Vex IQ Squared Away

Spring Open @ Fayetteville

We're ready for this years Spring Open!


Spring Open @ Fayetteville
VEX IQ "Squared Away" Tournament


Main Cafeteria
Woodland Jr High School
1 E Poplar St
Fayetteville, AR 72701


January 18th, 2020


Everyone is invited to participate!
Elementary and Middle School teams are welcome!
This event is free to the public, and spectators are welcome to attend!

Volunteer Information

Looking to help out? Want to help your associated teams? Sign up to volunteer!

Benefits of Volunteering:

  • Free Lunch
  • Associated Teams get an Inspection "FAST PASS" to skip to the front of the inspection line
  • Did we mention free lunch?

Volunteer Postings:

Sign up to Volunteer with Sign-Up Genius here: Sign-Up Genius Volunteer Link


volunteer list Spring open 2020

All student and coach participants must complete a VEX Release form. Please make sure all memebers of your team have filled out the form and have obtained an authorized signature from a parent or guardian.

REMINDER: You can now upload your Release forms to!

VEX Release Form.pdf

Match List (tentative):

Coming January 2020

Event Maps

Event Information

What to Expect

  • 2 Event Fields
  • 1 Practice Field
  • 1 Pit table per team
  • 1 power station (Bring your Own Charger)
  • All Fields will be on stage. Only Drivers and Game officials are allowed on stage.


  • Size will be determined with the "Vex Worlds" IQ Sizing tool (see photo)
  • To avoid crowding, please send only 2 team members to the sizing table
  • Once Sized, a second inspector will complete your inspections paperwork
  • Reminder: Zip Ties are NOT legal Vex IQ components, even for cable management. Robots with zip ties will NOT pass inspection.
  • Please Review Rule <R5> in the Game Manual and ensure your robot never exceeds the 11" x 19" x 15" boundary.


  • Each Team will receive a "Skills Challenge Card"
  • Skills matches are on a First Come, First Serve basis. Participation in Skills matches is the responsibility of the team.
  • Each team will have 3 chances at Driver Skills, and 3 chances at Programming Skills
  • Each time a team goes through the skills field, the Skills officials will punch their card
  • Teams are responsible for their Skills card.
  • Skills Fields close at 11:00 am . Any team in line with a robot at that time, will be allowed to finish skills.


  • Each team will receive a set of "Driver" badges
  • Only students with Driver badges will be allowed into the queuing area
  • Only 2 students at a time are allowed into the Queuing area or Driver Fields
  • You may change drivers between matches as many times as you choose.
  • Any disputes of scores must be made BY the students, PRIOR to leaving the Driver Fields
  • Teams should be ready to go once they reach the Queuing tables, matches will not be postponed due to a team failing to Que, low battery, etc.


    • STEM Videos will NOT be judged at the Spring Open this year.


  • Judged Awards - Teams can receive a maximum of one (1) Judged Award
    • Excellence Award
    • Design Award
    • Judges Award
  • Tournament Awards
    • Robot Skills Champion Award
    • Teamwork Champion Award


Food and Drinks

Concession will be available

Soda, Water, Candy, Chips

All $1.00

Lunch -- Pizza will be ordered for teams. An order form has been sent to the team coaches, and can be filled out here: Link Coming Soon

Travel Information

Event is located at :

Woodland Jr High 
1 E Poplar St 
Fayetteville, AR 72703
Main Cafeteria

Weather and Cancellations

Weather with be examined no less than 24 hours prior to event. If event is cancelled due to weather, it will be rescheduled. No refunds will be provided.