AWS 50- 23rd July- Basingstoke

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Re: AWS 50- 23rd July- Basingstoke

Postby earthwormjim » Sat Jul 23, 2016 8:05 am

I am an idiot. I had hotel booked and arranged kid and animal sitting, all thinking the AWS was on Sun. I really should know better! So now I can't come. I have come to the conclusion that old age is setting in. Actually I think I'll blame Haz. I'll think of a reason why it's his fault later. LOL. Am a bit gutted. Going back to bed and sulk now. Good luck all.
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Re: AWS 50- 23rd July- Basingstoke

Postby botomatic1000 » Sat Jul 23, 2016 8:13 am

It's looking like I might arrive at 12 is that ok
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Re: AWS 50- 23rd July- Basingstoke

Postby haz » Sat Jul 23, 2016 8:14 am

Damnit Jim, that's the Dyteqta syndrome setting in! Of course its my fault. I see you've been trained from the CH school of management.

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Re: AWS 50- 23rd July- Basingstoke

Postby Lincoln » Sat Jul 23, 2016 5:25 pm

thanks to Dan and his family for hosting a wonderful event. thanks to all those who helped with the general running of the event and antlog, like dave, who was shouting out all of the fights,

well done to all the winners, there were some very close fought and intense battles along with some spectacular and destructive ones,most the destruction applied to my robots. (just motivation to make new ones) some new robots coming from us like a improved SA3 and reprint of SA5, dual was a complete failure thanks to, nom nom nom. with why wait killing SA5 (got to joint 9th)befor going on to win the event.
looking forward to the videos being uploaded so i can watch some of those spectacular moments again and analyse why i lost certain fights to find improvements in my driving and robots.
i'm sure we will all be watching robot wars tomorrow. :)

again thanks to dan and co.. for hosting one of my best AWS's
look forward to see you all again at the next one :)

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Re: AWS 50- 23rd July- Basingstoke

Postby bigsi111 » Sat Jul 23, 2016 6:05 pm

Great day, our first AWS. Learnt so much from this and will be working hard to build a flipper.

Thanks to everyone, Dan, Dan's Mum, Gary and family, Rory and all the competitors.

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Re: AWS 50- 23rd July- Basingstoke

Postby BeligerAnt » Sat Jul 23, 2016 6:14 pm

Thanks to Dan and family for running the event - and the cakes!
Apologies for my terrible driving :P and having to rush off whilst most of you were engrossed in the annihilator, Bethany has an early start tomorrow.
Great to meet some new faces and of course congrats to Rory, first new winner in a while and first spinner to win for "ages" :)

Full results will be online after dinner...
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Re: AWS 50- 23rd July- Basingstoke

Postby botomatic1000 » Sat Jul 23, 2016 6:22 pm

That was great guys thanks I hope I did ok in your eyes :D hope you all got back safe and with little hassle.
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Phantom Fox: a flipper with a mean attitude
Jack The Flipper: US Antweight flipper (Retired until further notice)
Jackal: You'll see...
Vertical Vixen: Isn't it obvious?
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Re: AWS 50- 23rd July- Basingstoke

Postby joey_picus » Sat Jul 23, 2016 7:32 pm

All safely back in the hotel, it was lovely to see everyone again and especially all the new friendly faces :3

Jigsaw 64 did pretty well, it would've been better if the flipper hadn't come off in the Why Wait fight or I'd had a spare hinge! S. D. F. surprised me too, it made the top 16 (?) again I think and stood up quite well to spinners, I think my driving was a lot better than it has been recently which helped. Also the lemon built in one morning was so much fun, I'll have to do a proper nanoweight :) Other highlights of the day included Alex's dad managing to levitate himself out of the arena, Alex's saw thing, and Peter (I think) cleanly removing a robot's skeleton from its body...

Many congratulations to Rory on his first incredibly well-deserved win with Why Wait, John for the fleas, Alex for the nanos, anyone else who won the award, and most of all Dan and family for running an incredibly nice, friendly and enjoyable AWS. Here's to the next fifty :3
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Re: AWS 50- 23rd July- Basingstoke

Postby BeligerAnt » Sat Jul 23, 2016 8:19 pm

Results are now online: http://antlog.garya.org.uk/event/result/3

I've just noticed some glitches in the data. Some of the teams and robots that got added at the event have got a bit jumbled. The original data is still intact so I will get it fixed. I think the results are correct but some of the robots appear in the wrong teams.

Time for some debugging... :(
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Re: AWS 50- 23rd July- Basingstoke

Postby Hogi » Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:14 pm

Hi guys. thanks to all who came and thanks to all who donated towards the hall hire but most of all thanks to everybody that helped out in any way especially Peter for bringing the arena, Harry for filming, Scott for refereeing and Dave Weston for doing fight calling for us. I had a great day despite being rushed around and stressed out for most of it. Congratulations to all the Rory, John and Alex on their wins and to everyone else who got a certificate. I look forward to our next event at the venue which will be in November.
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Re: AWS 50- 23rd July- Basingstoke

Postby Occashokka » Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:21 pm

I forgot to donate anything, did you get enough?
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Re: AWS 50- 23rd July- Basingstoke

Postby BeligerAnt » Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:31 pm

Ummm....

A small screw-up on the database front :oops:

A couple of people created users (teams) and robots after AWS50 signup closed last night and before I uploaded the results this evening.
I didn't realise and there was a clash between these additional teams/robots and ones that we had to add at the event.
This has caused the slight mangling of the data mentioned above (which has now been fixed).

It does mean that those new teams/robots added online have been lost, so if they were yours (or you know whose they were) they need to be added again. Sorry :oops:

Also I had to create a team for "Loco Candy" (driver of Antrax). If that person PMs me with their email address I can make the account properly theirs and tell them the password!
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Re: AWS 50- 23rd July- Basingstoke

Postby AntRoboteer » Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:25 pm

Thanks to all for an awesome day today! :)

Really enjoyed the whole competition even though a couple of my robots weren't quite up to scratch.

I'm surprised AntWithTopHat came joint 13th even though the wheels didn't touch the ground properly as they rotated and ULTIMATE Grabby Crushy Lifty Thing did nicely as well despite being brand new so I'm really happy; I didn't think that design would even work but it was grabbing and picking up things just great! Just need to work out how to stop myself driving over the top of those arena walls.

Doktor Power will be reworked though and will come back with its old power again next time; it kept cutting out during battle which combined with the twitchy controls made it a pain to drive. I'm amazed it went out before AntWithTopHat which I expected to lose every fight! Of course, Sir Stampfoot was very good in its own way but unfortunately not so great in a competitive way. I think I'll need a weapon more menacing than a lifting top hat... Bar spinner? :D

Congratulations to Rory, John and Alex for winning the Antweights, Fleaweights and Nanoweights respectively and also to everyone else; everybody did amazingly well and competition this time was amazingly tough! Also a huge congratulations to the newcomers who fought really well and were amazingly tricky opponents.

Thanks very much to Dan + family and all those who helped out today to make a fantastic event! :D Can't wait for the next one!

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Re: AWS 50- 23rd July- Basingstoke

Postby peterwaller » Sun Jul 24, 2016 6:17 am

I had a great time and my robots did much better than of late with three in the last 16.
Thanks to Dan and family for a great event and congratulations to all who won especially Rory who has been so close for a while and has finally done it.
The nylon armour was a great suffering a few nicks but no real damage.

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Re: AWS 50- 23rd July- Basingstoke

Postby EpicentrE » Sun Jul 24, 2016 6:01 pm

Thanks to Dan, Vicki, Dave, Gary, and everyone else who organised or helped to run the event on making AWS50 excellent. Huge congratulations to Rory; I'm really pleased you managed to snag the top spot, and you did it pretty convincingly, with a spinner, while breaking Stanley in the process. What more could one ask for?

Congratulations to everyone else who either won competitions or got awards as well, and it was also lovely to see plenty of newcomers getting stuck in. I hope we'll see more of all of you in the future :).

Even after taking some nasty hits in the competition and getting quite a few bits of damage in the annihilator, Void is still running fine, which I hope is some sort of testament to how sturdy it is. That said, I really need to get the new one finished, as well as all the other things I have planned. Hopefully by next time! We'll see!

Looking forward to the next one :D.
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