Event Info


The Battle O’ Baltimore is an off-season FIRST FRC competition sponsored by The Maryland Robotics Alliance (formerly known as the Baltimore Area Alliance), an alliance of teams across the state of Maryland.  These teams have united to strengthen and support FIRST FRC mentors in the area.

Pit Area. Each team will be assigned a standard 10′ x 10′ area.  Each area will have a table, chair(s) and power.  Teams are encouraged to bring power strips, additional power extensions, etc. and should label all equipment with their team number.  No food or beverage will be permitted in the Pits.

Information Packet 2018:  Click this link!

Food and Snacks

Concessions (cash only) will be available at Battle O’ Baltimore.  Concessions Menu

Rule Changes

TBD – Please check back closer to the event.


Fort McHenry Champion Award, sponsored by ASRC Federal:

  • Alliance Captain- Team 225, Techfire Robotics
  • Team 2539, Krypton Cougars
  • Team 9999/2199, Robo-Cubs


Ramparts Finalist Award sponsored by InSource Solutions

  • Alliance Captain- Team 686 Bovine Intervention
  • Team 1629, GaCo
  • Team 5115, Knight Riders
  • Team 3389, TecTigers


Award:  Armistead Engineering Innovation Award, sponsored by the 21st
Century Group:

Team 225, Techfire Robotics


Award:  Battle of North Point Volunteer Award:

Kathy Laukzemis, MRA


Award:  Sam Smith Unsung Hero Award

Kim Smith, Team 4505 And Event Director


Award:   Star Spangled Banner Award for Gracious Professionalism:

Team 888, The Robotiators


Award:  Commodore Rodgers Mentor Award:

Angela Benjamin, Team 2914, Tiger Pride


For the 2018 year, Battle O’ Baltimore teams were eligible for the following awards:

Fort McHenry Champion Award – Sponsored by ASRC Federal

Fort McHenry’s refusal to give up in 1814 despite repeated British attacks exemplifies the perseverance of a winning team. This Award is presented to Battle O’ Baltimore champions.

Ramparts Finalist Award – Sponsored by InSource Solutions

The Ramparts are the wall where the stalwart citizen-soldiers defended Baltimore from attack. This Award is presented to Battle O’ Baltimore finalists.

Commodore Rodgers Mentor Award

John Rodgers commanded the USS President, which fired the first shot of the War of 1812. This award goes to the Mentor of the Battle who best exemplifies FIRST goals and values.

Battle of North Point Volunteer Award

The stalwart militiamen of Baltimore withstood repeated attacks by the British army until the British gave up at North Point just east of Baltimore.  This award goes to a volunteer at the Battle O’ Baltimore selected by the other volunteers for selfless service to Maryland Robotics.

Star Spangled Banner Award

Our nation’s anthem celebrates the cooperative effort of citizen-soldiers to defend Baltimore. This Award goes to the team that has demonstrated the FIRST ideals of gracious professionalism and coopertition.

Armistead Engineering Innovation Award,  sponsored by the 21st Century Group

Walker Armistead was the Chief Engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; his brother George commanded Ft. McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore. The Armistead Engineering Innovation Award goes to the team that uses engineering innovation in a very specific manner in the design of their robot.

The Sam Smith Unsung Hero Award

Sam Smith heroically led the defense of Baltimore during the attack, and saved his beloved city. This loss led the British government to quickly negotiate an end to the war. This award is presented at the discretion of the event organizers, to recognize a team or individual that provided “above and beyond” service to the event.

Past Years’ Awards

Congratulations to all our winning teams, finalists, mentors, volunteers.  You can find the results from previous Battle O’ Baltimore events in the linked pages below:






2010 – 2013 (Lost to internet history…  sorry :'( )