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BALLS HISTORY
LOCATION
- All BALLS Events are held at Black Rock, Nevada
CONCEPT - Proposed as BALLS by Steve Buck, owner of High Sierra Rocketry. Designated for K-motors and above. It was designed for those who had the STUFF to fly large rockets. Advertised as FireBALLS by AeroPac, and/or Big Ass Load Lifting Suckers (BALLS).  Today BALLS is just BALLS, the world's greatest International Research Rocketry Event.

EVENT SPONSOR DATE NOTES
BALLS 1 AEROPAC August 19, 1991 One day event in conjunction with LDRS 10
FireBALLS 2 AEROPAC August 17, 1992 One day event in conjunction with LDRS 11
FireBALLS 3 AEROPAC September 6, 1993 One day event in conjunction with Aeronaut 4
FireBALLS 4 AEROPAC July1994 Stand Alone
FireBALLS 5 AEROPAC August 1995 One day event in conjunction with LDRS 14
BALLS 6 LTR August 1996 Stand Alone
BALLS 7 AEROPAC July 21-22, 1997 Held in conjunction with No-Balls on July 19-20
BALLS 8 AHPRA August 1,2 & 3, 1998 Stand Alone
BALLS 9 AHPRA September 1999 Stand Alone
BALLS 10 AHPRA September 29 October 1, 2000 Stand Alone
BALLS Canceled Due To 9/11 2001 No Launch This Year
BALLS 11 AHPRA September 29, 29 & 30, 2002 Stand Alone
BALLS 12 AHPRA September 19, 20 & 21, 2003 Stand Alone
BALLS 13 AHPRA September 10, 11 & 12, 2004 Stand Alone
BALLS 14 AHPRA September 16, 17 & 18, 2005 Stand Alone
BALLS 15 AHPRA September 20, 21 October 1, 2006 Stand Alone
BALLS 16 AHPRA September 29,30 & 30, 2007 Stand Alone
BALLS 17 AHPRA September 27, 29 & 29, 2008 Stand Alone
BALLS 18 AHPRA October 2, 3 & 4, 2009 Stand Alone
BALLS 19 AHPRA September 24,36 & 26, 2010 Stand Alone
BALLS 20 AHPRA September 30 October 1, 2, 2011 Stand Alone
BALLS 21 AHPRA September 20, 21 & 22, 2012 Stand Alone
BALLS 22 AHPRA September 20, 21 & 22, 2013 Stand Alone
BALLS 23 AHPRA September 19, 20 & 21, 2014 Stand Alone
BALLS 24 AHPRA September 25, 26 & 27, 2015 Stand Alone
BALLS 25 TRIPOLI GERLACH September 23, 24 & 25, 2016 Stand Alone
BALLS 26 TRIPOLI GERLACH September 22, 23 & 24, 2017 Stand Alone
BALLS 27 TRIPOLI GERLACH Septemeber 21, 22 & 23, 2018 Stand Alone
BALLS 28 TRIPOLI GERLACH September 20, 21 & 22, 2019 Stand Alone
BALLS 29 TRIPOLI GERLACH September 25, 26 & 27, 2020 Stand Alone