beater bot Catastrophic first sent
Chris Atwood and his BotBlast 2011
champion wedge bot Antelope to the
loser's bracket and then sent Cody
Bennett and his spinning blade bot
Szalor south. Catastrophic joined
Antelope and Szalor in the bottom
bracket after losing the winner's
bracket final match to Richard Kelley
and his titanium clad wedge bot, the
Little Box (Figure 6).
In the loser's bracket, Szalor
viciously ended Antelope's run
at a repeat title by using its blade
to skin the Antelope (Figure 7).
Catastrophic then brutalized Szalor
by literally ripping the front end off
of the bot (Figure 8).
The title match was a rematch of
the winner's bracket final, and the
Little Box was again able to stay
under Catastrophic's big spinning
beater while repeatedly pushing
Catastrophic into the wall to win the
Antweight gold. Kelley also received
the BotBlast Sportsman award.
FIGURE 7. Antweight
bot Antelope after
match with Szalor.
FIGURE 9. Beetleweight bot Coercion after
match with Ripto.
FIGURE 10. Damage to Beetleweight bot
One Fierce Lawn Boy after match with
FIGURE 11. Stress fracture on Ripto's spinner
(dark area on the left).
One Fierce Bush
match with One
Fierce Bush Wacker.
FIGURE 15. Close-up of damage to
Mantisweight multi-bot Dick Dastardly's
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