FIRST LEGO League Event Calendar

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.

  • Aug 17, 2019 — Learn About FIRST
    Hanahan Recreation Center, 3100 Mabeline Road, North Charleston, SC 29410


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.

We would like to see more Challenge Academies pop up throughout the state. They’re a great way to network and to give teams a unique way to prepare for a qualifying event. If you’re interested in hosting a Challenge Academy please send us an email at


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.  A general invoice for one team’s fee can be 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.

  • Nov 9, 2019 — Grand Strand Qualifier
    Ten Oaks Middle School, Revolutionary War Way, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
  • Nov 9, 2019  — Tri-County Qualifier
    Tri-County Technical College, 7900 Highway 76, Pendleton, SC 29670
  • Nov 16, 2019 — Ace Basin Qualifier 
    Colleton County Middle School, 1378 Tuskegee Airmen Drive, Walterboro, SC 29488
  • Nov 16, 2019  — Columbia Qualifier
    Irmo High School, 6671 St Andrews Road, Columbia, SC 29212
  • Nov 16, 2019  — Dorchester Qualifier 
    River Oaks Middle School, 8642 River Oaks Road, North Charleston, SC 29420
  • Nov 16, 2019  — Greenville Qualifier
    Dr Phinnize J Fisher Middle School, 700 Millennium Boulevard, Greenville, SC 29607
  • Nov 23, 2019 — Aiken Qualifier
    Redcliffe Elementary, 22 Double Spring Road, Aiken, SC 29803
  • Nov 23, 2019  — Charleston Qualifier 
    Summerville High School, 1101 Boone Hill Road, Summerville, SC 29483
  • Nov 23, 2019  — Cherokee Qualifier
    Gaffney High School, 149 Twin Lake Road, Gaffney, SC 29341
  • Nov 23, 2019 — Golden Corner Qualifier (CANCELLED)
    RC Edwards Middle School, 1157 Madden Bridge Road, Central, SC 29630
  • Nov 23, 2019  — Mauldin Qualifier
    Mauldin High School, 701 E Butler Road, Mauldin, SC 29662
  • Nov 23, 2019  — York Qualifier 
    Gold Hill Elementary, 1000 Dave Gibson Blvd, Fort Mill, SC 29708
  • Dec 7, 2019  — Low County Qualifier 
    Palmetto Scholars Academy, 7499 Dorchester Rd, North Charleston, SC 29418


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.

  • Dec 14, 2019 — East Regional
    Cane Bay Middle School, 1175 Cane Bay Blvd. Summerville, SC 29483
  • Dec 14, 2019 — West Regional
    Mauldin High School, 701 E Butler Road, Mauldin, SC 29662


30% of the top performing teams from each regional are invited to participate in the South Carolina State Championship.

  • Jan 11, 2020 — State Championship
    Meadow Glen Middle School, 440 Ginny Lane, Lexington, SC 29072

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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