Ant Freeze 2014 - Nuneaton, January 18th

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Ant Freeze 2014 - Nuneaton, January 18th

Post by limpet » Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:07 pm

' ANT FREEZE '

A new Non-AWS antweight event for 2014.
Saturday January 18th.

at MIRA Ltd. Nuneaton CV10 0TU


Competitor sign up is at:
http://robotwars101.org/ants/antweightw ... php?id=233
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Re: Ant Freeze 2014 - Nuneaton, January 18th

Post by limpet » Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:19 pm

I`m building a new hexagonal arena for the event.
Possibly using the robot wars format of 4 way melees to start then one on one fights to follow up.
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Re: Ant Freeze 2014 - Nuneaton, January 18th

Post by EpicentrE » Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:17 pm

Not that it matters as it's your event and you're free to run it however you wish to, but I personally absolutely despise melees in a tournament. We used to have melees in the early rounds of AWSs way back before double elimination was introduced, and I don't think I've ever spoken to anyone who enjoyed it.

That being said, there's certainly room for a combination between the two systems; like, have a 4-way melee, and the 2 winners go into the winners bracket and the two losers go into the losers bracket?
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Re: Ant Freeze 2014 - Nuneaton, January 18th

Post by peterwaller » Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:23 am

Melees tend to be good for spinners given the choice of attacking a non damageing robot or a spinner people tend not to go for the spinner. :evil:

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Re: Ant Freeze 2014 - Nuneaton, January 18th

Post by limpet » Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:35 am

Thanks for the feedback, might be better to just have a non-spinner warmup using melees then?
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Re: Ant Freeze 2014 - Nuneaton, January 18th

Post by Team Orr » Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:21 pm

I might be able make it as there's a possibility I may be driving at the time...
All for melees in whatever system. However I think the winner/losers bracket system Scott mentioned would have to be used. It also depends on variables like how much time we have/how many people are there etc.

Sounds good!
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Re: Ant Freeze 2014 - Nuneaton, January 18th

Post by DanTownend » Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:09 am

Hello Everyone

I don't know if any of you remember me , but I used to build Antweights a couple of years ago. Having stopped for my GCSE's and my AS levels, I am now returning. As one of my A levels, I am doing an EPQ on the topic of robotics. I would very much like to get back into Antweights again, after a few years out, and this event seems to be perfect for me. I should be able to make it, it's quite far away but shouldn't be much of a problem, i'll have confirmation nearer the time. It'll be great seeing you all again and some new faces as well :D

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Re: Ant Freeze 2014 - Nuneaton, January 18th

Post by razerdave » Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:23 am

Good to see you back Dan :) Can we expect an updated Antisocial Ant and Thug Ant, or do you have something else planned?

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Re: Ant Freeze 2014 - Nuneaton, January 18th

Post by bitternboy » Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:11 pm

Nice one :) welcome back
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Re: Ant Freeze 2014 - Nuneaton, January 18th

Post by DanTownend » Sun Oct 06, 2013 1:27 pm

Thanks guys, I doubt you will see an updated version of anything I have previously made, but the new robots may have some similar features to my other robots, not sure yet, still designing them.

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Re: Ant Freeze 2014 - Nuneaton, January 18th

Post by limpet » Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:26 am

Just dropping in after a break, everything is still on track and all are welcome.
I havnt set up a sign-up page yet can someone point me in the direction of how to do it please?
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Re: Ant Freeze 2014 - Nuneaton, January 18th

Post by BeligerAnt » Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:14 pm

Instructions are here - carefully hidden in the Committee thread so that only registered users can see them.
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Re: Ant Freeze 2014 - Nuneaton, January 18th

Post by limpet » Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:22 pm

Thanks Gary.

Event now added to the calendar, sign ups are here

http://robotwars101.org/ants/antweightw ... php?id=233
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Re: Ant Freeze 2014 - Nuneaton, January 18th

Post by limpet » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:28 pm

I need to get an idea of numbers turning up and how many robots there might be, there have been no sign ups yet so please if you intend to come let me know.

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Re: Ant Freeze 2014 - Nuneaton, January 18th

Post by peterwaller » Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:19 pm

Just entered.
The list of entries can be found at http://robotwars101.org/ants/antweightw ... php?id=233

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