Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
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Michigan VEX Robotics State High School Championship at MSU

19-Feb-2017 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Field Control System
VEXNet Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
Standard Registration Opens
6-Sep-2016 00:01 EDT
Registration Deadline
12-Feb-2017 23:59 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

1. Please e-mail me your team name and coaches contact information. ([email protected])
2. Everyone needs to bring a signed Participant Consent Form. (Adults included) 
Please go to VEX web site: , and obtain the form.
3 Late Arrival: The Final team list will be established at 8:30! If for some reason your team is delayed at arriving, please call: 517-614-5018, or 517-505-6515 the day of the tournament. Teams that arrive after this time and have not communicated their expected arrival time will not be allowed to participate in the tournament!
4. Teams must pay prior to competing. Teams that have not paid will not be allowed to compete! Please pay RECF or make other arrangements with Rachel Esch: 517-353-7282
5. Please drop off robot in Dem Hall rd. circle drive in front of Jenison Field House. Free parking until 10:00 AM is in Lot 62W, to the east off of Red Cedar Road.
Please let me know if you are planning on arriving by bus.


Motors will be randomally inspected for PTC switch.


Team Pit Area

6. Pit tables will be assigned. You will have one, 2 x 6 table and will share another 2 x 6 table.
7. One electrical outlet will be provided per team table in the pits.
8. Teams responsible for multi power strip, an extension cord, battery charger, and computer. Make sure your charger and batteries are identified.
9. Safety Glasses must be worn in the pit area and when driving or coaching during the matches. Please remember to bring Safety Glasses for each member, coaches, family and friends.
10. We will have practice fields set up in the pit area.


11. There will be a concessions stand set up during the day. 


13. Judges will visit the teams in the pits and observe during the event. 
14. The Decisions of the referees and Judges are final.


15. The Robot/Programming Skills field (rules may be found in Appendix B and Appendix C) will be open as noted on the schedule. It will operate on a first come-first served basis. These competitions are optional, and it is your team's responsibility to complete. You will be allowed two runs for each of the competitions. If there are teams in line, you must go to
the end of the line for a second run.

General Information

16. If you need any help, please just ask anyone in the MSU Volunteer shirts. 
17. Please be kind to all Volunteers including the Referees and Judges. Without them there would be no tournament.

Grade Level: High School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 19-Feb-2017

Jenison Field House
223 Kalamazoo Street
East Lansing, Michigan 48824
United States

Contact Information

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7:15 a.m. Jenison door opens
7:15 - 8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. Teams arriving after 8:30 need to call to hold spot in tournament. (517-899-8198 or 517-505-6515) If a spot is held, missed matches will not be made up. 

7:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Concessions Available 

Inspection and Judging

7:30 a.m. Inspection Begins
8:30 a.m. Judging Begins
8:50 a.m. Drivers Meeting

Opening Ceremony

9:15 a.m. Opening Ceremony

Qualifying Matches

9:30 a.m. Qualifying Competition begins (Immediately following Opening Ceremony)
10:00 a.m. Skills Begins
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch 
2:00 p.m. Skills ends or at end of Qualification matches, which ever comes first.
2:45 p.m. Qualifying Competition concludes

Elimination Matches

3:00 p.m. Alliance Selection 
3:25 p.m. Start of Elimination Matches


5:00 p.m. Awards ceremony


We welcome volunteers for our event. If you would like to volunteer, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator Luis, Donato at 517 353-7282. 

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In case of bad weather conditions or possible cancellations please visit the event on where I will post updates about the event status as needed in the General description. Please feel free to contact me by phone 517-505-6515. if you are going to be late to the event. Match Lists will be generated as scheduled ( on agenda) and cannot be re-run.

Refund and Payment Policies

There are NO Refunds for this event unless the event is cancelled by MSU.

Date: 19-Feb-2017
Jenison Field House
223 Kalamazoo Street
East Lansing, Michigan 48824
United States

Travel Info

MSU Jenison Field House

223 Kalazamoo St, East Lansing, Michigan

There is a circle drive, "Dem Hall rd., that you can drive up and unload your robots. Parking will be in lot 67 connected to Jenison Field House.  Lot 62W to the east is an over flow lot.  Lot 62W, is just to the east of of Red Cedar Road, and is free. Parking Ramp 4 is a paid lot close to Jenison Field House.  

Please let me know if you are planning on arriving in a bus. Buses will have free parking in Lot 79 which is located on the south side of the Football stadium off of Shaw Lane.

MSU interactive map:


There will be not Webcast.

Please use the Robot Inspection Checklist to pre-inspect your robot prior to the event:

Inspection Checklist


Please download our temporary license plate template if your team has yet to receive license plates:

Temporary License Plate Template


Please dowload and print a copy of the Drivers Meeting Notes:

Drivers Meeting Notes