Dorchester Qualifying Tournament

Hydro Dynamics Presented in South Carolina by Atlas Technologies, Inc.Join us as we celebrate the FIRST LEGO League Hydro Dynamics season presented in South Carolina by Atlas Technologies, Inc. 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:  January 27, 2018  (Originally scheduled for Jan 6)

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.



We would like to thank Atlas Technologies, Inc. for being the presenting sponsor of the Hydro Dynamics season in South Carolina.



The Dorchester 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)
6356 Tiger Fury Alston Middle
8993 Robohawks Windsor Hill Arts Infused Elementary
9009 Mechanical Mustangs Gregg Middle 2nd Project,
Judges Award - Overcoming Adversity
9096 Techno Surfers Beech Hill Elementary 2nd Robot Game (115)
9142 ROMbots River Oaks Middle 2nd Robot Design
9261 Gator-bots Fort Dorchester Elementary
9311 OES BearBots Oakbrook Elementary 1st Core Values
9328 Bee Bots Flowertown Elementary Judges Award - Perseverance
9570 Robo-Knights Rollings Middle School of the Arts 1st Project
9696 Spanndroids James H Spann Elementary 2nd Core Values
10232 Eaglebots Eagle Nest Elementary
10723 PYE-NTISTS Joseph R Pye Elementary
11612 Eagle Mind Squad Oakbrook Middle 1st Robot Design
13310 Techno Nerdz Oakbrook Middle
13315 Jagbots Knightsville Elementary 1st Champions,
1st Robot Game (130)
13316 Robocats Charles B Dubose Middle
13317 Robo-Dolphins Newington Elementary
14819 Reeves Rockin' Robotics William M Reeves Elementary
21174 SES Turtlebots Summerville Elementary
23941 Robo Cubs Dorchester School District 2
27048 Programmed Pipers Sand Hill Elementary School Judges Award - Rising Star
30013 Raybots SPAWAR System Center Atlantic

The top thirty percent of the registered teams advance to the state championship. Teams listed in bold advanced to the East State Championship on February 10, 2018 at Waccamaw High School. A complete description of each award is found on the Tournament Awards page.



TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR:  Kelly Schroder and Liz Vella

EVENT FEE:  Dorchester District 2 teams are sponsored by the school district

EVENT PAYMENT METHOD:  This event is closed to Dorchester District 2 teams only

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.