Columbia 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 16, 2019

TIME:  7:30 am – 5:00 pm

LOCATION:  Irmo High School

ADDRESS:  6671 St Andrews Rd, Columbia, SC 29212

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.


Thank you to the FIRST Robotics Competition team 1293 Pandamaniacs for supporting the Charleston Qualifying Tournament.


The Columbia 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
311 Robo Cougar's Pleasant Hill Middle School
312 FullMetal Circuits Pleasant Hill Middle School
3914 Pelion Middle School Transformation Sensation Pelion Middle School
7058 Wateree Robotics aka Bot Squad Wateree Elementary School 1st Place Project
17585 SKYHUSKIES Carolina Springs Middle School
25734 Gator Gears Meadow Glen Middle School 1st Place Core Values
25987 ROBOGATORS Meadow Glen Middle School 1st Place Champions
36035 Moore Robolions Moore Intermediate School
37818 Swamp Bots Meadow Glen Middle School 1st Place Robot Design
2nd Place Robot Performance
38158 Lake Wylie Robotics Team Family/Community
38508 Einstein Tribe Robotnics Gilbert Middle School Iteration Award
39135 HUSKY TROOPERS Carolina Springs Middle School
42492 Pelion Middle City Shapers Pelion Middle School
42598 Pelion Middle City Shapers Pelion Middle School
44755 Reptile Renegades Meadow Glen Middle School 2nd Place Champions
1st Place Robot Performance
46676 Blue Devil Droids Family/Community
49391 BES Robotics Barnwell Elementary School Against All Odds

The top 30% percent of the registered teams will advance to the South Carolina East Regional Tournament. Teams listed in bold in the above table advanced to the South Carolina East Regional on December 14, 2019 at Cane Bay 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.