2011 Rah Cha Cha Ruckus


The 2011 Rah Cha Cha Ruckus is scheduled to happen October 29th site to be determined (though still in Rochester. Otherwise it wouldn’t be the Rah Cha Cha Ruckus…). 24 (or so) teams. Fun Halloween themed atmosphere. Pie in the Eye fundraiser!
A great time to be had by all!

As usual, we plan to be there!

SparX will be there, you know it!!

Maybe we can team together again and scratch out that little match at Finger Lakes!! You know, the one where both our bots went out on us? :slight_smile:

Seriously, can’t wait to work with the great teams of the Finger Lakes Region again!

I know you’re referring to this year, but iirc that has happened every single FLR qualification round where 1126 and 1551 have been paired together. It’s like 1551 + 1126 = disaster. (Though in '08 we made it to the finals together, and came so, so very close to winning FLR, so the jinx seems to be quals only.)

We’ll be back with an upgraded (read: functional) tube-handling mechanism, a much faster minibot (if 340 lets us steal a Steve design), and if we can get it built in time, a super-duper cool robot demo device. (Insert maniacal laughter here.)

Yeah… Even just looking at this year, a match where 1551 and 1126 can only put up 10 point, there’s some sort of witchcraft going on.

And you guys have an already impressive robot, so best of luck on your robot improvements! We look forward to competing with (and against :wink: ) teams as great as yours!

It is interesting that you mentioned Steve! We borrowed Steve’s design, upgraded it, and now I think GRR is using our upgraded design. Word of caution: Steve does NOT do well under pressure, and has a tendency to stall and cost you matches.

Either way, SparX looks forward to the Ruckus!! (and of course, that strip of colorful LEDs on the robot!)

I’m aware of the Steve-collaboration… :smiley:

I just don’t have the budget to do all those iterations, especially not for an off-season event.

1551 + 340 + 1126 in an alliance together with 3 steves!?! that would be a sight to see, although we couldn’t deploy them all at once!

You could have if we ended up going with Cormier’s plan to add two extra towers to the field.

That has “bad idea” written all over it!

We passed on it. We have a couple of other ideas were gonna try out this week at the Monroe County Fair to see if they work.

48 and 379 plan on attending. 3193 is attempting to attend.

When will the website be updated and open for 2011 registrations?

The new website is under development! You can look at the site at the link Ed provided (although he was told not to do that), but do not try to use it because it isn’t finished yet! :ahh:

When will you guys be there? 1126 and 1511 will be there on Wednesday the 13th from 4-9!

We’re gonna be there Saturday and Sunday.

The Rah Cha Cha Ruckus web site is now updated for the 2011 event!
The site is at:

Registration for both teams and volunteers is open as well, and can be done via the website.

The entry fee will not increase this year, remaining at $100.

Additional details in the works which will be added to the site soon, as well as sent to registered teams:

Awards, awards, awards!
“Fun events” details (lunchtime and between-match fun extras - for those that missed it last year, we played human foosball on the field, and even had our MC and announcer joining the fray!)
Food options, including pre-order options
Rules Modifications (if any)

I noticed that Pie in the Eye is back. This year Kim and I have retired. So who’s left?

Current team list:

As usual, I’ll make an attempt to get 174 to go, but I can’t make any promises.

I’m so excited Spartonics signed up! Division winners and world semi-finalist, coming to Ruckus! A great addition to any competition! :smiley: