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
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.
|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|
|37818||Swamp Bots||Meadow Glen Middle||1st Champion's Award|
|38508||Einstein Tribe Robotnics||Gilbert 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.
TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR: Matt Hedden
EVENT FEE: $75 + $3 processing fee for any credit card payments
EVENT PAYMENT METHOD: Registration for this event has closed
Teams should study the Preparing for a FIRST LEGO League Tournament Event and Tournament Checklist pages well in advance of the big day.