Sumobot 2019 Beginner’s Competition
Thank you for registering for the Sumobot Winter 2019 Beginner Competition! Hope you guys have started building your Sumo marauder for the battlefield! Below is the schedule for the Beginner Competition.
Sunday, March 31st, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
There has been a change in scheduling the Beginner Competition. First year engineering students have many midterms surrounding the week of March 24th, with their last midterm on Monday, March 25th. Therefore, Sumobot has decided to reschedule the Beginner Competition on the last weekend of March (Sunday, March 31st) from 9:30 – 5:00 PM in MUSC lobby.
9:30 – 11:00: Team Sign In
11:00 – 1:30: Preliminary
1:30 – 2:00: Lunch Break
2:00 – 3:30: Double Elimination
3:30 – 4:00: Semi / Finals
4:00 – 4:30: End of Competition
Team Sign In ends at 11:00 AM. Please arrive early to sign in your team. If your team is not signed in by 11:00 AM, your team may face disqualification. Due to a large number of teams competing, strict rules are enforced to keep the Competition on schedule.
All match results are determined based on the following conditions applied from top to bottom:
- The sumobot must NOT move for the first 5 seconds when a match starts. The team that violates this rule loses the match.
- If the sumobot does not move for ~20 seconds after the 5-second idle start, the team loses the match.
- The first sumobot to touch the ground loses the match. Note that hanging over the edge of the ring does not constitute being pushed outside the ring.
- If both sumobots [ stall in a lock ] or [ loop in circles without touching each other ] for more than ~30 seconds, the match ends in a draw.
- Otherwise, the last sumobot standing on the ring wins the match.
Note that the first two losing conditions apply to both sumobot, meaning both team can simultaneously receive a loss. More details on simultaneous loss regarding preliminary and single elimination rounds are listed in their section.
All teams will be split into groups of 6 teams. Each team will have one match with every other teams within the same group. The 16 highest scoring teams across all groups will be moving onto the next round.
Points are allocated as followed:
- Win = 2 points
- Draw = 1 points
- Loss = 0 points
If simultaneous loss occurs, both team will receive 0 point. Any tiebreaker match will use the single elimination rule listed in the next section.
Please sign into your MacID on Google to view your team points
The 16 teams chosen from previous section will compete in a single elimination bracket. The match rule listed above will be used. Any team that lose will be eliminated from the competition.
If simultaneous loss occurs, both teams are eliminated from the competition, and an empty bracket will be carried over.
The top 16 teams are
- THANOS BOT
- Boba Run
- Bash Smash Crash
- Discovery Channel
- Free Choice
- angry reaccs
- Ctrl alt defeat. Was a Tiebreaker between: QuintBot, Rikishi, Ctrl alt defeat
Please sign into your MacID on Google to view the single elimination brackets
The top 3 teams will get a prize and a trophy for each team member! First place team will get first choice. Second place team will get second choice. Third place team will receive the last package.
Package 1: Acro F3 Flight Controller
Package 2: Teensy LC
Package 3: Arduino Mega + Wifi
What to Bring?
The competition will take a full day, and you don’t want your robot to break down halfway through the competition! Therefore, it is best to bring extra supply to fix your robot along the way. Some supplies to consider are:
- extra batteries
- duct tape
- glue gun
- jumper wire
Also, don’t forget to bring your laptops and the cables for debugging!
More details will be available when the date approaches.
McMaster Sumobot Executive Team