MRCA & TNRL Crossover

Presented By BackwoodsRC Hobbie​s

Chapel Hill, , US

August 31, 2024

Event Information

Organizer: BackwoodsRC Hobbie​s
Location: 6051 Nashville Highway
Chapel Hill, 37034

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Starts: Aug 31, 2024
Ends: Aug 31, 2024


Starts: May 23, 2024 12:05 UTC
Ends: Aug 29, 2024 00:08 UTC
Waiting List: Allowed
Entry Fees:

Robot Classes / Competitions

Category Robot Class Maximum
Pit Crew
Combat 150 g - Fairyweight 16 13 Robots None 0.00 USD Unlimited
Combat 1 lb - Antweight 32 32 Robots 4 Robots 0.00 USD Unlimited
Combat 3 lb - Beetleweight 32 32 Robots 6 Robots 0.00 USD Unlimited

Event Description

  • MRCA and TNRL are excited to come together for this crossover event!
  • Tables and chairs will be provided, but bring extension cords if needed. Doors will be open at 8:00 am, competition will start at 9:30 Central time.
  • Please refer to SPARC Rules, if you have questions about rules or reach out to Jason Rogers at Backwoods Combat Robotics
  • We will be using a 6x6x4 arena made from 1/2in polycarbonate and additional ½ in x12in  poly toe board with seamless steel floor for all classes, with negative pressure and external ventaliation. Unlimited magnets are allowed.
  • We do plan to have a food truck on site for lunch, but coolers for food and drinks are welcomed.
  • We are setting up registration as a waitlist so that we can make sure to have representation from both groups. 
    • We will have 32 ants, 32 beetles, and 8 fairies
  • Henry Horton State Park is about 10 minutes south and has hotels and cabins available if you need a place to stay.   They have a campground as well. Their online registration often shows they are booked, but most times if you call they have availablity.   If you have a camper and want to stay here, please let Jason or Jenna Rogers know ahead of time. 
  • This will be a TNRL qualifying event. The top 4 ant weight robots will qualify for the TNRL finals. The finals will be hosted here, tentatively in November.
  • We will be running a swiss style competition with four rounds for this event. This will guarantee that everyone gets to compete four times. We will then take the top bots and do a single elimination from there. 

Thank you to our partnership with Palm Beach Bots.

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