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Author: alassio | Created: 2017-03-24 08:37:06
Subject: When will registration for 2017 championship start?
Hi all
I guess everybody is still much occupied implementing and preparing their bots for the new challenges like pro mode and tyre model.
However, for anybody interested in joining this year's challenge,
when will the registration start and what exactly needs to be done?

Thanks, Rico
Last Edited: 2017-03-24 08:37:06 by alassio
    Author: jspenn | Created: 2017-03-24 13:38:06
    Subject: Re: When will registration for 2017 championship start?
    Well, registration started on the 5th of march.
    Last Edited: 2017-03-24 13:38:06 by jspenn
    Author: firechief | Created: 2017-03-24 14:55:34
    Subject: Re: When will registration for 2017 championship start?
    Hi Rico,

    As Jacob mentioned, registration is already open and it doesn't close until the final race of the competition.

    The schedule for the championship can be seen here: http://berniw.org/trb/events/race_schedule_view.php?viewscheduleid=24

    It goes in cycles of 2 weeks for robot submission, then 1 week for results of the race. The first robot submission period ends on 30th May, so anyone who wants to run in every race this year will need to have registered & submitted their robot's tarball by the 30th. The robot doesn't need to be complete when you first register/submit, you can upload as many new versions of it as you like except for during the race week, when robot submission is frozen.

    One thing to note is that you need to choose your car carefully, as once you're locked in for that first race you can't change it (unless you've made an obvious & terrible mistake, as I did for race 1 last year - in which case Bernhard will sort it out).
    Last Edited: 2017-03-24 14:55:34 by firechief
      Author: alassio | Created: 2017-03-24 15:03:43
      Subject: Re: When will registration for 2017 championship start?
      On the page "TORCS Endurance World Championship 2017" it shows
      "Max. Teams: 15 (0 registered, 15 free) "
      so nobody registered so far? or is there some hidden space showing that?
      And what's the procedure?

      Thanks, Rico
      Last Edited: 2017-03-24 15:03:43 by alassio
        Author: firechief | Created: 2017-03-24 15:50:00
        Subject: Re: When will registration for 2017 championship start?
        Nobody's registered yet, but this is normal as people are working on their robots. Normally we'll see most registrations in the two week robot submission period before the first race.

        As for the procedure, firstly you need to become a "racer", which used to mean passing the quiz - not sure what it is now. Then create a team, which involves coming up with a name, choosing one of the trb1 cars (which you can change later) and choosing the numbers of your drivers. Optionally you can upload images if you want.

        Then with the team created, you click the register link which appears on the event for "racer" members who have teams. Its all pretty straightforward.
        Last Edited: 2017-03-24 15:50:00 by firechief
          Author: jspenn | Created: 2017-03-24 16:00:51
          Subject: Re: When will registration for 2017 championship start?
          Andrew, what did you do with USR at alpine 1? I mean other than getting 2 qualifying non-submittors and finishing 7th ;)
          Last Edited: 2017-03-24 16:00:51 by jspenn
            Author: firechief | Created: 2017-03-24 16:23:15
            Subject: Re: When will registration for 2017 championship start?
            I didn't realize that I hadn't updated the team's choice of car. I'd prepared & submitted a robot with setup for car2, but the team was registered to use car7.

            Bernhard was very kind in fixing it up for me, otherwise the team would have earned zero points for that race & indeed its whole season would have been shot to pieces as I'd be stuck with car7, which for semi-pro wasn't the best car. As it was, it got points for 7th whereas it would have easily taken 1st if I'd made sure things were correct - it was half a second faster than Hymie.
            Last Edited: 2017-03-24 16:23:15 by firechief
          Author: alassio | Created: 2017-03-24 16:47:17
          Subject: Re: When will registration for 2017 championship start?
          Thanks for clarification!
          Rico
          Last Edited: 2017-03-24 16:47:17 by alassio
          Author: jspenn | Created: 2017-04-07 20:09:41
          Subject: Re: When will registration for 2017 championship start?
          Due to unforeseen circumstances (holidays), I may not have a robot ready for the first race of the season. Sorry about that.
          Last Edited: 2017-04-07 20:09:41 by jspenn
            Author: jspenn | Created: 2017-04-12 12:14:02
            Subject: Re: When will registration for 2017 championship start?
            As a side note, did anyone else notice torcsplayer rename his team to TP Racing? He might make a return...
            Tim, aren't you making one?
            Last Edited: 2017-04-12 12:14:20 by jspenn
              Author: timfoden | Created: 2017-04-12 12:53:54
              Subject: Re: When will registration for 2017 championship start?
              Yes, I plan to enter Mouse again (as mouse_2017). I'm also considering entering a 2nd team with a different car, initially using the same Mouse internals, but longer term with some major changes.

              At the moment I'm simply trying to make mouse faster with the new rules, and I haven't got around to registering yet.

              Cheers, Tim.
              Last Edited: 2017-04-12 12:53:54 by timfoden
                Author: dummy | Created: 2017-04-12 15:38:35
                Subject: Re: When will registration for 2017 championship start?
                That's very nice to hear. So did Andrew turn you around on your Australia trip?

                This means we'll see all past winners at the same races and figure out the champion of champions ;)
                Last Edited: 2017-04-12 15:38:35 by dummy
                  Author: jspenn | Created: 2017-04-15 15:25:45
                  Subject: Re: When will registration for 2017 championship start?
                  > This means we'll see all past winners at the same races and figure out the champion of champions ;)

                  <facepalm>Oh of course!</facepalm>
                  Last Edited: 2017-04-15 15:25:45 by jspenn