Welcome to the VEX-IQ Challenge 2022/2023

General Info

Will be strictly ‘Enforced’

“Student team member accepts these inspection results and agrees that this robot was designed, built, and programmed by students, with little assistance from the adult mentor(s).” VEX-IQ Inspection Check List.

If adult interference is confirmed by Referees/Inspectors/Event Partner, the team will be disqualified from any awards.

Competition Format

For 2022/2023 the VEX IQ B.C. League will only participate in the following format(s):
Teamwork Challenge: Driver Controlled Robots two-team alliance works together to score points (Standing VEX-IQ rules including final rounds)
Robot Skills Challenge: Driver Controlled Robot one team scoring points with one robot.
Robot Skills Challenge: Autonomous Robot Programming one team scoring with one robot.

Driver Skill scores will be combined with Autonomous Skills scores to form an overall Skills Challenge Score.  Highest placing team will win this challenge category.

Before the Event

Step 1: Register your team with the head office to get an official team number/name (RobotEvent.com).
Step 2: Register for each individual event your team wishes to compete in.
Step 3: Know the dates and times of each event in your area.
Step 4: Prepare for ‘Field Trip Permission’ forms designated by your school district.
Step 5: Prepare a transportation plan for each event.
Step 6: Prepare an accommodation plan for each ‘away’ event.
Step 7: Prepare for additional supervisiors as outlined by your school districts field trip policies.

Know your Terms:
Inspection Area (each robot has to be inspected: VEX IQ Challenge Inspection Checklist).
Driver Skills Challenge
Programming Skills Challenge
Game Match Fields
Registration table
Pit Area
Pit Tables
Qualifying Rounds (matches)
Alliance Selections
Semi Final Rounds / Final Rounds

You should: Know the Game.
You should: Read the game Documentations: VEX IQ Game Manual.
Consider: Experiment with your Robot.
Consider: Attend a Scrimmage/Practice Match.
Consider: Get Advice and Feedback from the judges, referees, and your team coach(s).
Consider: Rebuild (if necessary) and Improve your robot.
Consider: Signing up for a workshop course if you are new to Robotics.

During the Event

Check In at the registration table

Locate your teams Pit Table, as well as:

  • washrooms and emergency exits
  • food services and recycling bins
  • status displays and announcement displays

Read through your registration package.

Read through your schedule and highlight your qualification match time slots.

Locate all competition match areas:

  • Inspection/Judging area
  • Driver Skills Challenge area
  • Programming Skills Challenge area
  • Main competition arena

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: No judging