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Husky Robotics VIQC ES/MS Challenge Pitching Tournament, Benzonia, MI

6-Nov-2021 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX IQ Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Spots Open
Event Region
Max Registrations per Organization
Standard Registration Opens
30-Sep-2021 06:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
29-Oct-2021 23:59 EDT
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

This is a VEX IQ Challenge - Pitching In Tournament for both middle school and elementary teams with possible spots available to advance to the State Championship (TBD in Nov)

Teams that register, but do not pay, may be moved to the waitlist after two weeks of non-payment.  Any team that has not paid by 10/23/21 (two weeks prior to the event) will be moved to the waitlist.

Spectator attendance is allowed.

Following the Benzie Central Return to School Plan, masks are required in the building by all team members, coaches, and spectators.

If you are sick or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 recently, please do not attend the event.

Updated 11/1/21

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: No Judging

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 6-Nov-2021

Benzie Central High School
9222 Homestead Road
Benzonia, Michigan 49616
United States

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Benzie Central Husky Robotics 

11.6.21 VEX IQ Challenge Pitching In Agenda (subject to change)

8 - 9am Team Check In / Robot Inspections

9 - 10:20am Robot Skills Challenge Matches

10:20 - 10:30am Team Welcome / Meeting

10:30am - 12:10pm Qualifying Matches (3 per team)

12 - 1pm Lunch Break / Skills Matches

1 - 2:35pm Qualifying Matches (3 per team)

2:50 - 3:30pm Finals Matches

3:45pm Results Announced & Clean Up


Agenda updated 10/24/21


Please contact the EP Marc Alderman at al[email protected] if you are interested in volunteering.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the unlikely event of the Event Partner canceling the tournament due to bad weather, a makeup date will be scheduled.  If you are unable to attend the makeup date, a refund of $60 (tournament price less the $5 per team REC processing fee) will be issued.

Refund and Payment Policies

This may be another challenging season for VEX robotics.  As we all work to navigate how to safely engage young people in robotics competitions a lot of flexibility and understanding is needed.

The refund policy is not meant to penalize any participants.  It is what I feel is fair for all parties involved.

If the event is canceled because of restrictions put forth by Benzie Central Schools, the Benzie/Leelanau Health Dept., or the State of Michigan all teams will be issued a refund of $60.  This is less the $5 fee the REC assesses and helps keep Husky Robotics from going into the red for making the effort to host a face-to-face tournament.  Please understand that getting these refunds back to teams will take some time.  

If your team is not able to participate because of restrictions placed on your team by your parent organization (school, club, etc) or local Health Department you may ask for a refund of up to $60.

If your team is not able to participate because one of your team members has tested positive for or is suspected of having COVID-19 AND you are unable to find a substitute driver you may ask for a refund of up to $30.

If your team does not participate for any other reason there is no refund available.

Please contact me at [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns.


Marc Alderman

Updated 8/17/21

Health and Safety Policies

Health and Safety Policies 2021/2022 Season

These policies will be updated and adjusted to follow the CDC, the Leelanau Health Dept, and the Benzie Central Schools’ “Return to Benzie Plan” which can be found here.

Whenever possible, social distancing of 3ft will be required.

Masks are not required and their use is at the discretion of the participant and their family.

Proof of vaccination will not be required.

Enhanced cleaning protocols will be followed.

A screening form may be required and will be provided as the event date gets closer.

Temperature checks will not take place upon entry to the building.

If you have a fever or any illness please do not attend the event.


Date: 6-Nov-2021
Benzie Central High School
9222 Homestead Road
Benzonia, Michigan 49616
United States

Travel Info

The event will be held at Benzie Central High School.  Please park in the front lot.  You may pull up in the bus loop to unload equipment.


This event will be webcast on the Husky Robotics FaceBook page at this link:


It will also be webcast thanks to Elevate Net at these links:

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