Tectonic Robot Wars UK

SERIES 3 - SEMI FINAL 2

The Robots

Heat C: Blade Heat F: Gravedigger
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Heat G: Steg-O-Saw-Us Heat H: Hypnodisc
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Heat I: Beast of Bodmin Heat J: 101
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Heat L: Evil Weevil Heat M: Scutter's Revenge
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The Fights

Round 4, Fight 1 101 Scutter's Revenge

101 drove up Scutter's Revenge twice, before driving into Shunt's CPZ.  The competitors pushed each other around, and Scutter's Revenge slowed before stopping.   101 pushed it into Shunt, and the other house robots attacked.
Winner: 101
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Round 4, Fight 2 Gravedigger Steg-O-Saw-Us

The robots missed each other and drove around for a long time without hitting each other at the start.  Steg-O-Saw-Us was too low for Gravedigger's wedge shape, but Gravedigger managed to push Steg-O-Saw-Us into Sir Killalot, and nearly flipped it.   The robots circled around without much action, until Gravedigger flipped Steg-O-Saw-Us into Matilda, who flipped it back over.  At the end of the battle Steg-O-Saw-Us tried to lift Gravedigger, but failed.  The match went to a judge's decision.  Although it has been criticised for being a clone of 'Cassius', I think Gravedigger deserved to win this battle.
Judge's Decision: Steg-O-Saw-Us
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Round 4, Fight 3 Beast of Bodmin Blade

This match had a slow start, with the Beast of Bodmin getting under Blade but being unable to flip it.  Blade drove over Beast of Bodmin a few times, but eventually it was flipped.
Winner: Beast of Bodmin
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Round 4, Fight 4 Evil Weevil Hypnodisc

Hypnodisc was hesitant at the start, and Evil Weevil ran away from its wheel, into Dead Metal.  Hypnodisc attacked Evil Weevil's rear and tore some armour off.  It did this many times, until Evil Weevil had control problems and was immobilised.
Winner: Hypnodisc
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Round 5, Fight 1 Steg-O-Saw-Us Beast of Bodmin

The robots missed each other at the start, and Steg-O-Saw-Us drove up the Beast of Bodmin.  A bit of the Beast of Bodmin's armour was hanging off after that, and Steg-O-Saw-Us rammed it some more.  Eventually the Beast of Bodmin broke down and the house robots attacked.
Winner: Steg-O-Saw-Us
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Round 5, Fight 2 Hypnodisc 101

101 drove in bravely and pushed Hypnodisc.  It managed to stop the blade, and drove on top of Hypnodisc.  101 then reversed into Dead Metal, and Hypnodisc attacked it a few times, before reversing into Dead Metal itself.  Hypnodisc escaped, and pushed 101 into Dead Metal.  Both robots attacked each other, and the fight ended with a pushing match.  This was an extremely close match - for the first time ever, the judges emerged from their booth and studied the robots for damage before making their decision.  After the match Amy from the 101 team read a poem about Craig Charles.
Winner: Hypnodisc
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QUALIFIERS FOR GRAND FINAL: Steg-O-Saw-Us, Hypnodisc

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