GSCRL Presents: Seasonal Smackdown


Alex Curtis :

Welcome to Holiday Havoc Mayhem, part of the 2023 GSCRL Mechanical Mayhem! December 9th at the Bridgewater Mall with combat robotics and Holiday Havoc.

Event Details: Date: December 9, 2023

Location: Bridgewater Mall 100 Commons Way Bridgewater, NJ 08807 40.592772, -74.637303


8AM Doors Open
9AM to 10:30AM Safety & Registration
10 AM Drivers meeting, judges and volunteer meeting
10:30 AM Event Start
5 PM to 6 PM Event Conclusion, Awards & Teardown


We'll be live on the GSCRL channel here!  (

Competition Categories and Rules:

Our competition includes multiple categories, each with specific rules and regulations. For detailed information, please refer to our official rules and guidelines Spark Rules,

Logistics and Preparation Details:

Pits and Tables: We will provide dedicated pits Please bring tables if you have one.   This is due to the rapid growth of the league!

Equipment and Supplies: Power will be provided, but we encourage teams to bring extension cords and power strips.  

Food and Beverage Information:

The mall will have food options for participants. However, make sure to bring snacks and water to stay hydrated!  

Team Details:

Please provide the number of team members and any special needs or requests during the registration process. Safety Reminders: Function Checks: Outside the test box, all wheels must be up, and weapons must be locked.

Weapons: If possible, weapons should be unplugged (this will be encouraged in future designs).

Safety Inspection: Please ensure that weapon locks are properly checked.

Power On Procedures: The correct order is:

  1. Turn on the transmitter (TX)
  2. Power on the robot.
  3. Remove the weapon lock.
  4. Power Off Procedures: The correct order is:
  5. Enable the weapon lock.
  6. Power off the robot.
  7. Turn off the transmitter (TX).

Unsticks: 1 Unstick for the Event

Visuals and Promotion:


 We have been asked by the mall for this to be a holiday-themed event. If you can theme your bot accordingly, please do.

Additionally, contact us on Discord, and we can feature a video from your team.

Images and Logos: We kindly request teams to provide high-resolution images and logos for promotional purposes.

Contact Information: For any questions, clarifications, or further assistance, please get in touch with Alex Curtis at Discord,

Looking forward to the holiday havoc. See you there.  

Location: 100 Commons Way, Bridgewater, NJ 08807, USA


Date: Saturday, December 09, 2023

Begin: 08:00

End: 18:00

Bot Class Registrations
Ant Weight 18
Plastic Ant 16
Beetle Weight 15