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2nd Annual Plainwell Robotics Club MS Only VRC Tournament Spin Up

12-Nov-2022 Add to Calendar
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VEX Robotics Competition
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1-Sep-2022 14:14 EDT
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1-Oct-2022 14:14 EDT
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4-Nov-2022 14:15 EDT
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General Info

The Plainwell Robotics Club invites your teams to participate in our Second Annual MS Only VRC Tournament Spin Up.

The event will be held at the Plainwell High School, conveniently located 6 minutes from Exit 49B on US-131.  Pit tables, seating, and electrical power will be provided for each team attending, along with plenty of spectator seating.  The Plainwell Boosters Club will be operating their concession stand throughout the day, featuring hamburgers, hot dogs, nachos and an array of snacks and drinks.  Registered teams will receive menu details in October.  Teams also are welcome to bring their own food.  Ample parking space is available adjacent to the school.

We will abide by all health restrictions in effect in November to ensure our event is conducted in a safe manner for everyone participating.

Note: All Team Engineering Notebooks must be a paper document and submitted upon arrival.  We will not have the ability to print a notebook on site and we cannot accept an electronic device or URL as submission.

Only teams that are checked in on time will be allowed to compete.  If you are running late please call Joe Gentile to make arrangements. 

We're looking forward to seeing your teams in Plainwell.

Grade Level: Middle School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 12-Nov-2022

Plainwell High School
684 Starr Road
Plainwell, Michigan 49080
United States

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7:30 AM - 8:30 AM  

Doors Open; Check-in and Robot Inspections Begin

8:00 AM   

Skills Field Opens

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Driver's Meeting

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Opening Ceremonies

9:00 AM - 11:30 PM   

Qualifying Rounds and Technical Judging Begin

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM   


12:30 PM - 2:00 PM   

Qualifying Rounds and Technical Judging Continue

2:00 PM

Skills Field Closes

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM    

Alliance Selection

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM 

Elimination Rounds

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Awards Ceremony


[Agenda remains subject to change]


We always appreciate volunteers.  In fact, we know we will need experienced judges and field officials.  Please contact Shannon Fritz at [email protected] if you're interested in helping us.


Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In case of bad weather conditions or possible cancellations please visit this page on, where we will post updates about the event status as needed. 



Refund and Payment Policies

Refunds are available to teams that cancel at least two weeks prior to the event date.  This last date to get a refund is October 29, 2022.  Refunds can be held until initial payment is confirmed and reconciled.

Health and Safety Policies

We will observe the health and safety restrictions in effect for the Plainwell Community Schools District at the time of the event.

Date: 12-Nov-2022
Plainwell High School
684 Starr Road
Plainwell, Michigan 49080
United States

Travel Info

The competition will be hosted in the gymnasium at Plainwell High School, which is located at 684 Starr Road in Plainwell, MI, about 6 minutes (2.3 miles) from Exit 49 on highway US-131.  Ample parking is available on the west and southwest side of the school.  The entrance to the event is also on the west side of the school.


The event will be streamed on the Plainwell Robotics Club YouTube channel:

Judging Format

In-Person Judging - The Team Interviews and Engineering Notebooks will be judged in-person the day of the event. Teams should bring a physical copy of their notebook to submit to the judges.











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