Bot Blast 2013

Presented By Dreadfully Wicked Robots

Bloomsburg, PA, US

July 20, 2013

Event Information

Organizer: Dreadfully Wicked Robots
Location: Bloomsburg, PA US
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Starts: Jul 20, 2013
Ends: Jul 20, 2013

Robot Classes / Competitions

Category Robot Class Maximum
Pit Crew
Combat 150 g - Fairyweight 16 1 Robot None 20.00 USD 10 Per Robot
Combat 1 lb - Antweight 24 13 Robots None 20.00 USD 10 Per Robot
Combat 3 lb - Beetleweight 24 13 Robots None 25.00 USD 10 Per Robot
Combat 6 lb - Mantis 16 5 Robots None 25.00 USD 10 Per Robot

Event Description

Bot Blast is back in Bloomsburg, PA on July 20, 2013... Columbia Mall and Dreadfully Wicked Robots present this annual insectweight tournament (150g through 6 lb) for the 6th consecutive year. The event will take place in the center of the beautiful Columbia Mall just off I-80 in Bloomsburg, PA.

Awesome trophies, plaques, and great prizes for the top 3 in each class, including the "Golden Light Tree" Championship Trophy to each class champion. Plus special awards for Best Engineered Robot, Coolest Robot, Best Driver, and a Long Distance Award for the team that travels the furthest to attend the event. Special awards/prizes will also be given to the official Rumble winner in each class.

Beginning with the 2013 event, Bot Blast will use its own custom rule set, which can be found on our website at . Our rules are very similar to those used at most insectweight robot events including NERC RFL. Visit the Bot Blast message board at or email Event Operator Jeremy Campbell for any questions regarding the rules.

The Columbia Mall is just off Interstate-80 Exit 232 (Buckhorn/Bloomsburg Exit) in Bloomsburg, PA. Address is: 225 Columbia Mall Dr, Bloomsburg PA 17815.

8:00am: Doors open check-in begins
10:45am: Mandatory builders meeting
11:00am: First Fights
**Builders- Your robots MUST be through Safety before 10:45am or they will not be able to compete... arrive early!**
Event should be finished by 7pm
Awards Presentation to be held immediately after the final match
Please stick around a few minutes to help clean up and take down the arena

$20 per Fleaweight (150g), $20 per Antweight (1lb), $25 per Beetleweight (3lb) and $25 per Mantisweight (6lb). Fees will be collected at the event check-in table. Cash or check. Please do not send payment before the event.

This year Bot Blast unveils a brand new state-of-the-art insectweight arena. Its 10 ft x 10 ft square and 6 ft tall with 1/4" lexan walls. Steel bumpers. Wood floor.

ANYONE who enters the pit area must sign the release of liability. Everyone entering the pit area must sign one at the event when you arrive at check-in. ALL competitors or crew members under age 18 MUST ALSO have their waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian.

Complete Tournament Information including photos and videos of previous Bot Blasts can be found at our website:

Get ready to have a blast!

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