Heat D of the New Blood Championship was the fourth and last heat which determined the finalists of the New Blood Championship, held during Robot Wars Extreme: Series 2. The episode featuring Heat D was originally broadcast on January 23, 2003 on BBC Choice and repeated on August 15, 2003 on BBC Two.

Competing Robots[edit | edit source]

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Bash Gordon
Weight 97kg
Dimensions 0.32 x 1.00 x 1.00m
Power 750W electric motor
Weapons Axe & flipper
Strengths Powerful weaponry
Weaknesses Untested design
From: Brentford, Middlesex
Team Members: Tony Vincent, George Vincent & Tony Collier
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Cedric Slammer
Weight 100kg
Dimensions 0.56 x 0.85 x 0.70m
Power 2 x 1200W electric motors
Weapons Spinning blade
Strengths Self righting mechanism
Weaknesses Weak construction
From: Preston, Lancashire
Team Members: Jason Alty, James Cragg & Michael Zenosak
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Doctor Fist
Weight 98kg
Dimensions 0.50 x 1.00 x 0.92m
Power 36V electric motors
Weapons Vertical disc
Strengths Powerful weaponry
Weaknesses Exposed wheels
From: Beverley, East Yorkshire
Team Members: Paul Clark & Kal Almuktar
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Fatal Traction
Weight 98kg
Dimensions 0.49 x 0.90 x 0.65m
Power 6 x 20W electric motors
Weapons Flywheels
Strengths High traction
Weaknesses Flammable
From: Edgbaston, Birmingham
Team Members: Bryn Pryce, Harry Pryce & Felix Pryce
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Piranha
Weight 95kg
Dimensions 0.85 x 1.10 x 0.67m
Power 750W electric motors
Weapons Spiked titanium blade
Strengths Strength & speed
Weaknesses Untested srimech
From: Bournemouth, Dorset
Team Members: Rhys Bennett & Melanie Bennett
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Pressure
Weight 100kg
Dimensions 1.56 x 1.00 x 0.75m
Power Electric motors
Weapons Axe, flippers & side spikes
Strengths Strong armour
Weaknesses Poor pushing power
From: Marks Tey, Essex
Team Members: Mike Hamilton-Macy, Adam Hamilton-Macy & Charlotte Hamilton-Macy

Round 1[edit | edit source]

Bash Gordon vs Cedric Slammer vs Pressure[edit | edit source]

The three robots come together

Cedric Slammer attacks Bash Gordon

Bash Gordon ran away from Cedric Slammer for the early portion of the battle, before Cedric Slammer caught the slower Pressure, but the slam didn't cause much damage, and it finally caught up with Bash Gordon, and ripping off a part of the side panel.

"And Bash Gordon seems to want to take an exit route out of these championships!"
— Jonathan Pearce

The barely mobile Pressure takes damage from Cedric Slammer

Bash Gordon is nudged into the pit

The slow moving Pressure, barely mobile, was attacked in the middle of the arena, whilst Bash Gordon pressed the pit release tyre, before losing drive on one side, driving in small circles until eventually it suspended itself over the pit, allowing Cedric Slammer to nudge Bash Gordon into the pit, giving the immobile Pressure a lucky reprieve into the second round.

Qualified: Cedric Slammer & Pressure

Doctor Fist vs Fatal Traction vs Piranha[edit | edit source]

The blade of Piranha lands on Fatal Traction

Piranha first attacked Fatal Traction, landing a blow with the large blade. Piranha continued to attack Fatal Traction, and push it towards the CPZ, and Refbot pushed Doctor Fist towards the other two robots, having done nothing early on in the battle. Piranha was then attacked by the face-spinner of Fatal Traction, who then pressed the pit release tyre, but by this time Doctor Fist had broken down totally on one side.

Doctor Fist ignites in the grip of Mr. Psycho

The petrol driven Doctor Fist was pushed onto the flame pit by Refbot, and was attacked by the flywheel of Matilda and the hammer of Mr. Psycho. Despite not being counted out, the house robots continued to attack. Mr Psycho picked Doctor Fist up and dropped it onto the flame pit, igniting the petrol engine and ripping off its drive wheel in the process. Mr. Psycho hammered it one final time before cease was called.

"Doctor Fist- burned and hammered- they go out of the competition!"
— Craig Charles

Qualified: Fatal Traction & Piranha

Round 2[edit | edit source]

Cedric Slammer vs Fatal Traction[edit | edit source]

Cedric Slammer rips away a panel from Fatal Traction

Cedric Slammer bolted straight for Fatal Traction, and attacked a side panel, ripping it off and exposing the wheels. Cedric Slammer attacked side on again, and this time buckled a wheel, ruining the mobility. Cedric Slammer continued to mercilessly attack the sides of Fatal Traction, until the other wheel guard was removed, and Fatal Traction immobile.

The wrecked Fatal Traction lies in the centre of the arena. Notice Sir Killalot's breastplate has been torn off

In the CPZ, Sir Killalot lifted Fatal Traction up by its rollover bar. Growler then try to attack with his flamethrower, but failed to get its jaws clamped on Fatal Traction. Cedric Slammer attacked yet again, wholly ripping off the rollover bar, as Refbot counted down Fatal Traction, eliminating it. Sir Killalot pushed Fatal Traction onto the Drop Zone, where a set of tyres was dropped on Fatal Traction, with Cedric Slammer caught in the crossfire. Fatal Traction was then thrown by the floor flipper, into the grasp of Growler, before being boiled on the flame pit, before it was thrown again.

"Cedric Slammer, you certainly slammed them, didn't you?"
— Craig Charles, to the Cedric Slammer team

Winner: Cedric Slammer

Piranha vs Pressure[edit | edit source]

Pressure lifts Piranha against the arena wall

Philippa Forrester: "Is this the roboteer of the future? [talking about Rhys Bennett]"
Simon Scott: "It is. This lad is a potential trophy winner!"
— Confidence from the Razer team on the success of Piranha

Pressure lifts Piranha up

Piranha started the battle by landing a small blow on the top of Pressure, but it was Pressure who got the first meaningful attack of the battle, charging Piranha into the side wall and lifting it up with one of its five weapons. In the middle of this, Matilda caused damage to the rear of Piranha with the flywheel, severely buckling the armour panels. Piranha was then lifted up again by Pressure. Piranha retaliated, and attacked with its sword, and catching Pressure in between it into Shunt.

Pressure is axed by Piranha and Shunt

Pressure escaped the two axes, and lifted Piranha up again, but let it down, before lifting it again. Close to the flame pit, Pressure lifted Piranha by the tip of its flipper, but let it down, and the pair spun away. A dodging match ensued until the end of the battle, as Pressure was running low on battery power, but Piranha still landed some glancing blows with its axe. The judges voted in favour of Pressure after a close battle, on the basis of the early damage caused.

The damaged Piranha is hoisted again

Craig Charles: "I, to be honest, thought... you'd got it!"
Rhys Bennett: "Yeah, we seemed to get quite a few hits in, so we thought that way"
— Craig Charles and the roboteers, including Pressure's team, unsure about the decision

Winner: Pressure

Final[edit | edit source]

Cedric Slammer vs Pressure[edit | edit source]

"The monkey, shaking on top, little Cedric, it's been a memorable ride for him out there hasn't it?"
— Jonathan Pearce on Cedric Slammer's mascot

Pressure's front scoop is buckled by Cedric Slammer

Cedric Slammer attacks Pressure's srimech

Pressure was the quicker out of the traps, avoiding Cedric Slammer, before charging at it, slowing the spinning disc. Pressure pushed Cedric Slammer into the CPZ, before shoving it back into the arena centre. Cedric Slammer then attacked the side of Pressure, causing one of the side flippers to hang limp. After this onslaught, Pressure only moved very slowly, and Cedric Slammer held back, choosing not to attack, seemingly suffering drive issues.

"This is a very good final and very close, much closer than I thought it would be."
— Jonathan Pearce

Pressure pins Cedric Slammer against the angle grinder

Sir Killalot picks Cedric Slammer up

When it did finally attack, Sir Killalot attacked it, stopping the disc, while Pressure pinned it into the arena wall. Sir Killalot flicked Cedric Slammer into the air, but did not topple it. With both robots barely mobile, the House Robots attempted to separate them, with Cedric Slammer eventually being picked up by Sir Killalot and toasted over the flame pit. The House Robot spun it around and threw it across the arena just as time expired. By unanimous decision, the judges voted in favour of Cedric Slammer due to earlier damage caused to Pressure.

"On the evidence of this, I'd go for Pressure, but hey - I'm no judge!"
— Jonathan Pearce offers his support to Pressure during the highlight reel

Heat Winner: Cedric Slammer

"Untried, untested, with a few design flaws, but they've come and done the business, on Robot Wars!"
— Craig Charles' sign-off

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Unlike the other three New Blood heats, no competing robots fought in Series 7.
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