Charleston 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 10, 2018

TIME:  8:00 am – 4:00 pm

LOCATION:  Summerville High School

ADDRESS:  1101 Boonehill Road, Summerville, SC 29483

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 Bosch, Coastal Coffee Rosters, and Panera Bread for supporting the Charleston Qualifying Tournament.


Thank you to the FIRST Robotics Competition team 3489 Category 5 for supporting the Charleston Qualifying Tournament.




The Charleston Qualifying Tournament will host 25 teams. Teams must be ranked in the top 10 Robot Game scores to be considered for Champion’s Award. The top 8 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 19 (actual number, not percentage) Robot Game scores at the event.

Team Name Affiliation Award(s)
8113 Epic Eagles Michael C Riley Elementary
9182 CREATE Fort Johnson Middle
9497 Rocket Girls SPAWAR Thomas C Cario Middle 1st Robot Design
10594 Cario Orbiteers Thomas C Cario Middle
10671 RoboSharks Mitchell Elementary
10962 Screaming Eagles Sangaree Middle Judges Award - Rising Star
13558 Ladson Bulldogs Ladson Elementary
17797 SCS Seabots Summerville Catholic School
19019 The Ladson AstroNods Ladson Elementary
22259 Sullivan's Island SIEborgs Sullivans Island Elementary 1st Project
23940 Deviltronics Charleston Collegiate School
24765 Rocket Robotics Nexton Elementary School
28672 Apollo Deer Park Middle
28713 Ironhorses Philip Simmons Middle
35763 Angel Oak Elementary Angel Oak Elementary
38539 Starpods Home School
39659 Nerd Herd Community Team 1st Champion's Award,
1st Robot Performance (149)
39685 Dragon Bots Devon Forest Elementary 1st Core Values
39902 MSE Eagles Mevers School of Excellence
40480 Orange Grove Charter Orange Grove Charter Middle
41216 US Lowcountry University School of the Lowcountry
41701 Haut Gap Bulldogs Haut Gap Middle
42659 RoboSHARKS Sedgefield Middle
43180 Liberty Hill Robotics Community Team Judges Award - Overcoming Significant Adversity
43604 Trident Academy Trident Academy

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 is now 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.