April 23rd 2022

NHRL February 2022 Badge

UPDATE 1/11/2022 - This event was moved from February 5 to April 23, 2022.

April 23rd is the second event in the NHRL 2022 season. We will be fighting all weight classes. Spectators are allowed and welcome! All-day passes to watch the fights are $10.00. We will be handing out a total of 3 Golden Dumpsters and $4,200 in cash prizes! There is a $25 fully refunded deposit for registration as always! We are expecting a large competitor field with over 100 robots present at the event!

The staff at NHRL are constantly monitoring all state and federal guidelines regarding COVID-19, and will update this page if any special precautions are required. See "COVID Regulations" below for more information.

Where: 165 Water Street Norwalk, CT 06854

When: April 23, 2022

  • Doors Open for Competitors at 8:00 am
  • Doors Open for Spectators at 10:00 am


Spectators are allowed! We plan to open our doors for spectators at 10:00 a.m. We will charge $10.00 for all-day access for all spectators over the age of 4.

Robot combat is an inherently dangerous sport. We take great care to make our events as safe as possible for spectators and competitors but accidents can happen and injury is possible. We may ask you to sign a release prior to entering the space acknowledging these risks.

Here's some of the things you can get as a spectator:

  • Food trucks in the parking lot.
  • Onsite concessions.
  • Competitor and official NHRL merchandise for sale.
  • Time to hang out with the competitors post-fight.

Want to Help Us?

We are currently looking for more crew!


Stream link coming soon!


Registration Information:

  • Signup list and brackets will be available soon.

Event Format

April will be a 1 day event format, like normal. We expect to complete around 10p. 90% of competitors will be done by 6p.

08:00 Doors Open for Competitors.
9:30 All teams must be present.
9:45 All competing robots must have been photographed, passed safety, and weighed in.
10:00 Stream begins and first fights occur.
18:00 We should be down to the final 16 robots in 3lb and 8 robots in 12 and 30lb. NHRL Prime will begin.
22:00 Last fight of the day + Winners ceremony.


  • This event will be streamed live on our Youtube channel, and fight videos will be posted there after the event.
  • Join us on discord

Upon Arrival

  • Check in with the event staff and get your badge and make sure they know you are here
  • Setup at your pit. All pits are first come, first serve
  • Pass Safety. We will check your weapon lock and verify your radio failsafe.
  • Get your bot's picture taken. We cannot start the event without a picture for every bot.
  • Join the discord for day of event updates
  • Double check the rules.
    • If your bot does well towards the end of the day, you must be ready to fight after a minimum of 20 minutes
    • NHRL includes an audience-triggered Encore that can add 30 seconds to the fight. These usually only happen towards the back half of the day
  • If you have time, create or update the wiki page for your bot. You can view the pages in the 3lb Category.

COVID Regulations

We will be following the latest guidance from the state of CT. Currently there are no capacity or distancing restrictions for an event like this. CT currently has one of the highest vaccination rates and lowest COVID rates in the country.

  • As of December 23, 2021, masks are required indoors at all times, regardless of vaccination status.