Robot Renegades at South Florida Fair (West Palm Beach)
We're back again at the South Florida Fair for the third year in a row! This is event is a tournament and exhibition in one January 14-15 at the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach. SFL Fair is a REALLY BIG Fair that draws a huge crowd. Let's show them what our robots can do.
Note: The event is on MLK Weekend so a lot of kids have no school Monday. We still end a little early Sunday for travel accommodations.
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 Fair. Since we're the entertainment, teams will receive an allowance of passes to the Fair. Let's repeat that, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PAY TO GET IN.
- Classes: Fairy, Ant, Beetle, Hobby (12lb)
- Fights are run on a show schedule with breaks for repair. Rough schedule will be fights at the top of each hour for 30 minutes minimum.
- A pre-paid registration of $20 per bot is required. This goes towards the prize money. Once your bot is accepted BuildersDB will present a link to pay.
- Prize Purse: Cash prize as a split on registration fees divided between first/second place.
- Pits: We have a decent amount of room but not unlimted. Pit space will be divided at our discretion to make room for everyone.
- Power is available, bring extension cords, power strips, lipo bags etc
- Fair 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 January 13th (Optional)
- We'll be on site at 6PM and the arena will already be built if you need to test. We will not have free passes for Friday arrivals.
- Saturday January 14th
- Load In 8:30-9:30AM
- Safety/Weigh In: 10AM
- Fights start at 11AM and run at the top of each hour thru 6PM. Exhibit buildings close at 10PM and Fair closes around midnight so you'll have plenty of time to explore and eat crazy fair food.
- Sunday January 15th
- Arrive by 10AM
- Fights start at 11AM and run at the top of each hour thru 4PM. Exhibit buildings close at 10PM and Fair closes around midnight so you'll have plenty of time to explore and eat crazy fair food.
- Load out from 5PM until 10PM.
- 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 2-3 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.