The Battle of the Block competition is a competition in Big Brother 16 (US). The twist was reintroduced as a "fan-favorite" during the premiere of Big Brother 17 (US). 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.
Big Brother 16
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.
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.
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 17
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Competitions
|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|
- 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.
- Cody, Frankie, 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 (US) 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 (US).
- 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 and Cody are the only houseguests to not win a Battle of the Block competition and return for a future season.
- Frankie and Nicole are the only two houseguests to have been dethroned from the HOH position twice.
- Both seasons that featured this twist, the first remaining HOH was nominated week 3, while the first dethroned HOH was LGBT.
|Big Brother Competitions|
|Battle Back • BOTB • Coaches • Food • Hacker • Have/Have-Not • HOH • HTR • Immunity • Luxury • Power Couple • Re-Entry • Roadkill • Safety Suite • Temptation • Veto • Whacktivity|