AWS55 - 30th June 2018 - Dunchurch Village Hall

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Re: AWS55 - 30th June 2018 - Dunchurch Village Hall (TBC)

Post by cmalton » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:04 am

I have just had confirmation (finally) from Dunchurch Village Hall - and am now awaiting the final set of paperwork for the hire contract. As with last time I ran an AWS, this has been a pile of risk assessments, copious emails and phone calls to arrange a venue - one that I hope we can consider using again in 2019 given its fairly central location.

As with last time I hosted, there will be a voluntary donation system in place to help me cover my costs with a suggested donation of £5 per team.

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

Post by samSpinCrazy » Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:06 am

Hello people of ant weight bot fighting I am new to this sport and would love to take part in this fight I just have a few question where do u sign up, how much does it cost per bot and how many bots can you enter(i.e 1 bot per person or is it in teams?) thx sam

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

Post by cmalton » Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:23 am

Hi Sam,

There is no requirement to pay to compete - we ask for donations to cover the cost of the venue and the associated insurance required for the event and suggest that people donate £5 per team.

To sign up, you'll need to use Antlog (http://antlog.garya.org.uk/event/10). You can enter up to 4 robots - however, we reserve the right to ask you to limit this number on the day if the number of 'bots in the competition means we're unlikely to complete all matches in time.
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Re: AWS55 - 30th June 2018 - Dunchurch Village Hall

Post by DieGracefullyRobotics » Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:01 pm

Sorry Chris, that's not right.

AWS rules state a maximum of 4 bots per team, and at least one of the 4 must be a clusterbot or a walker.
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Re: AWS55 - 30th June 2018 - Dunchurch Village Hall

Post by cmalton » Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:06 pm

Mea culpa, having failure to remember rules.... You're right Dave.

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

Post by DieGracefullyRobotics » Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:13 pm

Your head has probably been blagged with all that paperwork, that's all :wink:
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Re: AWS55 - 30th June 2018 - Dunchurch Village Hall

Post by Zanbots » Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:59 pm

I should be coming by train from Birmingham International
If anyone else going into Rugby by train wants to travel together and maybe share a taxi rather than the bus let me know. :)
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Re: AWS55 - 30th June 2018 - Dunchurch Village Hall

Post by Ocracoke » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:24 pm

AWS rules state a maximum of 4 bots per team, and at least one of the 4 must be a clusterbot or a walker.
Where is this mentioned in the rules?
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Re: AWS55 - 30th June 2018 - Dunchurch Village Hall

Post by DieGracefullyRobotics » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:27 pm

Ocracoke wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:24 pm
AWS rules state a maximum of 4 bots per team, and at least one of the 4 must be a clusterbot or a walker.
Where is this mentioned in the rules?

http://www.antweight.co.uk/rules.htm

Section 5 - rule 5g.
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Re: AWS55 - 30th June 2018 - Dunchurch Village Hall

Post by Ocracoke » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:08 am

Ah OK, thanks. So in that case, in the event of a team entering multiple Ants (meaning more than 1, which includes myself), at least one of them has to be a walker or cluster or does that only apply to teams where they are entering 4?
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Re: AWS55 - 30th June 2018 - Dunchurch Village Hall

Post by peterwaller » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:39 am

You can enter up to 3 robots of any type it is only when you want to enter a fourth robot in a team does the restriction come into effect.

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

Post by DieGracefullyRobotics » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:13 am

Exactly.
It was a rule initially added to encourage people to build walkers. Nobody was building them as part of their 3 ant team because they rarely won fights, so a conditional 4th slot was added. Basically, if the team built a walker, they got to enter it as a 4th as an insentive.
Around AWS18, I suggested adding clusterbots to the conditions, as nobody was building them either, which was voted on and accepted. Though it was much harder to build clusters and walkers back then! But the rule was designed to encourage innovation and I think it still does, with notable robots such as Peter's various mutAnt walkers, Drumbledore, Robox 3D, Wedge Wedge Wedge, Kwejibo and EPZ coming into existence because of it. At the last AWS it was a pleasure to watch the I'm With Stupid Cluster do so well too.
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Re: AWS55 - 30th June 2018 - Dunchurch Village Hall

Post by Ocracoke » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:41 am

Many thanks, had me worried for a moment ;) Might be worth clarifying the wording of that rule then to be more explicit... something like this perhaps?
5g) A team may enter a maximum of four robots.
i. Upon entering four robots, three can be of any mobility currently permitted, the fourth must be either a cluster or a walker.
Just a thought ;)
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Re: AWS55 - 30th June 2018 - Dunchurch Village Hall

Post by DieGracefullyRobotics » Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:23 pm

Ha, yeah, wording of rule debates have been going on since day 1. Eventually we all got a bit bored and just went with what we all knew anyway. It was usually my fault, to be fair, ha. Your wording is perfect though.
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Re: AWS55 - 30th June 2018 - Dunchurch Village Hall

Post by TeamScrewUp » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:25 pm

Should be able to get there. I dont know if i will be able to donate. If i find any money around i will be happy to give it though.

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