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Michigan Middle School VEX IQ Pitching In State Championship

26-Feb-2022 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX IQ Robotics Competition
Event Type
Field Control System
Spots Open
Event Region
Standard Registration Opens
5-Nov-2021 21:48 EDT
Registration Deadline
20-Feb-2022 21:49 EST

100% of total capacity is reserved for Michigan.
0 remaining spots are reserved for Michigan.

This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Welcome to the 2022 Michigan Middle School VEX IQ Pitching In State Championship!

All registered teams are expected to process payment within 2 weeks of registration or risk being moved to the waitlist.

Competition Fields:   All competition fields, at the State Championship, will be raised 16 inches.  The fields will be arranged with the eight-foot side toward the audience.  Teams will play from the opposing six-foot ends of the fields. (see diagram on page 1 of the Pitching In game manual)

Pit Areas:  This year’s pit areas will provide a 10’x10’ pit area for each team.  A table and 2 chairs will be provided.  The pits will be decorated with pipe and drape.  Every pit will also have at least one electrical outlet.  Teams are encouraged to bring a power strip.

Team Swag and Pit Decorations:  Teams are encouraged, but not required, to decorate their pits.  Teams can also bring fun giveaways to share with other teams.  Small candy, pencils, or other trinkets are fun items to share with teams visiting your pit.

Event Shirts:  The company, Fine Designs, will be on-site to print custom State Championship apparel!  Short sleeve, long sleeve, sweatshirt, or t-shirt – lots of shirt options with 2022 VEX IQ Championship logos.

Grade Level: Middle School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 26-Feb-2022

Grandville High School
4700 Canal Avenue Southwest
Grandville, Michigan 49418
United States

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State of Michigan VEX IQ Championship

(Agenda subject to change)

7:30 am              Doors Open

7:30 – 8:30 am  Coaches’ Check-in, Robot inspection

8:30 am              Check-in ends

8:30 am              Coaches’ meeting in Auditorium

8:50 am              Inspection closes

9:00 am              Driver’s meeting and Opening Ceremony in the Competition Gym

9:30 am              Teamwork Matches begin and Skills fields open

12:00 pm            Middle School Lunch (Skills fields will be closed) 

12:30 pm            Teamwork matches & Skills Resume

2:30 pm              Teamwork Matches end and Skills fields closed

3:00 pm              Teamwork Playoff

4:00 pm              Awards


Due to precautions to reduce the spread of coronavirus, outside volunteers will not be accepted at this event

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

If weather, a local emergency, or enhanced coronavirus restrictions cause us to cancel or modify the scheule for this event, all teams will be notified via email.

Refund and Payment Policies

Teams may cancel up until team registration closes (2/20/2022 ) and will receive a full refund 2-4 weeks after the event is completed. 

Teams may not be able to change levels once it is selected as a level may be full to capacity. If full they will be put on the waitlist and their spot will be open for another registration. Waitlist teams are NOT guaranteed a spot in the event.

Health and Safety Policies

All approved events and event attendees are required to follow all local, state, federal, or any other government ordinances regarding COVID-19 safety procedures, social distancing, and best hygiene practices. Event Partners will assess, based on current government guidelines, whether to postpone, cancel, or significantly reduce the number of attendees when necessary.

As of January 2, 2022, the Kent County Health Department no longer requires that students wear masks in public school buildings.  

Date: 26-Feb-2022
Grandville High School
4700 Canal Avenue Southwest
Grandville, Michigan 49418
United States

Travel Info

Area Hotels:  We are very pleased to have many area hotels with excellent rates – and with indoor pools!  Here are our favorites in the area, along with room rates for Friday, February 25th.:

  1. Holiday Inn Express ($121)
  2. Hampton Inn & Suites Grandville ($108)
  3. Staybridge Suites – Grandville ($124)
  4. Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott ($115) -


Event Broadcast Link – The 2022 Middle School VEX IQ State Championship will be webcast on YouTube.  You can locate the stream on the RoboDawgs YouTube Channel.  Here’s the link:


Judging Format

At the State of Michigan VEX IQ Championship, we will have In-Person Judging. The Team Interviews and Engineering Notebooks will be judged in-person on the day of the event. Teams should bring a physical copy of their notebook to submit to the judges.

Pre-Order Lunch

We are providing a lunch option that teams can preorder.

Lunch Pre-order:  Lunch includes: 2 pcs of pizza (pepperoni or cheese), Salad or choice of fruit, Snack ( cookies, chips, etc) and Drink (choice of pop, juice, water). The cost is $6 each.  

Pay at check-in with cash or check made out to GATB.  Please submit orders by Sunday, February 20.

Use this link to order your lunches: