Aiken 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 17, 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.



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
18966 Space Docs on the Clock Redcliffe Elementary 2nd Core Values
18967 Exercising Experts Redcliffe Elementary Judges Award - Rising Star
22351 Astrobots Chukker Creek Elementary
22352 Galactic Mustangs Chukker Creek Elementary
24515 AP Astrobots Augusta Preparatory Day School 1st Core Values,
2nd Robot Performance (115)
24792 Progranimals Community Team
26208 Cosmic Care Redcliffe Elementary
27995 Apollo XI M. B. Kennedy Middle 1st Robot Design
28060 Sputnik 8 M. B. Kennedy Middle
28061 Optonauts M. B. Kennedy Middle 1st Champion's Award
31680 Aces of Space Augusta Preparatory Day School 2nd Project
39630 Solar Sense Community Team 1st Project,
1st Robot Performance (135)
40237 East Aiken East Aiken Elementary
40288 Space Rangers Jackson Middle 2nd Robot Design
42042 Isolation Breakers Redcliffe Elementary
42610 OrBots Jackson Middle

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 fee 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.