NorCal Knockout 2024


Rohan Person :

Slugbotics presents NorCal Knockout at UC Santa Cruz!

Weight classes: Fairyweight, Plastic Antweight, Antweight

When: Saturday, January 27th, 2024

Where: Baskin Cir, Santa Cruz, CA 95064

All weapons need a weapon safety lock. LiPo batteries must be managed and stored properly. The stream will be hosted by Reject Robotics on Twitch. 


If you'd like to volunteer with set-up, tear-down, or general logistics, we'd really enjoy the help!


Slugbotics' Precautions:

Pit Space:

Tournament Rules:


Safety Check-Off & Bot Check-In: 9:00AM - 10:00AM

Driver's Meeting: 10:15AM

Matches Start: 10:20AM

Lunch Break: 1:35PM

Fights Resume: 2:15PM

Awards: 5:30 PM



The competition will take place at Baskin Courtyard, at UC Santa Cruz. Loading/unloading will happen at Baskin Circle, and ParkMobile parking is available all day for competitors and spectators across the street in the Core West parking garage.

The main arena and all safety testing will happen outdoors in the courtyard, with pit space under the awning of the 2nd floor patio of Engineering 2. Please use all necessary PPE when operating energized handtools. Additionally, due to university safety restrictions, leaded solder is not permitted.

The fairyweight and plastic antweight classes will be run staggered in a 6'x6' square arena with FRP flooring, provided by Bunny from Team Malice. The full-combat antweight class will be run in a steel-floored hexagon arena whose wall-to-wall distance is 6', provided by Diana from Team Skorpios. Both arenas will be swept for debris between matches. If you are running magnets in the Full Combat Antweight bracket, please let us know after your match so we can provide a more thorough cleaning to prevent arena fouling. Huge shoutouts to Bunny and Diana for providing the arenas for this event.

Bots may not be operated outside the arena or test box, please see any of the event organizers for help with testing. When outside the arena or test box, all bots must have a weapon lock on. All bots must receive a safety checkoff by one of the designated safety officers before 10:15am (again, please talk to an event organizer for help or questions).

There will be a lunch break from 1:35 to 2:15pm (40 min) for competitors and spectators to relax. Unfortunately due to recent university guideline modifications no concessions can be sold on-site, but other great options exist downtown like Pizza My Heart, Sala Thai, and Taqueria Los Pericos. Additionally, Skorpios from Team Skorpios and Malice from Team Malice will be on display and Bunny will have a booth with merchandise for fans!

Thanks to Repeat Robotics and Fingertech Robotics for sponsoring our event! The 1st place winners of all brackets will received $50 in credit, the 2nd place winners will receive $35 in credit, and the 3rd place winners will receive $20 in credit, in amounts varying per placement and weight-class. Additionally, podium placers in all brackets will receive a priceless signed artifact from our university workshop, and all entrants will receive a laser-cut competitor chip.

Please email for any inquiries, or if you'd like to volunteer as a pit-runner, judge, or to assist with set-up or tear-down.

Location: 191 Baskin Cir, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA


Date: Saturday, January 27, 2024

Begin: 09:00

End: 17:30

Registration: October 27, 2023 - January 26, 2024