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: December 8, 2018
TIME: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
LOCATION: Cane Bay Elementary
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.
Due to the expected low number of teams requiring overnight accommodations, we have not made arrangements for discounted rates at nearby hotels. The accommodations listed below are only included because of their proximity to the event venue.
Below is the general tournament schedule. Times are subject to change but they should be near the below stated times. Teams will receive a detailed schedule a few days prior to the event.
The Robot Game is free and open to the public. Practice rounds begin at 8:30 am with the official Robot Game rounds beginning at 12:45 pm shortly following the opening ceremonies. The judging portion of the event is closed to the public. In fact, only team members, coaches and the historian will be allowed into the judging section of the tournament. Thank you for respecting this policy. Please remember to respect the team only areas: the competition floor area (the area where teams queue and compete) and the judging area.
The official host for this year’s tournament is Cane Bay Elementary in conjunction with the Cane Bay High School FIRST Robotics Competition team, Viper Drive. Teams can pre-order box lunches that include a choice of
We ask that you do not bring in outside food, dietary restrictions withstanding. Cane Bay Elementary School has agreed to waive their usual venue rental fee in return for the opportunity for FRC team to fundraise through food sales.
In preparation for the West State Championship event we are soliciting information on team members that are graduating from the FIRST LEGO League program along with nominations for Coach of the Year. We’re also collecting unique stories that the emcee may share with the crowd during the competition.
Coaches are asked to submit this information by filling out this Google form.
TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR: Louis Rubbo
EVENT FEE: $100 + $3 processing free for any credit card payments
EVENT PAYMENT METHOD: SC FLL East State Championship Payment Page
TEAM INFORMATION PACKET: SC FLL East Championship Team Information Packet
Teams should study the Preparing for a FIRST LEGO League Tournament Event and Tournament Checklist pages well in advance of the big day.
A special congratulations to Jerrin Martus (coach for teams 3165, Bagelnauts, and 9853, Galactic Foxes) for receiving the Coach of the Year award.
Also a special congratulations to Aaron Bongiorno (from the FIRST Robotics Competition team 3489, Category 5) for being named Volunteer of the Year.
A complete description of each award is found on the Tournament Awards page.
|9886||Smoky Stars||Colleton County Middle|
|9988||B.O.L.T.||Berkeley Intermediate||1st Champion's Award,
3rd Robot Performance (150)
|10234||Meeting Street Academy||Meeting Street Academy|
|15158||Space Invaders||Pinewood Preparatory School|
|17609||Galactic Kid-ets!||Northside Elementary||Core Values - Teamwork|
|35600||Universe Unicorns||Pinewood Preparatory School||Project - Research|
|27995||Apollo XI||M. B. Kennedy Middle||Robot Design - Programming|
|28061||Optonauts||M. B. Kennedy Middle||Core Values - Gracious Professionalism|
|39630||Solar Sense||Community Team||Robot Design - Strategy & Innovation|
|40288||Space Rangers||Jackson Middle|
|9497||Rocket Girls SPAWAR||Thomas C Cario Middle|
|13558||Ladson Bulldogs||Ladson Elementary|
|17797||SCS Seabots||Summerville Catholic School|
|19019||The Ladson AstroNods||Ladson Elementary||Project - Innovative Solution|
|23940||Deviltronics||Charleston Collegiate School|
|39659||Nerd Herd||Community Team||2nd Robot Performance (168)|
|39685||Dragon Bots||Devon Forest Elementary|
|40480||Orange Grove Charter||Orange Grove Charter Middle||Judges Award - Rising Star|
|787||Galactic Moonwalkers (Who Build!)||Doby's Mill Elementary|
|5756||Sneed Robotics Team||Henry L Sneed Middle|
|20053||Cyber Cats||Lexington Middle|
|25734||Gator Gears||Meadow Glen Middle||2nd Champion's Award|
|25987||Robogators||Meadow Glen Middle||Robot Design - Mechanical Design|
|37818||Swamp Bots||Meadow Glen Middle|
|9328||Bee Bots||Flowertown Elementary||Core Values - Inspiration|
|9570||Robo-Knights||Rollings Middle School of the Arts|
|11612||Eagle Mind Squad||Oakbrook Middle|
|13316||Robocats||Charles B Dubose Middle|
|14594||Brainbots||Belle Hall Elementary|
|25090||Second Chancers||Community Team||Judges Award - Against All Odds|
|25251||Jade Dragons||Home School|
|41640||Astro Bees||Flowertown Elementary|
|831||Gator Tech||Forestbrook Middle|
|3165||Bagelnauts||Ten Oaks Middle||3rd Champion's Award,
1st Robot Performance (171)
|7698||Galactic Gators||Waccamaw Intermediate|
|9853||Galactic Foxes||Ten Oaks Middle||Project - Presentation|
|34151||Radical Rays||Ocean Bay Middle|