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Consumers Energy & Kettering University Michigan VRC HS State Championship Over Under

VRC High School

23-Feb-2024 - 24-Feb-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
Smart Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
Standard Registration Opens
30-Oct-2023 16:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
20-Feb-2024 16:00 EST
Payment Deadline
16-Feb-2024 16:00 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event has reached capacity. Teams on waitlist may still be added.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Video Recording of the Event: 

Gold Division -

Blue Division -

Photos from the Event: 

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 before arriving at the event.
  • Inspection will also be offered on Friday and Saturday, please see the agenda.


  • There will be two divisions: Blue and Gold
  • There will be bleachers and competition fields for each division. 
  • Teams will be assigned to divisions using the method dictated by the REC Foundation.
  • If your school has multiple teams, you will likely have teams assigned to compete in opposite divisions.

Team Pit Area

  • 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 Tuesday, February 20, 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 $10.00 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 19, 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: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 23-Feb-2024 - 24-Feb-2024

Kettering University Connie and Jim John Recreation Center
1700 University Avenue
Flint, Michigan 48504
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda subject to changes

Friday - February 23, 2024:

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

Saturday - February 24, 2024:

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
4:00 pm - Qualifying Competition Ends 
4:15 pm - Alliance Selection 
4:30 pm - Start of Elimination Matches
6:30 pm - Awards ceremony
7:30 pm - Venue Closes




We welcome volunteers for our event. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Clinton Boinger via e-mail:  [email protected] 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 and Payment Policies

Refund Policy

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

Date: 23-Feb-2024 - 24-Feb-2024
Kettering University Connie and Jim John Recreation Center
1700 University Avenue
Flint, Michigan 48504
United States

Travel Info

Hotel Information:


Start Date: Friday, February 23, 2024

End Date: Saturday, February 24, 2024

Last Day to Book: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

  • Fairfield Inn & Suites Flint Grand Blanc for $139 USD - $149 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 19th, 2024.
  • Content that is uploaded after February 19th, 2024 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.