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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 is closed to registration because:
  • This event has been canceled.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Registration Information

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.

Engineering notebooks

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.

Elimination Matches

Up to 32 teams will participate in elimination matches.  All elimination matches will be best of 1

Competition Preparation

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

  1. 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

  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

    • Power strip and extension cord

    • Laptop computer

    • Programming cable

    • Engineering notebook (Required for judged awards)

    • Banners and other decorations for your team pit table

    • 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 and read the Judge's Guide. 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 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.

  9. 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 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

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 14-Jan-2023

Clear Lake High School
125 North 20th Street
Clear Lake, Iowa 50428
United States

Contact Information

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 7:30 Registration

 7:45 Inspections

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

 3:00 Break

 3:15 Alliance Selection

 3:30 Elimination Rounds Begin

 4:30 Awards

 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. 

Refund Policy

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.

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.












12 teams are on the waitlist for this event.

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