Our first annual Mecha-Mayhem was held on Oct. 20th
& 21st, 2007 at the iHobby Expo in Rosemont, IL.
Because of some uncertainties in with our first
event we decided to start of small. In the end
we put on 5 shows each day consisting of
demonstrations alongside an ant weight tournament.
Charles Arnold and Deb Holmes of Synergy Robotic
Entertainment brought they're 12' x 12' arena along
with a number of the top 12 and 15 pound bots in the
country, as well as their fire breathing Draco.
The shows alternated between the large bots in the
Synergy arena and the small bots in the CRCA arena,
and ended with a spectacular display by one of our
two 220lb heavy weights in attendance, Suspect
Device and REDRUM.
Every show was packed as deep
as could possibly be around the arenas. We
even got complaints from the flying competition that
we were stealing their audience. The iHobby
show staff and exhibitors were also quite impressed
with our event, and we have been invited back to put
on a full competition October 16th - 21st 2008.
|The antweight tournament had 6 bots
and was held as a modified double
elimination tournament. Combat was
held in the CRCA 8' x 8' arena and was a
real crowd pleaser. The tournament
results are as follows: