Columbia 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:  Irmo High School

ADDRESS:  6671 St Andrews Rd, Columbia, SC 29212

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.



The Columbia Qualifying Tournament will host 22 teams. Teams must be ranked in the top 9 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 17 (actual number, not percentage) Robot Game scores at the event.

Team Name Affiliation Award(s)
311 Robo Cougar's Pleasant Hill Middle
312 FullMetal Circuits Pleasant Hill Middle 2nd Robot Performance (104)
787 Galactic Moonwalkers (Who Build!) Doby's Mill Elementary
1517 Eagle Bots Forest Lake Elementary 1st Core Values
3914 Pelion Middle School Robotics Team Pelion Middle
5756 Sneed Robotics Team Henry L Sneed Middle 2nd Robot Design
6590 Blue Lightning Columbia County 4-H
7058 Bot Squad Wateree Elementary 2nd Core Values
8169 RoboDawgs Delmae Elementary 1st Project
10815 Spaulding Tigers Spaulding Middle
17585 Astro Huskies Carolina Springs Middle Judges Award - Against All Odds
20053 Cyber Cats Lexington Middle 2nd Project
25734 Gator Gears Meadow Glen Middle 1st Robot Design
25987 Robogators Meadow Glen Middle 2nd Champion's Award,
1st Robot Performance (111)
36035 Moore Robotics Moore Intermediate
36213 Dolphinators Harleyville Elementary
37818 Swamp Bots Meadow Glen Middle 1st Champion's Award
38508 Einstein Tribe Robotnics Gilbert Middle
39135 STEMCats Hillcrest Middle
39352 Galaxy Girls Lexington Middle Judges Award - Perseverance Award
42492 Husky Nauts Carolina Springs Middle
42598 Space Panthers Pelion 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 December 8, 2018 at Cane Bay Elementary. 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.