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MSU Michigan VRC High School State Championship

MSU Michigan VRC High School State Championship

Event Code: RE-VRC-19-9612

Program: VEX Robotics Competition

Type of Event: Tournament

Capacity: 80 / Spots Open: 0

Event Region: Michigan

Price: $299.00

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

Date: 02/23/2020


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

Grade Level: High School

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Contact Information

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General Info

Photos from the tournament can be found at:

Photos live on FlickR:


Link to division Livestreams can be found under the webcast tab.


Prior to State Tournament

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 Chris: 517-353-7282


Please do not try to enter prior to 7:15.

Check in when you come in the door.

Everyone needs to bring a signed Participant Consent Form. (Adults included) 
Please go to Documents tab to download

Turn in Engineering Log Books at Check in.  Make sure your team # is on them.  

If Parking lot by Jenison Field House is full, you can drop off the robot in Dem Hall rd. circle drive in front of Jenison Field House.  Additional parking is available in Lot 62W, to the east off of Red Cedar Road.
Please let me know if you are planning on arriving by bus.

Late Arrival

Final team list will be established at 8:30! If for some reason your team is delayed at arriving, please call Drew Kim: 517-614-5018, or Bob Watson: 517-505-6515 the day of the tournament. Teams that arrive after 8:30 and have not communicated their expected arrival time will not be allowed to participate in the tournament!

Firmware Update:

Make sure you have installed the latest firmware updates.  



Team Pit Area

Pit tables will be assigned. You will have one, 2 x 6 table and will share another 2 x 6 table.
One electrical outlet will be provided per team table in the pits.
Teams responsible for multi power strip, an extension cord, battery charger, and computer. Make sure your charger and batteries are identified.
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.
We will have practice fields set up in the pit area.


There will be a concessions during the day. There will be a preorder form for a whole pizza. Turn this in at the North Concessions prior to 9:30.  

Note there is an MSU Women's Basketball game in the afternoon at Breslin.  Leaving the lot at lunch will require you to pay to reenter.  



Engineering Log Books must be turned in at check in.

Judges will visit the teams in the pits

Teams will also be observed during the event. 
The Decisions of the Referees and Judges are final.



The Robot/Programming Skills field (rules may be found in Appendix B) will be open as noted on the schedule. They will end at the end of the Qualification Rounds or the time stated on the schedule, which ever one occurs first. 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 three 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

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



Agenda subject to changes

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)
9:45 a.m. Skills Begins
11:15 - 12:15  Division 1  Lunch

11:45 - 12:45  Division 2  Lunch 
1:45 p.m. Skills ends or at end of Qualification matches, which ever comes first.
1:45 p.m. Qualifying Competition concludes

Elimination Matches

2:00 p.m. Alliance Selection 
2:30 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 Policy

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

Date: 02/23/2020
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:


The event will be webcast at:

Division 1


Division 2

REC Foundation Design Award Rubric.

REC Foundation Design Award Rubric


Participant Release Form Spanish.

Participant Release Form Spanish


Participant Release Form.

Participant Release Form


REC Foundation Code of Conduct.

REC Foundation Code of Conduct


VRC Qualifying Criteria.

VRC Qualifying Criteria


VRC Robot Inspection Checklist for V5.

VRC Robot Inspection Checklist for V5


VRC Tower Takeover One Page Description.

VRC Tower Takeover One Page Description





Pizza order form

Pizza order form