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2018 Kansas BEST Kickoff

September 8, 2018

Hughes Metropolitan Complex | 29th Street & Oliver | 9:00am - 12:00pm

Help us "kick off" the Kansas BEST 2018 season by joining us on Saturday, September 8, 2018, at the Wichita State Hughes Metropolitan Complex at the corner of 29th Street and Oliver. At Kickoff, teams will see the 2018 game floor for the first time. The event will include breakout sessions for teams to learn more about programming, notebooks, presentations and exhibits.

Teams will each be given two kits — a “returnables kit” that includes a VEX controller, joystick, motors, etc., that need to be returned to Kansas BEST after the competition; and a “consumables kit” that includes screws, wood, hinges and many other items. All robots must be built out of the parts in these two kits.

Teams will have six weeks to prepare for Game Day, October 20, 2018, at Charles Koch Arena.

Kickoff Parking

Hughes Complex Parking

Buses and personal vehicles are permitted to park in any "blue" lot stalls surrounding the Hughes Metropolitan Complex.
Please do not park in the yellow or pink stalls reserved for university employees and clinic visitors; in the event that the dental or hearing clinics are expecting patients, those stalls will be needed.

Kickoff Program

Download pdf of the program (click here)

Program schedules and session offerings are tentative and subject to change.

Training Session Resources

After the Kickoff event, revisit this page to download the 2018 Kickoff training session materials:

If you have questions about the Kickoff Day event, please contact Jason Bilberry at (316) 978-3159 or