Stormageddon (Figure 6) taking on
Sean McKeown’s beater Gyroscopic
(Figure 7). Both bots moved to the
center of the arena where their
weapons “kissed” a couple times,
and then BOOM! The two bots flew
to opposite ends of the arena and
came to rest in the two arena pit
hazards. Technically, it was a double
knockout. The judges inspected
damage to both bots and awarded
the victory to Russell Hubbard after
seeing that Stormageddon had ripped
the beater off of Gyroscopic.
Also in first round action, Bill
Bechtel’s creative flipper bot
CrocBot (Figure 8) took on Ken
Brandon’s spinning drum Buzz
(Figure 9). CrocBot took a beating,
had his flipper ripped off, and was
way behind on points until Buzz
drove into the arena pit hazard.
CrocBot’s victory earned him a
second round match against
Stormageddon, where he took a
second beating and moved to
the loser’s bracket.
FIGURE 2. Fleaweight
FIGURE 3. Fleaweight
Hedgehog cuts the
tires off of Baby Slicer.
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