The Tucson Pumpkin Toss holds a hurling competition every Fall on the University of Arizona Mall, using different types of catapults to throw pumpkins for distance and accuracy.  

Our objective is primarily educational, harnessing the pure fun of throwing things which explode on impact, to teach math, science, engineering and teamwork.

Fun and learning for all!

Come join the fun! 

2014 Contest Specification - We doubled the length of the backfield and simplified scoring

2014 Registration Form:  - fill it out and send it in.  Early Registration Deadline: 1 October 2014 ($50),

                                            Late Registration $75

Last Year's Results

2013 Video:  http://youtu.be/h3JDsXSmAZc  , plus Arizona MESA has lots more!

2013 Results:  (updated - St. Gregory and Sabino got reversed on game day, apologies all)

2012 results:


See 2011 Contest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5u-OM4a1yQ

2011 results:  http://blog.physicsfactory.org11/11/2011-tucson-pumpkin-toss-results.htm



http://thehurl.org   -  Post a question, get lots of answers!

http://www.trebuchet.com/  - Buy simulations, plans and kits

http://www.physicsfactory.org/main.php  - Our main sponsors

Preliminary Timeline for Sunday November the 1st, 2014 

0800-0930   Setup and Registration

0930-1000  Team Captains Meeting

1000-1200   Practice Throws

1200-1300   Lunch & Open Backfield

1300-1500  Competition Shots

1500-1600  Destroy the Castle!  Free Fire Shooting.

1600   Awards



1)  All personnel in the backfield will require hardhat and eye protection (goggles or safety glasses).  Teams must provide these for themselves.  - Exception:  lunch hour, when the backfield is open to the public.

2)  All teams are responsible for bringing their own pumpkins.  We got some last year just in case, but not this year

3)  Air horns will be made available to the teams for launch notification