FIGURE 4. Trilobite.
damage (Figure 5) and was
counted out. Fiasco and a repaired
Surgical Strike (thanks to invaluable
help from Chuck of Team
Pneusance) ploughed through the
winner’s and loser’s brackets until it
met in a final that reduced both
bots to near immobility as drives
proved weaker than blades
(Figure 6). Fiasco took a deserved
first place in a judge’s decision.
In the Sportsman class, the
usually dominant flipper Upheaval
was absent this year, so it gave
some of the others their chance for
fame. New flipper Phoenix and
“blade on an arm” Enforcer were
the most effective, with Enforcer
going unbeaten for the win.
FIGURE 6. Surgical
Strike vs. Fiasco.
FIGURE 7. Tetanus vs.
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