Checkmate in the pits.

Checkmate was a middleweight robot that competed in the inaugural BattleBots IQ tournament in March 2002. It was a full-body spinning trapezoid with two cutting blades. It is unknown how it did, however it is known that it lost two of its fights.

Robot History

BattleBots IQ 2002

Not much is known about how Checkmate did in the competition, what is known is that it had two losses, and it is unknown how many fights (if any) that it won.

Checkmate's first known fight was against Green Wave. Details on this winner's bracket fight are brief, however the details do suggest that this fight was over very quickly. Both robots spun up to full speed, and delivered a colossal hit to each other. This rendered both robots immobile, and the judges ultimately went for Green Wave as it was mobile for a few mere seconds longer that Checkmate was after the large hit.[1]

Its next known fight was in the loser's bracket, where it faced off against the flipper of E2. It lost this fight, and was eliminated from the competition.[2]


  • Wins: ?
  • Losses: 2
Competition Wins Losses
BattleBots IQ 2002 unknown Green Wave



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