South Carolina FIRST LEGO League East State Championship

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:  December 8, 2018

TIME:  7:30 am – 5:00 pm

LOCATION:  Cane Bay Elementary

ADDRESS:  1247 Cane Bay Blvd, Summerville, SC 29483

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 thank Santee Cooper, and SPAWAR Systems Center- Atlantic for their support of the South Carolina FIRST LEGO League West State Championship.



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.

  • Holiday Inn Express — A 15 minute drive to the venue
    1657 N Main Street, Summerville, SC 29486
    (843) 873-8900
  • Comfort Inn — A 15 minute drive to the venue
    1015 Jockey Court, Summerville, SC, 29483
    (843) 832-1060



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

  • Hamburger
  • Cheeseburger
  • Chicken Nuggets
  • Fried Chicken Salad

with accompanying chips, cookie and a drink. Teams are asked to complete the lunch pre-order form and email it back to Viper Drive at

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.




EVENT FEE:  $100 + $3 processing free for any credit card payments

EVENT PAYMENT METHOD:  SC FLL East State Championship Payment Page

TEAM EMAILS: First Email – Welcome, Second Email – Team Info Packet, Third Email – Team Schedules

TEAM INFORMATION PACKET:  SC FLL East Championship Team Information Packet


REQUIRED PAPERWORK:  Team Roster and four 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.



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.

Ace Basin Qualifying Event

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

Aiken Qualifying Event

Team Name Affiliation Award(s)
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

Charleston Qualifying Event

Team Name Affiliation Award(s)
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

Columbia Qualifying Event

Team Name Affiliation Award(s)
787 Galactic Moonwalkers (Who Build!) Doby's Mill Elementary
5756 Sneed Robotics Team Henry L Sneed Middle
8169 RoboDawgs Delmae Elementary
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

Dorchester Qualifying Event

Team Name Affiliation Award(s)
9328 Bee Bots Flowertown Elementary Core Values - Inspiration
9570 Robo-Knights Rollings Middle School of the Arts
11612 Eagle Mind Squad Oakbrook Middle
13315 Jagbots Knightsville Elementary
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

Grand Strand Qualifying Event

Team Name Affiliation Award(s)
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
32336 Astrobotics Waccamaw Intermediate
34151 Radical Rays Ocean Bay Middle