Welcome to Combat Robots at Florida SuperCon 2017!!
Check in on Saturday July 28th (Early bird check in all day Friday July 27th too!), alternating weight class battles throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday
This is a 2-Day event!! Please plan to attend both days
Fees are as follows, and include 2 passes to the Convention*:
Fairweights (150g): $20ea
Antweights (1lbs): $20ea
Beetleweights (3lbs): $30ea
Hobbyweights (12lbs): $35ea
Dogeweights (15lbs): $25ea
*Each competitor gets passes for both days, BUT you cannot register more than 2 competitors per robot! (FYI–Ordinary folks are paying $70 for a Saturday/Sunday pass, and there WILL be time to enjoy the convention too!)
Convention Event Hours / Exhibition Room Hours:
Thurs: 1:30PM – 1AM / 1:30PM – 8PM
Fri: 10:30AM – 1AM / 10:30AM – 8PM
Sat: 10:30AM – 2AM / 10:30AM – 8PM
Sun: 10:30AM – 8PM / 10:30AM – 6:30PM
All completed forms and entry fees must be received by 7/20/17.
We will be following the SPARC ruleset—but no flames (wooden floor arena)
Important Entry note!:
Entry into the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center from 17th Street is NOT subject to a Port Security Check. The Port Security Checkpoint along Eisenhower Blvd has been pushed back and is now located after the entrance to the Convention Center garage. A checkpoint remains along the SR 84 entrance into the convention center. If you choose to go through that checkpoint, all passengers need ID, no one can wear a mask, and you may not have weapon-looking props or weapons of any kind in your vehicle. To avoid a Port Security Checkpoint, travel to 17th Street to get to the Convention Center.
ATTACHED PARKING GARAGE:$3 0-1 hour
$6 Up to 5 hours
($1 per hour thereafter up to daily maximum)
$15 Daily maximum
$19 Daily maximum for oversized vehicles
Fees are per entry, based on each 24-hour period
INTERSTATE NORTH OR SOUTH: Florida Turnpike or I-95. Exit I-595 East to US-1 North (Federal Highway). US-1 (Federal Highway) to SE 17th Street (East). Follow SE 17th Street to Eisenhower Boulevard – (South). The Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center main entrance is SE 20th Street.
FORT LAUDERDALE / HOLLYWOOD AIRPORT: US-1 North (Federal Highway) to SE 17th Street (East). Follow SE 17th Street to Eisenhower Boulevard – (South). The Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center main entrance is SE 20th Street.
US 1 NORTH OR SOUTH: US-1 (Federal Highway) to SE 17th Street (East). Follow SE 17th Street to Eisenhower Boulevard – (South). The Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center main entrance is SE 20th Street.
A1A FROM THE NORTH: A1A South turns into to SE 17th Street. Follow SE 17th Street to Eisenhower Boulevard – (South). The Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center main entrance is SE 20th Street.
A1A FROM THE SOUTH: A1A North to East Dania Beach Boulevard. East Dania Beach Boulevard US-1 North (Federal Highway). US-1 North to SE 17th Street (East). Follow SE 17th Street to Eisenhower Boulevard – (South). The Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center main entrance is SE 20th Street.
For more info: http://ftlauderdalecc.com/directions-parking.html#parking
Any other questions, feel free to contact us through the email links at the top
10:30am-8pm: Early bird inspections (if you can make it, this will mean you don’t have to show up until 1 on Saturday!!
10:30-12:00: Arrival, setup, weigh-in, inspection, functional safety check
12:00-1:00 Lunch break (brackets posted around 12:45)
1PM: Tournament begins PROMPTLY—check the brackets, be ready for your match!
8PMish: Break until Sunday morning.
10:30AM: Matches resume
12-1: Lunch break
1-until: Matches until finals done, rumble/grudge matches as requested
Come up with some themed or interesting grudge matches! Anything to entertain the crowd between fights where we might need more than a minute of break.
Almost immediately after the last match, we will do the awards ceremony.
Please stick around and help break down the arena!
Times are subject to change.
Additional notes (mostly lifted from Pete of Motorama/NERC):
Please, please, please don’t make us have to hunt you down. If you know you have a fight coming up, at least pay attention. If your team wants to wander (there is tons to see,) post a person at your pit table who can track you down if need be. Schedules change. Just because you thought you had an hour – doesn’t mean you do.
Lunch/dinner breaks are optional. We will try to accommodate them, but they are not guaranteed. If you’re hungry, and you know you have a match coming up, send someone you don’t need for the fight.
Ditto for bathroom breaks. If you have a fight coming up, send someone else. (Heh. OK, just try to be ready to fight.)
“I just need to put the lid back on” should not take 27 minutes. We all know you are trying to get your batteries topped off. 20 minutes between fights means 20 minutes.
If we just had a half hour lunch break, a postponement request first fight back will not be looked at kindly by the judges/EOs. Ditto first fights of the second day.
Please, please, please — wait around if you win something. If you can’t, you might end up responsible for claiming your prizes. Trophies will be mailed if needed, but no loot.
Postponements. Really? One per day. Don’t cheat.
The judging staff will be somewhat knowledgeable, somewhat impartial, and somewhat flexible. If you don’t want to risk them having to make a decision, make sure your opponent is somewhat dead.
Unsticks from bots stuck together are pretty much the rule. Unsticks from the arena are at the judges/EOs whim. Don’t count on them.
Robots are to load into the arena one at a time. Do NOT turn on/test your weapon with the door open—EVER!! If the door wrangler isn’t there for some reason, common sense prevails.
Don’t yell at the judges. They are right, and their word is final. See above re: somewhat dead.