Event Details


Central Illinois Bot Brawl 2018
Presented By:  Central Illinois Robotics Club
Location:  Peoria, Illinois
Competition Date: 8/11/2018

36 Robots Registered

Registration Information:
Registration Opens:  6/10/2018
Registration Closes:  8/10/2018
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Contact Information:
Web Site: http://www.circpeoria.org/
Organizer: Bruce Stott
Registration Coordinator: Peter Campbell

Competition Description:
Bot Brawl 18 will be held on August 11, 2018 at the Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, IL. This event will once again be part of Ignite Peoria and the Midwest MakerFest. This is our third year of teaming up with these great groups and we are excited to be a part of it. The Midwest MakerFest is the largest MakerFest in the Midwest, and the Bot Brawl is the largest hobby robotics contest in the Midwest! There will be art & craft exhibits, dance performances, maker demonstrations, and maker exhibits going on all day long in addition to the Bot Brawl. This event is a great blend of all sorts of creative energies.

Bot Brawl 18 will feature the following events:

  • Antweight (1 lb) RC Combat

  • Beetleweight (3 lb) RC Combat

  • Novice (500g) Sumo

  • Mini (500g) Sumo

  • Mega (3 kg) Sumo

  • Checkers on a Sumo Ring

  • Line Following

  • Line Maze Solving

Each event class is limited to 16 bots.

Rules for the events are available on our website, here.

Maps and directions. Parking information is available here. We will be in Exhibit Hall C. Fulton parking lot works well. The Marquee parking lot works well also with a little bit more walking.

We have not developed a timeline for the events. Generally speaking the RC Combat events run throughout the day with the Sumo and Line events mixed in at convenient times for two reasons: 1) there are a lot of contestants and 2) the RC Combat contestants need time to make repairs between their bouts. The Sumo events are around lunch time. The Line events are in the afternoon. A detailed schedule will be posted once it is developed. We ask all contestants to be diligent in their repairs and to pay attention for their bots' names to be called for bouts.  The timeline, once developed, will be available on the club website.

Check in and walk-in registration will be in the morning for RC Combat contestants. Sumo and Line bots can register in the morning or later in the day. The detailed schedule will show cut off times. It is a challenge to get started on time, so please get checked in early and set up at your pit tables. Thank you for coming to our event! We’re looking forward to seeing what you have made this year.

Event classes with fewer than 3 bots registered on 7/27/18 will be cancelled.

Entry fee is $20 per entry if you pay on BuildersDB by 8/10/18.

Entry fee is $30 per entry if you pay on 8/11/18.

Payment via PayPal can be done through BuildersDB.

Payment via cash or check payable to Central Illinois Robotics Club can be done at the competition.

Robot Category Robot Class Entry Fee Slots
Combat Antweight $20.00 16
Combat Beetleweight $20.00 16
Sumo 500g Mini-sumo (Auto) $20.00 16
Sumo 3kg (Auto) $20.00 16
Open Line Following $20.00 16
Open Checkers on a Sumo Ring $20.00 16
Open Line Maze $20.00 16
Sumo Novice 500g Mini-sumo (Auto) $20.00 16

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