The European championships organized by Dutch Robot Games (DRG) at FACTS is only a few weeks away! We are very excited about the competition and looking forward to welcoming you in Gent.
Here are a few things you need to know:
The competition is on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 September.
The doors of the expo open at 10:00 AM to the public. We ask everyone to arrive before 9:00 AM on both Saturday and Sunday. We will provide you with information about travel and parking in the week before the event. The competition draw will be on Saturday at 10:00 AM.
On Saturday there will be 5 rounds of fights.
On Sunday there will be 4 rounds of fights.
We will offer the possibility for some whiteboard fights as well.
The deadline to sign up is September 17th. We will inform you about the final competitor list at that time. (You can already see the current list via our Facebook event). We are not selecting competitors, so you are in!
The sign up is open until the competition is full, please feel free to forward the event to others that might be interested.
TECHNICAL CHECK / BUILD RULES
We will do tech checks until Saturday 10:30 AM. For the tech check/rules, we will follow the FRA standard. (http://www.fightingrobots.co.uk/content ... d-safety_1
) You need to pass the tech check to compete. Please be prepared to do your tech check as soon as you arrive on Saturday.
FACTS is a Comic-Con-like event and when you are not busy fighting or repairing your robot, you have free access to all parts of this event. Expect to see a lot of cosplay! (Of course, you can dress up as well if you like)
This event is the European qualifier for the FMB World Cup. This means the top 2 featherweight robots will be selected for the FMB World Cup finals in Sanya early 2019. Because of this and the busy competition season, DRG and FMB will be providing a small stipend for each featherweight team (which you will receive after passing tech check).
BUILD UP AND BREAKING DOWN (YOUR HELP IS WELCOME!)
Dutch Robot Games runs on a small group of volunteers and we welcome all help in setting up this event. On Friday 28 September we will assemble the arena, this will start around 1:00 PM. You can also get your robot and tools inside the venue early and do your tech check on Friday.
On Sunday after 6:00 PM, we will disassemble the arena and clean up. It would be great if you can stick around and help, if we all work together it will be done in an hour.
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We will send you more detailed info in the week before the event. If you have any questions about the competition before that time, feel free to contact us via email@example.com
or send us a message via Facebook.