Robot Ruckus at Florida Supercon (Miami Beach)
Supercon has added fighting robots to the list of amazing things to see and do. This is event is a tournament and exhibition in one July 9-10 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Supercon draws a very large crowd that is about to find out how cool fighting robots are!!
$1,000 Prize Purse!! - Supercon was nice enough to kick in some prize money!
The event will run pretty much like any other robot fight but we're also entertainment for the event. Fights are on a schedule giving you a little more time to repair or walk around the Con. Also, since we're the entertainment, teams will receive an allowance of passes to the Con. Let's repeat that, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PAY TO GET IN. Since we're inside a Con pit space is limited. We have to make sure we have enough bots to fill both days. Teams with multiple and/or interesting bots are preferred.
- Classes: Fairy, Ant, Beetle, Hobby (12lb)
- Fights are run on a show schedule with breaks for repair. Rough schedule will be run fights at the top of each hour for 30 minutes minimum.
- A deposit of $20 per bot is required in advance.
- Pits: We have room for 10-12 tables. We will divide as needed to fit the teams.
- Power will be available, bring extension cords, power strips, lipo bags etc
- Supercon 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.
Friday July 8th (Optional)
- We're running target practice & demos. You're welcome to come if you'd like, there are no tournament fights Friday. Hours are the same as Saturday.
Saturday July 9th
- Load In 8:30-9:30AM
- Safety/Weigh In: 10AM
- Fights start at 11AM and run at the top of each hour thru 6PM. Event closes at 7PM
Sunday July 10th
- Arrive by 10AM
- Fights start at 11AM and run at the top of each hour thru 4PM. Event closes at 5PM
- Load out from 5PM until 10PM.
- Walk around the Con and enjoy it. This is a pretty big one. Adam Savage will be at Supercon Sat/Sun doing autographs and photo ops (fee required)
- There are tons of after event Con related activities in the evening.
- It's Miami Beach, go have a good time, see the beach, hit up a cool restaurant, or just people watch.
SPARC ruleset with the following points of emphasis:
- No fire weapons
- 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 either 2 or 3 minutes depending fight volume
- Double Elimination with a double final if needed.
- 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 email@example.com if interested.