Welcome to the Ninth Annual
Battle O' Baltimore
An Off-Season FRC Event

Saturday, September 26th, 2015
Hosted by The McDonogh School in Owings Mills, Maryland

The event is free and open to the public.

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What is the Battle O' Baltimore?
A competition of the mind

30 high school robotics teams will come together to play Recycle Rush. Our goal is to provide an event where new teams, new drivers, and new members to the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) community are welcome.

We are proud to continue our development of this event as one of the premiere off-season competitions on the East Coast.

Recycle Rush
The 2015 FRC Game

This year's game Recycle Rush is a recycling-themed game played by two Alliances of three robots each. Robots score points by stacking totes on scoring platforms, capping those stacks with recycling containers, and properly disposing of pool noodles, representing litter.

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Team 2537 goes for a recycling bin

Team 888's human player loads totes through the chute for the robot to stack

Team 2377 loads a pool noodle that will earn them extra points

Thank You!
Congratulations to the 2014 award winners!

Battle of North Point Volunteer Award

Kim Smith, Team 4505, “MECHDonogh Robotics”,
McDonogh High School Owings Mills, Maryland

Runner Up: Robert Mohr

Captain Aisquith Travel Award

Team 533, “PSIcotics”, Lindenhurst Senior High School, Lindenhurst New York

General Stricker Safety Award

Team 4541, “The Cavs”, Archbishop Spaulding High School, Severn, Maryland

Francis Scott Key Team Spirit Award

Team 1111, “Powerhawks”, South River High School, South River, Maryland

Mary Pickersgill Imagery Award

Team 1885, “ILITE Robotics”, Battlefield High School, Haymarket, Virginia

Maryland Militia Award for the Best Defensive Robot

Team 4464, “Team Illusion”, Greenbelt Community Team, Greenbelt, Maryland

Artillery Award for the Best Offensive Robot

Team 225, “TechFire”, Advanced Skills Center, York, Pennsylvania

Star Spangled Banner Award for Gracious Professionalism

Team 888, “Robotiators”, Glenelg High School, Glenelg Maryland

Commodore Rodgers Mentor Award

Dean Sheridan, Team 888, “Robotiators”, Glenelg High School, Glenelg Maryland

Ramparts Finalist Alliance

Alliance Captain: Team 836, “RoboBees”, Dr. James A Forrest Career and Technology Center, Leonardtown, Maryland

Team 2528, “RoboDoves”, Western High School, Baltimore Maryland

Team 357, “Royal Assault”, Upper Darby High School, Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania

Team 533, “PSIcotics”, Lindenhurst Senior High School, Lindenhurst New York

Fort McHenry Champion Alliance

Alliance Captain: Team 2537, “Space RAIDers”, Atholton High School, Columbia, Maryland

Team 1885, “ILITE Robotics”, Battlefield High School, Haymarket, Virginia

Team 4945, “Titanium Wrecks”, Ocean Pines, Maryland

Team 422, “Mech Tech Dragons”, Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School, Richmond, Virginia.

FIRST Robotics

FIRST is an international organization that challenges students of all ages with robotics competitions to build problem solving skills and team relations. Mentors and sponsors help teams every step of the way.

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The Battle O' Baltimore is hosted by the FIRST Baltimore Area Alliance, an organization of 18 teams in the Maryland region that have come together to support each other through events and training days.

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