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Hudsonville Robotics VRC HS/MS Spin Up Tournament

Event Code
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Spots Open
Event Region
Max Registrations per Organization
Early-Bird Registration Opens
1-Sep-2022 09:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
8-Oct-2022 09:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
19-Nov-2022 01:00 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Thank you for your interest in the VRC MS/HS Blended Spin Up Tournament hosted by Hudsonville Robotics!  This will be our 6th year hosting and we look forward to a fun and collaborative event.  

The competition will be hosted in the auxillary gym of Hudsonville High School conveniently located one mile north of I-196, just west of Grand Rapids. Ample parking is available on campus and there are also plenty of resturants and retail locations in the area.

Please park in the north lot, walk south to cross the blue bridge, and enter through the cafeteria doors.  There are large construction projects happening at the high school near the gym. We will have signs posted to assist you in navigating to the event.

Teams will participate in qualification matches, skills events, judging in the pits, and elimination matches if qualified.  We will be following the rules in the latest release of the VEX Robotics Competition – Game Manual

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 submisison.

Pit tables, seating, and electrical power will be provided for each team attending along with plenty of spectator seating. Teams are welcome to bring their own food and eat in the cafeteria just down the hall. There are also numerous restaurants in the area where teams can find lunch.  We will have an array of concession snacks and drinks.  

Full 16 in. pizzas are available for pre-order from our friends at DJ's Pizza for $15.00 each - cash only.  Place your order during check-in, and our team will take care of the ordering, delivery, and paper products.  Options include cheese, pepperoni, or ham.

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 19-Nov-2022

Hudsonville High School
5037 32nd Avenue
Hudsonville, Michigan 49426
United States

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There will be six qualification rounds.  We will be running a block schedule with breaks after each pair of qualification matches to give teams time for judging and skills runs.


Start Stop   Event Main Fields Skills Fields
7:30 8:30   Inspection    
8:40 8:50   Drivers Meeting    
9:00 10:15   Qualification 1 & 2 Qual 3
10:15 11:00   Skills Break Skills 5
11:00 12:10   Qualification 3 & 4 Qual 3
12:10 1:00   Lunch / Skills Break Skills 5
1:00 2:10   Qualification 5 & 6 Qual 3
2:30 2:45   Finals Selection   Closed
2:45 3:15   Elimination Rounds Elims  
3:15 3:45   Awards    

* Schedule is subject to change.


We have various positions for volunteers ranging from high school age to adult for novice to expierienced volunteers. We will be posting a volunteer signup web page in late September.

We do prefer to have official roles represented from multiple organizations attending our tournament. Teams like to see their own volunteers as referees and judges, as it demonstrates a better level of fairness.  If you have a qualified volunteer that can offer their time for this event, then please email us at

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

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

Refund Policy

Refunds are available to teams that cancel at least two weeks prior to the event date.  Refunds can be held until initial payment is confirmed and reconciled.

Date: 19-Nov-2022
Hudsonville High School
5037 32nd Avenue
Hudsonville, Michigan 49426
United States

Travel Info

Hudsonville High School is located on 32nd Ave less than a mile north of the I-196 (exit 62) interchange. 

Parking is on the north of the high school.  Due to the volume of construction happening at the school we will post signage at the event to help you navigate to the event.

Judging Format

At this time 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.

We are considering the option of allowing Digital Notebooks posted to RobotEvents.