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Sabre20 (alternatively spelt as Sabre 20) is a British featherweight robot which competed in the 2018 King of Bots UK International Championships. Driven by Al Cannon of Team Legion, it reached the Top 20 of the main competition after finishing two of its qualification rounds second and winning its third by knockout, scoring enough points to finish that stage joint-thirteenth overall. In the Knockout Round, Sabre20 was defeated by Binky, sustaining heavy damage from the Team Conker machine’s spinner and ending the battle in the pit. As a result of being absent from the subsequent Losers’ Melees, it was eliminated from the 2018 UK International Championships at that stage.

In addition to the main competition, Sabre20 also fought in the eighteen-way Gladiator battle, but lost to Aegis after getting immobilized in the early stages.

Sabre20’s name is derived from that of Team Legion’s Robot Wars competitor Sabretooth, the Series 10 version of which shares a similar color scheme, invertible design and drum spinner weapon. The name also refers to the robot's previous incarnation as 720, which it was known as when initially built by Dave Moulds.


Sabre20 is an invertible, octagonal-shaped robot with two-wheel drive and a predominantly yellow paint scheme. Its weapon was a large front-mounted drum spinner, fitted with three large asymmetrically-mounted teeth to hit, damage and occasionally flip opponents over. The gyroscopic forces acting on Sabre20’s drum enabled the robot to lift onto one side and even turn over when the weapon was spinning. Sabre20's rear and side armor were decorated with various logos from video games developed by Valve, including one for the Half-Life series and 'Aperture Science', the fictional scientific research corporation which forms the setting of the Portal series.


King of Bots UK 2018 (Insomnia 63)
Main Championship
Knockout Round
Rumble vs. Beauty 2, Get Shrekt Lost (2 points)
Rumble vs. Naughty Snake, Mini ACE Lost (2 points)
Rumble vs. Red Hot Tilly Pecker, Meow Won via knockout (4 points)
Knockout vs. Binky Lost
NOTE: Due to unknown circumstances, Sabre20 did not take part in either of the Losers’ Melees following the Knockout Round.
Gladiator vs. Crabsolutely Clawful, Take Cover, Impact, Aegis, Barróg, Meow, Orpheus, Neon, Mini ACE, BANE, Binky, The Claw, Hedgebot, DB12, Satanix, Luna-Tic, Raving Luna-Tic Lost


  • Wins: 1
  • Losses: 4