Dorchester 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:  River Oaks Middle School

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

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 Dorchester Qualifying Tournament will host 29 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 22 (actual number, not percentage) Robot Game scores at the event.

Team Name Affiliation Award(s)
6356 Tiger Fury Alston Middle Judges Award - Overcoming Adversity
8993 Robohawks Windsor Hill Arts Infused Elementary
9009 Mechanical Mustangs Gregg Middle
9096 Techno Surfers Beech Hill Elementary
9142 ROMbots River Oaks Middle
9261 Gator-bots Fort Dorchester Elementary
9311 OES BearBots Oakbrook Elementary
9328 Bee Bots Flowertown Elementary
9570 Robo-Knights Rollings Middle School of the Arts 1st Core Values
9696 Spanndroids James H Spann Elementary
10232 Eaglebots Eagle Nest Elementary
10723 PYE-NTISTS Joseph R Pye Elementary
11612 Eagle Mind Squad Oakbrook Middle
13310 Eagle Nators Oakbrook Middle
13315 Jagbots Knightsville Elementary 2nd Core Values
13316 Robocats Charles B Dubose Middle 1st Robot Design
13317 Robo-Dolphins Newington Elementary
14594 Brainbots Belle Hall Elementary 1st Champion's Award,
1st Robot Performance
14819 Reeves Rockin' Robotics William M Reeves Elementary
21174 SES Turtlebots Summerville Elementary
23941 Robo Cubs Dorchester School District 2
25090 Second Chancers Community Team 1st Project,
2nd Robot Performance
25251 Jade Dragons Home School 2nd Project
27048 Programmed Pipers Sand Hill Elementary School
27166 Core Lego Technic-Cans The Boeing Company 2nd Robot Design
30013 Raybots SPAWAR
35781 Water Eagles Divine Redeemer School Judges Award - Rising Star
39626 NBSOP Community Team
41640 Astro Bees Flowertown Elementary

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:  Kelly Schroder and Liz Vella

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.