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Consumers Energy & Kettering University Michigan VRC HS State Championship Spin Up

25-Feb-2023 - 26-Feb-2023
Event Code
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Spots Open
Event Region
Standard Registration Opens
3-Sep-2022 08:58 EDT
Registration Deadline
24-Feb-2023 08:59 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

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 Clinton.


  • Please do not try to enter prior to 7:15 am
  • Check-in when you come in the door
  • Everyone needs to bring a signed Participant Consent Form or have filled out the Consent Form online. (Adults included) 
  • Please go to the Documents tab to download  

Late Arrival

  • The final team list will be established at 8:30! If for some reason your team is delayed in arriving, please contact Clinton Bolinger on 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.  


  • Please be sure to complete the pre-inspection sheet prior to arriving at the event.
  • Inspection will also be offered Saturday and Sunday, please see the agenda.


  • There will be two divisions: Blue and Gold
  • There will be bleachers, competition fields, practice fields, and team pits for each division. 
  • Teams are randomly assigned to divisions.
  • If your school has multiple teams, it is very likely that you will have teams assigned to compete in opposite divisions.

Team Pit Area

  • The divisions each have their own set of pits on opposite ends of the gym. Therefore, teams should plan to bring tools and supplies for each team competing.
  • Each team will receive a 6' table.
  • One electrical outlet will be provided per team table in the pits.
  • Teams are responsible for supplying power strips, extension cords, battery chargers, and computers.
  • Make sure your charger and batteries are identified.
  • Safety Glasses are highly recommended in the pit area and required while at the field. Please remember to bring Safety Glasses for each member, coach, family, and friends.
  • We will have practice fields set up in the pit area.


  • Pre-Order Food Vouchers will be available for purchase
  • Orders must be placed ONLINE by noon on Wednesday, February 22, 2023, so we have enough time to pick them up from the Dining Services office before the event.
  • Pre-order vouchers for all-you-can-eat lunch (one time through) at the Kettering Battenburg Cafe in the NEW Learning Commons are available for purchase on Kettering's Site
  • The cafe offers a wide variety of food (including vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and more) and beverages for $9.50 per person
  • Vouchers have no expiration date - if you plan to attend future events at Kettering, you will be able to use leftover vouchers at that time.
  • Outside food is permitted in both the Rec Center and Learning Commons, but there will NOT be a dedicated place or plugs for your Team to set up your own food service. Sternos or other warming devices are NOT permitted.

Digital Engineering Notebooks

  • Notebooks must be submitted digitally by 5:00 pm February 20, 2023
  • Physical Engineering Notebooks will NOT be accepted at the event
  • See the "Judging Format" for more information


  • Skills fields will be open as noted on the Agenda.
  • Rules for Robot Skills Challenges may be found in Appendix B of the latest update of the Game Manual
  • Skills Challenge Matches will close six matches before the end of the Qualification Rounds
  • Skills Challenge Queuing will operate on a first-come-first-served basis. If there are teams in line, you must go to the end of the line for additional run(s).

General Information

  • If you need any help, please just ask anyone in a Volunteer shirt. 
  • 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

Judging Format: Remote Engineering Notebooks

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 25-Feb-2023 - 26-Feb-2023

Kettering University - Connie and Jim John Recreation Center
1700 University Ave.
Flint, Michigan 48504
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda subject to changes

Saturday - February 25, 2023:

6:00 pm - Pit Load-In and Skills Matches
6:00 pm - Inspection Opens
8:30 pm - Inspection Closes
8:45 pm - Skills Fields Close
9:00 pm - Pits Close

Sunday - February 26, 2023:

7:15 am - Doors & Registration Opens
7:30 am - Inspection Begins
8:00 am - Skills Matches Open
8:30 am - Registration Closes
8:30 am - Match Schedule Generated (Only Teams that have arrived and Checked In will be included)
8:50 am - Inspection Closes
8:50 am - Drivers Meeting
9:00 am - Opening Ceremonies 
9:15 am - Qualifying Competition Begins
11:30 am - 12:30 pm - Blue Division Lunch
12:30 am - 1:30 pm - Gold Division Lunch 
2:30 pm - Skills Matches End
3:00 pm - Qualifying Competition Ends 
3:15 pm - Alliance Selection 
3:30 pm - Start of Elimination Matches
5:30 pm - Awards ceremony
6:30 pm - Venue Closes





We welcome volunteers for our event. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Clinton Boinger via e-mail: or sign up online:





Emergency/Bad Weather Policy


Emergency/Bad Weather Policy


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



Refund Policy

Refund Policy

There are NO refunds for this event unless the event is canceled by Kettering University.


Health and Safety Policies

This event will enforce/follow all Health and Safety regulations set by the University, State, and Local Health organizations.

Date: 25-Feb-2023 - 26-Feb-2023
Kettering University - Connie and Jim John Recreation Center
1700 University Ave.
Flint, Michigan 48504
United States

Travel Info

Venue Location & Information:

  • Kettering University Connie and Jim John Recreation Center

  • Parking: Take Hassebring Street to the Southwest side of Lot 3 (the larger lot)

  • Enter through the lower doors of the Rec Center near the Handicap Parking Spots

  • Map - 


​Hotel Information:

Last Day to Book: Thursday, February 23, 2023

Hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

  • Fairfield Inn & Suites Flint Grand Blanc for 129 USD - 139 USD per night


Judging Format

  • Digital Engineering Notebooks must be submitted by the Primary or Secondary Contact through the Team Dashboard Robot Events by February 20th, 2023.
  • Content that is uploaded after February 20th, 2023 may not be eligible for Judging consideration.
  • Each Team will have an opportunity for an in-person interview with the Judges. Judges will visit Teams' pits.
  • Please see the Remote Judging section of the Guide to Judging for more information.












Michigan VRC HS has 21 World Spots.

16 WC spots are assigned to Awards.

The remaining WC spots will go to team skills scores at the state championship.