Cherokee 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:  December 16, 2017  (Originally scheduled for Dec 9)

TIME:  8:00 am – 4:00 pm

LOCATION:  Gaffney High School

ADDRESS:  149 Twin Lake Road, Gaffney, SC 29341

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 Timken Foundation and Duke Energy for supporting the Cherokee Qualifying Tournament

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The Cherokee Qualifying Tournament will host 24 teams. Teams must be ranked in the top 10 Robot Game scores to be considered for Champion’s Award. The top 7 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 18 (actual number, not percentage) Robot Game scores at the event.

Team Name Affiliation Award(s)
1580 Robot Warriors Granard Middle
1584 Robocatz Blacksburg Middle Core Values
1619 Bobcatters Northwest Elementary
3167 Funfun Omi Oakridge Middle Project
3168 Gremlins Oakridge Middle Champions
3170 Filtration Nation Oakridge Middle Robot Game (140)
5342 Robotic Wildcats Carver Junior High
9020 Gear Heads Gaffney Middle
10025 Alma All Stars Alma Elementary
10074 Robo Jags Spartanburg Charter School
12996 Cobotics Corinth Elementary
15124 Geared Up Gators Grassy Pond Elementary
15126 Red Hot Dray-Go-Bots Draytonville Elementary
24278 Meeting Street Academy Meeting Street Academy
26226 Dynamic Robotics SBCC Learning Center Judges Award
28407 Legorillas Goucher Elementary
30451 Sparkle City Challengers Home School
30522 Ewing Middle School Robotics John E Ewing Middle
30836 Frankencats Blacksburg Elementary
31746 AquaBots Family/Community Robot Design
31959 Buzzbots B. D. Lee Elementary
32433 Grizzly Gearbots Limestone-Central Elementary
35415 Legolions Luther L Vaughan Elementary
35810 Bramlett Bears Mary Bramlett Elementary Judges Award - Rising Star

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 Riverside High School. A complete description of each award is found on the Tournament Awards page.




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.