March 20th 2021

NHRL March 20th 2021 Badge

Now that we have the first event of 2021 in the record books we expect the second to run quite a bit more smoothly. We are looking step our game up big time! Follow this page as we will add more content as we get closer to the event. We will be handing out a total of $4,200 dollars in cash prizes!

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The brackets are posted below. It is also possible to submit predictions. While there are no awards now there may be in the future for who can most accurately predict the event. You can view Current Registrations Here


NHRL Combat Space

Changes for the March Event

  • Introducing Brett's long lost twin Bert
  • Fluffy will gain some new capabilities
  • New graphics and replay packages
  • Improved queuing area
  • Interviews from the pit area!
  • Improved arena surface
  • Realtime match ordering and visible match flow


NHRL 2021 Febuary Live Stream

The full playlist can be viewed here.

Best of playlist here


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 bots picture taken. We cannot start the event without a picture for every bot.
  • Join the discord for day of event updates
  • Get your robot's photo taken
  • 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 which 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 we in the 3lb Category.

Traveling to the event in the COVID era

Update! As of 3/19/21 these will become guidelines but not a requirement. Official Document Here

CT Has has a travel restriction in place. Only a few neighboring states are allowed for completely unrestricted travel. If you are coming from a restricted state you can still come! In order to come you must follow the guidelines. They allow people to come if you follow any one of the following

  • Stay in the state for less than 24 hours
  • Test negative for COVID up to 72 hours in advance
    • We have found using the mail in test has been the most reliable way to get a timely result.
    • Tests are widely available and free in the state of CT
  • Quarantine in state for two weeks.

The full travel guidelines are posted here. CT Travel Guidelines

COVID Precautions at the event

We will be taking social distancing precautions during this event. Only competitors will be allowed. Only those fighting should be near the arena. This will be our 3rd event during covid and we have a spotless record so far. We aim to keep it that way.

  • You must wear a mask
  • In addition to masks we have face shields as well
  • Get tested before you come if you can
  • Follow the CT Travel Guidelines
  • Both socially distanced indoor pits and heated outdoor pit space will be available.
  • There will be no spectators at this event.