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Team A-Kill was a team that entered the later series of Robot Wars, as well as the Middleweight Melee of Series 3.

The TeamEdit

The team was captained by Chris Delph, who was joined by his son Ryan Delph, with Andy Brasted in Series 3, and Gordon Johncock in the team's later appearances. In Series 7, Johncock filled the role of team captain.

Johncock, the driver, joined the team for the later series because Chris Delph had posted an advert in the newspaper that read 'Assistant Wanted for Robot Wars, Do you want to be a driver?'. Chris wanted someone outside of Robot Wars to have a go at being a member of the team. Five people applied for the position but apparently Gordon was the only applicant not to feel on edge for being requested to drive the robot in the series itself.

"Chris decided to advertise for a team mate to help him and son Ryan maintain the robot, and chose Gordon, a telecommunications engineer, despite the fact he knew nothing about robots."
Robot Wars: The Official Magazine

The team entered with three robots, the first of which, A-Kill, was joint winner of the Series 3 Middleweight Melee along with Tentoumushi. The team also entered Series 6 with a heavyweight version of their middleweight machine, also called A-Kill, a heavyweight entered into Series 7 and Extreme 2 robot called Saw Point, which had attended the Series 6 qualifiers alongside A-Kill, which was sold on eBay after Robot Wars ended.

Neither of these robots had great success, with A-Kill reaching Round 2 but losing to Panic Attack, and Saw Point falling in Round 1 in both of its appearances.

RobotsEdit

  • A-Kill in the Middleweight Melee
  • A-Kill in Series 6
  • Saw Point in Extreme 2
  • Sawpoint 2 in Series 7
Name Weight Class Series
A-Kill (Middleweight) Middleweight Series 3
A-Kill Heavyweight Series 6
Saw Point Heavyweight Extreme 2, Series 7

Wins/LossesEdit

  • Wins: 2
  • Losses: 4

Series RecordEdit

Main Series Team A-Kill Series Record
The First Wars Did not enter
The Second Wars Did not enter
The Third Wars Middleweight Melee with A-Kill
The Fourth Wars Failed to qualify with A-Kill
The Fifth Wars Did not enter
The Sixth Wars Heat, Round 2 with A-Kill
The Seventh Wars Entered with Sawpoint 2
Series 8 Did not enter
Series 9 Did not enter
Series 10 Did not enter
Robot Wars Extreme Appearances
Series 1 Did not enter
Series 2 Entered with Saw Point

Outside Robot WarsEdit

  • Whizz Bang's appearance during Techno Games 2001
  • Chris and Ryan Delph with Solar Slug
  • Rail Snail
  • Team A-Kill at Techno Games 2002
  • Whizz Bang 2 at Techno Games 2002
  • Shakey, the team's Techno Games 2003 swimming entry
  • Saw Point as Disc-Truction after Robot Wars

Like many other teams competing in Robot Wars, Team A-Kill entered a number of robots into the sister show Techno Games, including Mini-Whizz and the cycling robot Whizz-Bang. The latter was uncontrollable in its first year (2001), but improved vastly in its second year (2002) as Whizz-Bang 2, winning the gold in its event.

In the 2002 series, the team entered two robots in the the Solar Powered Challenge. Chris Delph and Ryan Delph entered Solar Slug, while Gordon Johncock entered Rail Snail. Both robots won their races, but neither made the top three.

They also entered Shakey in the 2003 Swimming competition, where it won the Gold Medal in a time of 12.59 seconds.

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