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2019 RoboBots Battle

April  27, 2019

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.

Contact AWT directly if you're registering a team, a student, or an adult advisor.

SPECTATORS

Free to Attend
Sponsors Welcome!

FORMAT

Double Elimination

Battle information:

 

The format of the competition will be double elimination. Battles will last a maximum of 3 minutes. Be sure to review the NRL Rules and Regulations for specific battle rules (a copy can be obtained in the “Resource” section of the NRL website – www.gonrl.org). Seeding for the first go-round will be determined by blind draw. Each team will pick a number out of a hat when their bot passes safety inspection. The number picked will be their assigned team number and entered on the bracket outline.

Announcements will be made in the pit area to alert teams to who is on deck. If your team is on deck, you should have your bot weighed and be ready to enter the cage as soon as the cleanup from the previous battle is done. We are striving for 6 minutes between each battle so it is imperative that teams be ready when they are called. Note:  per NRL rules, teams will have 30 minutes from the time their battle is over to the time they are called to battle again (when needed). If repairs need to be made after a battle, the team should be ready to act quickly. A tip from last year – be prepared to have extras of everything (including all the things you think will never break – like your weapon!).

 

Live Brackets:

We will be using Challonge again this year for our brackets (http://www.challonge.com). We found this site to be user friendly and can be easily accessed by teams and fans who wish to track the brackets; this system has live updates. We encourage your team members to their smart phones and/or tablet to keep track of their battle assignments. We will have a monitor displaying the brackets but it may be difficult to see depending on your location in the pits. As in years past, Lakeland will be providing access to their wi-fi network for our convenience.

 

Online Video Streaming:

As in years past, the entire competition will be streamed live online. Our friends in the Lakeland A/V department will provide that link to us as we get closer to the event. We will post this link to the live stream on our Facebook Page (AWT RoboBots) and Twitter feed. Note: within a couple of weeks following the competition, Lakeland will upload the competition to their YouTube channel (after edits are made). Here's the 2019 Livestream Link courtesy of Lakeland!!!

 

Grudge Matches:

Grudge Matches will take place in the afternoon - in between semi-final and final battles. We will fit them in as time allows.

  • If you would like to challenge a team to a grudge match, you may ask them directly. If they accept, give a note to the announcer, Grover, stating “GRUDGE MATCH: (YOUR TEAM NAME) vs (OPPOSING TEAM NAME).
  • If you would like Grover to issue a challenge to another team on your behalf, give him a note stating “(YOUR TEAM NAME) would like to challenge (OPPOSING TEAM)”. Grover will announce the challenge over the loud speakers and ask the challenger to accept or decline – publicly.

Grudge matches are just for fun; no awards will be given to the winners of any grudge matches.

 

Junior Bots:

We are welcoming Junior Bots back to the fray this year!  Their battles will begin around 11:30 and they will take place during the lengthy breaks between the high school battles. They will compete in a double elimination tournament (1 ½ minute matches). This program is a scaled down version of the RoboBots program and it is our hope that this will encourage middle school students to continue on and join their high school teams! The Junior Bots tournament will have their own team of judges, brackets and awards (1st, 2nd and 3rd place, best engineered).

The Junior Bot ‘pit’ area will be in the auxiliary gym.   Junior Bots participants are not allowed in the high school pit area or the Team Lounge, and the Junior Bot-designated areas will not be open to members of our high school teams.   Please encourage your team members to cheer on these Junior Bot teams to make their experience just as exciting as our high school competition.

 

Awards:

 

1st, 2nd and 3rd  Places

Awards for the following will be presented throughout the afternoon (during breaks between battles):

Best Sportsmanship 

Most Innovative 

Best Team Presentation

Best Documentation

Best Engineered

 

Let the sparks fly!! Good luck everyone!

Battle information:

 

The format of the competition will be double elimination. Battles will last a maximum of 3 minutes. Be sure to review the NRL Rules and Regulations for specific battle rules (a copy can be obtained in the “Resource” section of the NRL website – www.gonrl.org). Seeding for the first go-round will be determined by blind draw. Each team will pick a number out of a hat when their bot passes safety inspection. The number picked will be their assigned team number and entered on the bracket outline.

Announcements will be made in the pit area to alert teams to who is on deck. If your team is on deck, you should have your bot weighed and be ready to enter the cage as soon as the cleanup from the previous battle is done. We are striving for 6 minutes between each battle so it is imperative that teams be ready when they are called. Note:  per NRL rules, teams will have 30 minutes from the time their battle is over to the time they are called to battle again (when needed). If repairs need to be made after a battle, the team should be ready to act quickly. A tip from last year – be prepared to have extras of everything (including all the things you think will never break – like your weapon!).

 

Live Brackets:

We will be using Challonge again this year for our brackets (http://www.challonge.com). We found this site to be user friendly and can be easily accessed by teams and fans who wish to track the brackets; this system has live updates. We encourage your team members to their smart phones and/or tablet to keep track of their battle assignments. We will have a monitor displaying the brackets but it may be difficult to see depending on your location in the pits. As in years past, Lakeland will be providing access to their wi-fi network for our convenience.

 

Online Video Streaming:

As in years past, the entire competition will be streamed live online. Our friends in the Lakeland A/V department will provide that link to us as we get closer to the event. We will post this link to the live stream on our Facebook Page (AWT RoboBots) and Twitter feed. Note: within a couple of weeks following the competition, Lakeland will upload the competition to their YouTube channel (after edits are made). Here's the 2019 Livestream Link courtesy of Lakeland!!!

 

Grudge Matches:

Grudge Matches will take place in the afternoon - in between semi-final and final battles. We will fit them in as time allows.

  • If you would like to challenge a team to a grudge match, you may ask them directly. If they accept, give a note to the announcer, Grover, stating “GRUDGE MATCH: (YOUR TEAM NAME) vs (OPPOSING TEAM NAME).
  • If you would like Grover to issue a challenge to another team on your behalf, give him a note stating “(YOUR TEAM NAME) would like to challenge (OPPOSING TEAM)”. Grover will announce the challenge over the loud speakers and ask the challenger to accept or decline – publicly.

Grudge matches are just for fun; no awards will be given to the winners of any grudge matches.

 

Junior Bots:

We are welcoming Junior Bots back to the fray this year!  Their battles will begin around 11:30 and they will take place during the lengthy breaks between the high school battles. They will compete in a double elimination tournament (1 ½ minute matches). This program is a scaled down version of the RoboBots program and it is our hope that this will encourage middle school students to continue on and join their high school teams! The Junior Bots tournament will have their own team of judges, brackets and awards (1st, 2nd and 3rd place, best engineered).

The Junior Bot ‘pit’ area will be in the auxiliary gym.   Junior Bots participants are not allowed in the high school pit area or the Team Lounge, and the Junior Bot-designated areas will not be open to members of our high school teams.   Please encourage your team members to cheer on these Junior Bot teams to make their experience just as exciting as our high school competition.

 

Awards:

 

1st, 2nd and 3rd  Places

Awards for the following will be presented throughout the afternoon (during breaks between battles):

Best Sportsmanship 

Most Innovative 

Best Team Presentation

Best Documentation

Best Engineered

 

Let the sparks fly!! Good luck everyone!


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