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4th Annual Iowa Insanity VIQRC Tournament

Elementary and Middle School Teams

Date
6-Jan-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
RE-VIQRC-23-4485
Program
VEX IQ Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Field Control System
N/A
Capacity
32
Spots Open
5
Event Region
Louisiana
Max Registrations per Organization
4
Early-Bird Registration Opens
31-Oct-2023 12:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
25-Nov-2023 12:00 EST
Registration Deadline
18-Dec-2023 12:00 EST
Payment Deadline
22-Dec-2023 12:00 EST
Price
$45.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event has reached capacity. Teams on waitlist may still be added.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Here are a few general rules to help you prepare for the day of the event:

1.  Review the game 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 RobotEvents.com 

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 uploaded to robotevents.com 

  • 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. 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. 

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

8. Read through the Robot troubleshooting guide. 


Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: Remote Engineering Notebooks

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 6-Jan-2024

Venue/Location:
Iowa High School
401 West Miller Avenue
Iowa, Louisiana 70647
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

Here is the agenda to follow for the day. Remember, things can happen (technology not work, shortage of refs, volunteers) that can lead to adjustments to the schedule. The schedule is a guideline on how the tournament will look for the day if everything stays on time. 

7:00 am - Volunteers arrive 

7:30 am - Doors open to the public and coaches/teams 

7:30 am to 8:45 am - Event Check-In/Registration/Compliance Check 

9:00 am - Opening Ceremonies 

9:30 am to 12:00 pm - Matches/Skills Start 

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Lunch Break 

1:00 pm  Matches continue 

2:30 pm Skills Closes 

3:30 pm - Alliance Selection/Finals/Awards 

5:00 pm - Venue Closes 

Volunteer

Event volunteers are the heart and soul of VEX competitions.  

We rely on Referees to keep things fair, Emcees to keep things exciting, and Queuers to keep things on schedule! Volunteering at a VEX competition is easy to learn, fun to do, and rewarding for everyone involved. 

Please click on the link below for more information on volunteer roles. 

Volunteer Roles Available – REC Library (roboticseducation.org) 

If interested in volunteering, please email [email protected] in order to organize where help is needed the most for this event. 

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the event of an emergency or bad weather, the event may be canceled. 

In any event, teams will be contacted as soon as possible with the information. The event partner will contact teams if the event must be postponed. Teams should make sure their contact information is up to date and includes both school and non-school phone numbers. 

Please check your email the day before and the morning of the tournament (before leaving). 

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: 

Team contacts will be notified by email about how to receive a refund 

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

Teams must complete payment within two weeks of registering, if payment is completed and a team cannot make it no refund will be given.  

**If you have to cancel last minute please let us know in case we need to adjust the rosters or schedule. 

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. The submission deadline for the Engineering Notebook for this tournament will be December 31, 2023, in order to have time to review before our Event.