To see the final results of the May 2002 Jrobots Challenge read the Jrobots Challenges page. Here a few comments follow:
This contest shows a great result: IonStorm won the May 2002 Jrobots Challenge and conquered the Jrobot's GRAND SLAM.
Finally happened again! IonStorm won the three categories of Jrobots repeating the KillerBees's exploit of year 2000. KillerBees held its position for eight tournaments and I'm curious to see if anyone is going to beat IonStorm soon at least in one category, so...
I'm going to award the future winners of Jrobots with the following prizes:
The next winner (other than IonStorm) of the Single Mode will receive a 5 euro banknote, the Double Mode winner will receive a 10 euro banknote and, finally, the Team Mode winner will receive a 20 euro banknote. If no one is going to beat IonStorm before the end of the September 2002 Jrobots Challenge, the author of IonStorm will receive the full set of banknotes, otherwise only some of them.
I've chosen the usual euro prizes to follow the tradition started on January and I've preferred those small banknotes because they posses long holographic stripes, while the large banknotes have a smaller hologram ;->. Obviously, it's only a symbolic prize as usual, but it's less symbolic than the last one.
While IonStorm is the absolute winner of the tournament, thanks to a fine tuning of the Team Mode strategy, Mouth has got three very good second places revealing itself the absolute second best robot in the arena. The old but still strong KillerBees had to be satisfied with a third place in Single Mode and Double Mode, while Germ is third in Team Mode. The other two robots that survived to this challenge are GermPlus and OneEyedWillyII.
Now the bad news: Myst, Fish and 845bytes are dead. The first two were strong old-aged robots that suffered the competition in the arena, while the last one was the smallest-strongest robot ever written.
From the novices side: sushkin lost his robots dr1 and dr2. The first was not too bad as its percentage testify.
Finally, I've lost my DirtyCoward and no other robots of mine are still around in the arena: It's time to think about new strategies :(
Only SIX robots are now in the arena! And the Alan Lund's Watch utility foresees that only IonStorm and Mouth are going to survive to the next challenge, but since the Team Mode needs at least four robots to work, if no other robot will be uploaded in the arena, I'll save at least the first four placed of the Team List.
Now you can upload your robots to win the June 2002 Jrobots Challenge (June 1st-29th 2002) aka IonStorm's GRAND SLAM!