| Subject: RW98 information
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 1998 20:04:00 EDT
From: ROBOT WARS (ROBOTWARS@aol.com)
Dear Robot Warrior,
RW98 is planned for August 14-16 at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco.
The tournament may be held in a larger building at FMC this year if
the number of entries approaches or exceeds that of RW97 which was 75
robot entries. In advance of entry forms I recommend that you refer
for RW97 rules etc.*
Modifications / changes intended for RW98 are listed below. **
These are some of the basic changes / improvements that I see as important.
Take these into account in reviewing the rules and guidelines currently
posted on the robot wars web site in advance of any official update.*
- The Heavy Weight limit
same as RW97 -- 180 lbs.
- Heavy Weight Legged
weight limit same as RW97 -- 350 lbs.
- Cameras not exempt
from weight limits
- Fire arms and ammunition
- Gas not permitted
as a weapon
- Robots weighed before
- Robots will be weighed
"wet" with fuel, CO2 or other liquid necessary and
- No point system for
judging. When there is not a decisive winner the audience decides
the winner as it did prior to 1997 with judgment based upon RW 97
- Robots that become
stuck in any part of the arena subject to the 30 sec. clock after
which time if the robot cannot move the match is forfeited.
- Bigger venue, bigger
pit, more seating
- Better tournament
scheduling and procedures
- Unsponsored entry
fee of $100 per robot -- all weight classes
- Sponsored entry fee
of $200 per robot -- all weight classes
- A limit on rotary
weapon power not to exceed that of any past robot entries
* Check out: http://www.teamdelta.com for "how to" info and general
info. and. . .
visit www.cybercomm.net/~alindsey/index.html. for RW97 photos/info.
** As with past RW events (and events in general) postponement, cancellation,
and, or, changes in dates, rules, etc. can occur at any time.