WRC is back! This time it's our biggest event yet to host the final championship of the highly competitive 2022 MRCA league. The MRCA finals are invite only, but an open beetleweight tournament will run alongside it for anyone who wants to attend.
We would also like to introduce our sponsors of the 2022 MRCA Finals! Our biggest sponsor, Palm Beach Bots, is adding some big giftcards to the prize pool and bringing some awesome banners to spice up the event. Palm Beach Bots is the place to go if you want to buy your robot parts in one place. They've got Fingtertech parts, weapons, ESCs, servos, batteries, chargers, and so much more... like the new Repeat Robotics Brushed Planetary Motors! Repeat Robotics has completely revolutionized antweight drive systems with their nearly unbreakable gearboxes and extra powerful motors. They've been kind enough to give (3) of their brushed motors to the antweight winner, and (2) to the second place finisher this event. Sendcutsend also decided to send some prizes our way to make a podium at the MRCA Finals even sweeter. Credit to some of our nastiest weapons in the field, Sendcutsend always delivers quality laser cut and CNC router cut parts for our competitors.
We're super grateful to have gotten the sponsors we have our first time hosting the MRCA Finals. When our sponsors help us, we're given an opportunity to make each better event experience just that little bit more awesome for builders. Obviously, our sponsors can only do that if they're making sales though, so please consider supporting them on your next build if you feel so inclined!
The time slot for spectators is 9:30am-5:00pm. Before this time you will need to get a wristband and sign the WRC release form. If you're a minor, a parent or guardian will need to sign.
8:00am-9:30am - Setup and check-in
9:30am-9:45am - Driver’s meeting and bracket shuffle for beetles
9:45am-10:00am - Crowd addressal and fight queuing
10:00am-5:00pm - Tournament
5:00pm-7:00pm - Awards and event teardown (help is greatly appreciated)
The event is being held in the gym (lower building) at Crosspoint Community Church in Oconomowoc, WI. Tables and chairs are provided. Extension cords (not just power strips) are highly recommended.
The concession stand will be back. It worked very well last time with family and friends providing amazing food.
Most people reading this will be competitors or people dragged along with competitors, so you'll get a special wristband and get in free. People just spectating will be given a different wristband and be subject to a $5 admission fee. (5yrs old and under are free.)
Seriously, go read the MRCA rules. If you've made it this far, you should know them. The beetles also use these rules, but replace anything about weight with a 3lb limit rather than a 1lb limit.
Arena: Wood floor, steel kickplates, and a lipped pushout so a deliberate push is required for a win. 8’ x 6’ x 4’ box.
Open Ant: Double elimination tournament with 2 minute fights. This is invite only.
Entry: $20 (paid by August 26th or your spot will be given to the next ranked robot willing to pay the entry before you)
Beetle: Double elimination tournament with 2 minute fights.
Entry: $30 (paid by September 30th or you will be dropped)
Please email me with any questions. I hope to see you there!
Discord server: https://discord.gg/3RanrWhjD9