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Louisiana State Middle School IQ Championship

Middle School Teams Only

1-Mar-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX IQ Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
Spots Open
Event Region
Standard Registration Opens
14-Nov-2023 12:00 EST
Registration Deadline
27-Feb-2024 19:30 EST
Payment Deadline
16-Feb-2024 19:49 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

This will be an IQ, in-person tournament.  

1.  Review the rules and run through the inspection checklist about a week before the competition so that there is ample time for adjustments. 

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: March-1-2024


Randolph Riverfront Center

707 Second St.
Pineville, Louisiana 71301 
United States

Contact Information

Primary Contact Tanya A Lueder
Title: Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Email[email protected]

Secondary Contact  Ingrid Lambertsen

Email [email protected]

Phone 817-915-1359


Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Eligible Teams:

Grade Level: Middle School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 1-Mar-2024

Randolph Riverfront Center
707 Second St.
Alexandria, Louisiana 71301
United States

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

9:00 am Team Check-in & Inspection Deadline

9:10 am Parade of Teams

9:20 am Team/Driver Meeting

9:30 am - 12:00 pm  Qualifying Rounds Begin/Skills Challenge Rounds

12:00 - 1:00 pm  Lunch Break

1:00 – 5:10 pm  Qualifying Rounds Begin/Skills Challenge Rounds

5:10 - 5:25 pm Alliance Selection

5:25 – 7:15 pm Division Playoffs & Awards


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

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

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.