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Wisconsin Robotic Combat 2021

WRC is a new fighting league aiming to help fill the gap in events since the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are in Wisconsin or vicinity, come see us!

OVERVIEW

Wisconsin Robotic Combat 2021

General:

As the US starts to open up, a number of new events have been spawned to make up for events and groups that have been lost due to COVID. The Wisonsin Robotic Combat event is a new outdoor event by a new league to help fill in those gaps. All are welcome, please join us.

Event Details:

The arena and neccesary equipment to run this event will be in my open garage; the pit area will be my driveway. This means that parking will be at the bread factory across the street.

Wisconsin Robotic Combat Event Registration:

 

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WRC COVID Considerations:

In light of that pandemic this event will be outdoors, masks will be worn, and I will try to keep space between people.

Weight Classes:

  • Open Ant (1 pound) – $20 entry fee
  • Plastic Ant (1 pound) – $20 entry fee

Schedule:

  • 9:00- 11:00am – Setup and Safety.
  • 11:00am – Fights begin
  • 3:30pm- End of Event

Rules:

Both classes opperate under the SPARC ruleset. For the plastic class I think cardboard is a fair addition to the traditional PET, PETG, ABS, PLA, or PLA+ and I will allow it.

http://sparc.tools/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2019/SPARC_Robot_Construction_Specifications_v1.3.pdf

We all know that “just 5 more minutes!” means your robot is in four pieces. I will try to be as reasonable as I can with delays and repair times, but as we get later into the tournament I can only guarantee competitors 20 minutes.

Safety:

All bots will be required to pass a safety check verifying the following:

  1. All robots must failsafe.
  2. All bots must have appropriate weapon locking.
  3. We will have a little meeting before we actually get going to go over some basics so everyone is on the same page.

Arena and Hazards:

Wood floor, wood walls, 1/8″ polycarbonate top. 36.5″ x 38.5″ x 10.75″ box. (It’s a small arena because it’s a shelf I found on the side of the road, but it makes for really brutal matches because there is nowhere to run.)

 

Pits:

You will have to bring your own table, chairs, power strip, and extension cord. Please understand this; I don’t have the money or space to accomodate everyone with these items. I will have power supplied at two power strips, but you must run an extension cord up to one of those locations.

Tournament Style:

Open Ant: Double elimination tournament. $20 entry fee per robot paid at event. Half the entry fees are pooled into the winner, so the max prize is $160. https://challonge.com/WRCmay2021OpenAnt

Plastic Ant: The Wisconsin Robotic Combat Event is a double elimination tournament. $20 entry fee per robot paid at event. Half the entry fees are pooled into the winner, so the max prize is $160. https://challonge.com/WRCmay2021PlasticAnt

Volunteers:

If anyone wants to help out with judging or announcing while I run my own fights just talk to me the day of. I don’t have a crowd to keep entertained, so it’s pretty free in regards to that.

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