This page lists the South Carolina FIRST LEGO League event schedule for the 2019 City Shaper season.
Please check back regularly for additions and updates to the schedule.
A Kickoff Celebration is an early season, kid-centric event designed mostly for existing FIRST LEGO League teams. Kickoff Celebrations tend to be held for a few hours at a special venue such as a museum, zoo, or other public location. During the event teams are shown the new season’s Robot Game missions, are instructed about the Project requirements, and teams are connected with potential professionals related to the season’s theme. The purpose of a Kickoff Celebration is to get teams excited about the new season and to share any new information related to competing in the FIRST LEGO League.
Most Coaching Workshops are training sessions that introduce new coaches to all four aspects of competing in the FIRST LEGO League (Project, Core Values, Robot Design Judging, along with the Robot Game). Some more advanced or specialized Coaching Workshops focus on a particular aspect of the program.
A Challenge Academy is a mid-season event in which teams come together, share ideas, and network with each other. During a Challenge Academy, the host venue runs simulated Robot Game matches using nearly the same standards as an official FIRST LEGO League tournament event. The host venue also provides opportunities for teams to receive feedback on the various judging areas. Challenge Academies are designed for teams to demonstrate Gracious Professionalism and Coopertition prior to an official qualifier event by sharing their mid-season accomplishments and learning from their future competition.
Teams directly register themselves for a qualifier of their choice. To hold their spot at the event, they must pay the $125 South Carolina tournament fee at the time of registration ($128 if paying by credit card.)
Teams can begin registering for qualifying tournaments
starting at 10:00 am on Saturday, October 5, 2019
Instructions on how to register for a qualifier are found here.
Below is a list of the 2019 City Shaper Qualifiers in South Carolina. To view the participating teams and the results from any completed event click on the hyperlinked qualifier name.
30% of the top performing teams at each qualifier are invited to participate in one of two South Carolina Regional Tournaments. Which Regional a team is invited to participate in depends on which qualifier they attended.
30% of the top performing teams from each regional are invited to participate in the South Carolina State Championship.
All South Carolina bids to the FIRST World Festival and to United States based Open Invitationals are awarded to the top performing teams at the State Championship.
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