Cherokee Qualifying Tournament

Join us as we celebrate the FIRST LEGO League City Shaper season. All FIRST LEGO League South Carolina 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 23, 2019

TIME:  7:30 am – 5:00 pm

LOCATION:  Gaffney High School

ADDRESS:  149 Twin Lake Road, Gaffney, SC 29341

VOLUNTEERING:  All FIRST LEGO League South Carolina 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

timken duke-energy


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

Team Number Team Name Organization Awards
1584 Robocatz Blacksburg Middle School Core Values
1619 Bobcatters Northwest Elementary School 2nd Place Champions
1st Place Robot Performance
1670 Green Valiants Sterling School Robot Design
3167 OMS1 Oakridge Middle School
3168 OMS2 Oakridge Middle School Innovatiive Project
3169 OMS3 Oakridge Middle School
5342 Robotic Wildcats Carver Middle School
5556 Hawthorne Brainiacs Hawthorne Christian Academy
9020 Gaffney Middle Gear Heads Gaffney Middle School
10025 Alma All Stars Alma Elementary School
12996 Cobotics Corinth Elementary School
15124 Geared Up Gators Grassy Pond Elementary School
15126 Red Hot Dray-Go-Bots Draytonville Elementary School Judges Award
18228 Ewing Eaglebotics John E Ewing Middle School 1st Place Champions
19231 Team A R C Edwards Middle School
28407 Legorillas Goucher Elementary School
30836 Blacksburg Elementary Frankencats Blacksburg Elementary School
31959 B.D. Lee Orbots B D Lee Elementary School
32433 LCES Grizzbots Limestone Central Elem School Rising Star
35415 Legolions Luther Vaughan Elementary Sch
38815 Mary Bramlett Elementary School/BEARS IN SPACE Mary Bramlett Elem School
42606 Drayton Mills Dalamatians Drayton Mills Elementary
45615 Bethany Lego Masters Bethany Elementary School
47238 Bethany Lego Legends Bethany Elementary School

The top 30% percent of the registered teams will advance to the South Carolina West Regional Tournament. Teams listed in bold in the above table advanced to the South Carolina West Regional on December 14, 2019 at Mauldin High School. A complete description of each award is found on the Tournament Awards page.



TEAM PAYMENT: Register Here

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.