Results and Upcoming Events for October 2008 to February 2009
Results for October 13
to November 9
plus a bunch of people.
Netherlands, November 6th-9th.
Mecha-Mayhem 2008 was
presented by the Chicago
Robotic Combat Association in
Rosemont, IL on October 16th.
Twenty-two bots were registered.
2008 Halloween Robot Terror was
presented by California Insect
Bots in Gilroy, CA, on October 25th.
Eleven bots were registered.
Upcoming Events for
January to February
Destination Devastation — a
Robo Wars event — will be
presented by the Queensland
Robotics Sports Club in Oakleigh,
Melbourne, Australia on January
The ComBots Maker Cup was
presented by ComBots in
Austin, TX on October 18th-19th.
Twenty-one bots attended,
Nottingham 2008 was
presented by Roaming
Robots in Nottingham, England,
on October 25th.
Motorama 2009 will be
presented by North East
Robotics Club in Harrisburg, PA,
on February 20th. SV
DRG FCC Raptors
& Feathers was
Games in Leeuwarden,
Roaming Rob ts
The Roaming Robots winter tour
made a late but exuberant start
in Portsmouth. As usual, there were
three weekend events over October
and November, and three cities with
each well advertised event attracting
a paying crowd for two or three
shows. Production values were high
with lots of sound and light effects.
● by John Frizell
This weekend saw the
introduction of a new arena with
three sides fenced in with metal
mesh extending up 1.5 meters from
the kickplate to stop the easy flips
out of the arena which have
brought a quick end to too many
fights. The fourth side has the usual
low wall but instead of a drop,
there is a floor at the arena floor
level and ejected robots can drive
back in through a gate if they can
make it within a 30 second time
limit. The gate stayed open for the
first show because there wasn’t
time to get it working.
The arena assembly started at
8 am that morning, but the new
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