Clear Lakes Northern Iowa VEX Robotic Tournament (Canceled)
- Event Code
- VEX Robotics Competition
- Event Type
- Event Format
- Spots Open
- Event Region
- Max Registrations per Organization
- Standard Registration Opens
- 17-Oct-2022 16:00 EDT
- Registration Deadline
- 9-Jan-2023 16:02 EST
- This event has been canceled.
- It is past the registration deadline.
All participating teams must be registered with VEX Robotics and the Robot Events website and have an official team number before registering for this event. Tournament fees must be paid before teams are allowed to compete. Registration and payments should be made through the Robot Events website.
We will be collecting Physical engineering notebooks at this event for judging.
Lunch and Concessions
Full concessions provided by the school will be available from 9 am to 3 pm.
Up to 32 teams will participate in elimination matches. All elimination matches will be best of 1
All teams should come prepared for competition. Here are a few steps that every team should take to ensure that they are prepared.
Review all game information: Current Game Webpage
Review the rules and run through the inspection checklist about a week before the competition so that there is ample time for adjustments. Robots must use VEX V5 parts. Please self inspect before arriving at the tournament using the V5 Robot Inspection Checklist
Check the official VEX forums for rule updates and changes.
Carefully read all of the information contained in the tournament posting on robotevents.com
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
Power strip and extension cord
Engineering notebook (Required for judged awards)
Banners and other decorations for your team pit table
Giveaways if you have them
Be sure to read 101 Things You Should Know Before Your First VEX Tournament.
Review the descriptions and criteria for the awards that are being given during the tournament.
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.
Remember that safety comes first, please don't bring tools that pose a safety risk to your team, or others nearby, as teams are close to each other in the venue pit area. Also, remember all grinding or other actions that create sparks should be done with safety glasses and in a safe location.
Ensure that you have the latest version of programming software and firmware for your V5 Brain.
Participation and Consent Form
A completed form for all participants must be uploaded to robotevents.com prior to the tournament. Team leaders will need to check that all team members attending the event have completed the online consent form prior to the tournament. Instructions on how to upload consent forms in English or Spanish is given here: VEX Consent Form (English) or VEX Consent Form (Spanish)
Grade Level: All
Skills Challenge Offered: Yes
Judging Format: All In-Person Judging
Event Dates & Locations
125 North 20th Street
Clear Lake, Iowa 50428
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7:45 Skills Challenge Open to all teams passing inspection
8:00 Judging starts
9:30 Opening Ceramonies and Drivers meeting
10:45 Qualification Rounds Begin
12:00 Lunch Break
12:45 Qualification Rounds Resume
3:15 Alliance Selection
3:30 Elimination Rounds Begin
5:00 Break Down & Venue closes
Vex robotic tournaments always require a lot of volunteers. Please contact Ryan Bowman for information on volunteering. You may also call Doug Tweedt, his office phone no. is 712-322-1123.
Emergency/Bad Weather Policy
We will notify teams by 3:00 the day before if event has to be cancelled due to weather or other conditions.
Teams will be refunded 80 percent of the registration fee if cancellation is by January 1st. No refunds after this date unless extenuation circumstances are shown. If tournament is cancelled due to weather, a full refund less the RECF $5 fee which is not recoverable.
- 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.
12 teams are on the waitlist for this event.