The Dutch Championship was the main competition of both series of Dutch Robot Wars. Like the equivalent UK, US and German championships, it was held to determine the national champion of the Netherlands, although the championship also featured many robots from Belgium as the two countries share the same robot combat association. As a result, the highest-placed Belgian representative from each series would also be crowned the Belgian champion in the same series.
Dutch Series 1Edit
- Main article: Dutch Robot Wars: Series 1
The first Dutch Championship featured 30 competitors, split into five heats containing six robots each. The first round consisted of three one-on-one battles, after which a "Losers Melee" would determine which of the three defeated robots would reach the second round. The rest of the heat was run as a standard knock-out format to decide the heat winner. The Grand Final was made up of the five heat winners and one "wildcard", chosen from the defeated robots by the show's producers. In the Grand Final the six robots were split into two battles to determine the final four competitors, which then paired off to determine the two finalists and decide the champion.
Dutch Series 2Edit
- Main article: Dutch Robot Wars: Series 2
The second Dutch Championship featured 40 competitors, split into five heats containing eight robots each. This time around the rather complicated format of the first championship was dropped in favour of a more traditional knock-out to determine the heat winners. The Grand Final was made up of the five heat winners and three "wildcards", chosen from the defeated robots by the show's producers. In the Grand Final the eight robots battled each other in a simple knock-out format to decide the champion.