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Southern Iowa VEX Tournament

Blended VRC MS/HS

9-Dec-2023 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
VEXNet Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
Max Registrations per Organization
Early-Bird Registration Opens
9-Oct-2023 16:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
28-Oct-2023 16:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
6-Dec-2023 16:00 EST
Payment Deadline
27-Nov-2023 16:00 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Competition Preparation

This event is sure to be a fact-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. 


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. The referee training videos can be found here.


10. Read through the Robot troubleshooting guide. 



Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Eligible Teams:

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 9-Dec-2023

Howar Middle School
850 S. Park
Centerville, Iowa 52544
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda is subject to change.


Tentative Schedule:


7:30 - Registration & Pits Open

8:00 - Robot Inspection 

8:30 - Judging begins

8:30 - Skills Fields Open

9:30 - Drivers Meeting & Opening Ceremonies

10:00 - Qualification Matches Begin

12:00 - Lunch Break

12:30 - Qualification Matches continue

2:30 - Qualification matches end

2:45 - Alliance Selection

3:15 - Elimination Matches Begin

4:30 - Awards Ceremony


Contact Kim Mitchell:  [email protected]

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy


Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event:      Refunds will be given to the teams.


If a Coach/Mentor completes registration for the event then chooses to withdraw or not attend:               No Refund will be given.


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.