Ace Basin Qualifying Tournament

Join us as we celebrate the FIRST LEGO League Into Orbit season. All South Carolina FIRST LEGO League events are open to the public and free to attend. Everyone is welcome to explore the tournament pits where teams display their research Projects and demonstrate their Core Values. Spectators are sure to enjoy the thrill and excitement of the Robot Game where teams compete to score the highest points using LEGO built robots to solve intricate missions. It’s sure to be a fun filled day!

DATE:  November 3, 2018

TIME:  8:00 am – 4:00 pm

LOCATION:  Colleton County Middle School

ADDRESS:  1378 Tuskegee Airmen Drive, Walterboro, SC 29488

VOLUNTEERING:  All South Carolina FIRST LEGO League events are completely ran  by volunteers. Everyone from the check-in staff, the Robot Game queuers, the referees, the judges, on up to the tournament directors volunteer their time. Anybody can make a great volunteer. Volunteers do not need to be an expert in everything FIRST LEGO League. If you’re interested in lending a helping hand, head over to the Volunteering page.



The Colleton Qualifying Tournament will host 20 teams. Teams must be ranked in the top 8 Robot Game scores to be considered for Champion’s Award. The top 6 teams will advance based on their average ranking by the Judges in Core Values, Project and Robot Design, and must finish ranked in the top 15 (actual number, not percentage) Robot Game scores at the event.

9502 Space Cougars NDEP
9886 Smoky Stars Colleton County Middle
9987 Space Eagles Cottageville Elementary
9988 B.O.L.T. Berkeley Intermediate 1st Robot Performance (108)
10234 Meeting Street Academy Meeting Street Academy
15158 Space Invaders Pinewood Preparatory School
17607 HES Five Flyers Honey Bees Hendersonville Elementary
17608 Sunbots Cottageville Elementary
17609 Galactic Kid-ets! Northside Elementary
17610 BearBots Bells Elementary
17611 Galaxy Bots Forest Hills Elementary
18609 Social Distortion Neighborhood Group
18978 Colleton Library Explorers Northside Elementary
18979 HES High Flying Honey Bees Hendersonville Elementary
19603 SpeedTrek Pinewood Preparatory School 1st Core Values
35600 Universe Unicorns Pinewood Preparatory School 1st Champion's Award
35618 Event Horizon Pinewood Preparatory School Judges Award - Shining Star
37384 Vicious Creators from Planet Phoenix North Charleston Elementary Judges Award - Against All Odds
38732 Rocket Science Home School 1st Project
41462 Garage Cubs Community Team 1st Robot Design

The Coaches Award was given to James Carlisle from team 41462.

The top thirty percent of the registered teams advance to the state championship. Teams listed in bold advanced to the East State Championship on December 8, 2018 at Cane Bay Elementary. A complete description of each award is found on the Tournament Awards page.




EVENT FEE:  $75 + $3 processing free for any credit card payments

EVENT PAYMENT METHOD:  Registration for this event has closed

REQUIRED PAPERWORK:  Team Roster and three copies of a Team Information Sheet (pdf, Word)

Teams should study the Preparing for a FIRST LEGO League Tournament Event and Tournament Checklist pages well in advance of the big day.