Game Manual & Resources for VEX IQ Robotics Competition Teams

Game manuals contain game descriptions and scoring, robot rules, and tournament rules. Game manuals are updated throughout the game season. Monitor the VIQRC Rapid Relay Forum and the Official Rapid Relay Q&A (opens on May 14, 2024) to see updates as they're released.

Game Description

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VEX IQ Robotics Competition Rapid Relay is played on a 6’ x 8’ rectangular field configured as seen below. 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 Autonomous Coding Skills Matches, which will be autonomous with limited human interaction.


The scoring objects in VEX IQ Robotics Competition Rapid Relay are padded Balls, approximately 6" in diameter.

The primary objectives of the game are to Pass the Balls between Robots, score Balls through Targets, and Clear Switches. Balls are introduced to the field through the Loading Station or, during the last 15 seconds of a Match, a Rapid Load Zone.

Points are awarded based on how many Goals are Scored, how many Switches have been Cleared, and how many times the Alliance successfully Passed the Ball before scoring it. 


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  • 1 point - Each Goal Scored
  • 1 point - Each Cleared Switch
  • 1 Point - Each Pass, 0 Cleared Switches
  • 4 Points - Each Pass, 1 Cleared Switch
  • 8 Points - Each Pass, 2 Cleared Switches
  • 10 Points - Each Pass, 3 Cleared Switches
  • 12 Points - Each Pass, 4 Cleared Switches

Downloads & Links

Game Manual

Quick Reference Guides

Training Courses

Field Assembly

Robot Inspection & Legal/Illegal Parts

Hero Robot for Rapid Relay

(requires the IQ 2nd generation Competition Kit)

Rapid Relay Paper Scoresheets