254 The Cheesy Poofs have a FMS system that they will be using as Chezy Champs. I’ve heard that it is full featured. Here is their website if you want to contact them http://www.team254.com/
If you do want a FIRST FMS you don’t have to pay to ship it or field all the way from NH, or IN, we’ve got 1 FMS and 2 fields in the PNW and they are available for rental. In fact one of the fields is going to Chezy Champs.
Note we already have a commitments for a number of dates many using the FMS in addition to one of our fields. If you need a field or a FMS send me a PM and I’ll put you in touch with the person handling the scheduling of our fields.
What I’m trying to do is avoid renting anything. I’m trying to design an off season event that is low cost and is able to provide the same services as an FRC event. I’m willing to develop some software if more people were interested in it.
I don’t think you’ll need to develop your own software. Chezy Arena will cover pretty much everything (field management, match schedule generator, auxiliary, etc.) when it’s released. We plan on using it at our offseason competition in September. If it’s not available we will be using O!FMS (Open FMS). All you need to use either of these systems is a couple of Ethernet switches, a router equal to or greater than the Linksys one used in the 2010 season, and several Ethernet cables.