AWS55 - 30th June 2018 - Dunchurch Village Hall

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Re: AWS55 - 30th June 2018 - Dunchurch Village Hall

Post by DieGracefullyRobotics » Mon May 28, 2018 8:19 pm

None of these points are alien to an AWS though. We always operate within those timelimits (10 til 6). It's only been a problem once and that was for reasons of obvious delays (the pits were in a different room to the arena with no way to communicate between the two, ha.)

Chill out a bit dude. All you need on the day is to crack the whip a bit. Make sure the next 4/5 fights have been called out and people are listening and it'll be golden. Sign-ins don't take long. Form a queue, on the scales, in the cube, tick, next. We can be there at 8am if you want a hand putting out tables, setting up etc. and stay til the end for clean up. There's no way we're going to let you get in any trouble with the owners, don't worry.

If sign ups go truly stratospheric then we can compromise but, until you know if they actually show up or not on the day, you can't do much about it. I know it's a bit of a stress when you're the one who has to answer to venue people but we'll all help out if you need it. It'll all be fine, promise.

I'll try and gather myself and sign up in the next couple of days but I'm bringing 4 robots and I'm definitely coming :D
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Re: AWS55 - 30th June 2018 - Dunchurch Village Hall

Post by cmalton » Mon May 28, 2018 8:45 pm

I will put a call out for a team of volunteers nearer the date to assist with things like tables etc. I would far rather have a handful of people helping than everyone piles in and tries to help. The venue has very specific requirements regarding how tables, chairs, etc are stacked.

As a heads up to people (and I'll put the call out next week once my world is less "on fire" than it is now in a separate thread), I will, however, need the following:
  • 0800-0900 - 2 x Venue Layout team (Mainly tables)
  • 0800-0845 - 2 x Arena Crew (Likely to be me + 1 if my arena)
  • 0830-1000 - 1 x Car Park
  • 0845-1000 - 2 x Front Desk (Check-in)
  • Throughout day - 5 x Judges - You cannot judge your own fights so 5 are needed as 2 judges may end up fighting each other
  • 1700-1745 - 2 x Venue Layout team (Ideally same 2 as morning)
  • 1700-1745 - 2 x Arena Crew (Likely to be me + 1 if my arena)
If you can help with any of those duties please wait for the thread to go up next week once I confirm exactly what I need.

As an aside: Anyone who knows how I run events knows that I "worry" about everything until I know it can't be an issue any more. It's in my nature, and it's virtually impossible to get rid of it from me. I like to have everything planned down to the last little detail, and I don't like to leave anything to chance. In reality, I've had too long to plan AWS55 and it's allowing me to worry about stuff. It's possibly a mild form of OCD. Maybe it's because I used to run a competitive paintball venue where we had to run a really tight ship, I don't know. What I do know, however, is that, yes, I am obsessive about perfection (to a point) - and I want to know I've done as much as possible to limit the number of things that can go wrong. I have a lot going on personally as well at the moment, *probably* shouldn't be running AWS55 - but I will because, a) I said I'd do it and, b) it takes my mind off the other stuff that's going on.

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Re: AWS55 - 30th June 2018 - Dunchurch Village Hall

Post by DieGracefullyRobotics » Tue May 29, 2018 6:12 am

You're doing fine, my friend. Give yourself time to breathe and don't worry. When all is said and done, if you have a room, an arena and Antlog running, and everyone turns up and listens, then we can run the event fine. You've already finished the hard bit. We can carry you over the finish line if needs be but I'm pretty sure it won't come to that.
Feel free to get in touch if you need help with anything specific too.
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Re: AWS55 - 30th June 2018 - Dunchurch Village Hall

Post by cmalton » Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:30 pm

So there's some good news for those who haven't entered yet......

After an evening spent playing Tetris with 6 foot and 4 foot tables I've managed to find physical space on the venue for 56 teams (and now I've run out of tables, but have some spare physical space).

I'm therefore not going to close sign-ups at this point in time. That said, we have a hard cap at 128 robots (i.e. 52 more entrants) - I can't work around that as it's a limitation in Antlog.

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Re: AWS55 - 30th June 2018 - Dunchurch Village Hall

Post by cmalton » Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:51 pm

Call for volunteers is now open: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=2739

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Re: AWS55 - 30th June 2018 - Dunchurch Village Hall

Post by limpet » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:52 pm

If time is a big worry then you could run two arenas simultaneously for the earlier rounds.
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Re: AWS55 - 30th June 2018 - Dunchurch Village Hall

Post by DieGracefullyRobotics » Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:22 am

It's a great idea, John. We're doing that for the October one.
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Re: AWS55 - 30th June 2018 - Dunchurch Village Hall

Post by DieGracefullyRobotics » Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:25 pm

My robots are in a box ready to be posted to England. They will travel further than me for this event :P
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Re: AWS55 - 30th June 2018 - Dunchurch Village Hall

Post by theDaveB » Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:28 pm

Don’t suppose anyone is going from Cheshire, Merseyside area. My son Kevin wants to go but am working.

Will cover petrol both ways if anyone is nearby.

Edit: we are in Widnes but could take him to a meeting point nearby.

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Re: AWS55 - 30th June 2018 - Dunchurch Village Hall

Post by team warning » Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:59 pm

can’t wait hopefully I’ll be able to bring 3 robots this time all of which will be equally crap

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