BotFest 4 (25th April 2020)

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BotFest 4 (25th April 2020)

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It is time for the next BotFest event!

Location
St. Lukes Church
Poulton
Wallasey
CH44 3BD

Date
25th April 2020

Time
11:00 - 17:00

This time, we are planning to split the robots off into 8 round robin heats if there is sufficient numbers with the top robot of that heat going through the quarter-finals and then a straight elimination from there. If there isn't enough robots to justify 8 heats, we'll revert back to the 4 heat system with the top two going through as normal. As always, there'll be a all robot rumble as well. ;)

This is primarily an Antweight event but if you wish to do a static display of your heavier class robots, please feel free to bring them with cradles and sharps protection where needed (there'll be a dedicated space for Featherweights and heavier). We are also open to running Fleaweights and Nanoweights if anyone brings them. As before, we are running a slightly modified variant of the AWS ruleset (http://robotwars101.org/ants/rules.htm), those being:

2.a: All weight limits have a 5% variance as below. Robots that exceed the AWS weight limit but are within the BotFest limit will have a note applied to the technical check sheet but pass in this instance.
Antweight: 157.5g (Roller) / 236.25g (Walker)
Fleaweight: 78.75g (Roller) / 118.65g (Walker)
Nanoweight: 26.25g (Roller) / 39.9g (Walker)

2.b: All size limits have a 5% variance, so the dimension cubed that your robot must into is below. Robots that exceed the AWS weight limit but are within the BotFest limit will have a note applied to the technical check sheet but pass in this instance.
Antweight: 106.68mm
Fleaweight: 80.01mm
Nanoweight: 63mm

4.a: All heat matches will last 2 minutes. All other matches (except the All Robot Rumble and Side events) will last 3 minutes. The All Robot Rumble will last until one robot remains mobile. Side event runtime are determined on the day.

5.k A team is permitted to enter up to 3 robots of either a roller or walker.

Event signup is here: http://antlog.garya.org.uk/event/26

Hope to see you there!
Team Kaizen

AW: Amai, Ikari, Lafiel, Osu, Ramu
BW: Shu!, The Honey Badger
FW: Azriel
MW: Jibril, Kaizen

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Re: BotFest 4 (25th April 2020)

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NEVER HAS AN EVENT BEEN SO CLOSE TO ME
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Re: BotFest 4 (25th April 2020)

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Another event to note down in the calendar!
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Re: BotFest 4 (25th April 2020)

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NEVER HAS AN EVENT BEEN SO CLOSE TO ME
It is quite close, relatively speaking :P
Another event to note down in the calendar!
Looking forwards to seeing you there! :D
Team Kaizen

AW: Amai, Ikari, Lafiel, Osu, Ramu
BW: Shu!, The Honey Badger
FW: Azriel
MW: Jibril, Kaizen

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Re: BotFest 4 (25th April 2020)

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LimaHotel wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:52 pm
NEVER HAS AN EVENT BEEN SO CLOSE TO ME
For this reason I really have to enter! Hoping I might have some slightly more professional robots by then too!
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Re: BotFest 4 (25th April 2020)

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Starting to think I may have to uproot the family and relocate to somewhere around the Midlands, just so as to maximise the number of antweight events that are within range... :idea:
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Re: BotFest 4 (25th April 2020)

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Nice! It’s on my calendar. Had a great time at the last event!

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Re: BotFest 4 (25th April 2020)

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Haahahaa, excellent, glad to hear the event is well received! I'll see if I can get some time in on getting the arena sorted over the next week or so to get the area floor raised and the pit floor painted. With any luck, it might even have some proper lighting in it this time as well.
Team Kaizen

AW: Amai, Ikari, Lafiel, Osu, Ramu
BW: Shu!, The Honey Badger
FW: Azriel
MW: Jibril, Kaizen

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Re: BotFest 4 (25th April 2020)

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Hello everyone,

With the advent of Covid-19 and recent government messages, I am sorry to announce that I'll have to suspend BotFest 4 until such a time as when it is deemed safe to resume and I cannot make any accurate speculation as to when that might be. Like the Beetle Brawl, I'll be reviewing the situation at the start of April and proceeding from there but I cannot, at the moment, see a situation in which it may resume until June at the earliest (and that is assuming things change in that time, it is very likely to be longer.)

As with all events, the priority is safety for everyone involved. Once it is deemed to be safe, I'll update the thread with new information.
Team Kaizen

AW: Amai, Ikari, Lafiel, Osu, Ramu
BW: Shu!, The Honey Badger
FW: Azriel
MW: Jibril, Kaizen

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Re: BotFest 4 (25th April 2020)

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Understandable, it's more important to stay safe.
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