YU812 returned for the NPC Charity Open where it did better than before, winning three battles.
YU812 first fight was against T.D.M. (Technology Demonstrator Monkey). YU812's cage spun up almost instantly and the spinners then clashed, and T.D.M.'s bearings shattered and threw balls all over the inside of the robot like a fragmentation grenade. It was dead. YU812 went up on edge and started processing--it looked like it was going to do "The Mauler", but it restabilized.
YU812 moved on against Scrap Daddy's Surplus. Scrap Daddy swung its steel ball into YU812's spinner, causing a huge crash and bending the ball. Scrap Daddy backed off and swung it in again, and this time it was ripped off and tossed away. Scrap Daddy then went all-out and rammed YU812. There was a huge crash, and the bots were flung apart. YU812's spinner was still going but it couldn't really move. YU812 appeared to twitch an inch or two back and forth once or twice, but it wasn't enough to be counted as alive. Scrap Daddy was going in a circle with only one side of its drive still operational. This was because Scrap Daddy no longer had control over its movements-- that wheel was just spinning endlessly (one of the crewbots had to pick it up to turn it off). Because both were technically knocked out at the same time, the match went to the judges. According to the rules, if there is a simultaneous knock out, but if one bot can still move (not necessarily controlled or in much more than a circle that would count as a knockout), then that bot is declared the winner. This may have been the deciding factor in the 23-22 decision (Scrap Daddy scoring heavily in aggression and taking the edge in strategy with YU812 taking a huge amount of points for damage) in favor of Scrap Daddy. This decision was promptly booed by the audience and was highly controversial.
2004 NPC Charity Open
- Wins: 4
- Losses: 4
|Season 4.0||T.D.M.||Scrap Daddy Surplus|
|Season 5.0||None||Grunt Force|
|2004 NPC Charity Open||