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Riverside Christian School VIQRC Tournament


11-Jan-2025 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
7-Oct-2024 16:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
30-Nov-2024 16:00 EST
Registration Deadline
8-Jan-2025 16:00 EST
Payment Deadline
20-Dec-2024 12:00 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • Registration opens at a future date.

General Info

Welcome to our 3rd annual Riverside Christian School VEX IQ State Qualifier.  



We will have full concessions with breakfast and lunch options.  

Competiontion 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 IQ forums at 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
Programming cable
Power strip
Laptop computer
Engineering notebook (if you have one, helpful for Judges, Design and 
Excellence Awards )

5. Be sure to read 101 Things You Should Know Before Your First VEX Tournament found on the Documents tab.

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.

9. Understand how the game will be played. VEX IQ participants are more than welcome to watch the referee training videos before they attend a tournament. The referee training videos can be found on the Volunteer page at

10. Ensure that you have the latest version of firmware for the IQ brain. The latest version of VEXOs can be found by downloading and installing the update tool from VEX Robotics:

Participation and Consent Form

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

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 11-Jan-2025

Riverside Christian School
610 2nd Avenue Northeast
East Grand Forks, Minnesota 56721
United States

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TENTATIVE! Check here the week of the event to make sure you have the current agenda.

8:30 am Doors open, team check-in begins
9:00 Team check-in ends

Teams MUST be checked-in by 9:00, as the Match Schedule will be run at that time and CANNOT be re-run. If your team is running late, call the Event Partner or the match schedule will be run WITHOUT your team.

8:30 am Inspection begins

8:45 Skills Begins
9:15 am Inspection ends
9:30 Team & Driver meeting

10:00 Qualification matches
3:45 Qualification matches & Skills end
3:45 Finals Matchup announced
4:00 Finals matches & Awards 


We welcome additional volunteers!  Email Crystal Voeller at [email protected] if you are interested in helping make this event a success. 

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

If we cancel due to bad weather we will send coaches an email. 

Refund and Payment Policies

Refund of $45 dollars will be issued if Riverside cancels the event.  If teams cancel there will be no refund.  


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.