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KANSAS BEST

Kansas BEST 2016: Bet the Farm

 

Game Description

For the last 155 years, BLT Farms, Inc., run by Mr. Riley Bread and Family, have done things the old-fashioned way on their family farm. Horse-drawn plows have slowly given way to modern machinery that has allowed for more rapid food production. When the Breads four children all came home from college with new and conflicting ideas, Mr. Bread decided to reach out to BEST Inc. for solutions. The mayor of Caspian, has offered to give all local farmers an allotment of seeds to test how robotics and automation might improve our planting and harvesting techniques. Due to the fact that we face many challenges, success will require planning, strategy, and teamwork. 

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Event Details

KickOff - Saturday, September 10, 2016
CAC Theater & Rhatigan Student Center

 

Practice Day - October 15, 2016
Heskett Center
 

Game Day - October 22, 2016
Koch Arena
 

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Game Day Results

BEST Award
This is the most prestigious award presented each year. It is based on the overall evaluation of each team's project engineering notebook, marketing presentation, team exhibit and interview,  spirit and sportsmanship, and robot performance.
1st Place BEST  - Wichita Homeschool
2nd Place BEST  - Homeschool of Johnson County
3rd Place BEST - Philadelphia Christian Academy

Game Award
This award is presented to the team whose robot wins the game day competitions (places in seeding rounds, and wins the elimination rounds).
1st Place Game - Wichita Homeschool
2nd Place Game - Andale High School
3rd Place Game  - Salina South High School
4th Place Game - Homeschool of Johnson County

Special Awards:
Founders Award (Textron Aviaton)
This award is presented in honor of the founders of BEST Robotics for the most unique robotics hardware design and game strategies (both offensive and defensive).
1st Place - Wichita Homeschool
2nd Place - Andale High School
3rd Place - Kapaun Mt. Carmel

Most Robust Design Award (Spirit AeroSystems)
This award is presented to the team whose robot demonstrates excellent reliability and minimum maintenance during the contest.
1st Place - Andale High School
2nd Place  - Valley Center High School
3rd Place - Pike Valley High School

Software Design and Simulation Awards
1st Place - Wichita Homeschool
2nd Place - Garden City High School
3rd Place - Rose Hill High School

Spirit and Sportsmanship Award
1st Place - Philadelphia Christian Academy
2nd Place -Wichita Homeschool
3rd Place -  Homeschool of Johnson County

Sportsmanship Award (Chosen by Teams)
This award is presented to the team displaying the best attributes of sportsmanship and enthusiasm during the competition. It is selected by the student teams.
1st Place - Homeschool of Johnson County
2nd Place - Wichita Homeschool
3rd Place - Circle High School

Kansas BEST also recognized teams with these awards:

Notebook Award
1st Place - Wichita Homeschool
2nd Place -  Rose Hill High School
3rd Place - Augusta High School

Presentation Award
1st Place -Rose Hill High School
2nd Place - Wichita Homeschool
3rd Place - Homeschool of Johnson County

Exhibit Award
1st Place - Homeschool of Johnson County
2nd Place - Wichita Homeschool
3rd Place - Circle High School

Bringin' Home the Bacon
1st Place - Washburn Rural
2nd Place - Norwich High School
3rd Place - West Franklin High School

Top Gun Award - Most Points Scored in the Preliminaries
Andale High School

Most Photogenic Robot Award
1st Place - Circle High School
2nd Place - St. John's Military School
3rd Place - Garden City High School

Best BEST T-Shirt Award:
1st Place - Council Grove High School
2nd Place - Augusta High School
3rd Place - Garden City High School

Tweeteriffic Award (Best tweet using #ksbest16 during Game Day Competition):
1st Place - Homeschool of Johnson County
2nd Place - Philadelphia Christian Academy

These schools represented Kansas BEST at the BEST Regional Competition in Ft. Smith Arkansas on December 2 and 3, 2016:

  • Wichita Homeschool
  • Homeschool of Johnson County
  • Philadelphia Christian Academy
  • Andale High School
  • Salina South High School
  • Rose Hill High School
  • Pike Valley High School