Grand Strand 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 10, 2018

TIME:  8:00 am – 4:00 pm

LOCATION:  Ten Oaks Middle School

ADDRESS:  150 Revolutionary War Way, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

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.



Additionally we would like thank Santee Cooper for their support of the Grand Strand Qualifying Tournament.




The Grand Strand Qualifying Tournament will host 20 teams. Teams must be ranked in the top 8 Robot Game scores to be considered for Champion’s Award. The top 6 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 15 (actual number, not percentage) Robot Game scores at the event.

Team Name Affiliation Award(s)
831 Gator Tech Forestbrook Middle
3141 St Michael Catholic St Michael Catholic School
3165 TOTS Ten Oaks Middle 2nd Champion's Award
6102 Down to Earthlings Waccamaw Intermediate 1st Core Values
6261 Robotigers Academy of Hope
7144 RiverRovers River Oaks Elementary 1st Project
7698 Galactic Gators Waccamaw Intermediate 1st Champion's Award
9853 Silver Fox Robotics Ten Oaks Middle 1st Robot Performance (94)
17421 Wizard Bears Black Water Middle
18992 Trojan Gold Green Sea Floyds High
26202 Angry Nerds The Georgetown School of Arts and Sciences
27541 Trinity Lions Holy Trinity Catholic School
27898 Diamond Dolphins St Andrews Catholic School
30627 Warriors Socastee Middle Judges Award - Rising Star
32283 Hydronauts Christian Academy
32336 Astrobots Waccamaw Intermediate 2nd Robot Performance (91)
33362 Hydroids Ocean Bay Middle
34151 Radical Rays Ocean Bay Middle 1st Robot Design
35845 Robo Paws Whittemore Park Middle
39820 DolphinBots Ocean Bay 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.




EVENT FEE:  $75 + $3 processing fee for any credit card payments

EVENT PAYMENT METHOD: Registration for this event has closed



PRE-ORDER LUNCH FORM:  Pre Order Lunch FormPlease send preorders form to

REQUIRED PAPERWORK:  Team Roster and four copies of a Team Information Sheet (pdfWord)

Teams should study the Preparing for a FIRST LEGO League Tournament Event and Tournament Checklist pages well in advance of the big day.