Georgia Spring Smash


William Snapp :

The Georgia Spring Smash is an event for Beetleweight, Antweight, and Plastic Antweight bots located at UGA in Athens Georgia, hosted by the UGA Robotics Club!  We are hosting at the Driftmier Engineering Center on April 8th. 




Check-ins will start at 9AM, tournament will start at 10:30.

University pits are in room 1311, regular team pits are in room 1350.  Tables and chairs will be available, but no tools, and limited power outlets, so bring extensions, power strips, etc.

Spectator room is in room 1453(Georgia Power Auditorium)

Our tournament will be a standard double elimination bracket for all three weight classes

Matches are 2 minutes 30 seconds long, judged using the SPARC ruleset

Parking is free outside the Driftmier Engineering Center

Loading and unloading for tools and bots will be easiest on the side entrances of the building, as the university pits are located on the left side and the standard pits are located to the right.  Signs will be posted for competitors, and maps of the buildings placed at the tables.




Registration is $10, paid in cash the day of the event(UGA student orgs have strange rules about bank accounts, so we need cash unfortunately, and can't register ahead, we will be looking to change this in future years)

As of now, our online registration is closed.




The arena is an 8'x8' arena with smoke suppression, wood floors, and no pits or hazards.




Spectators will have plenty of seating available in our auditorium.  Because our smoke suppression pumps smoke outside, our ducting is not able to reach our auditorium, so the arena itself will not be in the spectator area, but we will have our commentators and streams there, as well as the twitch stream available in both of our pit rooms for our competitors to watch


Robot Specs


We require bots to use the sparc requirements.  We will not be requiring a powered on light, but would like the power-on sequence to be rather quick.  We will not measure rpms for weapons, but do need spin down times to be under a minute. 

We do not allow flamethrowers for this event, due to administration concerns

We are going to allow at least 20 minutes between each event for bots to repair, since th efights will get closer togetehr as the tournament goes on.  If more time is needed, please work with out volunteers to allow for this, but if your team takes too long or takes too many delays, you may be forced to forfeit a match.




9:00 AM-  Check-ins and registration

10:30 AM-  Matches Start

12:00 PM-  Lunch Intermission

1:00 PM-  Matches resume

3:00 PM-  Second intermission

3:30 PM-  Final Matches

6:00 PM-  Trophy Presentation


Stream for the event is located here:

For those attending in person, please enter through the doors to the left of the building!

Location: 597 D. W. Brooks Drive, Athens, GA 30602, USA


Date: Saturday, April 08, 2023

Begin: 09:00

End: 18:00