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

Saturday, September 24th, 2016
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

36 high school robotics teams will come together to play FIRST Stronghold. 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.

The 2016 FRC Game

In FIRST STRONGHOLD, two Alliances of three robots each are on a Quest to breach their opponents’ fortifications, weaken their tower with boulders, and capture the opposing tower. Robots score points by breaching opponents’ defenses and scoring boulders through goals in the opposing tower. During the final 20 seconds of the Quest, robots may surround and scale the opposing tower to capture it.

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Team 2377 hangs from the tower to score extra points at the end of the game

Team 1629 catches some serious air heading over the middle defenses

Team 2849 fires a boulder into the opponent's tower

Photos are from the 2016 Chesapeake District Championship event. See more here.

The Battle O' Baltimore is excited to be part of Baltimore Innovation Week, a week-long celebration of technology and innovation. Tickets are available for a 30 minute guided tour of the Battle O' Baltimore event.

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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