|Robot Wars: The Third Wars - Semi-Final 2|
The Robot Wars logo from the introduction titles
|Series||The Third Wars|
|Winner(s)|| Steg-O-Saw-Us |
|First Broadcast||April 14th 2000|
|Original channel||BBC Two|
|Preceded by||Semi-Final 1|
|Succeeded by||Grand Final|
Semi-Final 2 of Robot Wars: The Third Wars was the second of two Semi-Finals which determined the Grand Finalists of Robot Wars: The Third Wars. The eight semi-finalists were paired off in Round 1, with the four victors pairing off in Round 2 to determine the two Grand Finalists. The episode featuring Semi-Final 2 was originally broadcast on April 14, 2000 on BBC Two.
- The second round defeat of Beast of Bodmin signified the retirement of Bodmin Community College.
- The second round match between 101 and Hypno-Disc signified the first time that the judges descended from their panel to inspect robots up close. The match has been judged as one of the closest in history.
- From this semi-final, only Hypno-Disc, Team Steg-O-Saw-Us and Team Scutterbots managed to make a semi-finals again.
Semi-Final 2 had six newcomers and two veterans. This is contrary to Semi-Final 1, which featured three newcomers and five veterans.
|Blade (Winner of Heat C)|
|Dimensions||0.31 x 0.94 x 0.63m|
|Clearance||0.03 - 0.07m|
|Power||3 x Various Motors|
|Weapons||Rotary Lawnmower Blade|
|Team Members: John Ainslie, Ben Reid, Geoff Reid|
|Gravedigger (Winner of Heat F)|
|Dimensions||0.62 x 1.31 x 0.82m|
|Power||2 x Electric Motors|
|Weapons||Arm Powered by Hydraulic Ram|
|Notes||Steel Shell in a Coffin Shape|
|Team Members: Jonathan Chaplin, Dave Chaplin, Owen Ramsey|
|Hypno-Disc (Winner of Heat H)|
|Dimensions||0.25 x 1.26 x 0.74m|
|Power||2 x 750W Electric Motors|
|Weapons||600rpm Rotating Disc|
|Team Members: Dave Rose, Derek Rose, Ken Rose|
|Scutter's Revenge (Winner of Heat M)|
|Dimensions||0.47 x 1.30 x 0.80m|
|Power||2 x 2HP Starter Motors|
|Weapons||Front Bulldozer Blade|
|Notes||High Powered Motors|
|Team Members: Graham Warner, Oluremi Idris, Darren Ball|
|Steg-O-Saw-Us (Winner of Heat G)|
|Dimensions||0.50 x 1.20 x 0.71m|
|Power||2 x 750W Electric Motors|
|Weapons||Pneumatic Lifting Tail|
|Team Members: Dan King, Peter Rowe, Rob Heasman|
|Evil Weevil (Winner of Heat L)|
|Dimensions||0.25 x 1.05 x 0.75m|
|Notes||Build Time: 3 Months|
|From: Cardiff in Wales|
|Team Members: Kevin Pritchard, Andrew Davies, Michael Walsh|
|101 (Winner of Heat J)|
|Dimensions||0.27 x 1.0 x 0.75m|
|Weapons||CO2 Powered Ram With Spike|
|Notes||Cost Under £5|
|Team Members: Mike Franklin, Amy Franklin, Paul Johnson|
|Beast of Bodmin (Winner of Heat I)|
|Dimensions||0.60 x 1.34 x 0.90m|
|Power||3 x Motors|
|Weapons||Circular Saw & Tusk|
|Notes||Large Animated Eyes|
|Team Members: Chris Kinsey, Peter Kinsey, Hender Blewitt|
101 vs Scutter's RevengeEdit
101 started quickly and twice drove over the front scoop of Scutter's Revenge. Both robots tried to push each other around but neither robot was able to get any real power behind each push. Eventually, Scutter's Revenge began to slow down and soon stopped moving completely and was immobilised, allowing the house robots to attack the beaten machine.
Gravedigger vs Steg-O-Saw-UsEdit
The battle started very slowly with both robots avoiding each other before Gravedigger pushed Steg-O-Saw-Us into Sir Killalot and then attempted to flip its opponent but was just unable to flip it completely. Gravedigger then flipped Steg-O-Saw-Us up onto the arena wall but Matilda knocked it back onto its wheels. Steg-O-Saw-Us then backed into Gravedigger and pushed it around the arena before cease was called and the judges went for Steg-O-Saw-Us.
Beast of Bodmin vs BladeEdit
Beast of Bodmin quickly got underneath Blade and attempted to tip its opponent over, but was unsuccessful. Beast of Bodmin tried twice more unsuccessfully before finally managing to get underneath and flip Blade onto its side using its lifting ram. Beast of Bodmin then tipped Blade onto its back and it was immobilised.
Winner: Beast of Bodmin
Evil Weevil vs Hypno-DiscEdit
Hypno-Disc started slowly to get its spinning disc up to speed but was unable to cause damage in the early exchanges. However, Hypno-Disc was soon able to cause damage to Evil Weevil as pieces of armour flew off the robot. Hypno-Disc continued to do damage until Evil Weevil suffered control problems and was immobilised.
Steg-O-Saw-Us vs Beast of BodminEdit
Steg-O-Saw-Us drove into Beast of Bodmin and caused minor damage to the front of its opponent. Steg-O-Saw-Us continued to ram into its opponent until Beast of Bodmin started to slow down. Steg-O-Saw-Us repeatedly rammed Beast of Bodmin into the arena wall until it eventually became immobilised and the house robots attacked. Beast of Bodmin was then placed onto the arena flipper and flipped, rolling once in midair and landing onto its side before falling back down onto its wheels. Steg-O-Saw-Us went through to the Grand Final.
101 vs Hypno-DiscEdit
Hypno-Disc attacked 101 but its spinning disc did no damage and bounced off. 101 then pushed Hypno-Disc across the arena and drove up onto the disc, stopping it from spinning. Both robots drove into a CPZ and were attacked by Dead Metal, with Hypno-Disc sustaining some damage. Hypno-Disc then pushed 101 into the CPZ, but 101 quickly escaped. The battle concluded with the two robots pushing each other and the decision went to the judges. For the first time ever, the judges went into the arena to inspect for damage before making their decision. The judges went for Hypno-Disc, who progressed to the Grand Final.