Cherokee 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:  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.



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 1st Core Values
1619 Bobcatters Northwest Elementary Judges Award - Against All Odds
3167 Cosmic Connect Oakridge Middle
3168 Galaxy Llamas Oakridge Middle
3169 Cosmic Potato Oakridge Middle Judges Award - Rising Star
3170 Super Nova Oakridge Middle 1st Champion's Award
5342 Robotic Wildcats Carver Junior High
9020 Gear Heads Gaffney Middle
10025 Alma All Stars Alma Elementary 1st Robot Performance (83)
10041 Robo Tigers I Sims Middle
12996 Cobotics Corinth Elementary
15124 Geared Up Gators Grassy Pond Elementary
15126 Red Hot Dray-Go-Bots Draytonville Elementary
28407 Legorillas Goucher Elementary
30522 Eaglebotics John E Ewing Middle 1st Project
30836 Frankencats Blacksburg Elementary 2nd Champion's Award
31959 Orbots B D Lee Elementary 1st Robot Design
32433 LCES Grizzbots Limestone-Central Elementary
35415 Legolions Luther L Vaughan Elementary
38815 Bears in Space Mary Bramlett Elementary
40112 Taking Care of Business Larne Elementary
40925 The Lego Warriors Community Team
42577 Robo Tigers II Sims Middle

The top thirty percent of the registered teams advance to the state championship. Teams listed in bold advanced to the West State Championship on December 15, 2018 at Riverside High School. 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.