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VEX IQ Ringmaster RVW Competition

Phase Key Dates
Submissions 06/08/17 - 01/12/18
Winner Announced 03/01/18
How to Participate
Competition registrations have closed.
Submissions: 06/08/17 - 01/12/18
To submit, you must first be registered to the competition.
To submit, you must first be registered to the competition.

Congratulations to the winner of the VEX IQ Ringmaster Virtual Worlds competition: 31009A from Xi’an, China!

This competition accepts scores from Programming Skills mode in the VEX IQ Challenge Ringmaster Robot Virtual World. To submit your score, you must log into the Robot Virtual World using your CS2N account and wait for time to elapse in Programming Skills mode. Once time has elapsed in the game, you will be prompted to submit your score and upload your code. Only submissions that include your ROBOTC autonomous code for the virtual robot will be considered valid competition submissions.

This is a competition using the Robot Virtual World Simulation for the VEX IQ Challenge, Ringmaster.

VEX IQ Challenge Ringmaster is played on a 4’x8’ rectangular field. This simulation allows you to program for the Robot Skills Challenge, where one robot takes the field to score as many points as possible under driver control; and the Programming Skills Challenge, where one robot scores as many points as possible autonomously, without any driver inputs. 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 winner of this competition will recieve an invitation to the VEX Robotics World Championship — April 2018 at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Kentucky!

Rules & Requirements


  • All submissions must be by a student on a registered RECF VEX IQ team.
  • All submissions must be uploaded to CS2N.org using the latest version of ROBOTC for VEX Robotics and the latest version of the VEX IQ Ringmaster Robot Virtual World.
  • Top submissions will be asked to verify their details with Robomatter and the RECF. With your submission, please include:
    • Your Name
    • Your E-mail Address
    • Your VEX IQ Team Name and Number
    • Your Coach’s Name
    • Your Coach’s E-mail Address
  • All submissions must include the ROBOTC program used to achieve the high score, along with any “include” or “header” files needed to run the program. All files should be fully commented with explanations, including details of how they should be run for administrative validation (Starting point, robot used, ect). Submissions with multiple files must be uploaded as a .zip fileAny Player intentionally using glitches, hacks, or exploits in the ROBOTC or RVW environments to obtain a higher score than would normally be possible is subject to disqualification from the competition.
  • Any participant that uses third party tools to gain an advantage in the ROBOTC or RVW environments is subject to disqualification from the competition.
  • Each Player is eligible for only one prize per Competition Season.
    • For example, a Player cannot win the prizes for both the Ringmaster Programming Skills and In The Zone Programming Skills Competitions.
    • In the case of multiple high scores that are eligible for prizes that are submitted by the same Player, only the highest score will be used in determining prizes for that Player.
  • All Players must adhere to the Competition Rules as they are written, and must abide by the listed intent of the rules.
    • Every Player has the opportunity to ask for official rule interpretations in the RVW Robotics Competition by contacting CS2N at https://www.cs2n.org/support/contact
    • Any reply should be treated as official rulings from the RVW Competition Committee, and represent the correct and official interpretation of the RVW Competition Rules.
  • There may be periodic software updates. All updates will be posted at the ROBOTC blog, CS2N, and at www.RobotVirtualWorlds.com. These updates are official components to the Competition, and the latest versions must be used when submitting scores and code.
    • Administrative validation of code and scores will be done using the latest version of the Robot Virtual Worlds simulation software, regardless of what version was used for the submission. Player code must comply with the latest version of the software.


  • A Ring Scored in the Floor Goal is worth one (1) point.
  • A Ring Scored on a Post is worth five (5) points.
  • Rings Scored on a Uniform Post are worth double their normal value (i.e. ten (10) points each)
  • An Emptied Starting Peg is worth five (5) points.
  • A Released Bonus Tray is worth twenty (20) points.



Read the VEX Official rules for the VEX IQ Ringmaster Challenge.

After installing the VEX IQ Bank Shot Robot Virtual World, check out the included sample programs in ROBOTC by going to File > Open Sample Program, Ringmaster, and double-clicking on the one you’d like to open.

To start the VEX IQ Ringmaster virtual world, open ROBOTC and choose Window > Select Virtual World to Use > VEX IQ Ringmaster, then download any program to launch the virtual world.

RVW Setup
Robot Virtual World Setup