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September 13th and 14th, 2024

Pals Brewing Company
North Platte, Nebraska

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About

The National Avocado Launching Championship is exactly what it sounds like: an avocado launching championship, but National!

Teams of up to three people will compete to score the most points by launching avocados at targets using slingshots, water balloon launchers, resistance bands, trebuchets — basically, any launcher that is human-powered. No air guns, potato guns, flames, laser beams, or booster rockets. And no matter how much you want to show off your bulging muscles, throwing by hand is not allowed.

Why is this a thing?

Because if there’s a wife-carrying championship, why isn’t there an avocado launching championship?

So grab your friends, build a team with only the strongest, gnarliest, the hardest of the hardcore, and meet us in North Platte, Nebraska.

We’ll provide the avocados.

Viva Avocados!

Competition & Rules

  • Teams consist of up to 3 persons. Team members must be 18 or older and will be required to sign a liability waiver.

  • Event is capped at 60 teams.

  • Each team will compete in TWO rounds of pool play to earn a place on the final single-elimination bracket play

  • Teams will have a total of 3 minutes to set up launching mechanism on launch zone.

  • Pool Play launching order will be determined at registration.

    Teams will be placed into launch zones at registration.

    Teams will launch in order of launch zones.

    For bracket play, two launch zones will be removed and the two remaining zones will be renamed Launch Zone 1 and Launch Zone 2.

    • Teams on the top of the bracket are in launch zone 1 and will launch first.
  • For safety reasons, only the registered team members are permitted in the designated launch zone during their scheduled launch. Only NALC Staff, Volunteers, and current launching teams are permitted in the arena. All other teams or spectators will remain outside of the competition arena.

  • Teams will alternate shooting 3 avocados each, with a time limit of 30 seconds per launch. The avocado must make contact with a target in order to get ‘Target’ point value (side or top). Bouncing (from the ground to the tank) will not count at ‘Target’ points. A bounce could still result in points (see ‘Official Rules Document’ for more information). The distance to the target zones are (approximately):

    Front – 170 ft.
    Center – 200 ft.
    Back – 230 ft.
    Width of Total Target Zone – 60 ft.

  • Pool Play scores will be combined and the teams with the highest accumulated points from all SIX launches will be added to the bracket until the bracket is full. If there are too many teams or not enough, teams will move into a tie-breaker to determine teams competing in the bracket elimination.

  • During bracket play, teams will compete one-on-one. The teams accumulating the most points from their three launches will move on to the next round. In the event of a tie, teams will move into a tie-breaker.

  • Tie-breakers:

    • Pool Play: Teams will compete in a Wholy Guacamole Toss-Off.
    • General Competition: A tie-breaker will be determined by a shoot-out where the teams will launch 1 avocado each for the highest points. Teams will get 2 tie-breaker launches, if a winner is unable to be determined, teams will move into a Wholy Guacamole Toss-Off.
    • Championship Tie-Breaker: A shoot-out, up to 10 launches, will determine the Champion. After 10 launches, teams will move to a Wholy Guacamole Toss-Off.
  • Prize Money will be awarded to the 4 last teams remaining!

    Champion – $3,500
    Runner-up – $2,000
    The Other Two-$750/per team

  • Champion Crowned: After the competition, an awards ceremony will take place.

  • Please see ‘Official Rules Document’ for the full set of rules and regulations.

Example Field of Play… it is subject to change:

Event Schedule

Friday, September 13th and
Saturday, September 14th, 2024

September 13th and 14th, 2024

  • 2:00pm-8:00pm – (Test Day is an optional event.)

Saturday, September 9th
National Avocado Launching Championship

  • 8:30am-9:30am – Check-in (Teams must check in during this time to compete.)
  • 9:00am-10:00am – Mechanism Inspection
  • 10:05am – Pre-Event Meeting
  • 10:20am -Competition Begins

Last 4 remaining teams
will earn prize money

Champion – $3,500
Runner-up – $2,000
The Other Two – $750/per Team

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FAQ

The National Avocado Launching Championship is exactly what it sounds like: an avocado launching championship, but National.

Teams, of up to three, will compete by launching avocados at targets using slingshots, water balloon launchers, resistance bands — basically, any launcher that is human-powered. No air guns, potato guns, flames, laser beams, or booster rockets.

Because it’s so much fun!

September 13th and 14th, 2024
  • Early registration from April 15th-July 14th is $100
  • Standard registration from July 15th-August 29th is $150

Up to $3,500!

The last four teams will win cash prizes!

Champions: $3,500
Runner-up: $2,000
The Other Two: $750/team

Registration open on April 15th, 2024
Yes! Competition will be at Pals Brewing Company with food and drinks available for purchase.

Because doing dumb stuff is fun!

2022 Highlights

First Place

Epi-Cally Allergic of North Platte

Second Place

Holiday Inn Express Chadron of Chadron

Third Place

Benny and the Pits of North Platte

Fourth Place

Spicy Tune “Athletics” of Lincoln

Viva Avocados!