The current FIRST Vex Challenge (FVC) page is at http://www.usfirst.org/vex/.

The FVC Pilot Game was posted under the Team Resources link, at http://www.usfirst.org/vex/resources/.  The current game is now posted there.

The Half-Pipe Hustle challenge documents:

  1. Challenge Manual, Chapters 1-8 (.pdf)

  2. Appendix 1 - Forms (.pdf)

  3. Appendix 2 - Award Guidelines (.pdf)

  4. Appendix 3 - Dimensional Field Drawings (.pdf)

The FVC Communications Resource Center can be found at http://www.usfirst.org/vex/FVCresourcectr/.  Currently, it includes .pdf fact sheets, a photo gallery, and FIRST and FVC logos.

FVC signup is at https://my.usfirst.org/fvc/.

Field kit components can be obtained at reasonable cost from www.vexlabs.com.  MUCH less expensive than the previously announced $5460.00 field.  These kits include only metal hardware, not wood or lexan pieces, or foam floor tiles.  From the 2005/6 season, see the field overview, field assembly manual, bill of materials, and low-cost field design documents


  1. FVC Pilot program team registration started on Tuesday, September 13th, 2005 at 12 noon, and is on a first paid, first served basis.  Teams will consist of up to 10 high school age youths, plus their coaches/mentors.  The non-refundable team registration fee is $200.

  2. Teams will register with the local regional tournaments (within 250 mile radius) to compete.  Information as to regional contacts will be sent after the confirmation email and payment.  The non-refundable event registration fee will be $300.

  3. The FIRST Vex Challenge for this season has been released, as of October 9th 2005, and is accessible from http://www.usfirst.org/vex/.

  4. Six FIRST Vex regional competitions will occur between December 2005 and March 2006, each hosting a maximum of fifty teams.

  5. The FIRST Vex Finals will be in April 2006 at the FIRST Championships in Atlanta.  The .pdf list of teams to compete is on the FIRST Vex Challenge website.

Date
Event
Location
Register by:
12/03/05 FIRST Vex Challenge & FLL Tournament St. Louis, MO 10/21/05
01/21/06 FIRST Vex Challenge & FLL Tournament Newark, DE 10/21/05
02/10/06 FIRST Vex Challenge Orangeburg, SC 11/11/05
02/18/06 FIRST Vex Challenge Arlington, TX  11/11/05
03/10/06 FIRST Vex Challenge & FRC Regional Hartford, CT 12/02/05
03/16/06 FIRST Vex Challenge & FRC Regional Duluth, GA 12/02/05
       
04/ 27-28 /06 FIRST Vex Challenge at FIRST Championship Atlanta, GA  

6.  Awards for the six regional tournaments held for the 2005-06 FVC season.

Tournament Award FVC # Name Location
       
St. Louis MO FVC Winning Alliance 1 St. Mary's High School Menasha WI
Winning Alliance 124 Wayne Township Robotics Indianapolis IN
Winning Alliance 141 Vexed Tigers Northwestern HS, Kokomo IN
Connect Award 1 St. Mary's High School Menasha WI
Challenge Award 98 Robotic Show Stoppers St. Louis Science Ctr, St. Louis MO
Think Award 34 Wild Stang Rolling Meadows HS, Arlington Heights IL
Create Award 1 St. Mary's High School Menasha WI
Amaze Award 141 Vexed Tigers Northwestern HS, Kokomo IN
       
Newark DE FVC Winning Alliance 55 Radnor Robotics Radnor HS, Radnor PA
Winning Alliance 102 Charter Blue Crew Charter School of Wilmington, Wilmington DE
Winning Alliance 268 Simbotics Gov. Simcoe Sec, St. Catherines Ontario
Connect Award 268 Simbotics Gov. Simcoe Sec, St. Catherines Ontario
Challenge Award 193 Acme Oakton High School, Oakton VA 
Think Award 46 Smart Wissahickon HS/Singapore Exc, Ambler PA
Create Award 268 Simbotics Gov. Simcoe Sec, St. Catherines Ontario
Amaze Award 163 Eagles X Chixchester Middle School, Boothwyn PA
       
Orangeburg SC FVC Winning Alliance 4 Carolina Academy Greenville SC
Winning Alliance 11 Cross HS Cross SC
Winning Alliance 171 Clover HS Clover SC
Connect Award 7 Governor's School for Science & Math Hartsville SC
Challenge Award 171 Clover HS Clover SC
Think Award 154 Cope Area Career Center Cope SC
Create Award 4 Carolina Academy Greenville SC
Amaze Award 165 East Clarendon HS Turbeville SC
       
Arlington TX FVC Winning Alliance 935 Newton HS Newton KS
Winning Alliance 1148 Greenville HS Greenville TX
Connect Award 935 Newton HS Newton KS
Challenge Award 935 Newton HS Newton KS
Think Award 289 Diamond Hill Jarvis HS Fort Worth TX
Create Award 1148 Greenville HS Greenville TX
Amaze Award 288 OD Wyatt HS Fort Worth TX
       
Hartford CT FVC Winning Alliance 43 Gompei Avengers MA Academy of Math & Sci, Worcester MA
Winning Alliance 78 Myotonics Sharon Youth Robotics Assoc, Sharon MA
Winning Alliance 160 Impulse Waterbury CT
Connect Award 78 Myotonics Sharon Youth Robotics Assoc, Sharon MA
Challenge Award 106 The Angels Academy of the Holy Angels, Demarest NJ
Think Award 44 AngelBots Sharon Youth Robotics Assoc, Sharon MA
Create Award 160 Impulse Waterbury CT
Amaze Award 9 Cloud Nine Trinity High School, Manchester NH
       
Duluth GA FVC Winning Alliance 4 Carolina Roboteers Carolina Academy, Greenville SC
Winning Alliance 80 Circuit Runners Wheeler HS, Marietta GA
Winning Alliance 98 War Northside Christian School, St. Petersburg FL
Connect Award 18 Epsilon Delta Washington DC
Challenge Award 80 Circuit Runners Wheeler HS, Marietta GA
Think Award 249 Surge Summerville HS, Summerville SC
Create Award 4 Carolina Roboteers Carolina Academy, Greenville SC
Amaze Award 18 Epsilon Delta Washington DC

We will continue to add new information as it becomes available.



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