MRCA Michigan Mashup 2024 Event #5

Organizers:

Jeremiah Ashbrook :     jairemia@hotmail.com


Welcome to  MICHIGAN MASHUP event #5 an MRCA Qualifier event

STREAM LINK: TBD

Event details:

Hello my fellow roboteers! We are once again partnered with MRCA and will be following the MRCA rulset in robot construction, event rules, and judging guidlines which can be found here: https://midwestrobotcombat.com/rules/. The event is hosted in the small town of Bloomingdale at a local telecommunications company there is a reasonable amount of space with tables and chairs being provided. You will be required to bring your own extension cords and any equipment that is necessary for the repair and operation of your robots.  The event will run as long as nessary but I am hoping to have it wrapped up by 7.

Spectators are welcome but everyone who attends the event will be expected to sign a basic waver before the competition begins.

Doors open at 8:00am and I am tentatively hoping to start fights by 10:00am but it may possibly be later if setup takes longer then expected. You must have any bots that plan to compete signed in and tested by 9:45 AM so i can get the brackets built. A $30 fee will be collected per robot to help cover arena and venue costs. Teams are only allowed to register 2 antweights and 1 beetle per driver. Please do be conscious however that this event will likley completly fill and only take slots that you are certain you will use. 

There will be a basic looking over of your robot and a failsafe check at time of sign in. Some type of locking device for active weapon robots is required and you are expected to have confirmed that your robot will failsafe before arriving at the competition to keep things moving along. Failure to follow safe handling could result in disqualification without fee reinbursment. We do reserve the right to disqualify any robot that we think may be an unresonable risk to the arena or spectators.

Competition details:

Arena is 8' x 8' x 4' and consists of laminate floor and 1/2 thickness of polycabonate on all transparent portions of the arena.  The arena includes a pit that will become active in the last 45 seconds of the match.

Tournament style will be double elimination with small trophies awarded to the top 3 bots in each class.

If time allows a bot brawl including any driver that wants to be included from both groups will be held at the end of the day.

Check out videos from the last Mashup!https://youtu.be/LlVVvzrvfxs?si=QeLC5kliFIzjx-WG

PAYMENT FOR SIGNUPS WILL BE DAY OF COMPETITION, CASH IS PREFFERED BUT CASH APP WILL BE AN OPTION AT TIME OF SIGN IN AS WELL.

Antweight Bracket: TBD

Beetleweight Bracket: TBD

We are very please to be working with PALM BEACH BOTS! who will be providing prizes to our top 3 finalists in each class. Please check them out for all your combat robot needs at https://palmbeachbots.com/

Location: 101 W Kalamazoo St, Bloomingdale, MI 49026, USA

Website: https://midwestrobotcombat.com/

Date: Saturday, March 23, 2024

Begin: 08:00

End: 20:00

Registration: February 23, 2024 - March 22, 2024