AWS55 - 30th June 2018 - Dunchurch Village Hall

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Re: AWS55 - 30th June 2018 - Dunchurch Village Hall

Post by peterwaller » Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:42 pm

Great event at a really good venue thanks to Chris and the team.
The organisation was very slick to manage to get through all the fights with almost 100 robots and still finished by 5.00pm.

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Re: AWS55 - 30th June 2018 - Dunchurch Village Hall

Post by cmalton » Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:08 pm

Thank you, thank you, and thank you all again.

A phenomenal display of sportsmanship across the board and I don't think anyone went home in too many pieces.....

In Harry's absence Brad (aka Techie) stepped up to the plate with his Go-pro like cameras and we should have some glorious 60 frames-per-second video coming in the near future - he's got rather a lot of editing work to do though, so don't come chasing after him - it'll be ready when it's ready.

Congratulations to Shakey for taking top spot this time - but really well done to those who got to the last 16 stage for being such a variety of robots.

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Post by Derek Dudge » Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:42 pm

That was a great day. Kudos and congrats to Chris and all his team it was a tight ship. And so many fantastic bots. I even got the first couple of wins of my roboting career :)

So many awesome and terrifying robots at the top of the field. It was interesting to finally see what happens to my construction when exposed to a nasty spinner or two.
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Re: AWS55 - 30th June 2018 - Dunchurch Village Hall

Post by samSpinCrazy » Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:48 pm

Thank you for a great event it was my first ant weight fighting all 3 of us really enjoyed the atmosphere of the event cant wait for the next one

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Re: AWS55 - 30th June 2018 - Dunchurch Village Hall

Post by T_Y » Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:03 pm

Thanks for organising this Chris, had a great time attending my first antweight event!
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Re: AWS55 - 30th June 2018 - Dunchurch Village Hall

Post by MarkR » Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:28 am

Great job Chris and others - the event was very slick, I'm impressed how well it ran. There were a lot of battles to get through.

It was my first time and my robot wasn't very good (she won more than I expected actually) but it was still fun. Also the melee was a good laugh.

We saw some incredible battles, there was an epic spinner-on-spinner right near the end (I think it might have been Valkyrie vs Test Robot Please Ignore) which was very closely matched and very violent!
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Re: AWS55 - 30th June 2018 - Dunchurch Village Hall

Post by BeligerAnt » Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:42 am

Well done Alex for (yet another!) win :)
I have the results from Chris but they won't be on AntLog until later in the week. I'm away from home currently and uploading results is not something I want to do on my phone and dodgy WiFi :D
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Re: AWS55 - 30th June 2018 - Dunchurch Village Hall

Post by cmalton » Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:54 am

Yesterday in a few numbers:
  • 98 robots
  • 44 teams
  • 194 battles
  • 2 damaged lipos
  • At least 2 Rapid Unscheduled Disassembly events
  • 63GB of video footage
  • One very tired Chris
Gary - thanks for acknowledging the results file - Shakey fought hard for the win - nobody made it an easy ride through for him!

One of the Rapid Unscheduled Disassembly events (as captured by the arena camera): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1ZzLf-gpdA

I will be looking at putting in a booking for June 29th 2019 for an event at Dunchurch again. I feel it worked well as a central venue for all of us and the general feedback I received was positive, both from yourselves, the teams, and the venue trustees. Whether it is an AWS we will have the discussion about later in the year.

I would ask that whatever feedback you have - positive, negative, whatever, post it here, PM me, email me on chris (at) arc-robotics.org.uk or message me on Facebook and I will get it added to my The Good/The Bad/The Ugly list.

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Re: AWS55 - 30th June 2018 - Dunchurch Village Hall

Post by MichaelG92 » Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:48 am

I had a great time yesterday, even though I wasn't competing! It was nice to talk to some of the roboteers and I've really been bitten by the bug and can't wait to build my own and compete in Bristol in October! Thank you Chris and all for organising such a great event.

I caught some of the fights on video, I'll probably post them into the Antweight Combat Robots group on Facebook.

See you at AWS 56!
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Re: AWS55 - 30th June 2018 - Dunchurch Village Hall

Post by Smillard » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:51 am

Great event, well organised and the venue was spot on.

Thanks to everyone involved. Looking forward to the next event

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Post by voorsk » Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:26 am

Thanks for such a great event - we really enjoyed ourselves! It was all a bit of a blur for me, so it'll be good to see the videos. :)

I wanted to make a donation toward the costs, but forgot to get cash in the morning panic. Is there a way of donating via PayPal or something?
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Post by cmalton » Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:29 am

voorsk, I'll drop you a PM.

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Re: AWS55 - 30th June 2018 - Dunchurch Village Hall

Post by Zanbots » Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:37 pm

Thanks to Chris. ARC Robotics. All volunteers.

Had a great time out yesterday. I got to see what my new robot can do and see a lot of everyone else's. Got a real rush out of it.

Hope I can get back out for AWS 56.
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Re: AWS55 - 30th June 2018 - Dunchurch Village Hall

Post by razerdave » Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:02 pm

Thanks to Chris for another top notch event :). Well done to Shakey for winning and to the podium finishers (back to the old format; Shakey, Andy H and Scott in some form :P)

I owe an apology to anyone that witnessed by tantrums/stress/general upset behaviour (Greg from Team Zero in particular); my robots grossly underperformed and my driving was worse than usual, not to mention a frustrating technical fault with Baby Hell.

I’ll be back. With what I dunno yet. But I’ll see you all at the next one :).

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Re: AWS55 - 30th June 2018 - Dunchurch Village Hall

Post by DieGracefullyRobotics » Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:07 am

And I finally got home last night, hooray!

Well done Chris, great venue, good arena, great set-up. Arena floor problems are always going to surface with that amount of fighting but apart from that I can't think of a single criticism. Would love you to host again.

And well done everyone too! Great event, friendly, fun. Loved seeing you all, old friends and new. I hope you're all very proud of yourselves, brilliant bit of community. Pats on backs all round. Wonderful array of robots, new teams, impressive fighting from all comers. I'm almost glad we didn't do awards as they would have been so hard to decide! And anyone involved in one of the judges decision battles, well done. We didn't have an easy decision all day so even if you lost one, be proud.

Congrats, Shakey! That's the most deserved AWS win I've seen in years. So impressive. Honorable mentions for Valkyrie, Manta Ray and Yin and Yang for their high placings too.

My highlights: Test Robot, Please Ignore vs A Little Bit of Fail was one for the ages. About as epic an ant fight as we've had in the UK. And poor old Peter being immobilised by his own cluster partner.
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