2017 Ozark Mountain Brawl

We are excited to announce that we will once again be holding the Ozark Mountain Brawl. The 19th edition of this event will be held once again on the beautiful campus of Harding Academy in Searcy, Arkansas. This event will occur on Friday, Sept. 29th through Saturday, Sept 30th.

Friday, Sept. 29th, 2017
1:00 Doors open for teams to set up pits, registration, WPA encryption, safety inspection begins, Practice field opens, and Concession Stand opens.
2:30 – 3:30 Vision calibration and pilot practice
3:30 - 5:00 Practice matches
5:00 Driver meeting
5:30 – 9:30 Qualification matches

Saturday, Sept. 30th, 2017
8:30 Doors open for teams
9:00 Opening ceremony
9:30–11:30 Qualification matches
11:45 Alliance selection
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00 Elimination tournament
5:00 Awards and closing ceremonies
5:45 Estimated end of activities

We are very excited to have this event again on the campus of Harding University and Harding Academy. There are plenty of hotels in the area with some great rates.

You can register today at this link. Registration will close at 36 teams and the remaining registrants will be wait listed. Registration is on a first come first served basis. So register today and get your payment in to secure your spot.

Cost will be as follows:
$300 – Teams Early Registration (9/4/17)
$350 – Teams Late Registration
FREE - 2018 Rookie Teams Registration

We will be implementing rule changes for this year’s OMB. This may include changes to preloaded gears, alliance selections, etc. Stay tuned for those to be finalized from our planning committee.

We will be webcasting the event live on Friday and Saturday. We are moving our livestream services to a new provider, so stay tuned for more information.

Lots more to come. I hope you can join us for the 2017 OMB. See you soon!

We’ll be there!

Here is the team list so far. Make sure to register today (Link in OP) as the late registration deadline is approaching. We are currently finalizing rule changes and those will be posted here as well as emailed out to registered teams. Hope to see you all at the 2017 Ozark Mountain Brawl.

323 - Lights Out (Arkansas)
1984 - Jawas (Kansas)
3937 - Breakaway (Arkansas)
3937b - Breakaway Practice (Arkansas)
4356 - CIA Robotics Presents - Big Furious George (Missouri)
4635 - Botbusters (Mexico)
4635b - Botbuster Practice Bot (Mexico)
5006 - Apophis (Arkansas)
5437 - Rocky Balboabots (Arkansas)
5568 - SolidRock (Arkansas)
6055 Boss Robotics (Arkansas)
6492 - S.W.A.T (Arkansas)
6640 - Metal Eagles (Arkansas)
201800080 - Pre-Rookie Team(Name Pending) (Arkansas)

Hey Brian,

Is “Breakaway practice” home from China yet? :yikes:

And I am pestering the other Arkansas teams to get registered.

~ Meredith

No not yet, we are hoping it will be back by mid September.

Hi, Was wondering how many spots you had left for the event, my team might be interested in participating

We still have spots available. We would love to have you join us. The registration link is in the OP.

Also, if anyone would like to volunteer for this year’s event. We still have spots available as well. Here is the volunteer registration link.

Here is an update team list, with 20 robots present.

Congratulations to teams 1984 5437 and 9983 on the win