What was your approach? What will you do differently? What do you regret?
My entry bot is named sleeko. It is a simple feed-forward neural net trained to be as greedy as possible. It doesn’t appear to care about the opponent. In the two games so far it doesn’t seem to be concerned with turning or spending boosts, only hitting mud.
I got sleeko to a point where he can compete, but most importantly will be used to train further bots. I’ll be making a few modifications to improve it slightly, making it more competitive to future bots. Recurrence is coming, but that requires longer training times than the 24 hours I gave to sleeko.
Good luck and thanks for the fun!