VEX IQ Challenge History – 2017-2018 – Ringmaster

2017-2018: VEX IQ Challenge Ringmaster

The Game:

Ringmaster is played on a 4’x8’ rectangular field configured as seen above. Two robots compete in the Teamwork Challenge as an alliance in 60 second long teamwork matches, working collaboratively to score points. Teams also compete in the Robot Skills Challenge where one robot takes the field to score as many points as possible. These matches consist of Driving Skills Matches, which will be entirely driver controlled, and Programming Skills Matches, which will be autonomous with limited human interaction.

The object of the game is to attain the highest score by Scoring colored Rings on the Floor Goal and on Posts, by having Uniform Posts, by Emptying Starting Pegs, and by Releasing the Bonus Tray.


The Details:

There are a total of twenty-eight (28) Hexballs available as scoring objects in the game. There are two (2) Scoring Zones, sixteen (16) Low Goals, twelve (12) Elevated Goals, and one (1) Bridge on the field.


Each Ring Scored in the Floor Goal 1 point Each
Each Ring Scored on a Post 5 points
Each Ring Scored on a Uniform Post 10 points
Each Emptied Starting Peg 5 points
Releasing the Bonus Tray 20 points

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(Released 4/25/2017)

Updated 6/15/2017 (PDF)

Released 4/25/2017
Field CAD (STEP)
Field Assembly Instructions
Released 4/25/2017 (ZIP, 84.5 MB)

Updated 4/17/2015


2018 VEX Robotics World Championship Award Winners:

VEX IQ Challenge Elementary School Division – Full Awards List
Award Team # Team Name Affiliation Location
Teamwork Champion 15472A Laoshan Sec Expe-A崂山二小 Qingdao Laoshan Second Experimental Primary School Qingdao, Shandong, China
Teamwork Champion 88299B Science Museum 2 Youth Science & Technology Center of Beijing Beijing, China
Robot Skills Champion 86A ROBOLAB Shanghai Robolab Innovation Education Shanghai, China
Excellence Award 10142 Green Tigers Manoa Elementary Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
VEX IQ Challenge Middle School Division – Full Awards List
Award Team # Team Name Affiliation Location
Teamwork Champion 12580F FuzhouNO.1HS&CFR Create Future Robot Fuzhou, Fujian, China
Teamwork Champion 1140Z Discobots ζ Brampton Robotics Education Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Robot Skills Champion 747A RGB Robotics RGB Robotics Fremont, California, United States
Excellence Award 21549 Gear Squad Queen Elizabeth School London, United Kingdom