Vex Robotics Guidelines

  • Texas TSA State Conference will be hosting an invitational TSA VEX Robotics Competition (TVRC) and TSA VEX IQ Challenge (TIQC) tournaments.  To earn an invitation teams must:
    • Complete the robotics registration process by the 2/1/23 deadline.
    • Compete in a recognized local tournament (TSA or REC) and have a recorded Skills score.  The top scores in the state will receive an invitation to the tournament.  Top 3 from each region will be sent an invitation to compete and any remaining spots will be filled by the remaining teams with the top Skills score.  Limit of 2 teams per chapter.
    • Provide at least 1 volunteer at the state conference to help with the tournament.
  • Completed registration includes:
    • TSA Chapter has completed affiliation process
    • Students on the team have been rostered on the National TSA website before the 2/1 deadline
    • Chapter has registered the team on www.robotevents.com and has a VRC or VIQC team number.  This must be done every year, it does not roll over from the previous year.
    • Complete the Texas TSA Robotics registration survey here.
    • All steps MUST be completed before 2/1/23.
  • 2 Ways for teams to earn Skills Scores
    • Team competes at an official TSA tournament that is listed on www.robotevents.org and the tournament host submits the Skills score results to vex@texastsa.com by 2/27/23.
    •  Team competes in an official VEX IQ and VRC tournament to earn World Skill Standings.  This option requires the chapter to compete in at least 1 VRC/VIQC tournament. Tournaments are hosted all over Texas almost every weekend starting in October and be registered for at robotevents.com.  Skills results will be pulled directly from Robot Events.
  • Teams may compete in multiple tournaments.  On 2/27/2023 the highest scores for each team will be pulled to determine who qualifies for a spot at the state conference.
  • When competing at the local VRC and VIQC tournaments, please remember you are representing Texas TSA.  Teams are expected to fully participate in the tournaments (not just the skills portion unless that is an option offered by the tournament).  Any complaints from a tournament Event Partner concerning a team’s behavior may result in those skill scores being invalidated.
  • Advisors and contestants should check the Texas TSA VEX FAQ page for any updates and clarifications. Advisors only may contact Emily Gresham at vex@texastsa.org with questions concerning the VEX Robotics Contest at the Texas TSA State Contest.
  • The state conference tournament will be following the VEX rules for the games but with a few modifications to accommodate our space and time constraints.  Check the VEX FAQ page for clarifications.