2017-2018 Challenge: In the Zone

In the 2017-2018 challenge, two alliances – blue and red, both composed of two teams – compete to attain a higher score than the opposing alliance by stacking cones on goals, by scoring
mobile goals in goal zones, by having the highest stacks on goals, and by parking robots on their respective squares at the end of the match.

The match begins with a 15 second autonomous period, after which bonus points are awarded to the alliance that gained the most points during this period. Then, there is a 1 minute and 45 second long driver-controlled period.

Here are the links for this year’s game manual, robot skills challenge rules, and the competition resources page.

Here is the video for the 2017-2018 VEX Robotics Challenge, “In the Zone!”


How We Did


28 October 2017 Dougherty Valley High School VEX Robotics Tournament San Ramon, CA Out of 56 robots:

  • 1868A 39th
  • 1868K 56th
  • 1868X 24th
  • 1868Z 8th
17 November 2017 Bellarmine Bay Area VEX Robotics Tournament San Jose, CA Out of 60 robots:

  • 1868A 46th
  • 1868K 49th
  • 1868X 60th
  • 1868Z 41st
9 December 2017 4th Annual Sacred Heart Middle School VRC Tournament Saratoga, CA Out of 28 robots:

  • 1868K 7th
20 January 2018 Tracy Triangle VEX Robotics Tournament Tracy, CA Out of 62 robots:

  • 1868A 54th
  • 1868K 21st
  • 1868X 48th
  • 1868Z 39th
3 February 2018 Google Annual Middle School VEX Robotics Tournament Mountain View, CA Out of 32 robots:

  • 1868K 6th
4 February 2018 Google Annual High School VEX Robotics Tournament Mountain View, CA Out of 60 robots:

  • 1868A 42nd
  • 1868X 30th
  • 1868Z 22nd
24 March 2018 4th Annual All Girls VEX Showcase Thousand Oaks, CA Out of 29 robots:

  • 1868A 20th
  • 1868K 21st
  • 1868Z 16th
21 April 2018 Google – Girls Only Tournament – Northern California Mountain View, CA Out of 18 robots:

  • 1868A 12th
  • 1868K  6th
  • 1868X 13th
  • 1868Z 10th