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Battle of the Block
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Big Brother Competition
Description A chance for a pair of nominees to save themselves from eviction and dethrone the HOH that nominated them.
Appearance(s) Big Brother 16
Big Brother 17

The Battle of the Block competition is a competition in Big Brother 16. The twist was reintroduced as a "fan-favorite" during the premiere of Big Brother 17. The two pairs of nominees must compete against each other in a themed-competition. The winning pair would be safe from eviction for the week and would also dethrone the Head of Household that nominated them, leaving the other HOH as the sole Head of Household. It replaced the Have/Have-Not Competition in the early part of the game.

HistoryEdit

Big Brother 16Edit

Week 1Edit

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The very first Battle of the Block competition, was won by the pair of Brittany Martinez and Victoria Rafaeli. They defeated the pair of Donny Thompson and Paola Shea, and dethroned Frankie Grande as HOH.

Week 2Edit

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The second Battle of the Block competition, was won by the pair of Nicole Franzel and Hayden Voss. They defeated the pair of Brittany Martinez and Paola Shea, and dethroned Amber Borzotra as HOH.

Week 3Edit

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The third Battle of the Block competiton was won by the pair of Amber Borzotra and Donny Thompson. They defeated the pair of Caleb Reynolds and Jocasta Odom, and dethroned Nicole Franzel as HOH.

Week 4Edit

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The fourth Battle of the Block competition was won by the pair of Amber Borzotra and Jocasta Odom. They defeated the pair of Brittany Martinez and Victoria Rafaeli, and dethroned Frankie Grande as HOH.

Week 5 Edit

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The fifth Battle of the Block competition was won by the pair of Christine Brecht and Nicole Franzel. They defeated the pair of Jocasta Odom and Victoria Rafaeli, and dethroned Zach Rance as HOH.

Week 6 Edit

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The sixth Battle of the Block competition was won by the pair of Caleb Reynolds and Victoria Rafaeli. They defeated the pair of Jocasta Odom and Zach Rance, and dethroned Donny Thompson as HOH.

Week 7 Edit

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The seventh Battle of the Block competition was won by the pair of Caleb Reynolds and Frankie Grande. They defeated the pair Donny Thompson and Zach Rance, and dethroned Nicole Franzel as HOH.

Week 8Edit

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The eighth and final Battle of the Block competiton of Big Brother 16 was won by the pair of Christine Brecht and Donny Thompson. They defeated the pair of Caleb Reynolds and Cody Calafiore, and dethroned Derrick Levasseur as HOH.


Big Brother 17Edit

Week 1Edit

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The first Battle of the Block this season was won by Becky and John who were nominated by Jason and beat James' nominations of Jackie and Steve. The winning pair ended up dethroning Jason leaving James as the remaining HOH.

Week 2Edit

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The second Battle of the Block was won by Jason and Steve who were nominated by Becky and beat Shelli's nominations of Da'Vonne and John. The winning pair ended up dethroning Becky leaving Shelli as the remaining HOH.

Week 3Edit

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The third Battle of the Block was won by Jason and Meg who were nominated by Austin and beat Vanessa's nominations of James and John. The winning pair ended up dethroning Austin leaving Vanessa as the remaining HOH.


Week 4Edit

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The fourth Battle of the Block was won by Jackie and James who were nominated by Liz and beat Shelli's nominations of Jason and John. The winning pair ended up dethroning Liz leaving Shelli as the remaining HOH.

Week 5Edit

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The fifth and final Battle of the Block of the season was won by James and Liz who were nominated by Jackie and beat Vanessa's nominations of Becky and Clay. The winning pair ended up dethroning Jackie leaving Vanessa as the remaining HOH.

List of the Battle of the Block CompetitionsEdit

Season Week Competition Winning Pair Losing Pair Dethroned HOH Remaining HOH
16 1 "The Pouring 20s" Brittany & Victoria Donny & Paola Frankie Caleb
2 "We Did What?!" Hayden & Nicole Brittany & Paola Amber Devin
3 "Abraca-BOB-ra" Amber & Donny Caleb & Jocasta Nicole Derrick
4 "Knight Moves" Amber & Jocasta Brittany & Victoria Frankie Cody
5 "Wedding Cake Take" Christine & Nicole Jocasta & Victoria Zach Frankie
6 "Domino Effect" Caleb & Victoria Jocasta & Zach Donny Nicole
7 "Thursday Night Football" Caleb & Frankie Donny & Zach Nicole Christine
8 "The Black Box" Christine & Donny Caleb & Cody Derrick Frankie
17 1 "Du-BOB" Becky & John Jackie & Steve Jason James
2 "Give Me Props" Jason & Steve Da'Vonne & John Becky Shelli
3 "Gronk's A-maze-ing Foam Party" Meg & Jason John & James Austin Vanessa
4 "Grunge BOB" Jackie & James Jason & John Liz Shelli
5 "Splashy Headlines" James & Liz Becky & Clay Jackie Vanessa

TriviaEdit

  • Amber, Caleb, Christine, Donny, Nicole, Victoria, James, and Jason have won the most BOB competitions with two.
  • Jocasta and John have lost the most BOB competitions with three.
  • Caleb, Donny, Jocasta, John, and Victoria have competed in the most BOB competitions with four.
  • CodyFrankie, Hayden, Da'Vonne, Meg, Liz and Clay are the only houseguests to compete in only one BOB competition.
  • Derrick, Devin, and Joey are the only houseguests in Big Brother 16 to never compete in the Battle of the Block.
  • Jace, Jeff, Audrey, Austin, Shelli and Vanessa are the only people to never compete in the Battle of the Block on Big Brother 17.
  • Cody, Clay, Da'Vonne, Paola, and Zach are the only houseguests to compete but never win a BOB competition.
  • Frankie, Donny and Liz are the only houseguests to win a BOB challenge on their own while their partners failed to throw the challenge.
    • Amber also won her second BOB competition by herself, but her partner did not try to throw it.
    • Donny was against three houseguests since Christine was helping the other side.
  • Nicole was first and so far only HOH that who dethroned by BOB that evicted same week.
  • Da'Vonne is the only houseguest to not win a Battle of the Block competition to return to a future season.
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