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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