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HORD 2021 Update #2

The ORC team, believes that in order to safely hold an event in June vaccines would need to be available to the general public by April 1, which does not appear will happen.  For this reason, we regrettably will not be able to hold an event in June. We are discussing the possibility of doing something in September and October and are starting to explore our options.  We believe if current trends with COVID continue by early fall we may be able to safely gather.

If you have suggestions for an event venue that might, accommodate our competition, we welcome your suggestions.  Stay safe and we hope that we can see you all in the fall.


HORD 2021 update #1

We are currently working with Colossal Con to determine if an event in June will be feasible.  In order to host HORD at Colossal Con this year three things must happen;
* State of Ohio has to allow gather of that size.
* First round vaccines must be avable to the general public no latter
that April 1st.
* We need to be able to staff the event.  Even if the first two happen, some of our regular staff are in high-risk groups and will not able to attend regardless.  These roles will need to filled which means we will be looking for people to step up.

In the likely event a June event is not feasible we will look for a venue that can host in September or October.  We truly desire host an event this year, but will only do so when we feel it is safe to do so.  Regardless of when our next event is held you should expect proof of full vaccination will be required for all participants.  This will likely mean having second round vaccine at least three weeks before the event.

We should have a go /no-go decision by the end of February.   

Stay well
ORC team  

The Ohio Robotics Club have been carefully monitoring the progress of the COVID-19 pandemic and the State of Ohioís guide lines for public safety during this crisis.  Based on the current state of the pandemic and the expected progression over the next three months we do not believe that we can hold an event safely in September.  It is with deepest regret that I must announce that we have decided to cancel HORD 2020.  It is our hope that by this time next year this crisis will have passed and HORD will return better than ever.

All teams who have pre-paid registration will receive a full refund.

Colossal Con has been postponed.

There will be no HORD event in June.

ORC is currently evaluated the viability of an event on Saturday Sept 5th (Labor Day weekend).  Before a decision is made we need know what the state of the pandemic will be in September, we may not be able to predict that until June or early July.  We would like to announce a go / no go decision as early as possible, but the safety of our builders and volunteers is paramount we will not move forward with the event until we are confident it can be done safely.

Registered teams, please check your email for additional information.

We apologize for the inconvenience.


HORD 2020 will be held during ColossalCon on June 6th in Sandusky OH.  Full details have been posted. (HORD 2020) Registration will be done via the builders db and will open later this month.


ORC needs your help; running this event requires a great deal of time and effort.  ORCís current staff is current shorthanded and need of additional support.  Specifically we are need of someone to help update the website and someone to handle post event video production.  If you would like to be part of the ORC team please contact Chris Olin at registration_at_ohiorobotclub_dot_com.

 Initial results posted for HORD 2019

 Initial details posted for HORD 2019

 Initial results posted for HORD 2018

 Initial details posted for HORD 2018

Results posted for HORD 2017
Pictures and event summery coming zoon.

 Initial details posted for HORD 2017

  Result of HORD 2016 posted.

 Initial details posted for HORD 2016

Results for HORD 2015 posted
ORC is now on Facebook
Fight videos (from Evan Gandola) uploaded to ORC YouTube Channel