Half-Pipe Hustle

2005 / 2006 FTC Game

Half-Pipe Hustle is played on a 8'x12' rectangular field. Two alliances - one "red" and one "blue" - composed of two teams each, compete in a match. Matches consist of a twenty-second autonomous period followed by two minutes of driver-controlled play. The object of the game is to attain a higher score than your opponent alliance by scoring racquet balls in the corner goals and the triangular goal in the middle of the field. A bonus is awarded to the alliance that has the most total points at the end of the Autonomous Period.

2005 / 2006 FTC Robots

Simbot Sasquash 268

Simbot Sasquash Robot


  • Six Motor Drive
  • Six 2.75” Traction Wheels


  • Single-Joint Arm
  • Used to pivot all the way around, to score from both sides


  • Dual Tread Intake
  • Capacity of 6 Squash Balls

2005 / 2006 FTC Season Recap

After three successful FRC seasons for Team #1114 and the introduction of a new FIRST program FVC the team decided to enroll in the program. With little to no VEX experience the team designed and built Simbot “Super” – taking home our first ever regional championship in Delaware. That win was followed by a trip to the Championships in Atlanta, Georgia, with the team being crowned the World Champion in our rookie season. Governor Simcoe students achieved one of the most successful rookie seasons in the 2005/06 FVC Game “Half Pipe Hustle”.

Driver: Steven Doornekamp
Assistant Coach: Brandon Pruniak
Coach: Tyler Holtzman

2005 / 2006 FTC Events

FVC Robotics World Championship


  • World Champions

Ontario FVC Robotics Championship


  • Tournament Champions

FVC Robotics World Championship


  • World Champions

Deleware FVC Robotics Championship


  • Tournament Champion
  • Connect Award
  • Create Award
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2005 / 2006 Publicity

Robot woes fail to lower students’ high-tech spirit

In a blink of an eye, the pair of 11-year-old engineers-in-the-making watched two months of hard work collapse before their eyes. Drew Rhora, his eyes the size of dinner plates, squeezed the top of... More

Kids in robotics competition could help address labour shortage skilled trades

My wife and I had the pleasure of attending the recent Waterloo regional robotics competition where the Triplets robotics teams competed. My daughter is a member of the Governor Simcoe team and we... More

High schoolers show a gift for gadgetry

A St. Catharines high school helped its team to robotics competition glory by teaching its five-foot mechanized create to bend it like Beckham. Using the skills of famed British soccer play David... More

Governor Simcoe gets top marks for FIRST

Governor Simcoe Secondary School’s Robotics Team is heading to Atlanta, Georgia for an international robotics tournament after being named Overall Champion at a recent competition in the United... More