Columbia 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:  January 6, 2018

TIME:  8:00 am – 4:00 pm

LOCATION:  Meadow Glen Middle School

ADDRESS:  440 Ginny Lane, Lexington, SC 29072

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.



The Columbia Qualifying Tournament will host 30 teams. Teams must be ranked in the top 12 Robot Game scores to be considered for Champion’s Award. The top 9 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 23 (actual number, not percentage) Robot Game scores at the event.

Team Name Affiliation Award(s)
311 Robo Cougar's Pleasant Hill Middle
312 Full Metal Circuits Pleasant Hill Middle
753 Einstein Tribe Robotnics Gilbert Middle
787 PB&J Robotics Doby's Mill Elementary
1517 Eagle Bots Forest Lake Elementary
3169 Grease Busters Oakridge Middle 1st Project,
1st Robot Game (120)
3914 Pelion Robotics Pelion Middle
4738 Harbison Superheroes Harbison West Elementary
5756 FlowMasters Henry L Sneed Middle 2nd Champions
7058 Wateree Robotics Wateree Elementary 1st Core Values
7173 Robo-Hornets Heath Springs Elementary 1st Robot Design
8169 RoboDawgs Delmae Elementary Judges Award - Rising Star
8925 Fishy Professors A R Rucker Middle 2nd Project
10815 Tigers Spaulding Middle
13468 Tekotron Trojans Sunset Park Elementary
14015 EV Miners 1.0 Concord Middle
17585 Bee Keepers Carolina Springs Middle Judges Award - Inspiration
18540 CFI Curious Bots Center for Inquiry
20053 Cat Coders Lexington Middle
22259 SIEborgs Sullivans Island Elementary
22589 FJ Patriots C C Pinckney Elementary
24866 Wilson Hall Wilson Hall School
25090 Second Chancers Family/Community 2nd Robot Design
25734 Gator Gears Meadow Glen Middle 1st Champions,
2nd Robot Game (105)
25987 RoboGators Meadow Glen Middle
31881 HAKSCAR Squad Meadow Glen Middle 2nd Core Values
34778 Hydro Cubs Clinton Elementary
35095 RoboJackets Buford Elementary
35096 RoboJacketsToo Buford Elementary
35146 Robo-Dogs Kershaw Elementary
36173 The E-Team Hopkins 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 February 10, 2018 at Waccamaw 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:  Columbia Regional Qualifier Payment Page

TEAM EMAILS: First Email – Welcome, Second Email – Team Information Packet, Third Email – Schedules

TEAM INFORMATION PACKET:  Columbia Qualifier Team Information Packet

TEAM SCHEDULES: Columbia Qualifier Team Schedules

FOOD MENU FOR TEAMS: Kinda Cheezy Menu

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.