CANCELLED - Seattle Bot Battles 2020
Presented By Western Allied Robotics
Seattle, WA, US
May 9 - May 10, 2020
Western Allied Robotics
305 Harrison St
Seattle, WA 98109
|Starts:||May 9, 2020|
|Ends:||May 10, 2020|
|Starts:||Feb 3, 2020 00:02 UTC|
|Ends:||May 9, 2020 00:05 UTC|
Robot Classes / Competitions
|Combat||150 g - Fairyweight||Unlimited||None||Unlimited|
|Combat||1 lb - Antweight||Unlimited||None||Unlimited|
|Combat||3 lb - Beetleweight||Unlimited||None||Unlimited|
|Combat||12 lb - Hobbyweight||Unlimited||None||Unlimited|
|Combat||30 lb - 30lb Sportsman's Class||Unlimited||None||Unlimited|
Due to COVID-19 this event has been cancelled. We are exploring having an additional event in July or August. As of now the next WAR event is Robothon in October.
Seattle Bot Battles is free for bot builders and spectators. Come watch at the Seattle Center Armory building Saturday May 9th and Sunday May 10th. Robots from the 150g Fairyweight to the 30pound Sportsman class will compete to see which bots are the best in the North West.
|Saturday May 9th - Ants, Beetles, 30-Sportsman||Sunday May 10th - Fairies, Plastic Ants, Hobbies, *30-Sportsman|
|8:30am - 10:00am Safety||8:30am - 10:00am Safety|
|10:30am - 5:30pm - Robot Fighting||10:30am - 4:00pm - Robot Fighting|
|5:30pm - Group Dinner at nearby venue||4:00pm - Arena teardown|
* Our goal will be to finish the 30-Sportsman on Saturday but if we get a high turn-out (like > 12) we may need to extend it to Sunday.
Event Format and Rules
Western Allied Robotics events use a modified double-elimination format. The final is decided with a single final match. If there are 5 or fewer bots in a weight class they will use a round-robin format. Please read the Rules to make sure your bot qualifies to compete.
We've doing 30-sportsman robots again!
Build something and help grow this weight class for WAR! You can find the Sportsman rules here starting section 4.2. There will be a few changes to the rules for this event.
- Sportsman bots we will not be allowing a weight-bonus for non-walker bots.
- The Sportsman class was created to run on wood floors... so no magnets for traction.
- If you have a powerful weapon on your Sportsman let us know so it can be cleared. For example, the WAR area is only 4' high so if you have a powerful flipper you may need to dial it back. If your hammer can penetrate or seriously dent our 1/8" steel floor then dial it down.
We have a suggested donation of $20 per bot to help cover our costs. WAR events are Free for builders but we do have storage, arena maintenance and other event related expenses. All of the money we collect goes to the Seattle Robotics Association which is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit. Please donate if you can but donating is not a requirement to compete.
Sportsman, Hobby and Beetle robots will fight in a 12'x16' arena with a pit in one corner. The pit has a steel edge around it that reduces the chance of accidentally driving in.
Antweights, Plastic Ants and Fairy robots will fight in a 5'x6' arena with a small pit in one corner. The exact design of the pit is TBD but like the big arena it should be difficult to accidentally drive into it.
Pit table space may be limited so plan accordingly. Also, the pit area will not be secure from Saturday night to Sunday morning. Robots and tools will need to be taken home or moved to a storage room at the venue. If you have any questions let us know via email or the Western Allied Robotics Facebook Group. If registration hits capacity we may have a 4-bot per team limit to make sure everyone gets a chance to compete.
- 1 bot per driver per weightclass: For the initial registration each driver will be allowed 1 bot per weight class in order to insure that there is room for new competitors. If registration doesn't reach capacity drivers can bring additional bots.
- Forefiting aginst yourself: If a team has two robots that are scheduled to compete the bots must fight each other so you'll need a radio for each robot. If you don't want them to fight each other then the winner will be decided by a coin toss. If a bot truely cannot continue due to damage it will be allowed to forefit at the event organizers descretion.
- Waitlist: If registration for a weightclass is full you should add yourself to the waitlist. We typically get a fair amount of churn with registration so there is a good chance you will be moved over to the competition list. The waitlist is first-come-first-served.
If you have any questions please contact us.
Other Events by Western Allied Robotics
|Seattle Bot Battles 2022||Jul 2, 2022||Seattle, WA, US|
|WAR at Seattle Makers 5-21||May 21, 2022||Seattle, WA, US|
|WAR Hobby Expo 2022||Apr 9, 2022||Monroe, WA, US|
|WAR at Seattle Makers||Feb 26, 2022||Seattle, WA, US|
|WAR Hobby Expo 2021||Oct 30, 2021||Monroe, WA, US|
|WAR Hobby Expo 2021 (Cancelled)||May 22, 2021||Monroe, WA, US|
|Cancelled - Robothon 2020||Oct 3, 2020||Seattle, WA, US|
|CANCELLED - Seattle Bot Battles 2020 (This Event)||May 9, 2020||Seattle, WA, US|
|WAR Hobby Expo 2020||Jan 25, 2020||Monroe, WA, US|
|Robothon 2019||Oct 5, 2019||Seattle, WA, US|
|Seattle Bot Battles 2019||Jul 6, 2019||Seattle, WA, US|
|WAR at NW Kids Fest - Monroe||Jun 22, 2019||Monroe, WA, US|
|WAR at NW Kids Fair - Puyallup||May 18, 2019||Puyallup, WA, US|
|WAR Hobby Expo 2019||Jan 26, 2019||Monroe, WA, US|
|WAR at PC Makerfest||Nov 3, 2018||Puyallup, WA, US|
|Robothon 2018||Oct 6, 2018||Seattle, WA, US|
|Seattle Bot Battles 2018||Jun 30, 2018||Seattle, WA, US|
|WAR Hobby Expo 2018||Jan 27, 2018||Monroe, WA, US|
|Robothon 2017||Sep 30, 2017||Seattle, WA, US|
|Seattle Bot Battles 2017||Jun 17, 2017||Seattle, WA, US|
|WAR - Hobby Expo 2017||Jan 28, 2017||Monroe, WA, US||30 Robots|
|The Great Seattle Bot Brawl at Robothon 2016||Oct 1, 2016||Seattle, WA, US||48 Robots|
|Seattle Bot Bash||Jun 19, 2016||Seattle, WA, US||49 Robots|
|WAR - Hobby Expo 2016||Jan 30, 2016||Monroe, WA, US||32 Robots|
|Barnes and Nobel Maker faire Munch!||Nov 8, 2015||Bellevue, WA, US||17 Robots|
|Robothon 2015||Oct 10, 2015||Seattle, WA, US||33 Robots|
|Kenworthy Krunch||Aug 8, 2015||Duvall, WA, US||17 Robots|
|Seattle Bot Battles 2015||May 31, 2015||Seattle, WA, US||14 Robots|
|NW Hobby Expo 2015||Feb 3, 2015||Monroe, WA, US||13 Robots|
|Robothon 2014||Sep 20, 2014||Seattle, WA, US||9 Robots|
|Kirkland Bot Battles 2014||Aug 10, 2014||Kirkland, WA, US||18 Robots|
|Seattle Bot Battles 2014||Apr 13, 2014||Seattle, WA, US||16 Robots|
|NW Hobby Expo 2014||Feb 8, 2014||Monroe, WA, US||9 Robots|
|Seattle Bot Brawl 2013||Nov 3, 2013||Seattle, WA, US||17 Robots|
|Kirkland Bot Battles 2013||Aug 11, 2013||Kirkland, WA, US||24 Robots|
|Seattle Bot Battles 10||Jun 24, 2012||Seattle, WA, US||14 Robots|
|NWMHobby Expo 2012||Feb 11, 2012||Monroe, WA, US||17 Robots|
|Seattle Bot Brawl 2011||Sep 11, 2011||Seattle, WA, US||10 Robots|
|SeattleBotBattles 9||Apr 10, 2011||Seattle, WA, US||14 Robots|
|NWMHE 2011||Feb 12, 2011||Monroe, WA, US||11 Robots|
|Robothon Robot Combat 2010||Oct 24, 2010||Seattle, WA, US||17 Robots|
|Seattle Bot Battle 8||Apr 11, 2010||Seattle, WA, US||13 Robots|
|NW Model Hobby Expo 2010||Feb 13, 2010||Monroe, WA, US||8 Robots|
|Robothon Robot Combat 2009||Oct 11, 2009||Seattle, WA, US||21 Robots|
|Seattle Bot Battle 7||Apr 12, 2009||Seattle, WA, US||22 Robots|
|Untitled Event 305||Feb 7, 2009||Monroe, WA, US|
|NW Model Hobby Expo 2009||Feb 7, 2009||Monroe, WA, US||11 Robots|
|Robothon Robot Combat 2008||Sep 21, 2008||Seattle, WA, US||20 Robots|
|Seattle Bot Battles 2008||Apr 12, 2008||Seattle, WA, US||12 Robots|
|WAR NW Model Hobby Expo 2008||Feb 9, 2008||Seattle, WA, US||23 Robots|
|Robothon Robot Combat 2007||Sep 22, 2007||Seattle, WA, US||22 Robots|
|Seattle Bot Battle 5||Mar 10, 2007||Seattle, WA, US||18 Robots|
|Robothon Robot Combat 2006||Sep 30, 2006||Seattle, WA, US||12 Robots|
|Seattle Bot Battles 4||Apr 9, 2006||Seattle, WA, US||9 Robots|
|Robothon Combat Robotics||Oct 8, 2005||Seattle, WA, US||13 Robots|
|daVinci Days 2005||Jul 16, 2005||Corvallis, OR, US||7 Robots|
|Seattle Bot Battles 3||Apr 3, 2005||Seattle, WA, US||12 Robots|
|Robothon Robotic Combat Events||Sep 25, 2004||Seattle, WA, US||13 Robots|
|daVinci Days||Jul 18, 2004||Corvallis, Oregon, US||12 Robots|
|Seattle Bot Battles 2||Apr 18, 2004||Bellevue, WA, US||13 Robots|
|Magic Smoke Antweight Tournament||Sep 28, 2003||Silverdale, WA, US||9 Robots|
|Dragonflight Antweight Tournament||Aug 17, 2003||Seattle, WA, US||15 Robots|
|da Vinci Days Robot Competition||Jul 20, 2003||Corvallis, OR, US||22 Robots|
|Seattle Bot Battle||Apr 13, 2003||Seattle, WA, US||20 Robots|