Age Restriction 2018-2019

Student – Anyone born after April 30, 2005 (age 13 or lower) or enrolled in grade 8 or lower on April 30, 2019. Anyone enrolled in grade 9 on April 30, 2019 is only eligible to participate on a VEX IQ Challenge team when enrolled in a middle school or district, which includes grade 8, but not grade 10. Students are the individuals who design, build, repair, and program the Robot with minimal adult assistance. Page 10 –


VEX-IQ Competition (Competitive)

“The VEX IQ Challenge, presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, provides elementary and middle school students with exciting, open-ended robotics and research project challenges that enhance their science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills through hands-on, student-centered learning. The VEX IQ Challenge fosters student development of the teamwork, critical thinking, project management, and communication skills required to prepare them to become the next generation of innovators and problem solvers.”

Robotics Education & Competition Foundation

Information on current game:

Information/Dates on current events in BC/Vancouver area:

Video of this year’s VEX-IQ Robotics Competition game:

one-page description:

VEX / VEX-IQ Robotics Competition 2015/2016

Hello Everyone,

My name is Brian Yu, I am an event partner for VEX/VEX-IQ Robotics Competition in the Vancouver Area.  I retrieved your email contact info from as you had previously registered a VEX Robotics team in the past.

I would like to tell you about several new additions to our robotics competition.

First, we have created an Elementary/Middle school robotics competition using the new VEX-IQ platform.

Introduction video to VEX-IQ:

VEX-IQ game for 2015-2016 (Bank Shot):

Our VEX-IQ website:


For those who are new to VEX-EDR (bigger robots with metal parts):

Introduction video to VEX-EDR:

VEX-VRC game for 2015-2016 (Nothing but Net):


Second, we now have an additional type of competition which takes place Friday evenings: VEX Skills-Unlimited. 

This event is a Skills Challenge event: Driver Skills and Programming Skills only.

You may have an unlimited number of runs with your robot during the event (from 4:00pm to 9:00pm).  However, if there is another team(s) ahead of you, you must wait for the other team(s) to complete their run before your turn.

This event is part of an ongoing Skills Challenge event for the entire robotics season.  Therefore no awards will be given at the end of each event.  Your score will be uploaded to Skills Challenge Ranking website.  Teams with the highest score will qualify for world’s international tournament entry (directly).  See the Skills Ranking website at for additional details.

This means you or your robot is competing only against the clock and the world ranking scores.

Our Skills-Unlimited website:

Please register for the team id, if you haven’t done so:

I encourage everyone to come out to our first VEX Skills Unlimited event at Eric Hamber Secondary School – Friday September 18th anytime from 4:00pm to 9:00pm. We will be demonstrating the new game(s).  If your team is ready to compete, please sign up at: 

Please forward this message to anyone who would be interested in the VEX Robotics and VEX-IQ Robotics Program.

Thank You.

Brian Yu

VEX-IQ Email Update – September 2014

Hello Everyone,

I hope everyone is ready for another year of exciting robotics with VEX-IQ.  There are a number of events scheduled for this upcoming year, 6 competition events and 5 robotics workshops.  This year’s competition within our B.C. region will be quite competitive, as one of our teams from last year was the international winner of the middle school division – Team Work Challenge.

A listing of our event schedule is found here:

New this year is our ‘unofficial’ VEX-IQ Highschool competition.  You can find out more here at our website:

Beginning this upcoming Friday at Eric Hamber Secondary School we will be host the VEX-IQ Demonstration and Scrimmage.  At the event, we will be introducing this year’s new game.  If your team has a robot ready to play, feel free to bring your bot and tryout this year’s game.

Our first Robotics Workshops will be on October 3rd, please check the website for details and registration info.

Our first scheduled competition event will be Event 201 – on October 17that Eric Hamber Secondary School.

New this year, we will be selling VEX-IQ robots, and this year’s game set(half and full sets).  Info:

Please register your team(s) if you have not already done so.

I will be keeping you connected via email once every few weeks reminding you of opportunities and keeping you informed of the latest news and updates.

Please feel free to forward this message to anyone who would be interest in being part of our robotics community.  Lastly, if you wish to be removed from this email list, please reply to this message to let me know.


Brian Yu

VEX-IQ-B.C. Update

Hello Everyone,

The VEX-IQ B.C. Event Registration is now online.  Please go to the various events listed to access the system.  Once registered, your team will be listed in the system and will be ready to go at the event.  Each Qualifying event will be $25.00 and the Championship will be $50.00

We now have 5 registered teams in B.C.  A number of qualification requirments had changed due to advice offered by VEX HQ.  The one thing remains the same is that our region can only send 1 team to the world championship.  Please have a look at the VEX-IQ-BC website.

The Dates and Events:

Feb 7th, 6:00pm to 8:30pm Gladstone Secondary School – Van

BC VEX IQ Challenge Qualifier-101

Feb 16th, 1:00pm to 4:00pm Alcuin College – North Van

BC VEX IQ Challenge Qualifier-102

Feb 28th, 6:00pm to 8:30pm Eric Hamber Secondary School – Van

BC VEX IQ Challenge Qualifier-103

March 12th, 6:00pm to 8:30pm Eric Hamber Secondary School – Van

BC VEX IQ Challenge Regional Championship

If your team is not listed under the Team Registration tab, please email me.

More info to come this week.


Brian Yu