Pit reports: Phillipa Forrester
Shunt (mk1 – weak hammer and shovel), Sergant Bash (mk1
– flame thrower, most competent of series), Matilida (mk1 – lifting
tusks and chain saw tail), Dead Metal (mk1 – cutting disk on long
show consisted of 4 rounds:
- The gauntlet
is a battle of competitor against assault course and house robots. Slowest
time or least distance covered is eliminated.
- Round two is a trial – ie a game to eliminate one more robot.
In this series there was a different trial each week. Sumo (head
to head with a house robot on a raised platform), British Bulldog
(school type game – all robots against defending house robots), Soccer
(competitors must score a goal against house robot defence. Last to
score goes out.), Race (race around a figure of 8 track to complete
most laps. Least laps is eliminated.), Maze (metal maze filled
with obstacles and house robots – similar to gauntlet but bigger) and
Snooker (attempt to pot balls past house robots – not so different
from soccer really).
- The four remaining robots are paired up to do battle head to head
in the Semi. The winner of each Semi is then put into the Final
for one last fight. The winner of the Final goes through to the melee
in the last show to decide the overall winner of the series. The winner
is bascially the last man standing at the end of the melee.