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NPC Charity Open

Presented By Synergy Robotics Entertainment

Anoka, MN, US

July 4 - July 1, 2004

Event Information

Organizer: Synergy Robotics Entertainment
Location: Anoka, MN US
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Starts: Jul 4, 2004
Ends: Jul 1, 2004

Registration

Starts: May 5, 2004 00:05 UTC
Ends: Jun 4, 2004 00:06 UTC
Wait List: Not Allowed
Entry Fees:

Robot Classes / Competitions

Category Robot Class Maximum
Capacity
Currently
Registered
Entry
Fee
Pit Crew
Allowed
Combat 1 lb - Antweight Unlimited 15 Robots 0.00 USD 2 Per Robot
Combat 3 lb - Beetleweight Unlimited 14 Robots 0.00 USD 2 Per Robot
Combat 12 lb - Hobbyweight Unlimited 9 Robots 0.00 USD 2 Per Robot
Combat 30 lb - Featherweight Unlimited 9 Robots 0.00 USD 2 Per Robot
Combat 60 lb - Lightweight Unlimited 17 Robots 0.00 USD 2 Per Robot
Combat 120 lb - Middleweight Unlimited 18 Robots 0.00 USD 3 Per Robot
Combat 220 lb - Heavyweight Unlimited 16 Robots 0.00 USD 4 Per Robot
Combat 340 lb - Super Heavyweight Unlimited 16 Robots 0.00 USD 5 Per Robot

Event Description

BattleBots and Minnesota Manufacturing Educational Resource (MMER) are proud to present The NPC Charity Open. All Proceeds from the event will go to the MMER foundation to provide grants and scholarships to high school teams wishing to build robots.

WEIGHT CLASSES:
The main event will run Lightweigt (60lb), Middleweight (120lb), Heavyweight (220lb), and Super-Heavyweight (340lb) classes. There will be a side (builders-only) event hosting Antweight (1lb), Beetleweight (3lb), Hobbyweight (12lb), and Featherweight (30lb) classes. A special *non-combat* Walkers-Only competition will be held as well. More details on the Megaweight Walker Class will be available soon.

SCHEDULE:
June 30th: Earlybird Checkin / Safety and BBQ
July 1-2: Check / Safety
July 2-4th: Competition Starts at 1:00pm on July 2nd
July 5th: May be used as an overflow day.

Early bird checkin is on June 30, but builders can check in anytime through 12:00 PM on July 1st. Builders will have to make sure they leave time for safety check.

ENTRY FEES:
60 - 340lb Classes$325 for the first bot, $200 per bot after the first
1 lb$25.00
3 lb$35.00
12 lb$50.00
30 lb $75.00
Walker Class$200.00

PIT CREW LIMITS:
Weight ClassPit Crew Allowed
1-60 lb2
120 lb 3
220 lb4
340 lb5
Walker Class5


HAZARDS:
Yes! Pulverizers in all four corners run by the competitors. There will be no killsaws. Hazards will be active for all matches.

HOTELS, TRAVEL SHIPPING:
Anoka, MN is located just 45 minutes away from Minneapolis/St.Paul Airport (MSP).
MMER is currently working on hotel and airfare deals for competitors. Please check back for more details soon.
Associated Global Shipping has a special rate for those who call 1-800-235-1376. Mention BattleBots or NPC Charity Open.

TECHNICAL REGULATIONS:
60lb to 340lb Classes will use the BattleBots Technical Regulations ver. 3.2
Sub-lightweight classes will use the MMER Technical Regulations
Sub-lightweight classes will be qualifiers for the RFL Nationals

VIDEO:
BattleBots will be videotaping the NPC Charity Open to capture pit and combat footage that will be used to close a national television deal. If you want to help get BattleBots back on TV, come to the NPC Charity Open and kick some Bot! Competitors ARE allowed to videotape fights themselves.

MATCH FORMAT:
Will be determined by the number of robots that register. Right now we are strongly considering a double elimination tournament with single elimination in the finals. Matches will be 3 minutes.

PRIZES:
One of the many prizes available will be a brand new Harley Davidson motorcycle. Read more here.

Other Events by Synergy Robotics Entertainment

Event Date Location Robots
Rotunda Rumble Apr 27, 2008 Minneapolis, MN, US 25 Robots
2006 RFL Nationals Aug 13, 2006 Minneapolis, MN, US 14 Robots
Pre-Nationals Last Chance Qualifier Aug 11, 2006 Minneapolis, MN, US 20 Robots
Underground Rampage Sep 25, 2005 Rochester, NY, US 21 Robots
NPC Charity Open (This Event) Jul 4, 2004 Anoka, MN, US 114 Robots
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