Robot Renegades at St. Lucie Fair

Presented By Robot Renegades

Fort Pierce, FL, US

February 24 - February 25, 2024

Event Information

Organizer: Robot Renegades
Location: 15601 Midway Rd
Fort Pierce, FL 34945
US

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Starts: Feb 24, 2024
Ends: Feb 25, 2024

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Robot Classes / Competitions

Category Robot Class Competition Name Maximum
Capacity
Currently
Registered
Waiting
List
Entry
Fee
Pit Crew
Allowed
Combat 1 lb - Antweight Ant Rookie 16 14 Robots None 25.00 USD 4 Per Robot
Combat 1 lb - Antweight Ant Pro 24 23 Robots 1 Robot 25.00 USD 4 Per Robot
Combat Plastic Ant 16 15 Robots None 25.00 USD 4 Per Robot
Combat 3 lb - Beetleweight 16 15 Robots 1 Robot 25.00 USD 4 Per Robot
Combat 12 lb - Hobbyweight 8 3 Robots None 0.00 USD 4 Per Robot

Event Description

Robot Renegades at St. Lucie Fair (Ft. Pierce, FL)

We're relocating from Martin County Fairground to St. Lucie Fairground this year.  Now we have such amazing things as Air Conditiong :)  I'm sure all that have been to past events will very much appreciate being indoors.  

The event will run pretty much like any other robot fight but we're also an attraction for attendees.  Fights are on a schedule giving you a little more time to repair or walk around the Fair.   Since we're entertainment, teams will receive an allowance of passes to the Fair.  Let's repeat that, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PAY TO GET IN.  

Event Info:

  • Classes:
    • Plastic Ant
    • Ant Rookie (new builders in their first few events)
    • Ant Pro (stone cold killing machines!!)
    • Beetle
    • Hobby (12lb) are also allowed as an exhibition class.  There will be no charge to bring a 12 pounder. 
  • Rough schedule will be fights at the top of each hour.  We will likely fight continuously thru day one. 
  • A pre-paid registration of $25 per bot is required.  This goes towards the prize money.  Once your bot is approved BuildersDB will present a link to pay. 
  • Prize Purse: Cash prize as a split on registration fees divided between first/second/third place.   Additional $500 in the prize pot from the Fair mgmt to be divided among the classes.  
  • Pits: We have a decent amount of room but not unlimted.  Pit space will be divided at our discretion to make room for everyone. 
  • Power is available, bring extension cords, power strips, lipo bags etc
  • Fair Entry: Each team receives an allowance of passes.  There is a limit but it's reasonable.  Anyone over the cap is required to buy a pass.  
  • Pre-Event email will have any more specific instructions.  
  • Palm Beach Bots is sponsoring and will be on site with parts and kits to get you thru the fights.  

Hotel Info:  We found a travel agency to help with group rates.  These should be better than what's on Expedia etc.
https://groups.reservetravel.com/group.aspx?id=75880

Schedule:

  • Saturday February 24th
    • Load In 10-11AM
    • Safety/Weigh In: 10:30AM
    • Fights start at 12PM and run thru 7PM.  Fair closes at midnight so you'll have plenty of time to explore and eat crazy fair food. 
  • Sunday February 25th
    • Arrive by 11AM
    • Fights start at 12PM and run until we're done, hopefully before 7PM.  Fair closes at 11PM so you'll have plenty of time to explore and eat crazy fair food. 
    • Load out from 5PM until 10PM. 

Rules:

  • SPARC ruleset with the following points of emphasis:
    • FLAMETHROWERS ALLOWED!!  in all classes except Plastic Ants. A release will be signed by all competitors
    • Plastic Ant Specs:  Traditional SPARC Rules.  No nylons, tpu or metal etc.
    • Pit:  We have a pseudo pit, more of an OOTA zone in the corner, there's a reasonable chance to escape.  If you go in the pit you have a 10 count to get out before KO is called. 
  • Exposed batteries are automatic forfeits
  • One postponement
  • One unstick per fight (if you become unintentionally stuck).
  • No entanglements
  • Tapouts are allowed
  • Match length: TBD day of event, will be 2-3 minutes depending fight volume
  • Double Elimination with a single final.
  • Most Important Rule - **HAVE FUN**

VOLUNTEERS WELCOME:  We're happy to have any available volunteers help with the event.  If you have family/friends coming that aren't fond of sitting in the pits all day playing games on their phone we can always use help.  Pit Runners, Judges, Safety, and possibly announcers.  Volunteers will receive a day pass to Supercon and there is a lunch allowance.  Please reach out directly to andyholzemer@gmail.com if interested. 

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