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*2016 K*bot Championships Guidebook*

August 8 – 12, 2016 - Black Mountain Recreation Center - Experience a K*bot built with K'NEX  parts.

Our robotic competition concluded on Friday August 12, 2016 at Black Mountain Recreation Center in Henderson Nevada. 2016 competition results Please Note that my digital camera failed to operate on the day of the finals and I am trying to secure digital photos taken by the K'NEX building programs Brazilians at the championships.

2016 Division 1 (two wheel drive) K*bot Division 1 Champion, Troy Valdovinos from Henderson, Nevada with his K*bot named The Tiny Destroyer overpowered Easton Anderson with his K*bot named Wall - E . Troy was one of several favorites in the field this year. Troy showed the K*bot competitors he was ready to win it all in 2016 as he overpowered the 2016 competitors. 

     2016 Division 2 (four wheel drive) K*bot Division 2 Champion, Samuel Chen  from Henderson, Nevada with his K*bot named Loser defeated runner - up Christian Verzilli with Terminator . Samuel Chen in his first year with K*bots has been involved in VEX robotics advance training and competition which allowed him to build his K*bot at the same level as K*bot students with two or more years of training experience. The five year veteran and Defending Division 2 Champion Wyatt Horne was expected to win it all and was upset by Christian Verzilli in a shocking semi-final upset match.

2016 Division M (Manual non-motor) K*bot Division M Champion, Christian Verzilli from Henderson, Nevada surprised everyone as he defeated Carter Williams to win the 2016 Division M Championship. Wyatt Horne from Henderson, Nevada who was the number one ranked in the world defending Division M Champion was expected to crush the competition in 2016 provided the most intense Division M first round match in years as the unthinkable unexpected happened. Samuel Chen provided a high level of tactical skill moves during this very high intensity match as parts were flying off both K*bots and the action was like it was the final match. Wyatt pushed his K*bot beyond its limits to stay together as his K*bot separated from the hammer weapon. However, he was still able to continue on in the last 30 seconds of the match until one of the most spectacular endings to a Division M in several years happened as Wyatt Horne was still pushing his partially disabled K*bot to the limit and it exploded into three sections flying through the air as it soared over the competition table and out of the arena ending his chance to repeat as Division M Champion.  

2016 Division 3 (Remote control K*bots) K*bot World Champion, Jabin Tien from Henderson, Nevada defeated Alex Garcia to win the 2016 Division Championship. This Division had several new features which allowed first year students a chance to win it all if they dedicated their time to learning the skill of how to control and operate the movement during their attempt to dislodge orange lattes bonus points parts on the opposition K*bot and staying on the competition table which this year had no walls.

We would like to recognize the Black Mountain Recreation Center and the City of Henderson for their support of this special robotic event.  We would like to also recognize the uninterrupted 16 years of great Corporate support from Joel Glickman, Robert Glickman, Michael Araten, Norm Walker , Joe Smith, and others over the years of the great American toy building company called K'NEX Brands. We also would like to thank Kent Brings and Sunny Choi of Educational Insights, for 13 years of uninterrupted great Corporate support from another outstanding innovative educational building and learning activities company called Educational Insights. Fast Signs of Las Vegas, on West Charleston® near Jones  Avenue. Cheryl Sliger has provided 11 years of uninterrupted great Corporate support from the leader in quality signs in the Las Vegas Valley.

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We would like to sincerely thank all of our K*bot World Championships Corporate Support and The City Of Henderson and the Black Mountain Recreation Center who make this 2016 special student based robotic event a reality this July in the great city of Henderson, Nevada.

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 How to build Division 1 K*bots for World Championship Competition  Here are the design guidelines you should follow to help you compete at this level. 

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K*bots Made With K'NEX® Parts - Robotics Camps for students

K*bots were invented by Thomas Vermersch in Texas at the San Antonio Academy during the summer of 1998. These K*bots weighed just under three pounds and were strictly made from K'NEX Brands parts. Division 1 was the first Division created with its two-wheel drive K*bots.

Then in 1999 Division 2 K*bots were created with their powerful four-wheel drive. Division 3 remote control three motor K*bots were created in 2002 as K*bot interest started to expand and we had our first K*bot World Championships. Division M was invented in England in 2001 by several young students who loved to build less than one pound manually operated robots made with K'NEX parts. In 2004 Division M became a new Division and part of the K*bot World Championships.

These K*bot competitions helped students better understand and develop engineering principles such as torque, traction, gearing mechanisms, brake systems, and center of gravity, as well as design and coordination skills for our science minded students of the future. Mr. Vermersch moved from Texas to Las Vegas, Nevada.

2013 K*bots UK National Championship K*bot article click on K*bots in Europe now. K*bots in Europe

Contact Thomas Vermersch if you have questions at tvercver@cox.net

K*bots UK National Championship - Twenty teams of young engineers from ten different primary schools and educational groups converged at The Coombes CE school, Wokingham, in the last week of June for a very special competition. K*bots UK has been very successful over the last year, extending its reach into new schools as well as welcoming back repeat entries from the last UK championship, held in 2011. The selection process was incredibly tough and the level of competition significantly higher than in previous years. During the morning session, all teams were able to make tweaks and improvements to their K*bots in preparation for the afternoon’s matches.

 

Las Vegas Sun Newspaper Students square off in Las Vegas for robot battles - Friday, July ... 

      
 
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"Induction into the K*bot Hall of Fame Museum"  

“The above Hall of Fame link takes you thru a 19 year photo trip of the greatest K*bot builders of all-time at the K*bot Hall of Fame Museum in Las Vegas” Jarod Klingonsmith welcome to the Hall. 

The British invasion (Dave Weston, Toby Wheeler, Andrew Martin, Sam Steel and Anastasia Partridge).

“Induction into the K*bot Hall of Fame Museum”

K*bots which were inducted into the K*bot Hall of Fame at the K*bot Ollie Awards Banquet at the 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2013 with five new 2016 additions to the K*bot Hall of Fame coming in the fall of 2016.

Arguably the greatest K*bot competitor of all-time is as of September 2016 inducted into the K*bot Hall of Fame in Las Vegas. His name is Brendan Mulcahy from Las Vegas, Nevada with seven K*bot World Championships. The only person ever to win K*bot World Championships in all four Divisions, tied for three K*bot World Championships in one K*bot division, and is all alone when it comes to his nine times in a K*bot World Finals Match. One way to sum up his 8 year career in K*bots is that when he competed from 2006-2013 twenty-eight K*bot World Championships were decided and Brendan participated in approximately one out of every three final matches. (WOW)

Division 1 K*bot World Champion - 2009 Brendan Mulcahy  K*bot Name Pipsqueak  Las Vegas, NV

Division 1 K*bot World Champion - 2011 Brendan Mulcahy  K*bot Name     TBC  Las Vegas, NV

Division 2 K*bot World Champion - 2009 Brendan Mulcahy  K*bot Name     Mohawk  Las Vegas, NV 

Division 3 K*bot World Champion - 2010 Brendan Mulcahy  K*bot Name     Mohawk  Las Vegas, NV

Division 3 K*bot World Champion - 2011 Brendan Mulcahy  K*bot Name     Gladiator Las Vegas, NV

Division 3 K*bot World Champion - 2013 Brendan Mulcahy  K*bot Name     Gladiator Las Vegas, NV

Division M K*bot World Champion - 2012 Brendan Mulcahy  K*bot Name  Smile As ou Kill Las Vegas, NV

Well Brendan, its "Mohawk Roast Induction Time"  with a little K*bot photo history fun with old friends.  

The next person as of September 2016 inducted into the K*bot Hall of Fame in Las Vegas is Dave Weston from England. The only way to describe big Dave is that he reminded us in America of a person called John Wayne of the wild west in the movies. Dave Weston was the most beloved K*bot World Championship instructor in history. How do we know that? It is simple, just play the video for each year when Dave is introduced and listen to the roar of the many students who loved him as a person and a great K*bot instructor. How do we sum up Dave Weston - Likable - Kind - Fair but demanding of excellence from his students - High integrity - Loyalty - and a commitment to a cause. We will induct three more people into the K*bot Hall Of Fame in September which include  Jarod Klingonsmith, Ilana Rahaman, and Anastasia Partridge.

                     Conor Green 2013 Division 2 K*bot World Champion / Gabriel Spivey 2014 Division 3 K*bot World Champion / Keaton McAdams 2014 Division M World Champion. Other K*bot World Championship Photos to be  posted in late September 2016. We have over 27,000 K*bot photos over the 19 year period of the K*bots and will post some of them thru December. K*bot World Championships® Made With K'NEX® Parts Robotics Camps for students. Students from 24 countries have competed at the K*bot World Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada  USA.

   US  (41 K*bot World Championships)                    England (2 K*bot World Championships)

China (2 K*bot World Championships)                 Scotland  (1 K*bot World Championship)

  Thailand  (1 K*bot World Championship)        Japan (1 runner-up at K*bot World Championships) 

  Italy (1 runner-up at K*bot World Champ)        South Korea

  Taiwan                                                        Canada      

  Philippines                                                  Viet Nam      

    Austria                                                       India            

  Iraq                                                             Egypt           

  Columbia                                                    Costa Rica  

Germany                                                        Israel          

 Russia                                                          Iran           

   Wales                                                          Cuba

Year

Winner

K*bot

From

2002

Texas Edy Valdes

The Greem Reaper Division 1 K*bot World Champion

Corpus Christi, TX  USA

2003

Arizona Michael McPherson

The Wall Division 1 K*bot World Champion

Phoenix, AZ USA

2004

California Mason Younger

Snow Plow Division 1 K*bot World Champion

Palm Springs, CA USA

2005

Texas Edy Valdes

The Greem Reaper Division 1 K*bot World Champion

Corpus Christi, TX USA

2006

Texas Evan Gray

Deadbolt Division 1 K*bot World Champion

San Antonio, TX USA

2007

Nevada Ryan Schnitzler

Mini-Moo 3 Division 1 K*bot World Champion

Henderson, NV USA

2008

Massachusetts Dominic Holowell

Blackout Division 1 K*bot World Champion

Stoneham, MA USA

2009

Nevada Brendan Mulcahy

Pipsqueak Division 1 K*bot World Champion

Las Vegas, NV USA

2010

England Anastasia Partridge

Destiny Division 1 K*bot World Champion

Cookley, ENG UK

2011

Nevada Brendan Mulcahy

TBC Division 1 K*bot World Champion

Las Vegas, NV USA

2012

Nevada Alex Ballin

Party Monster 12 Division 1 K*bot World Champion

Las Vegas, NV USA

2013

China Adrian Lee

Child's Play Division 1 K*bot World Champion

Beijing, CHINA Asia

2014

Nevada Riley Mulcahy

Zer0 Division 1 K*bot World Champion

Las Vegas, NV USA

Year

Winner

K*bot

From

2002

Nevada Kyle Young

Tank Division 2 K*bot World Champion

Las Vegas, NV USA

2003

Nevada Kyle Young

Tank Division 2 K*bot World Champion

Las Vegas, NV USA

2004

Scotland Andrew Martin

Crosshair Division 2 K*bot World Champion

Alloa, SCOTLAND UK

2005

Texas Devyn Bowden

Man Eater Division 2 K*bot World Champion

Corpus Christi, TX USA

2006

Texas Devyn Bowden

Man Eater Division 2 K*bot World Champion

Corpus Christi, TX USA

2007

Texas Devyn Bowden

Man Eater Division 2 K*bot World Champion

Corpus Christi, TX USA

2008

Arizona David Small

Lotus Division 2 K*bot World Champion

Phoenix, AZ USA

2009

Nevada Brendan Mulcahy

Mohawk Division  2 K*bot World Champion

Las Vegas, NV USA

2010

Nevada Harrison Stanton

Genesis Division 2 K*bot World Champion

Henderson, NV USA

2011

Nevada Jarod Klingonsmith

Static 3.0 Division 2 K*bot World Champion

Las Vegas, NV USA

2012

Nevada Jarod Klingonsmith

Static 3.0 Division 2 K*bot World Champion

Las Vegas, NV USA

2013

Nevada Conor Green

Ronin Division 2 K*bot World Champion

Las Vegas, NV USA

2014

Nevada Emma Olmstead

Bulldozer Division 2 K*bot World Champion

Henderson, NV USA

Year

Winner

K*bot

From

2002

Texas Gene Ward

Texas Tornado Division 3 K*bot World Champion

Corpus Christi, TX USA

2003

Texas Evan Gray

Flyswatter Division 3 K*bot World Champion

San Antonio, TX USA

2004

Texas Oliver Serrao

Wrath Division 3 K*bot World Champion

Corpus Christi, TX USA

2005

Texas Edy Valdes

Wrath Division 3 K*bot World Champion

Corpus Christi, TX USA

2006

Thailand Saharath (Jay Jay) Kleips

Black Hole Division 3 K*bot World Champion

Bangkok, THI Asia

2007

Nevada Sam Marrs

Slicer Division 3 K*bot World Champion

Henderson, NV USA

2008

Arizona David Small

Hazard Division 3 K*bot World Champion

Phoenix, AZ USA

2009

Massachusetts Dominic Holowell

Hydraulic Division 3 K*bot World Champion

Stoneham, MA USA

2010

Nevada Brendan Mulcahy

Gladiator Division 3 K*bot World Champion

Las Vegas, NV USA

2011

Nevada Brendan Mulcahy

Gladiator Division 3 K*bot World Champion

Las Vegas, NV USA

2012

Nevada Jarod Klingonsmith

Chi Division 3 K*bot World Champion

Las Vegas, NV USA

2013

Nevada Brendan Mulcahy

Pipsqueak's Revenge Division 3 K*bot World Champion

Las Vegas, NV USA

2014

Nevada Gabriel Spivey

Masher Division 3 K*bot World Champion

Las Vegas, NV USA

Year

Winner

K*bot

From

2004

Texas Evan Gray

Ripper Division M K*bot World Champion

San Antonio, TX USA

2005

California Chace Younger

C4 Division M K*bot World Champion

Palm Springs, CA USA

2006

California Chace Younger

 C4 Division M K*bot World Champion

Palm Springs, CA USA

2007

Nevada Harrison Stanton

Reaper Division M K*bot World Champion

Henderson, NV USA

2008

England Sam Steel

Orbit Division M K*bot World Champion 

Cheltenham, ENG UK

2009

Nevada Ryan Schnitzler

Long Shot Division M K*bot World Champion 

Henderson, NV USA

2010

Nevada Harrison Stanton

 Check M8 Division M K*bot World Champion

Henderson, NV USA

2011

Nevada Harrison Stanton

Check M8 Division M K*bot World Champion

Henderson, NV USA

2012

Nevada Brendan Mulcahy

 Smile As You Kill Division M K*bot World Champion

Las Vegas, NV USA

2013

China Adrian Lee

One Too Many Division M K*bot World Champion 

Beijing, CHN Asia

2014

Nevada Keaton McAdams

 Check M9 Division M K*bot World Champion

Las Vegas, NV USA

More great K*bot action photos will be posted soon