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Team Ivanhoe was a team that competed on Robot Wars. They first entered Series 2 with their namesake robot Ivanhoe, before returning in Series 4 with the much more successful Splinter, which also competed in Series 5 and the first series of Robot Wars Extreme.

The Team[]

The team with Ivanhoe

Team Ivanhoe consisted of Stuart and Craig Weightman, a father and son duo from Norwich. Stuart was the lead designer and builder of both of the team's robots and operated the weapons. He did however, drive Ivanhoe one time during the Tug of War trial in their Series 2 Heat. Meanwhile, Craig was the driver of the robots; a student at Taverham High School, it was noted by Jonathan Pearce that he was a black belt in karate. Both Stuart and Craig shared speaking roles during interviews, though Craig appeared to be somewhat camera shy as he often sounded nervous in the interviews, while Stuart would usually aid him and speak more confidently as he was the elder of the two. However, Craig was the one to conduct the team's introduction for Series 5.

The team failed qualify for Series 3 after attempting to enter both Ivanhoe and Splinter and subsequently failed to qualify for Series 6. Team Ivanhoe retired before Series 7 and sold Splinter on eBay, which was purchased by Team RCC, who tried to enter Splinter into Series 7, but failed to qualify as well.

"Hi, Just letting anyone who is interested that we have decided unfortunately to sell SPLINTER. Its a fine robot, works well and all the parts did cost a fair old sum, so, rather than leaving him in the garage for years to gather dust it would be nice to pass him on to someone who could make use of him or the parts within. "
— Stuart Weightman on the Robot Wars Forum [1]

Robots[]

Name Weight Class Series
Ivanhoe Heavyweight Series 2
Splinter Heavyweight Series 4-5, Extreme 1

Wins/Losses[]

  • Wins: 9
  • Losses: 4

Series Record[]

Main Series Team Ivanhoe Series Record
The First Wars Did not enter
The Second Wars Heat Final with Ivanhoe
The Third Wars Not selected with Ivanhoe 2
Not selected with Splinter
The Fourth Wars Semi-Finals, Round 1 with Splinter
The Fifth Wars Heat, Round 2 with Splinter
The Sixth Wars Failed to qualify with Splinter
The Seventh Wars Did not enter
Series 8 Did not enter
Series 9 Did not enter
Series 10 Did not enter
Robot Wars Extreme Appearances
Series 1 Entered with Splinter
Series 2 Did not enter

Outside Robot Wars[]

Ivanhoe 2 fighting Daisy Chopper at Sevenoaks 1999

Splinter fighting Orac's Revenge at Robots@War 2000

Team Ivanhoe made limited appearances outside of Robot Wars. Ivanhoe 2 fought at the Sevenoaks 1999 charity event, where it fought Daisy Chopper in one battle.[2] The team fought with Splinter at the Robots@War event in 2000, where it defeated Orac's Revenge in its only known battle.[3]

Splinter continued to fight at live events after Robot Wars ended under Team RCC's ownership.

References[]

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