Aiken Qualifying Tournament

Hydro Dynamics Presented in South Carolina by Atlas Technologies, Inc.Join us as we celebrate the FIRST LEGO League Hydro Dynamics season presented in South Carolina by Atlas Technologies, Inc. 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:  January 6, 2018

TIME:  8:00 am – 4:00 pm

LOCATION:  Chukker Creek Elementary

ADDRESS:  1830 Chukker Creek Road, Aiken, SC 29803

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.



We would like to thank Atlas Technologies, Inc. for being the presenting sponsor of the Hydro Dynamics season in South Carolina.

Additionally we would like to thank Savannah River Nuclear Solutions for supporting the Aiken Qualifying Tournament.

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The Aiken Qualifying Tournament will host 17 teams. Teams must be ranked in the top 7 Robot Game scores to be considered for Champion’s Award. The top 5 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 13 (actual number, not percentage) Robot Game scores at the event.

Team Name Affiliation Award(s)
14559 Viking All-Stars Denmark-Olar Middle
18609 Hanahan HydrodyCLAMics Neighborhood Group 2nd Robot Game (155)
18966 Bear Bots A Redcliffe Elementary Judges Award
18967 Bear Bots B Redcliffe Elementary
21333 STING North Augusta Middle
22351 Hydrobots Chukker Creek Elementary
22352 Aquanauts Chukker Creek Elementary 1st Robot Design
24792 Progranimals Family/Community 1st Core Values
27768 Super Dragons Greendale Elementary
28058 RoboDragonz M B Kennedy Middle
28060 Bionic Turtles M B Kennedy Middle Judges Award
28061 Aquanauts M B Kennedy Middle 2nd Robot Design
28062 Water Warriors M B Kennedy Middle 2nd Core Values
28220 STINGers North Augusta Middle
32523 AquaBots Jackson Middle
32524 H2Pros Jackson Middle
33681 Happy Campers Methodist Youth Group Champions,
1st Robot Game (190)

The top thirty percent of the registered teams advance to the state championship. Teams listed in bold advanced to the West State Championship on January 27, 2018 at Easley High School. A complete description of each award is found on the Tournament Awards page.



TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS:  Tim Arnold and Alecia Kinard

EVENT FEE:  $50 + $3 processing fee for any credit card payments

EVENT PAYMENT METHOD:  The event is now at capacity. No More teams can be added.

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.