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 15, 2018
TIME: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
LOCATION: Riverside High School
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.
For additional accommodations please refer to this map.
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 Riverside High School. The school has also notified us that it will be okay if teams want to bring in outside food, so if teams want to brown bag it, go for it. There are a number food options near the school. Additionally there will be snack food on sale all day. During the lunch hours we’ll have hamburgers, hotdogs, and the like for sale.
Throughout the day we ask that all food stays in the cafeteria only. There should be no food in the pit or the main gym. This will make cleanup simple and straightforward.
The schedule does not incorporate a tournament wide lunch break. Teams are asked to look over the schedule carefully and work in their lunch either just before or immediately following the Opening Ceremony.
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 West State Championship Payment Page
TEAM INFORMATION PACKET: SC FLL West 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.