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Long Beach 1999 was the first competition ever sanctioned by BattleBots in Long Beach, California.

It was held at The Long Beach Pyramid, a 4000-seat multipurpose indoor arena which has since been renamed to Walter Pyramid.[1]

There were three weight classes at the event: Lightweight (named the Kilobots class), Middleweight (named Megabots) and Heavyweight (named Gigabots). Each weight class ran in a double-elimination bracket, dividing the field into a winners bracker and a losers bracket. The tournament was broadcast online on ZDTV (later known as TechTV), and was also taped for the BattleBots Beginnings DVD released in 2004.

For this competition, the Kilobots could weigh between 25-55lbs, or up to 83lbs for walkers. Megabots weighed between 56-109lbs and likewise had a bonus for walking robots: 84-164lbs. The heavyweight Gigabots could weigh from 110-200lbs, or between 165-300lbs for walkers.[2]

The Kilobots division was ultimately won by Ziggo, having fought through the losers bracket to make the latter stages of the competition. Derek Young's Son of Smashy took home the Megabots title after defeating Knee-Breaker in the final, and BioHazard triumphed over the British KillerHurtz to claim the Gigabots crown.

The rumbles for each division were won by HammerHead, Deadblow and Razer respectively.

A copy of the event's brochure is available on Archive.org.

Kilobots (Lightweight)[]

The Kilobot tournament tree.


Kilobots Rumble[3]
HammerHead vs. Toe-Crusher vs. Mouser Catbot vs. Ziggo vs. Sallad vs. Wedge of Doom vs. Dr. Inferno vs. Alpha Raptor vs. W.L.O.W. vs. Missing Link vs. Instigator vs. Knome vs. RACC vs. Defiant vs. Executioner vs. Spike of Doom vs. Lock-Nut Monster vs. Gorange 3 vs. Rasta

Megabots (Middleweight)[]

The Megabots tournament tree.

Megabots Rumble[4]
Son of Smashy vs. Carnivore vs. Ankle Biter vs. Deadblow vs. Spaz vs. Knee-Breaker vs. Scorpion Beta 3 vs. Stuffie vs. SlapPest vs. Unnamed Robots

Gigabots (Heavyweight)[]

The Gigabots tournament tree


Gigabot Rumble[5]
BioHazard vs. Mauler vs. Tazbot vs. S.L.A.M. vs. Razer vs. FrenZy vs. Voltarc vs. Rhino vs. Punjar vs. Kill-O-Amp vs. Namreko 3000 vs. Juggernaut vs. Malicious Mischief

Results[]

Weight Class Champion Runner-Up Third Place Fourth Place Rumble Winner
Kilobots Ziggo Defiant Executioner Toe-Crusher HammerHead
Megabots Son of Smashy Knee-Breaker Turtle Road Kill Deadblow Deadblow
Gigabots BioHazard KillerHurtz Rhino Tazbot Razer

Other Awards[]

Trivia[]

  • Tentoumushi's name was misspelt as "Tentomushi" on the official tournament bracket.

References[]

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