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM: Welcome and Opening Ceremony
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM: Qualification Matches/ skills
    • Lunch Break:

    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM: Lunch Break
    • Midday Session:

    • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM: Qualification Matches/skills
    • 1:30 PM                     Skills closes
    • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM: Finals matches
    • 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM: Award Ceremony and Closing Remarks


Volunteers play a vital role in ensuring the seamless operation of our tournament. Whether you have a passion for robotics, event coordination, or simply want to be part of a dynamic and exciting day, we welcome your help.

Ways You Can Contribute:

  • Judging: Become a judge and assess the innovative robots, design, and teamwork of participating teams.

  • Field Supervision: Oversee competition fields and assist teams during matches.

  • Logistics and Setup: Help with event logistics, including setup, registration, and ensuring everything runs smoothly.

  • Hospitality: Welcome participants, provide information, and assist with the overall guest experience.

  • Event Promotion: Help us spread the word and increase community engagement.

Volunteering is a fantastic way to get involved, make new friends, and be part of an exciting event that inspires the next generation of innovators. Your contribution, whether big or small, will make a significant impact.

Together, we can make the "Full Volume Showdown" an unforgettable experience for everyone involved.

Thank you for considering joining our team of volunteers. Your support is greatly appreciated, and we look forward to having you with us on this exciting day!



Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the heart of Indiana, where January ushers in winter's icy embrace, we're gearing up for an event that promises to thaw the chill with excitement and camaraderie.

We're all too aware of January's frosty grip, but rest assured, we're determined to host this competition in the depths of winter. If, by some twist of fate, we must reschedule due to weather or ongoing COVID-19 uncertainties, we'll do right by you. We'll return your registration fees, keeping just $5.00 for administrative expenses and postage.

So, prepare for a January showdown like no other. Come rain, snow, or sunshine, we're ready to deliver a competition that'll leave you with warm memories to chase away the winter

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: In the event of a cancellation we will try to reschedule the event. If it cannot be reschedueled we will refund the tournament fee minus the $5.00 REC fee.


If a Coach/Mentor completes registration for the event then chooses to withdraw or not attend: no refund will be given.
Registration fees will not be refunded if teams do not cancel by 12/15/2023

All teams need to be present and checked in prior to the start of the competition (no later than 8:30 am). Refunds will not be issued to teams who arrive after competition rounds have begun. 







Judging Format

Digital Engineering Notebook Submissions / In-Person Team Interviews: Team interviews will be conducted in person at the event. Engineering notebooks will be submitted digitally for evaluation via a link found within the "My Account" panel of the team contact on RobotEvents. Submission deadline is Jan 5th.









Judges Award 59813C  Central Circuit Breakers