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Bot Blast 2017

July 15, 2017

Bot Blast’s 10th Annual Event will be held in Bloomsburg, PA on Saturday July 15, 2017… hosted by Columbia Mall and Team Dreadfully Wicked Robots! This insectweight combat robot event will once again take place at the center gazebo of the Columbia Mall in Bloomsburg, PA.

Trophies and prizes for the top 3 in each class, including the Golden Lights trophy to each class champion. Special awards also for the best engineered robot, coolest robot, best driver, sportsmanship award, best fight, and more!

Bot Blast uses a modified SPARC ruleset. Please visit the Bot Blast website ” Rules Page for a detailed ruleset. Email event operator Jeremy Campbell for any questions regarding the rules.

Each team is allowed a maximum of 2 robots per weight class. Each driver is only allowed to drive one robot per weight class. (Example: One team may enter 2 robots in the Beetleweight class, as long as there is a separate dedicated driver for each robot).

The Columbia Mall is just off Interstate 80 Exit 232 (Buckhorn/Bloomsburg Exit). Address for GPS is: 225 Columbia Mall Dr, Bloomsburg PA 17815. We will be located in the center court of the mall, in front of JCPenney. This is a public venue so its free for anyone to watch… Invite your friends and family to come catch the action!

7:45am: Doors open & check-in begins
10:45am: Mandatory meeting
11:00am: National Anthem – Fights Begin
**Robots must pass through safety/weigh-in before 10:45am or they will NOT compete… make sure your bots work and don’t be late! No exceptions!**
Event should finish by 8pm
Rumbles will be held just before the finals (finalists are not permitted to compete in the rumble)
Awards Presentation immediately after the finals
Please stick around afterward if possible to help clean up and take down the arena

$40 per robot (all weight classes). Fees will be collected at the event check-in table. Cash or check. Please do not send payment before the event.

10 ft x 10 ft square, 6 ft tall, steel framed with 3/8″ thick polycarbonate walls and roof. Steel bumpers. Wood floor. No pits/push-outs/hazards.

Bot Blast needs help from our friends to fund our lexan upgrade. Please visit our Bot Blast GoFundMe Campaign Page to learn how you can help us continue being a safe and successful event. Thank you!!!

The pit area is closed off from the general public. Registered builders who enter the pit area must sign a release of liability. Everyone entering the pit area must sign one when your team arrives at the check-in table. No need to mail anything before the event. All competitors or crew members under age 18 also must have their waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian at the event.

See more tournament info, photos and videos of previous Bot Blasts, and more at our website: http://botblast.webs.com

See you in July!


July 15, 2017


Jeremy Campbell


Columbia Mall
225 Columbia Mall Dr, Bloomsburg, PA 17815 United States
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