Dorchester 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:  River Oaks Middle School

ADDRESS:  8642 River Oaks Road, North Charleston, SC 29420

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.


The Ace Basin 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
6356 Tiger Fury Alston Middle School
8993 Robohawks Windsor Hill Elementary School
9009 Mechanical Mustangs Gregg Middle School Perseverance
9096 Techno Surfers Beech Hill Elementary School 1st Place Project
9142 ROMbots River Oaks Middle School
9182 CREATE (Camp Road Engineers At The Extreme) Camp Road Middle School
9261 Gator-bots Ft Dorchester Elem School 2nd Place Core Values
9311 OES BearBots Oakbrook Elementary School 1st Place Core Values
9328 Black and Yellow Empire Flowertown Elementary School 1st Place Robot Performance
9570 Robo-Knights Rollings Mid School of the Arts 1st Place Robot Design
9696 Spanndroids Spann Elementary School
10232 Eaglebots Eagle Nest Elementary School
10723 PYE-NTISTS Joseph R Pye Elementary
13310 Eagle Nators Oakbrook Middle School
13315 Jagbots Knightsville Elementary School
13316 Robocats Dubose Middle School 1st Place Champions
13317 Robo-Dolphins Newington Elementary School
14819 Reeves Rockin' Robotics William Reeves Elem School
21174 SES Turtlebots Summerville Elementary School
23941 Robo Cubs Alston Bailey Elementary School Rising Star
27048 Programmed Pipers Sand Hill Elementary School Overcoming Adversity
30013 Raybots Sires Elementary School 2nd Place Project
41640 Queen Bees Flowertown Elementary School 2nd Place Robot Design
41701 Haut Gap Bulldogs Haut Gap Middle School

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.


TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR:  Kelly Schroder and Liz Vella

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.