When it came time to
make the draw for the
single elimination bracket,
eight of the 11 bots were
selected due to many of
the bots being tied for
points. In round one, Revy,
Commander Doom II,
Recharge, and Mint
Condition advanced after
some brutal slugfests and
In the semi-finals,
Recharge won a pushing
match against Mint
Commander Doom II won
a close decision against Revy. While
no third place playoff was held, Revy
was given third place as it earned
more points in the preliminary rounds.
In the Antweight final, Recharge
was able to survive several hits from
Commander Doom II’s spinning drum,
and eventually managed to disable it.
The final turned into a pushing fight,
with Commander Doom II having the
lower wedge. In the end, Recharge
was able to secure the win by pushing
its opponent into the push-out.
made up the largest class
at the event, with 27 bots
in total from first-time
builders and veterans alike.
At the start of the
preliminary rounds, several
bots stood out.
Wedges Captain Doom
and Thunder Child won all
three of their fights with
ease (some in a matter of
seconds), along with Purple
Nation Army, whose
excellent maneuvering got
a win over drum spinner Stress Relief.
One of my favorite fights was Mondo
Bizarro versus Nitro Hornet.
In a battle of two drum spinners,
the match started out in Nitro
Hornet’s favor. After delivering hit
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