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As a reminder, here are THE RULES
  • Teams consist of 3 persons. Team members must be 18 or older and will be required to sign a liability waiver.

  • Event is capped at 60 teams.

  • Single Elimination – kind of?! 3 Teams will be launching at one time… 2 teams will be eliminated and only 1 team will advance to the next round.

  • Teams will have a total of 3 minutes to set up launching mechanism on launch zone. Team Captains, upon entering the competition launch zone, will draw for high card to determine the order of launching, Ace high.

  • For safety reasons, only the 3 registered persons per team are permitted in the designated launch zone during their scheduled launch, along with our highly trained NALC Staff and Volunteers 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, to earn points and move on to the next round. Each target, or cattle tank, will be propped up slightly. In order to hit the tank, you will need to launch the avocado into the air. The avocado must make contact with a target in order to get points (side or top). Bouncing (from the ground to the tank) does not count. The distance to the target zones are (approximately, but pretty close):

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

  • Tie-breakers:

    • 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, the teams will draw for a high card (Ace High) to determine who advances.
    • Championship Tie-Breaker: A shoot-out, up to 10 launches, will determine the Champion. After 10 launches, teams will draw for a high card (Ace High) to determine the Champion.
  • Prize Money will be awarded to the Final 4 and trophies awarded to the Champion and Runner-up. A true 3rd and 4th place will be determined, not by launching, but by whichever team accumulated the most points during the entire competition, will be considered 3rd place.

    Champion – $5,000
    Runner-up – $4,000
    3rd Place – $2,400
    4th Place – $1,200

Launching Mechanism Regulations

All participants must have a launching mechanism in order to compete. Mechanisms must run with human-powered energy, which may include:

  • Counterweight
  • Springs
  • Rubber bands
  • Muscle
  • Etc.

Good Example: Slingshot, Water Balloon Launcher

Launching Mechanisms must NOT include:

  • Explosives
  • Flames
  • External water propulsion
  • Fuel
  • Combustible
  • Electronics
  • Compressed air of any kind
  • Hydraulics

Bad Example: Air Gun, Potato Gun, Throwing by Human Force…

There is no height or weight limit of the launching mechanism; however, it must fit in a 20×20 ft. launch area, and only the 3 registered participants are permitted to transport it into the launch area.

The mechanism must be mobile, not fixed. Digging into the ground is not permitted. Ground stakes, ropes, wires, and straps may be used for safety reasons, if needed, and must be provided by the teams. If the launching mechanism breaks during competition and cannot be fixed before the team’s next turn, the team will be disqualified.

Official Rules Document

All avocados will be provided for the competition. Teams are not permitted to bring their own.

NO outside Avocados!