The Grand Final of Dutch Robot Wars: Series 1 was a series of battles which determined the Grand Champion of Dutch Robot Wars: Series 1. This episode featured the winners of the five heats, plus a wildcard selected by the production crew, which was given to Lizzard. It was broadcast by BNN on Nederland 2 on February 4, 2002.

Competing robots[edit | edit source]

Bamm Bamm (Heat A winner)
Weight 100kg
Dimensions 0.95 x 0.80 x 0.60m
Power 2 x Car starter motors
Weapons Interchangeable hammer, spear and flipper
Strengths Multiple weapons
Weaknesses Easy to flip
Team Members: Erik Cornelissen, Rien Gronewegen & Cor Taal
Botwork (Heat C winner)
Weight 98kg
Dimensions 1.28 x 0.97 x 0.40m
Power 2 x 24V electric motors
Weapons Rotating disc
Strengths Mobility
Weaknesses Speed
Team Members: Leyton Rowley & Steve Kestle
Lizzard (Wildcard, entered Heat A)
Weight 100kg
Dimensions 1.84 x 0.92 x 0.56m
Power 2 x Wheelchair motors
Weapons Whipping tail with spikes
Strengths Indestructibility
Weaknesses Effectiveness of weapon
Team Members: Rene Blaauw & Henk Grol
Sater (Heat E winner)
Weight 75kg
Dimensions 0.82 x 0.57 x 0.46m
Power 2 x 190W electric motors
Weapons Pneumatic lifting arm
Strengths Indestructibility
Weaknesses No self-righting mechanism
Team Members: Jarno Beekman, Niels Beekman & Erwin Voorhuis
Slicer (Heat D winner)
Weight 99kg
Dimensions 1.04 x 0.84 x 0.34m
Power 750W industrial motor
Weapons Rotating drum
Strengths Armament
Weaknesses Vulnerable tracks
Team Members: Eric de Vrijer & Jos Boon
Twisted Metal (Heat B winner)
Weight 100kg
Dimensions 1.24 x 0.99 x 0.42m
Power 36V electric motor
Weapons Flywheel & skewers
Strengths Strong weapon
Weaknesses Easily flipped
Team Members: Willem Kiers, Harjo Everts & Chris Mennenga

Eliminators[edit | edit source]

Botwork vs Bamm Bamm vs Sater[edit | edit source]

Bamm Bamm strikes the top of Sater

Botwork slashes the top of Bamm Bamm

Sater's lifter is buckled by Botwork

The three robots began the Grand Final by colliding in the centre of the arena, Sater slamming straight into the disc of Botwork, and Bamm Bamm narrowly missing Sater with a hammer blow. Sater then pressed the pit release button and tried to push Bamm Bamm into the pit. Bamm Bamm retaliated with a glancing hammer blow, and escaped. Sater ran briefly into Sir Killalot, but escaped. Sater again pushed Bamm Bamm, but could not buy enough purchase into the circular robot. Botwork seized the initiative, and slammed into the lifter of Sater, bucking the weapon, with the side of Sater also visibly damaged. The battle ended with all three robots still mobile, and the jury voting to eliminate Sater.

Qualified: Botwork & Bamm Bamm

Twisted Metal vs Slicer vs Lizzard[edit | edit source]

Twisted Metal, about to be pitted

The Second Battle began with the two spinning weapons of Slicer and Twisted Metal, ganging up on Lizzard, Twisted Metal shredding the tail once more, and Slicer cutting the underside. Lizzard retaliated, using what was left of the tail to smash into the side of Twisted Metal, who stopped moving freely. Meanwhile, Slicer caused further damage to Lizzard, turning on its ally Twisted Metal briefly, before returning to Lizzard. Slicer then pressed the pit release as Refbot counted Twisted Metal down. Sir Killalot caused more damage to Lizzard, while Shunt pushed Twisted Metal onto the flipper. Once flipped, Killalot toyed with the defeated robot, before Shunt finally disposed of Twisted Metal.

Qualified: Slicer & Lizzard

Semi-Finals[edit | edit source]

Lizzard vs Bamm Bamm[edit | edit source]

Sir Killalot drops Bamm Bamm out of the arena

Bamm Bamm is defeated

Lizzard, fighting Bamm Bamm for the second time, this time fought Bamm Bamm with the lifter weapon, which missed on its fist attempt, and failed to overturn Lizzard on the next two attempts. Lizzard pushed back, and attempted to attack with the heavily damaged tail. Bamm Bamm pushed the pit release, as Lizzard pushed it all across the arena. The pushing match continued until Bamm Bamm ground to a halt in the centre of the arena. Unable to move, Lizzard pushed Bamm Bamm all over the arena, finally into Killalot, who supervised the count out, and then pounced, pushing Bamm Bamm onto the flipper, where it was thrown the length of the arena. Killalot then picked up Bamm Bamm,and threw it over the arena wall, eliminating it.

Winner: Lizzard

Slicer vs Botwork[edit | edit source]

Slicer throws Botwork over

Sir Killalot attacks Botwork, who in turn damages Sir Killalot's claw and front plate

Slicer was the first robot to attack, throwing Botwork clean over, and continuing to attack the shell of Botwork, who seemed unable to attack back, and soon began smoking and unable to move. Sir Killalot attacked Botwork, but was promptly yellow-carded by Refbot. Slicer threw Botwork over another couple of times, before Refbot began its count out. Killalot then attacked again, along with Shunt, who pushed Botwork onto the flipper, and then axed it once it had landed. Shunt then pushed Botwork into the pit, eliminating it from the competition.

Winner: Slicer

Final[edit | edit source]

Slicer vs Lizzard[edit | edit source]

The heavily damaged Lizzard

Off the start, Lizzard retreated, but then attacked Slicer from the side, pushing it around the arena. Slicer retaliated, attacking the front of Lizzard. Slicer was attacked by Dead Metal, but escaped, unlike Lizzard, who got on the wrong end of Matilda's flywheel, causing major damage to the front of the machine, as well as sending it flying. Slicer then got in underneath, causing damage to the underside of Lizzard. Bravely fighting on, Lizzard met Slicer head on, causing more damage to the front of Slicer. Dead Metal also shredded the front of Lizzard. Slicer once again got itself in underneath Lizzard, requiring Refbot to free it. Badly damaged, but nevertheless mobile, Lizzard hung on to the very end, but Slicer were the clear winners, and champions of the first Dutch Series.

Slicer, the first Dutch Robot Wars champion

Dutch Robot Wars: Series 1 Grand Champion: Slicer

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Notably, this episode marked the only victory of a tracked robot in a major competition, and the only national champion not to return to defend its title, in Slicer (Not including German champion Black Hole, who could not defend its title, as there was no second series of the German Championship).
  • Pullverizer was originally attended to receive the wildcard, but the team declined due to damage sustained in its Heat Final.
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